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Students disapprove of graduation fees

With graduation right around the corner, seniors are making sure to dot the I’s and cross the T’s before it’s time to walk across the stage. A crucial part of this process is filling out the graduation application that includes a fee of $25 which does not cover the cost of a cap and a gown. While some seniors are ...

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What’s Your Take: Kaepernick’s imprint still in the NFL

When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem prior to a game last season, he shook the NFL for the better. Even as a free agent, Colin Kaepernick is still affecting the NFL. His explanation was that he would not stand for a country that oppresses people of color. Kaepernick was named National Football League Players Association Community MVP after ...

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LaMelo Balling Elsewhere?

On August 31, LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand released the “MeloBall 1.” The shoe is inspired and designed by LaMelo Ball, the 16-year old basketball prodigy from Chino Hills, California. Why is this amazing? He becomes the first high school player ever to have his own signature shoe. Previously, the brand released the first professional model, the ZO2, ...

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Editorial: NFL players have the right to protest

What had dwindled down to a one-player protest was reignited this week by an explosive outburst from President Donald Trump. The outburst verbally attacked NFL players for kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” To recap, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the national anthem throughout the season last year. Kaepernick’s actions started a movement for others who ...

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The Emmy Awards need a revamp

The 2017 Primetime Emmy Award show premiered Sunday, Sept. 17. For many actors, winning the prestigious award cements their place in Hollywood history. The Emmys were decent this year and displayed the same characteristics as past years. The lineup of shows didn’t seem that remarkable or memorable. The biggest winner of the night, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” won in almost every ...

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What’s Your Take: Should walk-on athletes receive stipends

On any given college campus, there are plenty of athletic opportunities for students. Intramural and recreation leagues allow students to compete in a relaxed and social environment. Collegiate sports allow students to step into the spotlight with their performances. Joining an intramural sport is as simple as creating a team. To play collegiate sports, often times you must be recruited ...

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Editorial: Dreamers deserve protection

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—a five-year-old Obama era policy. Congress has been given a six-month window until March 5 to come up with an alternate deal. As of Wednesday night, negotiations are ongoing. In June 2012, President Barack Obama announced DACA’s implementation. The policy allowed immigrants brought illegally to ...

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Fenty Beauty dominates makeup industry

As a member of the Rihanna Navy, I was ecstatic about the release of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week. The makeup collection launched at Sephora with 40 foundation shades, a bold move for a new makeup brand. “Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: for women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures and races,” Rihanna said on ...

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Editorial: VSU students petition to cancel classes

As we know, Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of Georgia and Florida earlier this week. This affected many students who left the Valdosta area. VSU already cancelled classes Monday through Wednesday, but a student decided to petition the VSU administration to cancel classes for the rest of the week. The author of the petition used Irma’s unpredictability as an argument for ...

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Dreams Deferred

The American Dream was the concept that encouraged my family to immigrate to this country many years ago. The concept that filled many of our ancestors with hope for a chance at a new life, but is the American Dream that once promised prosperity in exchange for hard work, dead? Trump’s administration decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

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