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Sad attempt to defund Planned Parenthood fails: Obama vetos bill proposed by pro-life advocates

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor Earlier this month, President Obama vetoed a bill proposed essentially by Republicans that would defund Planned Parenthood. This bill was a reaction to rumors from last year that Planned Parenthood was selling parts of aborted fetuses. It is no secret that our country is very polarized on the topic of abortion, but attempting to ...

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GMO foods should be labeled fr the benefit of consumers

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Manager After there has been so much talk about the connection between genetically modified organisms and cancer, several people have chosen to cut out GMOs from their diet. However, it can be pretty hard to do that if consumers are unsure of which food has been modified and which have not. A GMO is ...

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Is America ready for a non-Christian President?

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer As the 2016 Presidential elections quickly approach, we are faced with not only saying goodbye to the Obama’s, but also welcoming in a new President for the next four years. The United States has been a country loosely based off of our Founding Fathers’ religion, Christianity, since its early years. However, Christianity was never ...

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Obama faces unnecessary backlash over new gun control proposals

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer “We maybe can’t save everybody, but we can save some!” This is a powerful statement made by President Obama during his immense speech regarding gun laws on Jan. 5, 2016. We are only a few days into the New Year and our president has made it very clear that he is taking his last year ...

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Editorial: Show us the money

The last two semesters at VSU have been rough. Last spring, a simple protest lead to a media frenzy which engulfed VSU. In the fall, over 30 faculty and staff members were let go. Faculty and staff were at the pinnacle of their careers and some relocated to Valdosta because of VSU. Because of this, it seemed that VSU was ...

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New Years Resolutions

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Author Melody Beattie wrote, “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, wanting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” Within her simple words there is a challenge—how do you greet the new year? Some people celebrate with parties and fireworks, or maybe hands filled ...

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Misguided symbolic gesture unfairly disgraces Jenner

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor Caitlyn Jenner was given this year’s “Woman of the Year” Award from Glamour magazine. According to BuzzFeed News, James Smith, an NYPD police officer, promptly returned the “Woman of the Year” Award given to him in honor of his wife, Moira Smith, an NYPD officer who died in 9/11. “I was shocked and ...

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Tuscaloosa PD accused of using excessive force

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer I’m sick of it. We’re all sick of it. If I hear about another incident involving police brutality I’ll go insane, and I know I’m not the only one. Now the incident in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is just another case to add to the list. According to The Huffington Post, the Tuscaloosa Police Department received ...

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Trump’s stance offensive to Muslim Americans

Written by Tresia Bowles’, Staff Writer When Yahoo asked Donald Trump if he might require registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion he responded, “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule.” Certain things will ...

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Starbucks free to do without the ‘Merry Christmas’ on cups

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst Opinions Editor Every year the holiday season hits with an array of seasonal promotions from various companies. Annually, Starbucks has released a festive version of their cup to celebrate the upcoming holidays and winter. This year’s cup was a simple red ombre design. As in past years, there have been praises over the temporary looks. However, ...

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