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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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Editorial: Be an educated voter this election

Social media can be a great place to get the latest updates on what goes on if individuals follow or ‘friend’ the right pages. However, most of what people see on their news feeds are memes, rants, propaganda or highly biased opinions without facts to back them up. To be a properly educated voter on the presidential campaign, individuals need ...

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Universities inplement new policy: Individuals have right to preferred pronouns

Written by Hunter Terrell, Circulation Manager Numerous universities across the nation have implemented a pronoun policy in which students are allowed to identify and specify who they wish to be addressed as, regardless of prior gender stigmas and limitations. With this policy in full affect at universities such as Harvard, University of Michigan and Ohio University, all school faculty and ...

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“Moana” the new black face: Disney thankfully recalls costume

Written by Mayah Cantave, Managing Editor In light of Disney’s upcoming release of the movie “Moana,” Disney has halted its sales of a costume inspired by one of its characters. The costume is based on the depiction of Maui, a main character whose attire is in the custom Polynesian culture. The costume featured pants and a long sleeve shirt covered ...

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Covergirl introduces its first male spokesperson

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor On Oct. 11 CoverGirl tweeted out an announcement of their newest CoverGirl, who just so happened to be a boy. The newest face of CoverGirl, James Charles, known to his followers as jcharelsbeauty is a 17-year-old Instagram-famous beauty guru who, according to his Instagram account, has only been using makeup on himself for a ...

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Visit Valdosta haunted houses–Expect a good scare from everywhere

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer   Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year. People are either doing the scaring or getting out in the streets waiting for free candy. One of the main attractions around this time of year are haunted houses, of which the world we live in is not lacking. Unfortunately, Valdosta only has ...

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Registration made easy

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Many students are frustrated with their advisors messing up their class load, so individuals take matters into their own hands only to end up with the same results. Registration has begun and students are trying to get the perfect class schedule. But in order to sign up for classes, students must meet with advisors ...

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Tax loopholes hurt working class citizens

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer When it comes to taxes are we all paying our fair share? According to Presidential candidate, Donald Trump that is not the case seeing as he and many “smart” business men like him have been taking advantages of loopholes to get out of paying taxes. There has been a lot of talk about taxes during ...

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