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It’s time to put an end to sexual assault, education needed to change culture

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor “No means no” sounds simple, right? However, when it comes to sexual assault within the millennial generation, it appears not to mean “no.” Sexual assault is a problem that has become more prevalent on college campuses across the United States, but our society’s solution to this problem is not working. Millennial women are ...

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Media manipulation affects reputation of Rolling Stone

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor Rolling Stone magazine has long been thought of as a prestigious and creditable new source, but the decision to not fire anyone following their journalistic meltdown that took place earlier this month is a huge mistake. The slipup reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely made while attempting to report on an issue plaguing college across ...

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Starbucks heats up race conversation: Franchise tries to get customers to talk about race with baristas

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor   Starbucks declared its’ longing for Americans to “race together,” but not all coffee drinkers seem thrilled about the idea. It’s not that Americans are opposed to talking about race, but many don’t seem to want to at 8am over a tall skinny vanilla latte. The campaign launched by Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz ...

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Protestor being sought by police; parents issue plea

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor “This is positive. People are asking now. I’m actually trying to educate everybody,” VSU student Eric Sheppard said while explaining his method of protest to a fellow VSU student. Sheppard is, as of Wednesday night, the subject of an intense local manhunt after a gun was found on campus and allegedly linked to ...

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Ready for Hillary

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Staff Writer I’m ready for Hillary, but is the rest of America? Following Sunday’s exciting but less than shocking announcement about Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House in 2016, many Americans are left looking for more information about Clinton. Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 before going on to Yale Law School and graduating ...

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New religious freedom: liberty and justice for some

by Kenzie Kesselring Welcome to America! Land of the free…kind of. Indiana’s governor, Mike Pence, signed a religious freedom bill on April 2. This law is bringing up some strong emotions from Indiana citizens who are afraid this bill might allow businesses to discriminate against same sex couples. This act will allow business owners to refuse service to people if ...

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No-Confidence vote is only option for Faculty Senate

by Kenzie Kesselring After a year of complaints coming from the Faculty Senate at Valdosta State, the group has a tough decision to make in the coming month. The Faculty Senate has to decide if they want to come together and conduct a vote of no confidence on President McKinney and the rest of the administration at VSU, or if ...

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Friend Me, Prof?

by Kenzie Kesselring To friend request or not to friend request, that is the question on many students’ minds when it comes to being friends with their professors on Facebook. This online friendship, which is not regulated by VSU policy, could provide a way to share educational links, stories and pictures with classmates and teachers. It could also offer teachers ...

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Net neutrality is the bomb.com

by Kenzie Kesselring Net neutrality is one of the most confusing but relevant topics being discussed in the media in the past month. There are a lot of ins and outs to the laws being discussed about net neutrality, but the concept isn’t all that complicated. Net neutrality is the notion that internet providers aren’t allowed to pick and choose ...

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University of Massachusetts at Amherst suddenly revokes policy following backlash

by Kenzie Kesselring The University of Massachusetts at Amherst announced in mid-February that it was going to stop allowing Iranian students to major in some graduate engineering and science programs. This ridiculous and racist decision was made in attempt to comply with the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, which attempts to lessen the threat of ...

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