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The halls run out residents

At the airport, we expect to be monitored. We expect to have to show multiple kinds of I.D. We even expect to have to walk through a metal detector to make sure we don’t have any weapons on our person. To get on an airplane, this behavior is standard. It should not, however, be standard procedure to get to a ...

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Few hail to the future chief

While people are interested in the GOP presidential nomination race, a search close to home has VSU looking at a different type of candidate. VSU has been putting the VSU presidential candidates through their paces with interviews, meetings, and public speeches. The student attendance was minimal at the speeches. At Dr. Bill McKinney’s speech event, the room was filled, but ...

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VSU needs full finals week

If students were given a full week there would be less anxiety, more time to focus and ultimately better academic performance, as there would be less chance that they would have three finals packed in one day as many students have experienced this at least once.

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Cut the Net, cut our freedom

On Jan. 19, Megaupload was shut down by the federal government; just a day after many major sites across the Internet protested the anti-piracy acts by blacking out their content. Megaupload was a major file sharing site that accounted for 2-3% of the entire Internet’s bandwidth. The government’s decision is an attempt to cut down on the piracy of copyrighted ...

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Grinding down on the books

In the wake of the worst economic times since the Great Depression, it's easy to get caught up in our own affairs and take certain things for granted.

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SOPA will wash out freedom

The Internet has been given the reins of free speech since its inception, but the rights of entrepreneurs and users in the United States are being threatened by two new bills about to be voted on in the Senate. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would theoretically hold websites accountable for all the content their users post. If this law ...

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Santa kills Christmas meaning

It might be time for Santa Claus to retire. He’s a nice enough guy and all and he’s definitely put in years of good service, but it might be time for us all to face the fact that having him stick around is doing more harm then good. Who is Santa really? For kids, he is a magical man who ...

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Split breaks provide relaxation

Thanksgiving break is so close I can almost taste that delicious bird and my mom’s homemade stuffing, but first we will have to endure two more days of class before that mouth-watering break. What’s so bad about that? Apparently, some universities give their students the whole week of Thanksgiving off, while others, like VSU, split the break into a three ...

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Veterans deserve appreciation

Listen. Listen for the 6,200 names. It could have been you; but because it wasn’t, listen and pay respect. In honor of Veteran’s Day, VSU’s chapter of Student Veterans of America will sponsor a Remembrance Day Roll Call beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday. VSU faculty, staff and students will read the names of the 6,200 plus men and women ...

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