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Starbucks bans guns

by Brian Hickey   News feeds rang loudly with the Starbucks request of its customers to no longer carry firearms in their stores. In an open letter released to the public, Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, made a very controversial request: “…Today we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas—even in states ...

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VSU plans search for new position, Chief of Staff

by Jessica Cooke   VSU will soon begin searching for a qualified candidate to fill the new position of Chief of Staff. The chief of staff will advise and assist President William McKinney on internal and external matters. The role of presidency has required presidents of universities to become more involved with respect to board, government and corporate relations. With ...

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New Associate Dean of Students named

by Isaiah Smart   Another void is filled for VSU as it hires a new administrator. Nicole Turley was named the new Associate Dean of Students less than two weeks ago and will serve alongside Russell Mast, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. The position involves working with the vice president for student affairs and the dean ...

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SGA makes a deal

by Joe Adgie   The SGA traded off help for a $450 fee on Monday night. This $450 fee was directed to the Film and Video society for the screening of “Land of Higher Peace”, a Q&A with filmmaker Mark Ezra Stokes, and the rights for VSU students to screen the film whenever they want. For the $450 aid, the ...

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VSU student struck by semi, dies on I-75

by Will Lewis   VSU lost a member of its student body early Tuesday morning. Marcus Holmes, 19, sophomore, was killed when he was struck by a UPS semi-truck on I-75. Police say the accident occurred around 1 a.m. when Holmes stepped into traffic just north of the mile 19 marker on the normally bustling interstate. “The driver of the ...

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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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Natural High hosts free game night

Story and photos by Elan Waite   Laughter could be heard throughout the Student Union as Natural High hosted their Free Game Night in the Student Union Game Room Thursday. The group, Natural High, offers alternative activities and functions that are drug and alcohol free for students. Mallory King, a freshman and newcomer to the group, called the event “pretty ...

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Danahar hired as new provost

by Isaiah Smart   VSU recently named a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dr. David C. Danahar, from upstate New York, began his term on Aug. 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. A provost is the senior academic administrator at an institution. He or she is responsible for the supervision of curricular, research and instructional affairs. A ...

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FamilyWorks hosts Sexual Assault Survivors Group meeting

by Jamal Tull   Yesterday, the IAM: Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group met at the FamilyWorks Center on Patterson Street. The group was established January 2012 by five American family therapy advanced standing graduate students. The group sought out to create a platform where survivors can share their thoughts and emotions, and IAM has been running strong for almost a ...

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Student organization presidents meet at roundtable

by Alexis Waters   Student organization rules have been a popular topic on campus for the past week. Just in time to address concerns, the first Presidents’ Roundtable meeting was held yesterday at 6 p.m. “I’m here to make sure you have tools to be successful,” Kirk Johnson, graduate assistant of student organizations, said. The room started with five presidents ...

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