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Opting out of Obamacare

Are you young, invincible and feel like you do not need health care? Do you dread money coming out of your paycheck for doctor’s visits that you will not make this year? Do you oppose government intervening in your everyday life on matters they cannot necessarily control? If you answered yes to all these questions, so did I, but are ...

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Fighting for your right to live

Written by: Von Kennedy  Imagine getting in trouble with the law as a juvenile. How scared would you be to go to trial? George Stinney was not only accused of the murder of two white girls in 1944, but his trial lasted less than two hours, and the jury sentenced him to death in less than 10 minutes. Stinney, only ...

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University security increases visibility on campus

by Von Kennedy   At the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 17, President Dr. William McKinney said the University would adapt a more visible security presence. Since the stabbing of VSU student Antoine Bray on the Pedestrian Mall and the kidnapping and robbery of another student near the ATM at the University Center, VSUPD and Student Security Patrols have been ...

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Halloween tips and activities

Written by: Von Kennedy Halloween is not about tricking, treating, smelling feet or getting something good to eat after the age of 18, but it could be. In college, it marks the second biggest weekend of parties in the fall semester after Homecoming. Let’s all be real. With that being said, there are a plethora of activities that are going ...

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ObamaCare: No glitch

Written by: Von Kennedy The Affordable Care Act website sucks, the law does not. The perception that the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) website somehow takes away from the law allowing underprivileged Americans who cannot afford health care is truly misleading. Conservative news outlets (not Republicans – there is a difference) have made the ObamaCare website into an example of ...

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Stabbing victim in recovery

Written by: Will Lewis / Photo by: Von Kennedy   The VSU student that was stabbed early Thursday night is recovering and was released from Shands Hospital on Monday. Antoine Bray, sophomore vocal performance major, was questioned by officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and VSUPD on Tuesday about the assault. “I know that (the GBI) have interviewed him,” ...

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BREAKING: Stabbing reported, VSU on lock down

OCT. 10, 2013–At approximately 10 p.m., VSU Communications and Media Relations confirmed a stabbing occurred on the Pedestrian Mall at main campus. An unidentified person was stabbed and rushed to South Georgia Medical Center. There are no current reports confirming if the victim and/or suspect were members of the VSU campus community. There is also no word on the arrest ...

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Obama: Five years later

Written by: Von Kennedy Barack Obama has now been president of the United States for five years. As all presidents are once they are out of office, he will be ranked on the hierarchy of his successful plans and also his failures. Yet living through his presidency, does America think he has been up to par or substandard? One thing that ...

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Campus celebrates 50 years of integration

by Shane Thomas and Von Kennedy Photos by Rebecka McAleer and Von Kennedy   50 Years of Integration: A Celebration of Inclusion from VSUspectator   VSU celebrated 50 years of integration with the Heritage Community Cookout and “A Look 50 Years Back and 50 Years Forward Kickoff Reception” on Wednesday. Robert Pierce and Drewnell Thomas, the first African-American male and ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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