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Caitlyn Jenner, a hero for transgender rights

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Written Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Members of the Kardashian family are no strangers when it comes to headlines and media buzz. However, one member of the Kardashian clan is grabbing headlines for an actual reason now. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair; her coming out as a woman. Social media was ablaze after ...

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Can you live on minimum wage?

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Written by: Erin Martin, Staff Writer  When people consider minimum wage workers, they imagine teenagers working to earn their a little pocket money for their new shoes or for weekend pocket money. However, the truth is, 88 percent of the workers being paid this base rate of 7.25 are 20 years of age or older, and more than half of them ...

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U.S. needs higher minimum wage

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Written by: Kailee Kivett, Staff Writer According to CNN, the U.S. economy has produced an average of 261,000 jobs every month for the past year. However, minimum wage has only been increased by 52 cents in the same amount of time. Although new jobs are being created every month, the recovery process is actually considered by experts to be too ...

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Letter from the editor: Good-Bye VSU

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Written by: Jordan Hill, Opinions Editor While VSU has been the center of attention for the past few weeks, it’s been the center of my attention for the past four years. My college graduation is quickly approaching and I am thrilled. As one chapter of my life comes to a close, I look back at all the great times I’ve had ...

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It’s time to put an end to sexual assault, education needed to change culture

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Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor “No means no” sounds simple, right? However, when it comes to sexual assault within the millennial generation, it appears not to mean “no.” Sexual assault is a problem that has become more prevalent on college campuses across the United States, but our society’s solution to this problem is not working. Millennial women are ...

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You are VSU, be proud to be a Blazer!

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Fellow Blazers, it is safe to say that 2015 started off with a bang. We here at The Spectator did our very best to keep you in the know about any and everything happening on your campus. While we tried to make sure every photo was crisp and every article was detailed, we know there is still so much more ...

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Letter to the Editor: McKinney leads well during times of controversy on campus

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Friends and colleagues- This semester has been tumultuous.  To say there have been ups and downs would be a momentous understatement. Yes- we’re not out of the woods yet. But credit should be given where credit is due.  And today, that credit is deserved by our president William J. McKinney. Our institution has been lambasted in the media and derided ...

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Millennials putting personal goals before relationships

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Written by: Zenobia Harris, Asst. Features Writer Is marriage becoming a dying tradition? CNN reporter Carol Costello seems to think so. In a video entitled “The Millennials Project,” Costello interviews a couple of journalism students from her alma mater, Kent State University. In the interview, she asks them about what their thoughts were on marriage, children, travel and religion among other ...

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Media manipulation affects reputation of Rolling Stone

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Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor Rolling Stone magazine has long been thought of as a prestigious and creditable new source, but the decision to not fire anyone following their journalistic meltdown that took place earlier this month is a huge mistake. The slipup reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely made while attempting to report on an issue plaguing college across ...

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GoFundMe closes cop’s page

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Written by: Zenobia Harris, Asst. Features Writer Michael T. Slager, the South Carolina police officer who was arrested and fired after shooting and killing an unarmed man, has apparently become a cause worth supporting. Go Fund Me, a crowdfunding site that allows people to raise money for various causes, shut down a page that was gathering money in support of Slager. ...

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