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From class to career: Survival guide to life after college

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Manager There are many stereotypes about college students. Some of them include that college students are known to complain, be late, and still act like children. They may not all be true, but it’s important to know how to conduct yourself in the professional world after college. Here are a few tips to make ...

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Pro/Con: Are new, stricter voter ID laws more protective or restrictive?

PRO Written by Meaghan Bitters Asst. Advertising Manager Georgia is one of nine states with strict voter laws that require photo ID. Georgia’s voter ID law enforces strict photo ID at the polling place. If the voter doesn’t have the required ID, he or she has to vote on a provisional ballot, and the voter has three days to return ...

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Tennessee law makers veto Bible as state symbol

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Advertising Editor Tennessee’s governor vetoes bill to designate the Bible as Tennessee’s state book. Last week, Gov. Bill Haslam received a bill to designate the Bible as Tennessee’s state book. According to NPR.com, “the bill’s backers say they want to recognize the Bible’s role as a record of family history. They also cite the importance of ...

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College student saves money by creating own dental wear

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Who needs a dentist when you can fix your teeth from home? A digital design major from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Amos Dudley, may have found a way to cut his dentist bill in half by successfully designing and creating his own orthodontic aligners using a 3D printer. According to Dudley’s ...

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Know the laws before you send the picture

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Manager Most teens have their own cell phones these days. And while texting teens may cause a lot of problems for high school and middle school teachers, texting also leads to another big problem for teens—sexting. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2013, 78 percent of teens, ages 12-17, ...

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Adulting Made Easy: Ways to be more productive

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Staff Writer With all the hustle and bustle of daily college life, it can be hard to balance school, work, homework, fitness, and your social life. It’s easy to become discouraged and feel overwhelmed. Don’t let adult responsibilities get you down and prevent your success. It’s important to tackle your responsibilities head on, rather than procrastinate ...

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New surgical microchips the key to the future

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Staff Writer Imagine a world where people can enter buildings and turn on machines using a tiny microchip in their hands. Well, that future—at least for Sweden—isn’t too far out. A few office workers in Sweden are being injected with a microchip the size of a grain of rice “that will open doors, turn on machines ...

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Barbie Introduces 3 New Body Types

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Barbie’s preparing to get a “real” makeover. Mattel Inc. introduced three new body types in their attempt to produce more realistic looking Barbie dolls, saying “imagination comes in all shapes and sizes.” According to Barbie.com, these dolls will be released throughout the year. They will all be called Barbie, and will be available ...

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Keep cable, or jump in the stream?

Television is more dependable Written by Meaghan Bitters, Staff Writer With all of today’s streaming, people may wonder if they should cancel their cable subscriptions. While streaming sources like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime are great, there are a few concrete reasons to keep your cable. Cable television allows you to watch certain channels such as ESPN, MLB, NFL, E!, and ...

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VSU hosts Courageous Conversations

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Courageous Conversations is an event, hosted by VSU Student Planning Committee, where students and faculty get together to discuss racial problems in society. Last Thursday, Jan.28, was their first event of the semester called, “The Path of our Narratives.” The event began with students sharing their personal experiences with racism and how it ...

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