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Tips for surviving allergy season

Written by: Jordan Hill Break out your tissues and medicine−it’s allergy season. Aa-choo! This sound is typically heard around town during spring when plants are blooming and pollen is painting vehicles. Allergy season is coming in fast, and after this year’s bout of rain, the pollen count is even higher. While you may be grateful that the rain washes the ...

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West Hall gets a breath of fresh air

Written by: Jordan Hill   After over 25 years, West Hall’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system is being replaced, which will cause the building to be closed down during the summer semester.   During the summer construction, most of West Hall will be closed, and only the front section of the building will remain open.   Evy Harrell, a senior ...

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Debt for diplomas

Written by: Jordan Hill Money isn’t necessary to find happiness, but it’s essential to gain a college education. Every year, students are forced to take out loans and struggle to afford the costs of college. Suzanne Mettler, a writer for The New York Times, believes that college treats students unequally. Statistics show that lower-class families pay more for college than ...

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Sensitivity killed society

Written by: Jordan Hill We live in a world with an extremely sensitive society. For someone to apologize for their opinion is unnecessary, which is what Fox News anchor Clayton Morris had to do. Morris apologized on Fox and Friends for making an “ignorant” comment about Facebook’s new gender options. We are all entitled to our opinions, no matter how ...

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Spikeball sweeps campus, nation

Written by: Jordan Hill VSU students have formed teams for a new, up-and-coming sport: Spikeball. The game takes two teams of two players. One team serves the ball onto a small, bouncy net, and the opposing team then has three chances to hit the ball back onto the net. The players can move 360 degrees around the net after the ...

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Penalty for a potty- mouth

Written by: Jordan Hill The NFL is considering penalizing teams 15 yards if players use derogatory slurs, including the N-word and homophobic comments. A second offense could result in ejection from the game.  The Fritz Pollar Alliance, the diversity organization for the NFL, brought up the idea and the NFL committee will meet soon and decide on the new rule. ...

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Discriminatory bill brought to light

Written by: Jordan Hill Gay people have the plague−at least that’s the way the Kansas House of Republicans seems to feel. The Republicans are trying to pass a bill that will allow private businesses to kick gay couples out of their establishment. Cops do not have to help gay individuals if they call the police for help. Furthermore, if a ...

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Students debate immigration reform

Written by: Jordan Hill & Stephen Cavallaro Pro John Boehner and the Republicans of the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing for immigration reform. In the new bill, immigrants will have to “pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access ...

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Athletes don’t need pay

Written by: Jordan Hill CBS News recently reported that Northwestern University football players are petitioning to get paid for the “job” they perform at NU, and many other university players are closely watching this ongoing battle with the National Collegiate Athletics Association. It was hard to read the article without rolling my eyes. These football players want to be paid ...

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Minimum wage: Extra money comes with a price

Written by: Jordan Hill In the words of Kristen Wiig in the movie Bridesmaids, “Help me. I’m poor!” According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, the last minimum wage increase occurred in 2009 after Congress passed the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. This act occurred in three steps. Minimum wage increased to $5.85 per hour on July 24, ...

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