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Editorial: Is diversity worth your voice?

Is diversity worth the cost of speech? In 2016, a national survey was conducted by Gallup, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Newseum Institute, with the main focus being college students. Its intent was to ascertain the current feelings of college students regarding the state of their rights and freedoms, specifically those upheld by the First ...

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Editorial: The dangers of social media

Social has been a staple in our society for the last 10 years, it has made everything and everyone the same and not for the better. Social media is dictating how people think and react, so many of us have our lives controlled by a phone. It’s getting so out of hand that in many states, including Georgia, laws exist ...

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People Poll: Why are you registered to vote?

Andrew Miller, freshman computer science major “I am a registered voter and the reason that I’m a registered voter is because I actually do care about what goes on in the community. Eventually, everyone gets older, but at the same time if we don’t actually get out there and get registered then who else is actually going to make the ...

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Student Spotlight: Spivey leads with experience

“She is going to be one of those people who evokes change in the world,” said a peer when talking about Danielle Spivey, a junior Spanish major with dreams to do just that. Spivey is no stranger to taking control and leading others in the right direction. The first organization she was involved with on campus was Spanish Club. By ...

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Editorial: Getting VSU more involved

Campus involvement on Valdosta State’s campus has been on a downwards slope lately. Events have low attendance. People are reluctant to socialize with others. It’s now simply a tough crowd to impress at VSU in 2019. For a school that pitches how active the campus is by bringing prospective students to the university on its busiest days, this does not ...

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Dave Chappelle’s ‘Sticks & Stones’ tests First Amendment freedoms.

Dave Chappelle’s latest special, Sticks & Stones, was edgy, controversial, and pushed the limits of social acceptability: Mission accomplished. In classic Dave Chappelle fashion, he takes jokes at the expense of many different groups of racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity. He has made a living (a very successful living mind you) as never holding back at the expense ...

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What’s Happening at VSU?

VSU’s annual event The Happening presents VSU students the opportunity to get involved in many different organizations on campus and around the Valdosta community. With over 100 organizations officially in attendance, students will be hard-pressed not to find the right organization for them. The Happening takes place every August during the second or third week of school. This year, it’s ...

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VSU part-time job fair provides opportunities to students

A part-time job fair took place Thursday in the Student Union ballrooms from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. According to emails sent out by Career Opportunities about the event, students were encouraged to spend at least 30 minutes between classes to network with employers offering part-time jobs on and off campus, from the Student Recreation Center to Sam’s Club. Students were expected ...

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Barrow Hall becomes new headquarters of ROTC

In the 1950’s, Barrow Hall served as a male dormitory. Today it serves as the new training facility for the Air Force ROTC at VSU. VSU President Richard Carvajal and other contributors to the project celebrated the newly renovated Barrow Hall located on North Campus at 9 a.m. on August 19. Barrow Hall has been around since 1951 and was ...

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Curiosity killed the student

The cat isn’t the only one getting punished for being naturally inquisitive. Beginning as early as birth, curiosity drives infants and young children to build knowledge by developing their own way of learning. But it doesn’t last long. Children move into the education system around age 5, and instead of having the system meet their individual learning needs, they are ...

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