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Benjamin case opens eyes

A tragedy in VSU history has finally come to a resolution. Last week, Darien Meheux was sentenced to life in prison for murdering VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin. The two graduated from the same high school in 2012 and began attending VSU in the fall. In November, Meheux strangled Benjamin in a study room in Georgia Hall. She was left there ...

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Students control campus media

Written by: Eric Jackson As campus media outlets continue to work as career stepping stones for students at universities nation-wide, the fight for editorial independence remains a never-ending obstacle . This is noticeable as a bystander, but it all came to light last spring, after leaving the Georgia College Press Association convention. Throughout the weekend trip, during meetings and seminars, ...

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Countdown to the Earth’s end

Written by: Will Lewis Florida is no longer in existence, and with it most of the Eastern Seaboard has also sank into the abyss. Great cities such as London and Venice have been reclaimed by the sea, and an area in China that is the current home of 600 million people is gone. The National Geographic Society released a map ...

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Finding answers for Kendrick

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro  Not often is Valdosta recognized by mainstream news outlets without quickly being shoved back under the covers. The death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson has been an exception. While many will argue his death was a mere accident, others are convinced by the inconsistency of the investigation and the lack of cooperation from city officials that murder ...

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Do not segregate registration

Written by: Ritsuki Miyazaki  It’s that time of the year for students to start getting worried about their current classes. Not only that, but students also have to start considering their classes for next semester. Yes, early registration for spring 2014 has started. The first week of early registration can be very stressful and busy, especially for freshmen and sophomores looking ...

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Addressing ‘Stranger Danger’

Written by: John Preer Campus safety is usually one of those subjects that fall to the background until it is compromised. With the recent influx of crime on campus, the issue of safety has found its way to the forefront of discussions. VSU administrators have since then taken steps to improve the safety of students and faculty while on campus, but ...

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Campus markets aren’t cheap

Written by: Sarah Turner It is obvious that items such as produce, canned goods and other dinners and snacks in Sustella and Langdale markets are overpriced. No matter how much we complain about this, prices show no promise of dropping in the future. However, there is a way to save your money. One might assume that the markets raise their ...

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Say goodbye to Fall Break

Written by: Rebecka McAleer Last week, a proposal hit the floor of the Faculty Senate about possible schedule changes designed to allow for both Fall Break and a full week of Thanksgiving break. While there has been no official decision, the responses from around campus have been interesting. Many questions have arisen regarding the matter, starting with, “Where has this discussion ...

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Cut-backs put students at risk

Written by: Olivia McLean As a typical “broke college student” we often moan and groan when it’s that time of the year to pay my tuition and fees. Institutional fees, athletic fees, student activity fees—the list goes on. Yes, students know that these fees are necessary to maintain the university’s upkeep, but do we really know exactly what our money is ...

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Leave your guns off campus

Written by: Joe Adgie   Let’s not kid ourselves. We live in a very high-stress environment here at college. Between the pursuit of grades that serve as the official yardstick for whether or not we’re worth people’s time or not and the various obligations that all of us must serve to on top of that, it’s a lot to handle ...

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