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Benjamin investigation continues

   The investigation continues into the death of Jasmine Benjamin as authorities attempt to determine whether her death is a homicide. The 17-year-old nursing major was found dead in Georgia Hall Nov. 18 in the fifth floor study room. “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the VPD are still following up and interviewing people individually and collecting evidence to be ...

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Graduate Goodbye: Ariel Felton

I never thought I’d actually see the day that I’d be writing my goodbye letter. I especially never thought the day would come and ironically, I’d be at a loss for words. Let me start by saying, I did learn a lot. No, I don’t remember the dates I crammed in my head for history but  I do remember the ...

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Graduate Goodbyes: Chad Stone

Hey there VSU, I just want to start off this letter by saying thank you. When I first transferred to this campus from Gainesville State College, I was hesitant to journey outside of my limited comfort zone. I had my friends that I had known for years from high school, but that was about it. That all changed when I ...

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PopAddict: Lohan plays an unlikely Liz

Pop Addict #14   Hello World—Anthony here bringing you the final Pop Addict for 2012. That is if the Mayans are right and the world ends in three weeks. Otherwise, I’ll be back reporting on the ratchetness of the celebrity world in 2013.   If the Mayans are correct, at least we won’t have to deal with Chris Brown’s anger ...

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SGA discusses parking for commuters, residents

Commuters will get around 200 more parking slots in the Oak Street Lot. That proposal was brought out by Ryan Baerwalde, SGA President, during Monday night’s SGA meeting, the last of the semester. The new slots will come at the expense of residents, who will have their parking area in that lot slashed in half. “I think we’ve all seen ...

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Housing updates security

Life is beginning to move on in Georgia Hall. Students who live in the residence hall, the one where Jasmine Benjamin lived, have reported sadness and a different atmosphere around the hall, but the only differences have been added security. “At first it was a little eerie, you know, people are thinking about it,” Alyssa Stringer, a freshman early childhood/special ...

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Death does not become her

We are about to bury the future. She was only 17. Her history is short.   Jasmine Benjamin was part of the VSU family.  She was the future of VSU, just as all are who read this. You are part of the VSU family as well, regardless if you are a student, a member of faculty, staff or a community ...

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Economic aid breaking the bank

The United States has a rich history of holding an immense amount of international influence. Today such influence continues as the current administration works to dictate and manipulate the changing political tides of the Middle East. Founding father and first president George Washington said “the great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our ...

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Letter to the Editor: Different opinion of Bible

Dear Editor,   I am writing in response to David Lacy’s article entitled “Disrespecting Leaders Sacrilegious” (Novermber 15).  In his article he makes two points.  First he states that “calling someone uneducated based on who they voted for is ignorant.”   Doing a search of YouTube videos recently I came across numerous videos where voters were interviewed about who they voted ...

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SpecTech: Gift ideas for the tech lover in your life

Well, tis the season to want new tech. With all these new and fun devices, I thought I would recommend some products that you might want to ask for Christmas or buy for a family member or a really good friend. First off, for a 10-inch tablet I would recommend either the Google Nexus 10 or the iPad with Retina ...

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