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Restaurant supports hate

How about chicken served with a side of discrimination? That’s the way many in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) community saw the unprecedented support for Chick-fil-A after Mike Huckabee sided with Chick-fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, by calling for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”  Cathy commented in an interview that he supports traditional families and marriage.  And support it he ...

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Gas prices hurt VSU wallets

 As world leaders struggle to understanding rising gas prices, the VSU student population is heavily impacted by costs.   The rollercoaster ride associated with gas prices began its ascendancy prior to April of 2009.  At the onset, the price per gallon was close to $2 per gallon.  However, a peak of $4 per gallon, on average nationally, hit the pumps two ...

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Celebrating Earth Day

 Students Against Violating the Environment (SAVE) will host Earth Day events in Drexel Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.    “The purpose is celebrating the community, celebrating the earth,” Austin Sullivan, vice president of SAVE, said.  According to the Earth Day website, the events are designed to raise awareness of environmental issues.  This year’s SAVE event will ...

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Eroding the Bill of Rights

   Where is the Constitution these days? What about the Bill of Rights?     The Judicial, Executive and Legislative branches of the government have been slowly eroding away the efficiency of both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to the point that they both feel like skeletons of their former selves.    At a neighborhood gathering over the ...

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Famous architect’s work highlightes in new documentary

 Historic downtown’s ‘Dosta Playhouse will exhibit director Michael Miner’s documentary “Romanza, The California Structures Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright” on Saturday at 7 p.m. Unique to the movie was the discovery of drawings for a dog house.  Local architect and president of the local American Institute of Architects (AIA) chapter, Dave Kirk, explained the excitement about the documentary.  “[T]his is ...

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Umbrella involved in student’s arrest

 William Mathews didn’t expect his Friday evening plans, a trip to a local coffee house, would land him in a jailhouse and cost him $1,000. � Mathews, a senior psychology major, was arrested Friday evening at 7:40 pm, and charged with theft by taking.  The item he was charged with stealing: a large black and white striped VSU umbrella.  According ...

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Social networking becomes less private for all citizens

Before social media came along, our employers didn’t come into our houses to read our letters.  They didn’t read our mail.  They didn’t come in and view all our photos from our vacation. Yet a startling trend among employers and colleges shows that they are doing exactly this, only instead of at our homes they are doing it on Facebook.    ...

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Religion drives wedge between confused voters

Religion drives wedge between confused voters

Do you know what scares me about the current GOP primary? Let me broaden that question: Do you know what scares me about the state of politics today? It’s how religion has hijacked the conversations surrounding politics. On the marquee at the Presbyterian Student Center on the VSU campus, it states: “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

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