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New interim president announced, will start term once McKinney steps down

by Cole Edwards A week after the surprise resignation of Dr. William McKinney, the Board of Regents has tapped a five-term Republican Georgia senator to take over the helm of VSU for the foreseeable future. University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced in a press release released late Wednesday afternoon that Dr. Cecil Staton would take over as VSU’s ...

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Daily Strange: Artificial wombs – a motherless birth

Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer ”One by one, the eggs were transferred from their test-tubes to the larger containers; deftly the peritoneal lining was slit, the morula dropped into place, the saline solution poured and already the bottle had passed on through an opening in the wall, slowly on into the Social Predestination Room.” Aldous Huxley, ”Brave New World” Ectogenesis, ...

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Daily Strange: What are those strange little things floating in your eyeballs?

Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer Have you ever been minding your own business, not paying too much attention to anything in particular, and noticed a strange little worm-like speck casually drifting in and out of your field of vision? Those distracting little squiggles are actually called “floaters,” and about 70% of the human population has experienced them. Well, what exactly ...

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‘Bloodborne’ gameplay scores high with critics

Written by Alex Corbitt Developer FromSoft doesn’t disappoint with its new game, “Bloodborne.” The hype surrounding the game’s upcoming release stems from the Dark Soul community’s fascination with the game’s grim fantasy world. In this world, anything and everything wants to kill you, creating a challenging, dark, and complex gaming experience. Shrouded in mystery, the story of Bloodborne is theorized ...

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Daily Strange: Coffee decreases liver cancer

Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer Everyday millions of people reach for coffee as their morning pick-me-up. People drink coffee to wake up, to improve concentration and focus, not to mention its smooth alluring taste and smell. Well, a new addition can now be added on to that list. A new report has shown that regular coffee consumption could also reduce ...

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Horoscopes: Love Forecast April 6-12

What’s is the air for you this week? Monday, April 6 – Sunday, April 12, 2015 Aries: March 21 – April 19 — Your partner is dying of boredom, only he or she is too polite to tell you. Uranus, planet of innovation, urges you to shake things up a bit in the bedroom. If you think you’re the world’s greatest ...

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Horoscopes: Daily Forecast 4/6/15

Today's Birthday (04/06/15). Play your game full out this year. Practice. Involve family. Romantic passion and partnership blossom over springtime. Plan an educational journey for launch after 6/14. A shift in your work after 10/13 opens new directions. Late autumn planning leads to winter changes, forged from new clarity on your mission. Ask for your heart's desire. To get the ...

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SGA talks enrollment problem, solutions

by Kristin Whitman SGA learned at its March 30 meeting that VSU’s freshman enrollment will likely drop for the third year in a row, a trend that is wreaking havoc on VSU Housing. Dr. Tom Hardy, director of housing and residence life, told SGA that VSU is predicted to be down in freshman enrollment for the third year, making it hard ...

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Like a good neighbor VSU is here

by LaMarcus Wilkerson In an attempt to counteract decreasing student enrollment, VSU is now offering in-state tuition to three border states. On March 30, the Board of Regents agreed to allow VSU to offer in-state tuition fees for Florida, Alabama and South Carolina residents. This policy will go into effect at the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. “(The goal ...

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Pro/Con: Guns on campus

PRO by Tierra Francois We should all feel the need to protect ourselves, especially since people have become so unpredictable with their actions. Places such as, work, school, restaurants and shopping malls are not safe anymore. It is necessary for us to be able to carry a gun at theses places, but we should be able to do so without ...

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