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Editorial: Mental health needs more spotlight at VSU

Mental health does not get enough light shined on it. Social media influencers post a picture of themselves in a face mask and call it “self-care” and advise people to take time for that “self-care.” People who suffer from depression and anxiety know that a face mask and candles are not what is going to make them feel like themselves ...

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People Poll: Who would you like to see in music this year?

Fourteen days into 2021, and some of today’s popular music artists are already coming out with hits such as “Good Days” by R&B artist SZA and the female rap collaboration “Best Friend” by Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, which is currently trending at number one on YouTube. During the first two weeks in 2021, popular music artist SZA and Saweetie came ...

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Feature: VSU Student Uses Voice on Podcast

VSU student Taylor Richards, a freshman psychology major, shares words of encouragement through her podcast,“Melanin Teen Therapy,” in order for listeners to have a platform where they can relate to. “I decided to start a podcast because I knew that there were a lot of women and girls out here around my age that felt like they did not have ...

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Editorial: Student apartment complexes should ease up on rent during a pandemic

There was an uproar on social media during the summer of 2020 when people were receiving eviction notices after they had been advised to quarantine during the pandemic. One thing many landlords failed to realize was that quarantining meant less job opportunities, and less job opportunities meant financial dead-ends. Unfortunately, eviction during a pandemic isn’t just a problem in the ...

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People Poll: How did you feel about the Inauguration?

Julianna Massey, Junior, Business Management “I’m really glad that with everything that was going on that President Biden was able to get into office Ok, and there weren’t any attempts on his life. I’m glad everything went smoothly.”   Jasmine Haynes, Freshman, Psychology Major “I was ready; it’s been a long day coming! We’ve been waiting, and he has a ...

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People Poll: Do you prefer Xbox or PlayStation?

  Maegan Calhoun, freshman music education major “PlayStation most definitely. I just prefer the layout of the controller and it’s a lot cheaper for online gaming in my opinion.”   Dominick Jones, sophomore art major “PlayStation. I’ve grown up with PlayStation and I have never really changed. Also, because the controller is bigger than Xbox so it fits in my ...

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Editorial: The importance of Democracy in American Institutions

Americans were happy to see 2020 come to an end considering all the controversial events and the life-threatening pandemic that occurred throughout the year. However, 2021 is not proving to be any better. The Senate runoff race is over with it resulting in the Democratic Party taking control of the senate. In response, pro-Trump supporters raided the U.S. Capitol building ...

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Column: Five defining moments in 2020 Politics

When 2020 began, many of us were not expecting just how life-changing, unprecedented and groundbreaking the year was going to be. Through racial unrest, political division and a global pandemic, we are ending the year anticipating that the next year will be a lot better. To look back at some of this year’s biggest moments, here are five of the ...

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Column: why colleges should become a non-profit business

It’s easy to say that school shouldn’t be a business because students shouldn’t pay to get an education, however, there is a lot more that goes into school than what people think like how to pay educators and for resources. A business is an organization or enterprising entity engaged in commercial, industrial, or professional activities, according to Investopedia. A business ...

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Editorial: VSU Professors are adding on to the current stress of students

As we all know, life has been turned upside down thanks to COVID-19. Stress is at an all-time high nowadays. Do professors and other teachers care?  With most classes being online, many would expect the workload to be easier and less overwhelming than what is expected in face-to-face classes. To students, it feels like some professors are piling on assignments ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching. Not everyone loves the holiday, but those who do typically have similar reasons behind their love. Kaleb Woodruff, freshman business economic major  “My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family and eating. I like bonding with my family.” Margaret Bingham, sophomore undecided major “It’s between eating and spending time with family. There is ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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