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Editorial: Super Bowl Sunday

This Sunday might be one of the most anticipated annual sporting events in the nation, especially for Georgia-natives. Falcon fans and Patriot fans alike will come together to watch the SuperBowl 50, meaning the celebratory drinks will be passed just as many times as the ball. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 10,265 people were killed in ...

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Editorial: Adel seeks support from VSU community

Last weekend Georgia was hit by an enormous storm system that produced dozens of tornadoes, leaving destruction in its path. The storm claimed 15 lives in Georgia and left more homeless, according to Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. Though the storm has passed, the devastation remains. According to The Weather Channel, authorities hope that the current death toll ...

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New Balance loses business over Trump

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer New Balance Athletic Inc. experienced major backlash for endorsing Donald Trump. Immediately after Donald Trump was announced as President-elect, the Vice President of Public affairs for New Balance, Matt LeBretton,  made a statement on behalf of the corporation that was seen as a full on endorsement by its customers. “With President-elect Trump we feel things ...

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Skateboarding ban shouldn’t exist

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Bicycling is allowed and so is driving a utility vehicle, but according to the lone sign at the end of the pedestrian mall at Valdosta State University, skateboarding is not permitted on the campus mall. Despite the no skateboarding rule, numerous individuals are spotted skating on the mall. The lack of visibility of signs ...

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Editorial: Enjoy Thanksgiving, not sales

Thanksgiving Thursday we sit down with our family, eat a big meal and give thanks for all of the good things in our lives. In the same 24 hours, before the food in our stomachs has even digested, we grab our wallets, speed to the mall and thoughtlessly trample our neighbors to death over a discounted television. Why are discounts ...

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Should we do away with Electoral College?

Written by Brian Williams, Staff Writer The Electoral College exists, but some individuals don’t think it should. In fact, some individuals don’t know what the Electoral College is. The official U.S. Electoral College website defines the Electoral College as a process, not a place established by the founding fathers of the United States in the Constitution as a compromise between ...

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Not too late to be kind: 2016 election brought out worst

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer The presidential election is and has been one of the most relevant reoccurring events in American society. Barack Obama proudly served as president of the United States for two consecutive terms. He succeeded against John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008 and Mitt Romney and Joe Biden in 2012. Many conclusions were made about ...

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Election 2016: Stand in the Hillary party’s shoes

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Trump won the presidential election and American reactions range from ecstatic to completely distraught. It is clear from many verbal and physical fights that many Americans are divided on politics—but those fights never change anyone’s mind.  Fights only do damage and enrage the opponent even more. Keep it friendly and aim to enlighten, not ...

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Editorial: VSU needs long-term president

A letter to the future president of VSU in the aftermath of a polarizing election: Welcome to our college. We hope you stick around. Valdosta State has had three presidents in the last year and a half, and it’s in need of some stability. Prior to 2002, the average presidential tenure at VSU was just over 17.5 years, with the ...

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