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Review: Twitter character limit change

Twitter is trying out a new character limit that has been the topic of discussion since late September. With only certain Twitter users able to use more characters, it has received mixed reviews. Junior Nique Jones feels the new update is a bit excessive. “For me, Twitter is supposed to be short, sweet and to the point,” Jones said. “I ...

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Editorial: Presidential celebration will put spotlight on VSU

On Oct. 27, Dr. Richard Carvajal will be formally inducted as President of Valdosta State University. In celebration, special alumni and dignitaries, along with the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, will attend a breakfast and swearing in ceremony. This event, the culmination of a two-day celebration that includes a student carnival Thursday night, will throw VSU into a ...

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Students weigh in on how to help Puerto Rico

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. The deadly storm caused major catastrophe to the island, and it is believed that Puerto Rico will not have electricity for over six months. Junior mass media major, Cecil Merkerson, believes more media coverage will help Puerto Rico get the help they need. “My opinion on Puerto Rico is ...

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Students upset with cancellation of VSU night at Wild Adventures

For the past nine years, VSU held an event during homecoming week at Wild Adventures theme park called “VSU Night.” The park admitted free entrance to students on VSU night. This year, there is no special night. However, the park is offering a $15 ticket price on Friday nights in October for students with a valid VSU ID. While this ...

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What’s Your Take: Superteams too superior?

The trend of superteams is running rampant in the National Basketball Association. Teams across the league are seeking that star free agent to pair up with their current star or looking for trades to bring another star to the team. Many fans say that this is ruining the league and causing the competitiveness to deteriorate in the NBA, but I ...

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Students agree ASL should be a foreign language credit

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines language as, “a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures or marks having understood meanings.” So why does VSU not offer American Sign Language as a foreign language credit? Until earlier last week, I assumed ASL was a foreign language in a sense, so why not make it ...

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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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