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Pure bred vs. hybrids show love for all dogs

Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Future pet owners sometimes go out of their way and pay hundreds of dollars for a pure-bred dog, while perfectly suitable “mutts” are waiting in the kennel to be adopted. People who want pure-bred dogs probably purchase them because they like the way that breed looks or like that breed’s personality traits. People ...

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Editorial: Don’t subscribe to the ‘media is dishonest’ mantra

Journalism is not the enemy. Washington Post Editor Marty Baron is one of the premier names in American journalism. Best known as the figurehead of the Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” findings, Baron’s Post has gone head-to-head with President Donald Trump throughout the last two years. Trump calls the media dishonest, an agenda-filled group of reporters who take aim at him and ...

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2017 Best Places to Live

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor U.S. News and World Report announced their list of the top 100 best places to live in America for 2017. The ranking of America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas was based on affordability, desirability, job openings and quality of life. According to Today.com, a survey was given to thousands of people across America to ...

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What’s strange about the Johnsons?

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer If you haven’t heard about the Johnsons, consider yourself lucky. They’re not your average happy-go-lucky family. There’s something quite strange about them. In 2011, young filmmaker Ari Aster showed what made the Johnsons so strange when he released a very controversial short film entitled, “The Strange Thing about the Johnsons,” touching on incest and ...

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Editorial: Bring back summer commencements

It’s the last day. Finals are finished. All the boxes are checked off on the graduation checklist. All that’s left is to wait around five months to walk across the stage at commencement. For students finishing their degree in the summer semester, this is a possibility. It’s either wait around five months or walk early, which many students do, but ...

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Editorial: VSU students need to represent unity

The VSU community was disturbed by the choice of an individual to scribble a hateful statement across the stall in a Lowndes Hall bathroom last Friday. Student reactions were mixed, though all seemed to disagree with the statement, some students were less shocked by the discovery than others. The office of the president and SGA both immediately condemned the graffiti, ...

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Downtown Valdosta urges VSU students to join the experience

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor Valdosta’s Mainstreet Program directors Misty Smith and Ellen Hill are looking for ways to increase VSU student’s involvement with downtown Valdosta. “Ultimately we want to bridge the gap between Mainstreet and the VSU student body,” said Smith. “What most students don’t see is all the things downtown has to offer,” said Sharlie Keaton, senior, ...

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Don’t fall victim to fake news

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer Social networks can be a pretty scary place when a bunch of “fake news” is going on. Fake news took the internet by storm during the 2016 election. Using eye-catching titles, such as “Donald Trump says the earth is flat,” and “Germany folds to Shariah Law, approves child marriages,” fake news has the ability ...

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Editorial: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, or the holiday’s full title, Saint Valentine’s Day, is a time dedicated to lovers. But, why are hearts, flowers and everything romance associated with a Christian saint? The details on Valentine’s Day’s origins are murky, but History.com dates it back to the ancient Romans and the Catholic Church. During the third century in Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed ...

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Chipotle’s comeback year

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer Last year was an extremely unforgettable year for the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant food chain, and not in a good way. I’m sure many of you heard of the E. Coli outbreak that occurred in late 2015, which caused their sales to plummet in 2016. Chipotle was once one of the top selling fast ...

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