Home / Opinions / Editorial (page 20)

Editorial

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.

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Shorter bans gay employees

We live in a time in which one would like to think that we have rid ourselves of all prejudices, especially prejudices related to sexual orientation. The vast majority or our society has evolved with the times and almost everywhere a person looks, people live, work, and co-exist with each other, regardless of differences in sexuality Unfortunately, there are some ...

Read More »

VSU trails in social media use

To say social media is a driving tool in how we communicate, share information and speak our minds is an understatement. Everyone from your mom, boss and co-workers have Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagrams (do I need to keep going?) and so on. Now you can add your institution to the list. According to a recent study by the Center for ...

Read More »

Occupiers need organization

The Occupy Movement has gone worldwide. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir movement, protesters began occupying Liberty Plaza in New York City on Sept. 17. Fast-forward almost one month exactly. The Occupy movement has hit Valdosta, and we at The Spectator are all for it—kind of. There is a good message behind the protests, but they could be a little more ...

Read More »

Banks slam customers with fees

Swiping a debit card for our purchases has become second nature—but usually we don’t expect the bank to hit us with a monthly fee for it. Using a debit card was once a free service, until banks such as Bank of America decided to start charging its customers for it. On Sept. 29, the largest bank in the nation announced ...

Read More »

Artists should deface elsewhere

Many artists have found public areas to be the perfect canvas to display their graffiti or street art to the wandering public eye, but a college campus is not the place for this vandalism to make its mark. Recently, we have noticed an increase in the amount of graffiti incidences in the police reports. VSU prides itself on having a ...

Read More »