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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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SGA elections reach majority vote without a winner

The news is on nearly every student’s lips, and tensions are nothing short of palpable. Meanwhile, the excitement is reaching all time highs as conversations heat up over the rare SGA run-off… Wait. This all seems eerily familiar. It must be due to that fact that last year’s SGA elections also resulted in a run-off. The SGA election results were ...

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The new face of VSU now contains bank logo

The university takes such pride in the Student Union, it was shocking when, on Wednesday afternoon, something other than the university name or something about the University System of Georgia to appear at the entrance. But there it stands .“First Federal Savings of Valdosta Plaza” reads the giant logo adjacent to an even larger “Valdosta State University.” When the decision ...

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Don’t just complain, start a protest

Life isn’t fair. It’s true. And there are so many things we can’t control. Sometimes complaining feels like the only option. But what good does it do to complain to one another? We need to be voicing our concerns to the people who are making the rules that govern our lives and restrict our freedoms. Student activism has been advocated ...

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