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Bicycle theft needs attention

 There is no denying that there is an increase in bike use on campus. With the increase in student body and the difficulty in finding a parking spot, students are turning to the use of bikes to get around campus and get to campus from off-campus housing.   With the increase in bikes on and around campus, bike theft is ...

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We shouldn’t let race cloud our vision

 Recently, it has been brought to our attention that some people have an issue with our coverage, and think we are unequal in our coverage of racial groups on campus.  As an example, we did not have coverage of Avraye Henry winning Homecoming Queen, and a comment suggested that we should have covered the crowning because she was the first ...

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Save HOPE, raise GPA requirements

For Georgia residents, the HOPE scholarship is often a student’s ticket into college. Lately, the program has been running short on funds and having to dip into reserves to pay students the full amount of their awards. According to InsideHigherEd.com, HOPE’s funding will run out by the end of fiscal year 2013. That means that many Georgia high school students ...

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Inconsiderate students: cough up dough

 Courtesy is a topic that needs to be addressed at VSU. An important issue that seems to be lacking courtesy is keeping appointments at the Student Health Center. We know almost everyone has made a doctor appointment at some point in their lives. And although sometimes people have a legitimate excuse to miss  an appointment, it’s not okay to simply ...

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Experiment infringes on student rights

 Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is deciding to ban Facebook, Twitter, and instant messaging on main campus and dorm rooms as an experiment for students.  The only online communication the students are allowed to use is e-mail. The school is calling this experiment; get this, a “blackout.”  The problem with this so-called experiment is that these students, as ...

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VSU students display spirit

Congratulations students of Valdosta State. We have school spirit and the student body, as a whole, supports the athletic programs here in Titletown USA. In the past, the student turnout at football games has been lackluster and disappointing. Sure it was a down year in 2009, but leaving before halftime—with maybe the exception of when North Alabama beat us down—is ...

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Technology disrupts manners

We are firmly cocooned in our digital bubbles. Technological advances can be a wonderful thing, but they should not replace basic human contact and interaction or even awareness of our surroundings. I enjoy my Blackberry, iTunes and wireless connections just as much as the next person, but wrapping yourself up wirelessly and ignoring the people around you isn’t the best ...

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Students need to form opinions

Most college students have been in a situation when a friend focused on politics or current issues talks about those issues. They seem so knowledgeable that the student thinks “they must be right.” Then the listener has a personal choice. Accept their friend’s opinion, or research the topic and form their own opinion. Many students may not realize they have ...

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Start a revolution, even a small one

There’s an art to writing an editorial. It is supposed to spark a movement, however small that may be. It is supposed to be a catalyst to thought and eventually change. The theory behind it is, to put it simply, start a revolution on a small scale (or big scale if you’re a good enough writer). Topics are not easy ...

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