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2016-10-27

Going Viral: How easy is it to fool people online? Rise of social media leads to hoaxes and memes

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Often times while scrolling down the newsfeed on Facebook, it is inevitable that someone will have once again shared the privacy hoax that says Facebook will share profile’s information with the public. Every single year, more people fall for it, even though Facebook has long since assured the public that if any changes were ...

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Study abroad: Programs for everyone

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer If you’re planning to study abroad, whether as an undergrad or graduate student the VSU Center for International Programs, located on Georgia Ave. next to the health center, offers inexpensive opportunities for students to travel and gain a knowledgeable experience while fulfilling credit hours. The program allows students to spend a summer, semester or ...

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Universities inplement new policy: Individuals have right to preferred pronouns

Written by Hunter Terrell, Circulation Manager Numerous universities across the nation have implemented a pronoun policy in which students are allowed to identify and specify who they wish to be addressed as, regardless of prior gender stigmas and limitations. With this policy in full affect at universities such as Harvard, University of Michigan and Ohio University, all school faculty and ...

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“Moana” the new black face: Disney thankfully recalls costume

Written by Mayah Cantave, Managing Editor In light of Disney’s upcoming release of the movie “Moana,” Disney has halted its sales of a costume inspired by one of its characters. The costume is based on the depiction of Maui, a main character whose attire is in the custom Polynesian culture. The costume featured pants and a long sleeve shirt covered ...

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Covergirl introduces its first male spokesperson

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor On Oct. 11 CoverGirl tweeted out an announcement of their newest CoverGirl, who just so happened to be a boy. The newest face of CoverGirl, James Charles, known to his followers as jcharelsbeauty is a 17-year-old Instagram-famous beauty guru who, according to his Instagram account, has only been using makeup on himself for a ...

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VSU’s Halloween policy

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Halloween is on Monday and some students may even want to wear their costumes around campus, but does VSU allow that? “There is no policy,” said Dr. Vincent Miller, Vice President of Student Affairs. With this revelation, students probably feel like they can pretty much wear anything they want, but Dr. Miller had something ...

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Worth the price: Campus Recreation Hosts Its Annual Haunted Trail

Written by Michaela Leung, Copy Editor & Marcus Colón, Correspondent Once again, the VSU Campus Recreation Department is hosting its Haunted Trail, located on the campus recreation challenge course behind the student recreation center. Through tomorrow, students can experience thrills and chills courtesy of recreation-center volunteers, who dress as killer clowns, scarecrows, frightening nuns and assorted other ghosts and goblins. ...

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Have a scary good time: Things to do for Halloween

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer Most of us couldn’t wait for Halloween when we were younger. Mainly because we got to dress up as our favorite characters and go trick or treating. Just because we’re adults doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. There are plenty of fun activities that you can do by yourself or with a ...

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SGA proposes impeachment

Written by Juston Lewis, Stadd Writer A rarity occurred at the weekly SGA meeting when Senator Dillon Rountree was proposed for impeachment by Senator Aisha Johnson. SGA held its weekly public meeting on Monday night even with the absence of SGA president Maya Mapp who was in Atlanta working on the Presidential Search Committee. The meeting was conducted by SGA ...

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