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Show love year round, not just Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day, one of the more popular holidays, is literally around the corner. Bouquets of roses, oversized stuffed animals and chocolate hearts will be gifted around the world, but why do we need a specific day to show someone appreciation? “I love Valentine’s Day,” Bethani Overton, a junior art major, said. “I think it just holds special sentimental value in ...

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What’s Your Take: NBA All-Replacement Game?

The NBA All-Star Game is highly anticipated every season, and the new format, which lets the Eastern and Western Conference hand-pick their team from the other starters, is causing quite a buzz. Because of this format, LeBron James put together maybe the greatest all-star team ever assembled, but some of his teammates have received injuries since being chosen. His teammates, ...

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Editorial: Lack of gun regulations lead to more suffering

On February 14th there was a mass shooting killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. According to the Gun Violence Archive (an independent data collection group) there have been 61 fatalities caused by gun violence since February 11, 2018, excluding Douglas High. Convenience stores, gas stations, movie theaters, churches, schools are all places that reek ...

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People Poll: What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

“Just same as any other day. Maybe prepare for some exams,” Juhun Kim, a sophomore and international business major, said. “I don’t have any. I don’t have a Valentine,” Devin Clements, a senior computer information systems major, said. “I don’t know. I will probably go out with my boyfriend and we’ll just watch a movie and relax,” Natalie Dowdell, a ...

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People poll: What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

“The Bud Light commercial was the best, to me, because there were several of them throughout the Super Bowl and it kept me interested,” David Morris, a freshman mass major, said. “My favorite was the Alexa commercial because it was funny and I knew what was going on,” Bryuana Bynum, a freshman mass media major, said. “I like the Mountain ...

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The keto diet: pros and cons

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the ketogenic diet has successfully been used since the ’90s to treat epilepsy, but over the years more people are using the low carb diet to lose weight. Ketosis is a process that helps us to survive when food intake is low and during this, we produce ketones. These are produced from the breakdown of ...

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Editorial: Private profiles don’t protect prejudice

People love to speak their minds, especially on their “private” social media profiles. But what if the content that is posted is troubling, or, like in some recent news, racist? Even though we are not a full month into 2018, incidents of prejudice and hate speech have flooded the media. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 19-year-old Harley Barber, a ...

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People poll: Students weigh in on new student diversity roundtable

“It probably won’t solve anything, but I think it’ll be effective because it’ll bring more awareness to the situation,” Tydelle Skinner, a freshman business major, said. “I think it’ll be a way for everybody to heart with others opinions,” Carmen Greenway, a freshman sociology major, said. “I think it’s a good idea because its good to have a discussion about ...

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Editorial: Hey VSU, enough with the emails

It’s 2018, and notifications drive your everyday life. You get social media notifications, grades and class cancellation emails, and that doesn’t even include text or missed call notifications. Unfortunately, an overflowing surge of these notifications subconsciously forces many of us to not pay attention when we receive them and this can to our detriment. They can save you from forgetting ...

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People poll: How do you stay healthy in college?

“I go to Crossfit classes everyday, sometimes twice a day,” Austin McCord, a sophomore exercise physiology major, said. “I drink a lot of water and a lot of green tea … it flushed your system.” “I think it’s not only important to stay healthy physically, but also to take care of your mental and emotional well-being being,” Samantha Mora, a ...

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