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Editorial: Homecoming highlights Blazer lowpoint

Homecoming week always brings excitement to the VSU community. From the pep rally, to the football game and announcing of the court, VSU’s homecoming is an event that is eagerly awaited. The campus is enriched with color assortment from the chalk and sheet sign competitions. Every day of the week brings a new event for students to participate in. With ...

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Editorial: Saturday classes should not be mandatory

Last month brought Hurricane Irma down on Valdosta. The storm slammed in to the city which resulted in downed trees, power lines and class cancelations. The damage isn’t over yet. The next limb to fall may be on one of students’ most valued days of the week. VSU has offered designated make-up days for the classes that were cancelled during ...

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Editorial: #MeToo: A whisper that turned into a roar

Recently, more than 40 women have come forward accusing Harvey Weinstein, one the most powerful Hollywood film producers, of sexual harassment and abuse. This triggered women across America to come forward on social media and share their experiences of sexual violence. This is not just an issue centered in Hollywood; it is happening everywhere. It can and does happen to ...

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Editorial: Presidential celebration will put spotlight on VSU

On Oct. 27, Dr. Richard Carvajal will be formally inducted as President of Valdosta State University. In celebration, special alumni and dignitaries, along with the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, will attend a breakfast and swearing in ceremony. This event, the culmination of a two-day celebration that includes a student carnival Thursday night, will throw VSU into a ...

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Editorial: Las Vegas shooting sparks gun debate

The nation has found itself staring in the face of tragedy after yet another deadly mass shooting. On Sunday, Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire on a country music festival at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, leaving 59 people dead and 527 injured. The incident is being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history, surpassing the ...

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Editorial: Dreamers deserve protection

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—a five-year-old Obama era policy. Congress has been given a six-month window until March 5 to come up with an alternate deal. As of Wednesday night, negotiations are ongoing. In June 2012, President Barack Obama announced DACA’s implementation. The policy allowed immigrants brought illegally to ...

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Editorial: VSU students petition to cancel classes

As we know, Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of Georgia and Florida earlier this week. This affected many students who left the Valdosta area. VSU already cancelled classes Monday through Wednesday, but a student decided to petition the VSU administration to cancel classes for the rest of the week. The author of the petition used Irma’s unpredictability as an argument for ...

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Our point of view: Hurricane Prep

Last week, Hurricane Harvey unleashed its fury on North America, resulting in devastating flooding in Houston, Texas and several Caribbean island nations. With Hurricanes Irma and Jose barreling toward South Florida, it’s hard not to question if our community is prepared to deal with the impacts of a severe hurricane. Last year, Tropical Storm Hermine whipped through South Georgia, uprooting ...

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Editorial: Open debate will solve statue issue

The white nationalist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12 has infuriated the public for weeks. The Robert E. Lee statue controversy ultimately reintroduced attention to U.S. monuments across the country. Who do they represent? What is their message? Our nation is again confronting the legacy of its most divisive war. A majority of the statues were ...

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Editorial: VSU responsible for safe space after Campus Carry

Back in May, Gov. Nathan Deal approved House Bill 280 allowing concealed weapons on college campuses. Known as the “campus carry” bill, anyone with a firearm permit can carry concealed guns on public campuses except in on-campus preschools, faculty and administrative offices, disciplinary hearings, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses and classrooms that have a high school student in attendance. Deal ...

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