After returning from spring break and re-focusing on schoolwork, many students are now anxious for the next few weeks to fly by so summer can arrive. For most, spring break was full of fun, relaxation and reminders that the school year is almost over. Has summeritis kicked in as VSU? Freshmen Ansley Taylor and Cindy Williams are on the fence ...Read More »
Don’t be senseless, fill out the census
Imagine if you had to sit in silence for ten years, watching everyone around you making decisions about your life and you had no say. Wake up VSU, this is a reality. The United States census only happens every ten years and many people don’t take the advantage of letting their voices be heard. We have all seen the commercials, ...Read More »
People Poll: What do you think of when you someone mentions St. Patty’s day?
Datonia Hughes senior mass media major ““I think of green, green, green because that is my all-time favorite color. I’m a nature person so spring is not too far behind St. Patrick’s Day. When you think of green, you think of spring.” Shannette Samms senior psychology major “I think of Riverdance, green, and leprechauns.” Benjamin Starling senior mass media major ...Read More »
Not for sale
I find it amusing how shocked our initial reaction to the budget cuts were last week. It’s no secret that legislatures dip their hand into the academic money jar whenever they need some easy cash. After all, the student body practically bleeds money from the moment we send our applications in. The only difference this time is that a few ...Read More »
Sunshine week shines on journalists
Next week is an important one for every student on campus, but spring break is not the only major event scheduled. Next week is also “Sunshine Week,” a media created event aimed at raising the awareness of the free and open press across the country. The event was started by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and has spread in ...Read More »
People Poll: What should VSU cut from spending?
Asya Greenwood junior journalism major “I think that VSU spends money effectively and cutting $9 million would negatively impact the progress of the campus.” Erica Whitaker sophomore education major “I think the movie theater in the UC should be cut off because there’s really no use for it.” J.J. Wortham junior journalism major “VSU should cut the expenses used to ...Read More »
Trials of long distance love
Do you believe that a long-distance relationship can work? It depends, right? Does it depend on the distance? Does it depend on the person or does it depend on you? How and will a long distance relationship work with college-age people might be the question now, but the ultimate question is, do you have what it takes to indulge in ...Read More »
Expectations for a generation
Now, I’ve always been quick to criticize our generation. Our Facebook-stalking, smartphone-carrying, Google-dependent lifestyle has made us a bunch of spoiled Tweeters with attention deficits and laziness. I often joked that we were nicknamed “Generation Y” because it was the protest that would burst from our mouths whenever we were asked to do something productive. So imagine my reaction when ...Read More »
A productive alternative to complaining
Recently, major budget cuts have been proposed for the University System of Georgia. About $600 million will be taken away from the university system. This is putting major pressure on the schools in the system and VSU is no exception. Wednesday, VSU President Patrick Schloss held an open meeting to discuss the budget cuts, informing the school that enrollment will ...Read More »
People Poll: Are you a Facebook stalker?
Paul Guzman Jr sophomore mass media major “I’m not simply because I am not on Facebook a lot.” Xio Serano-Arce junior psychology major “In a sense yes, because I have certain profiles I frequently visit. I like looking through pictures and checking statuses to see what they’ve been up to. But if people don’t want to be ‘stalked’ why have ...Read More »