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Expectations for a generation

Now, I’ve always been quick to criticize our generation. Our Facebook-stalking, smartphone-carrying, Google-dependent lifestyle has made us a bunch of spoiled Tweeters with attention deficits and laziness. I often joked that we were nicknamed “Generation Y” because it was the protest that would burst from our mouths whenever we were asked to do something productive. So imagine my reaction when ...

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A productive alternative to complaining

Recently, major budget cuts have been proposed for the University System of Georgia. About $600 million will be taken away from the university system. This is putting major pressure on the schools in the system and VSU is no exception. Wednesday, VSU President Patrick Schloss held an open meeting to discuss the budget cuts, informing the school that enrollment will ...

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People Poll: Are you a Facebook stalker?

Paul Guzman Jr sophomore mass media major “I’m not simply because I am not on Facebook a lot.” Xio Serano-Arce junior psychology major “In a sense yes, because I have certain profiles I frequently visit. I like looking through pictures and checking statuses to see what they’ve been up to. But if people don’t want to be ‘stalked’ why have ...

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Friendships worth more than a fight

Building and keeping friendships is not easy. They take the same type of effort as any other relationship you might come across in your life. Learning when to let someone go, and when to hold on and continue a relationship, might be some of the hardest decisions you make in your life, but they are decisions that will have to ...

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Providing pacifiers for pouting politicians

I am not a political genius. This might seem like an awkward way to end a very political month, but it’s true. All I do is state the obvious and point out –what should be –common sense. Anybody can do this. Which begs the question why those who fancy themselves as political geniuses can never do so when making a ...

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Freedom wall: good idea, bad placement

“The Free Expression Tunnel gives students a venue for expressing their thoughts and feeling about anything.” That comes straight from North Carolina State’s Web site, under the ‘traditions’ link. The “Free Expression Tunnel” is a place on NC State’s campus where students can voice their opinion with spray paint. Google it. It seems that the resident assistants of Georgia Hall ...

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People Poll: Is obesity an epidemic?

Tammy Leavell junior, middle grades science “Yes, because you see evidence in a broad range of ages, young to old.” Calandria Grogan senior, sociology “Yes, because today children are being raised differently by younger parents. The parents need to watch what their children eat and be more active with them. “ Daniel Resciniti senior, mass media “Yes, never in the ...

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Clear communication necessary before the next step

So you two had sex. It was okay sex. But now he/she is acting like he/she is always busy or just don’t have enough time for anything. She said she was in the library studying, but you walked around the entire library slowly and saw no glimpse of her. Every time you call him, he sends you a text back ...

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Pick your poison, America

Apparently my attempt at Swift inspired sarcasm went over a few heads last week. It’s a shame, because I was looking forward to modeling the health care debate after Gulliver’s Travels. I guess I’ll leave the extravagant tales about health care to our politicians. The health care debate has done well to turn our greatest politicians into raging zealots that ...

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Winter Olympics cultured in a rich tradition of passion

The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver took place on Friday, Feb. 12 in a display that clearly showed the pride and excitement of the Canadian people. The excitement was not lost on the analyst of NBC who have been covering the first six days of the games with relentless care. The excitement has also been shared by ...

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