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Keystone Pipeline cut in hopes of helping environment

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer On November 6, President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline proposal as environmentalists celebrated this historic event. Spanning nearly 1,200 miles across six states, the pipeline would carry more than 800,000 barrels of petroleum from Canada to the Gulf coast. Obama’s decision on the Keystone Pipeline means we can continue our focus on ...

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Guns on campus will hurt not help

Written by Zenobia Harris, Copy Editor To carry or not to carry—that has been a big part of the controversy surrounding guns on college campuses, and both recent and not-so-recent campus shootings have contributed to the debate, and justifiably has left people on both sides of the issue quite concerned for students’ safety. I’m sure both would agree that we ...

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Editorial: Be informed. Make a change.

Tragedy is a word that is becoming a part of daily diction. If you have seen the news the last couple of days, you will notice that the world seems to be overtaken by grief and tragedy. On Friday, Nov. 13, the world’s clock seemed to stop ticking. Devastating terrorist attacks ravaged areas of Paris. News stations, newspapers, cell phone ...

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Politicians trying to play both sides of ‘SNL’ double-edged comedy sword

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer From Reagan and Clinton, to Bush and Obama, Saturday Night Live has never been shy about impersonating our nation’s political leaders. These sketches have been going on for decades and they certainly won’t be slowing down any time soon due to the fact that the audience responds so well to them. These sketches have ...

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Tiny houses make big plans: New trend helps owners save money and the environment

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor The bigger the better. The more the merrier. Go big or go home; until now. The tiny house trend is the latest craze in the housing industry, and it’s catching people’s attention. HGTV and DYI Network have developed several shows that highlight people looking to building or find their own tiny home in hopes of ...

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Women candidates receive unequal treatment from media in race for POTUS

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer There is a long extensive history of strongminded and intelligent women having a lasting influence on the government and its policies dating all the way back to the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Seneca Falls Convention. For years women have had to prove themselves to be intellectual beings with the mental capacity to hold conversations ...

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Editorial: Media: friend or foe?

Every great historical movement has had two things in common: a cause for the people to rally behind and a media presence that sheds light on the movement.  The media has been abuzz with the recent happenings at the University of Missouri and a whirlwind of racial tensions seem to be reaching a climax. A video from the UM campus that ...

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Racism is not so far far away

Written by Mayah Cantave, Asst. Opinions Editor The release of the new Star Wars movie has created a ton of buzz and controversy. On Twitter people seem to be upset with the upcoming movie claiming it is “anti-white” and promotes white genocide. The #boycottstarwarsVII was created to prevent the release of the movie. The boycotters’ anger stems from the fact ...

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Media ignores Million Man March

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor On Oct. 16, 1995, Louis Farrakhan organized the Million Man March. This was a calling of all African American men to meet in Washington, DC around the National Mall. The march was held to place black issues back on the political agenda. This past October, the 20th anniversary of the million man march ...

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Blazers against bigotry

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief The media and the recent presidential debate coverage have been rife with anti-Muslim remarks and bigotry. And on Saturday, that prejudiced reared its ugly head as two protests were held in quaint downtown Valdosta. One was an Anti-Muslim protest against allowing Syrian refugees to come to America. The other was a counter response from Valdosta ...

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