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Column: gun violence should be stopped after Uvalde shooting

On Tuesday, May 24, a little over a week since the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York, 19 fourth grade students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting comes as we approach the ten-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 first grade students and ...

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Photos: What Should You Have When Studying?

With finals right around the corner, VSU students may be stressed trying to find the right way to study. However, many students don’t have time to figure out the best way of studying, especially right before the end of the semester. So, here are a few things you should have on hand to take some of your pressure away. 1. ...

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Nineteenth Amendment a focus at Odum book discussion

The reflection on Woman’s Suffrage continues in a discussion on the book, “Women Making History: The 19th Amendment,” which is an in-depth look at other factors and perspectives of when the Nineteenth Amendment was passed.  This is considered a handbook by the Official National Park Service that includes multiple visuals and essay contributions that make it easy to understand for ...

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Column: Universities should be the safe space that diversity needs

Anti-LGBTQ+ bills are being proposed through legislation that could cause harm towards the community, and if they are passed, universities should be a safe space and include diversity. Nearly 240 bills were proposed in legislation that restricts the rights of the transgender community and the LGBTQ+ community. One law that has been passed in Florida, known as the “Don’t Say ...

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No, video games do not cause violence

Many of us have heard growing up, whether it be from parents or the media, that video games cause violence in children.   Ever since the 90s and the rise of shooter games, such as DOOM and Call of Duty, parents have been concerned with violence in their children due to exposure from games.    But is there any truth to these ...

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Tips and tricks for helping insomnia

If you notice that you are having trouble falling asleep or you feel restless and can’t fall asleep until 3 a.m., you may be dealing with insomnia. According to the Sleep Foundation, insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized as problems falling and staying asleep, or as problems waking up and staying awake. Insomnia has many causes including: · Stress, anxiety ...

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Column: How to be a good roommate

Living away from home is hard, and having to share your space with a stranger on top of that may seem scary.  However, living with a roommate isn’t all that bad, especially if you play your part.  Here are just a few tips on how to live with a roommate.  Establish boundaries Putting boundaries in place when you first start ...

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Column: Commuter parking being override by residents

Parking at VSU has been a common problem where many residents park closer to campus, making it harder for commuters to get better parking spots. In total, there are 6,048 parking spots on campus, 4,251 of those are for student parking. While this does seem like enough, when you compare it to how many commuter parking lots that we have ...

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Are you offended by these team names or just bored?

What do sports teams who are—or used to be—named after Apaches, Braves, Indians, Mohawks, Redmen, Warriors, etc. have in common? People who love to manufacture stories and narratives that accuse others of being hateful find them very offensive. I’ll tell you what: I could not care any less about what a football team chooses to call itself, barring that they ...

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Column: COVID-19 brings uncertainties to studying abroad

VSU is hoping to complete a study abroad program, led by English language director David Starling, in summer 2022. Starling, who has been at VSU for twenty years, has lead study abroad programs since 2001. VSU has been unable to do in-person study abroad programs for two years due to COVID-19. Starling said the safety of going to Japan was ...

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