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Soldier causes DUSTWUN: Court predictions for sentence too harsh

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor According to CNN, Army Private First Class Robert Bowdrie “Bowe” Bergdahl, could be facing life in prison on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. On June 30, 2009, Bergdahl went missing from his combat outpost in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.  Finally in May 2014, he was released from the Taliban after being held ...

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Editorial: News media must work to gain trust of audience

Sometimes reporters don’t have all of the information before running a story. The race to be first on broadcasting big news can be a cutthroat competition, and anything done in a rush is bound to contain errors. Sometimes the errors are an accident, but other times they are made out of careless haste. The most recent social uproar against media ...

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Babysitters deserve better wages and more respect

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Babysitters deserve proper pay Stay at home moms are demanding more respect; for people to understand that it is a full time job to take care of a child. According to Goudreau at Forbes.com, their job can be broken down into ten different responsibilities, all consisting of things that require just as much attention ...

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Periods not a luxury and tampons are essential

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer On July 21st, New York became the 11th state to terminate the luxury tax placed on the most common feminine product, tampons. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commented to multiple news sources “This is a regressive tax on essential products that women have had to pay for far too long and lifting it is ...

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Starting fall too early: Stores push customers away

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Every year pumpkin spice, bonfires, and football games sneak up on the unsuspecting public, their quiet arrival marked by the decorations that seemingly appear overnight in the windows and aisles of department stores everywhere. For most people this is a welcome change. A craze is experienced over the decorations, the smells, and the change ...

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Popular app extending lines and wait: Some students complain that service at Moe’s way too slow

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer One of VSU’s favorite dining options, Moe’s Southwest Grill, has relocated from the retail center of Palms dining to the Student Union, adjacent to Chick-fil-A, where Nathan’s used to be. Moe’s still offers Homewreckers with a side of guacamole as well as maintaining a welcoming atmosphere that is created by the employees, but students ...

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Burkini ban promotes hate

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer A picture of a Muslim woman being forced to remove her veil surrounded by policemen on a French beach is going viral, and women around the world of all different backgrounds are rallying behind her. Does any government that boasts “Liberty, equality, and fraternity” as their national motto have the right to tell any ...

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Editor Experience: Getting in a good twerk-out

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor Putting in time on the elliptical or lifting some weights in the gym can be a great way to blow off steam at the end of a long week of studying, but a group of ladies got together last Friday to put on a class for a different kind of workout. “We wanted ...

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Editorial: Don’t break the bank to educate

Don’t break the bank to educate. Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. How exactly can we change the world when we can barely afford it? Paying for college has always cost an arm and a leg. Now it seems like it’s costing an arm, leg, heart and soul. ...

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Michael Phelps’ medals deserve respect

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Phelps has had a few scandals during his 16 yearlong swimming career, but his accomplishments have outshined those scandals. Phelps has made mistakes, but during competition he followed the rules, unlike some of his fellow USA Olympic athletes. Phelps’s popularity is why most people know about his past marijuana use, not because he is ...

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