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2016-09-29

Being in a relationship in college

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer When is the right time to be in a relationship? One may never know the answer to that question. Many people believe you meet your spouse in college; the rest of us want to focus on achieving our college degree and building a foundation for ourselves before we commit to a relationship. College is ...

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Streaming music has become the norm for students

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer College students have come a long way from streaming and downloading music off LimeWire and Napster. The desire to have music on at all times only spiked with the creation of the iPod in the early 2000s. The small pocket devices soared in popularity and young adults everywhere were racing to have the chance ...

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Clinton wins debate with skills

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinion Editor An individual’s judgment on who won the debate usually comes down to whether they are a Democrat or Republican.  So in order to give an unbiased opinion on who did better, one must look past the politics and focus on accuracy of facts, body language, ability to answer and delivery. In this respect, it ...

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SGA meeting features guests, music

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer  VSU’s Student Government Association hosted its weekly meeting with the addition of four guest speakers as well as a performance from a senator’s band. The first order of business came from Shawn Pippen. He provided the senators with updates about VSU’s annual Haunted Trail. Pippen asked senators to come out, promote and encourage student ...

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VSU demolishes Kentucky State in a 48-10

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Head coach Kerwin Bell used two quarterbacks to set a school passing record as VSU beat Kentucky State in the inaugural Okefenokee Classic, by a score of 48-10 on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Blazer offense made short work of Kentucky State’s defense as they picked up 639 total yards on offense. The offense set a ...

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Netflix Pix: The action flicks you need to see

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Maybe the single greatest invention known to man is the internet. A close second has to be Netflix. It provides entertainment for thousands of people on a daily basis. It allows people to drown themselves in various movies or television series. With a catalog that expands into the thousands for U.S. subscribers it could ...

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Understanding Islam: Professors educate students on religion

Written Brian Williams, Staff Writer VSU’s College of Arts and Sciences kicked off its annual Speaker Series with its first installment of “Understanding Islam” Sept. 20 at 7 pm in the Hugh C. Bailey Science Center Auditorium. Professors Dr. Cristobal Serran-Pagan, Dr. Babacar Mboup, and Mariya Chakir as well as Dr. Mouyyed Hassouna of Tallahassee Community College and Dr. R ...

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Pipeline leaks jacks up gas prices across state

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Georgia is in a state of emergency because of a leak discovered in a major pipeline on Sept. 9. The pipeline spilled over 300,000 gallons of fuel in central Alabama, causing major fuel shortages and increased prices across the southeast. According to ABC News, the ruptured line, which is owned by Colonial Pipeline, was ...

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Editorial: Your vote does matter

In the 2012 election, 19.9 percent of 18-29 year olds casted ballots, according to The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). It was the lowest young adult turnout rate ever recorded. That is in contrast to the 45 percent turnout of that age group in the 2014 election. In 10 states, CIRCLE predicts that “youth ...

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