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Police leaves students uninformed for hours

Better late than never? Not this time. As of last Friday the campus has seen a lot of protest and demonstrations. On Tuesday many students received an email from the university stating that one of the lead protesters who has been walking on the flag had a firearm on his person while on the campus. Students received this email almost ...

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Employees’ mental illness needs attention and solutions

Written by: Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Mental health is an issue that should not limit job opportunities, but more opportunities should be provided to help those struggling mentally. The airline and his Lufthansa flight training school knew Lubitz suffered from some depression according to CNN. Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, knew Lubitz’s inner struggle, but still allowed him to ...

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Ready for Hillary

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Staff Writer I’m ready for Hillary, but is the rest of America? Following Sunday’s exciting but less than shocking announcement about Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House in 2016, many Americans are left looking for more information about Clinton. Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 before going on to Yale Law School and graduating ...

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American flag photo sparks unwarranted criticism

Written by: Erin Martin, Staff Writer  erimartin@valdosta.edu A Virginia photographer received harsh comments after posting a picture of her work on social media. The controversy surrounding the picture of a baby swaddled in an American flag went viral and caused a backlash that quickly elevated. After Vanessa Hicks took a picture of her friend and Navy veteran holding his newborn child ...

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Editorial: When it comes to crime, it’s better to know

Lately, crime alert emails are as routine as the weekly student activity news. Starting at the end of February, an alarming number of robberies have been reported, resulting in a series of alerts from VSU. While one was allegedly false and others were determined to occur near university property, this string of robberies has instilled fear in our campus and ...

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New religious freedom: liberty and justice for some

by Kenzie Kesselring Welcome to America! Land of the free…kind of. Indiana’s governor, Mike Pence, signed a religious freedom bill on April 2. This law is bringing up some strong emotions from Indiana citizens who are afraid this bill might allow businesses to discriminate against same sex couples. This act will allow business owners to refuse service to people if ...

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Required voting results in uniformed votes

by Jordan Hill Vote even though you don’t know with what party you affiliate. Vote even though you don’t know any of the candidates. Vote even though you don’t know what you want from a president. To make voting a requirement for every U.S. citizen is a good thought, but it opens up a can of uninformed worms to make ...

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UGA bans hoop skirts

by Tatyana Phelps It seems as though since the SAE scandal at the University of Oklahoma, schools are doing whatever they can to prevent sororities and fraternities from doing anything that may seem racist. Several schools are beginning to take precaution with anything that can cause a racial uproar. Now, sororities at the University of Georgia are no longer allowed to ...

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Wanted: A forthcoming leader with an open door

After three years at VSU’s helm, President William McKinney is throwing in the towel, and in the fall, the campus will have a new leader. Transfers in power always elicit nervous anticipation from those under that power. Who will be this new captain, and will he or she be better than the last? Will this person be able to fix ...

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Pro/Con: Guns on campus

PRO by Tierra Francois We should all feel the need to protect ourselves, especially since people have become so unpredictable with their actions. Places such as, work, school, restaurants and shopping malls are not safe anymore. It is necessary for us to be able to carry a gun at theses places, but we should be able to do so without ...

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