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OK to wear white after Labor Day

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Written by Hunter Terrell, Circulation Manager The leading American tradition of not wearing white after Labor Day, used to be more than the suitable; it was a social standard established in the late 19th century after the Civil War. Recognized women of higher society, established this fashion decree to determine if someone was of a previous respectable title of results ...

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Editorial: Safety is a collective effort


There are numerous policies and procedures in place for keeping VSU students and the community safe. Some procedures are working well while others are turning out to be better in theory than in reality. Some have worked such as the use of color cards, but others have not such as text alerts. Others are supposed to work but have become ...

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Exercise on your own time

300 dpi 4 col x 7 in / 196x178 mm / 667x605 pixels Michael Hogue color illustration of the stress of balancing sports and school. The Dallas Morning News 2005

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Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor It can seem almost impossible to schedule a workout into a week full of classes and hours at a job, sometimes it can even seem like trying to work out or be on a sports team is more stressful than not. “Throughout the day it can be stressful because there is no ‘sit ...

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Infant simulators are an ineffective and outdated scare tatic

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Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Infant simulators that are used to prevent teen pregnancy may actually be causing it. Schools should just stop using them. These simulators mimic live babies in both looks and maintenance. The doll will cry until a key representing a feeding, diaper change, or other form of care is inserted into the back. The doll ...

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EpiPen is too expensive: Patients don’t have many options

An EpiPen, used to treat anaphylactic shock. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Mylan Inc.’s well-known product, the EpiPen, has increased in price 600 percent in the last several years– raising the price of an individual EpiPen from about $50 to over $300. According to Market Watch, a drug price-comparison will show that the cheapest option for EpiPens now is a two pack for over $600. Unfortunately, ...

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VSU shouldn’t forget current students


It might be time for VSYOU to take a backseat to VSUS. The 2015-2016 school year saw the beginnings of the VSYOU advertisement campaign, and this year enrollment is set to reap the benefits. The campaign has produced a 5 percent increase in freshman enrollment from last year, with majors like communications, math, and accounting seeing the biggest growth since ...

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America takes too many pills: Health is poorly impacted by avoidable bad habit


Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer In the words of Gin Rummy from “Boondocks” “…there are known knowns, and that there are known unknowns…” One of these known knowns are that Americans literally take pills for everything, but are these pills helping or hurting us? Do doctors really want to help you get better or do they want you to ...

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Soldier causes DUSTWUN: Court predictions for sentence too harsh

Maj. Gen Kenneth R. Dahl, formerly the deputy commanding general of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the summer of 2014 conducted the Army's investigation into why Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted from a small outpost in Afghanistan. (Drew Perine/Tacoma News Tribune/TNS)

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor According to CNN, Army Private First Class Robert Bowdrie “Bowe” Bergdahl, could be facing life in prison on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. On June 30, 2009, Bergdahl went missing from his combat outpost in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.  Finally in May 2014, he was released from the Taliban after being held ...

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News media must work to gain trust of audience

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Sometimes reporters don’t have all of the information before running a story. The race to be first on broadcasting big news can be a cutthroat competition, and anything done in a rush is bound to contain errors. Sometimes the errors are an accident, but other times they are made out of careless haste. The most recent social uproar against media ...

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Babysitters deserve better wages and more respect

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Babysitters deserve proper pay Stay at home moms are demanding more respect; for people to understand that it is a full time job to take care of a child. According to Goudreau at Forbes.com, their job can be broken down into ten different responsibilities, all consisting of things that require just as much attention ...

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