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New app shares STD results

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro & Hillary Straba Pro Social media has been an ever-increasing tool for the exchange of information. In the last decade, internet goers have misused social media, exploiting it by turning popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook into blasé showcases, displaying their deplorable lives and desperate need for affirmation. Early this year, Ramin Bastani released Hula, ...

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Gentrification: Getting real estate regardless of race

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro The dissemination of different cultures and individuals is a fundamental element that led to the foundation of our nation. With the continuous rise of social media and globalization, people are undergoing dissemination like never before, thinning the gaps that put certain groups at a disadvantage.  One technique that effectively works to deter adversity is gentrification, which ...

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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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State of the Union address Obama talks opportunities

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro President Obama had a lot to say in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Obama’s speech has received considerable criticism since its delivery. This outcome isn’t much of a surprise considering the speech was riddled with fabrications, and while many Americans may like the President’s course of action, several of his plans will ...

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Gun debate makes advances staff writers dispute issue if guns on college campuses

Pro Written by: Stephen Cavallaro With civility being at an all-time low in America, you may not want to leave your safety in the hands of law enforcement, especially when cops are not legally bound to protect you and former lawmen are gunning down fathers in movie theaters. Keeping yourself armed with the proper knowledge and machinery does not make ...

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Finding answers for Kendrick

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro  Not often is Valdosta recognized by mainstream news outlets without quickly being shoved back under the covers. The death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson has been an exception. While many will argue his death was a mere accident, others are convinced by the inconsistency of the investigation and the lack of cooperation from city officials that murder ...

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Bitcoin: the new currency

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro This Tuesday the first ATM to house one of the most revolutionary and sophisticated digital currencies in the world, the Bitcoin, opened in a Vancouver coffee shop. The Bitcoin was introduced in 2009, and during this time 1,309.03 bitcoins (BTC) was worth $1. Today a single BTC is worth close to $200. People obtain BTC by ...

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Fracking hits Georgia

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro Fracking, the process of harvesting the environmentally unfriendly natural gas called shale that is being pushed by the government, plows its way through Georgia. In March, I discussed a deal backed by the government between British-owned Centrica and American-owned Cheniere. The agreement was that Cheniere would spread toxic chemicals across America in order to fuel millions ...

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Conservation, not closure

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro  If the recent government shutdown has shown us anything, it is that government is not necessary to enjoy the simplicity of nature. The shutdown has caused the closure of 401 national parks. As the Republicans and Democrats battle each other in Washington, one of the federal government’s only money-making operations, the national parks, remains unattended. Yet ...

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Safety, not on the menu

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro Like guns? Hope you don’t drink coffee. In an interview conducted earlier this week with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Schultz urged gun-toting patrons to leave their guns at home or refrain from indulging in his company’s products. As a stream of shooting sprees have struck the media over the last couple of years and as big ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!