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People poll: Students weigh in on new student diversity roundtable

“It probably won’t solve anything, but I think it’ll be effective because it’ll bring more awareness to the situation,” Tydelle Skinner, a freshman business major, said. “I think it’ll be a way for everybody to heart with others opinions,” Carmen Greenway, a freshman sociology major, said. “I think it’s a good idea because its good to have a discussion about ...

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Editorial: Hey VSU, enough with the emails

It’s 2018, and notifications drive your everyday life. You get social media notifications, grades and class cancellation emails, and that doesn’t even include text or missed call notifications. Unfortunately, an overflowing surge of these notifications subconsciously forces many of us to not pay attention when we receive them and this can to our detriment. They can save you from forgetting ...

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People poll: How do you stay healthy in college?

“I go to Crossfit classes everyday, sometimes twice a day,” Austin McCord, a sophomore exercise physiology major, said. “I drink a lot of water and a lot of green tea … it flushed your system.” “I think it’s not only important to stay healthy physically, but also to take care of your mental and emotional well-being being,” Samantha Mora, a ...

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Panic in paradise: Human error sends Hawaii into terror

Imagine watching the palm trees sway, listening to the waves crash and then suddenly a notification on your phone of an incoming missile that’s supposedly less than 20 minutes away. It’s definitely not how Hawaii residents wanted to start their Saturday. On Jan. 13, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hi-EMA) sent out an unintentional alert that cautioned residents of a ...

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Editorial: Protect yourself from the flu

It’s finally here! No, not the Super Bowl, we’re talking about Influenza, and we are at the peak of its season. Right now, the flu is widespread in 49 states, Georgia especially getting hit hard. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), there have been over 307 influenza hospitalizations and five deaths in a matter of 14 weeks. ...

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Students discuss Trump’s Twitter post against North Korea

President Donald Trump has been one of the most active presidents on social media, especially on Twitter. Starting in December, Twitter began to enforce and push a new platform against threatening tweets, yet Trump has not been banned after posting tweets threatening a nuclear war. According to Twitter’s general guidelines and policies, “you may not make specific threats of violence ...

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People poll: How do you feel about politics after 2017?

“My views have changed only because we went from Obama to Trump and I don’t know how to deal with it,” Devin Neal, a junior business major, said. “My views on politics haven’t really changed. Trump with this wall though; I see his purpose, but there are many ways he can work around that. With all this foreign policy, I ...

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What’s your Take: A Rose Without Petals

When the kid from Chicago, named Derrick Rose, got drafted to his hometown team, the Bulls, everyone knew that he would be a star. In his first year in the league, he won the 2008-2009 Rookie of the Year honor and got the Bulls back to the playoffs. In only his third year, he became the youngest NBA MVP and ...

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What’s Your Take: Skipping Town for the Pros

Star prospects, Derwin James and Deshon Elliot, of Florida State and Texas declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft and skipping their team’s bowl games, the question has been posed if players should sit out their team’s finales. Yes, we were always taught to finish what you start, but this is a different matter. These players have millions waiting on them ...

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People poll: How do you deal with stress?

“I deal with stress by listening to gospel music,” Essence Gram, a junior criminal justice major, said. “I pray to God every morning and every night so when I encounter problems I know how to deal with them,” Ashanti Henderson, a sophomore biology pre-pharmacy major, said. “I make a list and I check everything off so I make sure I get ...

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