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2013-11-07

The many meanings of rape

Written by: Taylor Stone  The word “rape” has been loosely construed over the years to have a myriad of different meanings that change on a mystified whim depending on the individuals involved and the circumstances. To define an action, that action must have parameters that limit and characterize it, rather, it must have certain identifiable elements that allow us to ...

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Letter to the editor: VSU, reinvest in cleaner fuel

Are you concerned that the money you spend supports sweatshops in Bangladesh and elsewhere, perpetuating the misery of millions of our fellow human beings? Undoubtedly many of us are concerned, and we understand that we can make a difference in the world by being more judicious about where we shop. As ethical consumers become more aware of the need for ...

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Finding answers for Kendrick

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro  Not often is Valdosta recognized by mainstream news outlets without quickly being shoved back under the covers. The death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson has been an exception. While many will argue his death was a mere accident, others are convinced by the inconsistency of the investigation and the lack of cooperation from city officials that murder ...

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VSU welcomes Nepali natives

Written by: Hillary Straba/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   Apa Sherpa holds the world record for successfully climbing Mount Everest twenty-one times between the years of 1990 and 2011. Wednesday night, the VSU English Department hosted two Nepali natives, Dr. Samrat Upadhyay and Sherpa, in the Student Union Theater. The evening’s speakers took the audience from the streets of Kathmandu to ...

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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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SGA tables discussion on fee increases

by Joe Adgie   Fees could increase, and people are not happy about the changes to commencement ceremonies. Those were the two major topics discussed at Monday night’s SGA meeting, a meeting that, for the fee increases, served as a preview to next week’s meeting. The fee increases are a response to decreased enrollment at VSU from 2012 to 2013, ...

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SAVE fails to persuade Foundation

by Will Lewis   On Oct. 29 the VSU Foundation’s Board of Trustees denied a request from the Students Against the Violation of the Environment to stop all investment in oil, gas and coal companies. “Compliance with your well-intentioned request is impractical for a number of reasons and perhaps even a breach of the fiduciary responsibility that all of our ...

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Blazers’ newest guard has NBA pedigree

Written by: Eric Jackson  Jalen Crawford slides off a down screen to find some wiggle room in the corner of the floor during practice. After inhaling a crisp pass from one of his new teammates, Jalen doesn’t hesitate.  At the peak of his leap the ball releases off his fingertips  almost picturesquely- he  assuredly stares at the ball in mid-air ...

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VSU to host Trinity Baptist

Written by: Shane Thomas  The VSU men’s basketball team opens its season Monday against the Trinity Baptist Eagles.  The Blazers have 11 new players around Preseason All-Gulf South Conference forward David Murray, forward Colin Cook and guard Dylan Nsiah.  Head coach Mike Helfer admits he is excited to start the season but warns that his team still has room to ...

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Lady Blazers welcomes Trinty Baptist

Written by: Chris Kessler The VSU Lady Blazers will look to get their season started on the right foot when they play their season-opener this Monday against Trinity Baptist, despite battling with injuries in the pre-season.  Despite being limited in the pre-season, Coach Kiley Hill isn’t lowering his expectations.  “If our expectations aren’t high this time of year, then I ...

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