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2014-11-6

SGA approves grade bill

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby On Monday, the SGA discussed many future events at VSU, including a new academic bill, new food programs on campus, and a fireside chat with President William McKinney,. The SGA voted unanimously in favor of the Academic Forgiveness Bill. If also approved by the faculty senate, this bill will allow students who earned a C, D ...

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Volleyball climbs to No. 3 in GSC rankings

Written By: Neil Frawley With yet another win on Tuesday night at the University of West Georgia, the VSU volleyball team (19-7, 14-4) secured its third straight win and has ascended to third place in the Gulf South Conference. Two home matches remain on VSU’s schedule, Mississippi College (5-23) have lost its last seven matches, and University of West Alabama ...

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First year head coach takes team to GSC tournament

Written By: Kristin Whitman Your attention please, your attention please I would like to introduce you to first year coach Rebecca Nolin and her playoff-bound soccer team.   VSU will be headed to the Gulf South Conference Tournament starting with a game of revenge against the West Florida Argonauts on Friday, Nov. 7.   After a rocky start to the season, ...

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Ich bin ein Blazer: Dejworek brings Euro-style to VSU

Written By: Shane Thomas This season, Blazer basketball has the keys to a German import. His name is Nils Dejworek, a 6-foot-10 freshman forward from Ulm, Germany. Dejworek spent last season at Furtah Prep in Acworth, Georgia, where he helped lead the Falcons to a Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state championship. With that success under his belt, Dejworek ...

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Mandatory Fees: The necessary evil

Mandatory fees are a nuisance. They’ve been the bane of the bill for years and continue to irritate future students at the same rate that they seem to rise. While removing mandatory fees completely would be appreciated by all, it’s not a practical solution. Saying we don’t want to pay for things we don’t use is an understandable argument. No ...

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Letter To The Editor: Director of Clothesline Project clears the air on BOR policy disagreement

On June 23, Dr. Mark George, adjunct professor for the Women’s and Gender Studies program (WGST), used his VSU email to send a letter to the governor and General Assembly asking them to “no longer endorse, promote, and support Confederate holidays, events, and historic sites.” Dr. George’s social justice action was conducted on behalf of the Mary Turner Project (MTP) ...

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Do celebratory months unite or create divisions?

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring Pro:  When it comes to American history, Caucasian men are constantly celebrated. A white male was the first president of the United States. White males have been credited with solving some of the world’s largest problems, and have been the ones running the government since the beginning of American history. After growing weary of being oppressed, ...

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Online abortion video teaches viewers nothing

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Emily Letts thought that uploading a video of her abortion as a teaching tool and to show women that it doesn’t have to hurt—but did she ask the baby? Although Emily Letts, a 25-year old abortion counselor, is supposed to be a “sex educator,” she wasn’t using any form of birth control and unintentionally became pregnant ...

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The ‘Social Media Killer’ sets his sights on cyberbullying

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Cyberbullying is a nation-wide issue that is at the top of the chart when it comes down to suicide and death rates. The award winning novel, “Lure to Death: The Social Media Killer,” focuses on the issue from the victim’s point of view. Blair London, the author of the novel, bases all of her stories on ...

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Benefit and Wellness fair at VSU

Written By: Kristin Whitman Flu season is in the works—are you prepared?   The 9th annual Benefit and Wellness Fair took place this past Tuesday on the third floor of the Student Union and included free massages, prize giveaways and free or inexpensive flu shots.   There were over 60 exhibitors at the event handing out information on health and ...

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