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Editorial: Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, or the holiday’s full title, Saint Valentine’s Day, is a time dedicated to lovers. But, why are hearts, flowers and everything romance associated with a Christian saint? The details on Valentine’s Day’s origins are murky, but History.com dates it back to the ancient Romans and the Catholic Church. During the third century in Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed ...

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Editorial: Bring back summer commencements

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It’s the last day. Finals are finished. All the boxes are checked off on the graduation checklist. All that’s left is to wait around five months to walk across the stage at commencement. For students finishing their degree in the summer semester, this is a possibility. It’s either wait around five months or walk early, which many students do, but ...

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Editorial: VSU students need to represent unity

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The VSU community was disturbed by the choice of an individual to scribble a hateful statement across the stall in a Lowndes Hall bathroom last Friday. Student reactions were mixed, though all seemed to disagree with the statement, some students were less shocked by the discovery than others. The office of the president and SGA both immediately condemned the graffiti, ...

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Editorial: Super Bowl Sunday

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This Sunday might be one of the most anticipated annual sporting events in the nation, especially for Georgia-natives. Falcon fans and Patriot fans alike will come together to watch the SuperBowl 50, meaning the celebratory drinks will be passed just as many times as the ball. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 10,265 people were killed in ...

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Editorial: Adel seeks support from VSU community

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Last weekend Georgia was hit by an enormous storm system that produced dozens of tornadoes, leaving destruction in its path. The storm claimed 15 lives in Georgia and left more homeless, according to Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. Though the storm has passed, the devastation remains. According to The Weather Channel, authorities hope that the current death toll ...

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Editorial: Enjoy Thanksgiving, not sales

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Thanksgiving Thursday we sit down with our family, eat a big meal and give thanks for all of the good things in our lives. In the same 24 hours, before the food in our stomachs has even digested, we grab our wallets, speed to the mall and thoughtlessly trample our neighbors to death over a discounted television. Why are discounts ...

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Editorial: VSU needs long-term president

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A letter to the future president of VSU in the aftermath of a polarizing election: Welcome to our college. We hope you stick around. Valdosta State has had three presidents in the last year and a half, and it’s in need of some stability. Prior to 2002, the average presidential tenure at VSU was just over 17.5 years, with the ...

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Editorial: Be an educated voter this election

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Social media can be a great place to get the latest updates on what goes on if individuals follow or ‘friend’ the right pages. However, most of what people see on their news feeds are memes, rants, propaganda or highly biased opinions without facts to back them up. To be a properly educated voter on the presidential campaign, individuals need ...

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