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Show love year round, not just Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day, one of the more popular holidays, is literally around the corner. Bouquets of roses, oversized stuffed animals and chocolate hearts will be gifted around the world, but why do we need a specific day to show someone appreciation? “I love Valentine’s Day,” Bethani Overton, a junior art major, said. “I think it just holds special sentimental value in ...

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Editorial: Private profiles don’t protect prejudice

People love to speak their minds, especially on their “private” social media profiles. But what if the content that is posted is troubling, or, like in some recent news, racist? Even though we are not a full month into 2018, incidents of prejudice and hate speech have flooded the media. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 19-year-old Harley Barber, a ...

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What’s Your Take: Are Referees Taking Over?

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Demarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, Carmelo Anthony and the list continues. You know what all these players have in common? They all have been ejected from games this NBA season, and it isn’t even the halfway mark of the season. Tension between the players and referees have been rising over the past few ...

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What’s your Take: A Rose Without Petals

When the kid from Chicago, named Derrick Rose, got drafted to his hometown team, the Bulls, everyone knew that he would be a star. In his first year in the league, he won the 2008-2009 Rookie of the Year honor and got the Bulls back to the playoffs. In only his third year, he became the youngest NBA MVP and ...

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People Poll: Do you think SOI’s are beneficial?

“Though I can see the benefits of the SOI’s, I don’t believe they correctly convey the quality of the professor since the people who made a bad grade and blame the teachers for it are more likely to respond to the SOI’s in a negative light,” said Malik Barnes, a freshman jazz performance major. “Personally I feel indifferent about SOI’s, ...

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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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What’s Your Take: Kaepernick’s imprint still in the NFL

When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem prior to a game last season, he shook the NFL for the better. Even as a free agent, Colin Kaepernick is still affecting the NFL. His explanation was that he would not stand for a country that oppresses people of color. Kaepernick was named National Football League Players Association Community MVP after ...

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LaMelo Balling Elsewhere?

On August 31, LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand released the “MeloBall 1.” The shoe is inspired and designed by LaMelo Ball, the 16-year old basketball prodigy from Chino Hills, California. Why is this amazing? He becomes the first high school player ever to have his own signature shoe. Previously, the brand released the first professional model, the ZO2, ...

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Editorial: NFL players have the right to protest

What had dwindled down to a one-player protest was reignited this week by an explosive outburst from President Donald Trump. The outburst verbally attacked NFL players for kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” To recap, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the national anthem throughout the season last year. Kaepernick’s actions started a movement for others who ...

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What’s Your Take: Should walk-on athletes receive stipends

On any given college campus, there are plenty of athletic opportunities for students. Intramural and recreation leagues allow students to compete in a relaxed and social environment. Collegiate sports allow students to step into the spotlight with their performances. Joining an intramural sport is as simple as creating a team. To play collegiate sports, often times you must be recruited ...

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