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Spring 2016

Medieval expert comes to VSU: Sparks discussions on Islam and Christianity

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Dr. Suzanne Akbari has a lot to say about the misconceptions many Western Christians have of Islam. One of the most interesting: “When Christians describe Muslims in a certain way, they’re also saying something about themselves.” She challenged the audience to drop the common judgement they may have of Islam, because they really may ...

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Pregnant student shamed and suing

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Recently, a former graduate student at Wayne state University filed an $850,000 law suit against the university because she was the victim of gross discrimination while on a social work internship. According to USA Today, the student, Tina Varlesi, had entered the graduate program at Wayne State for the fall 2006 semester and in ...

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Dominos gets futuristic delivery

Written by Kayla Stroud, SpecTech Editor The average pimple-faced teenage delivery boy that we’ve all become accustomed to bringing us our favorite pepperoni topped treats is getting futuristic. The Australian independent branch of the pizza franchise, Dominos, is developing an innovative way of bringing starving customers their pies by creating a robot. According to NOLA, the new four wheeled prototype ...

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Tennis prepares for critical weekend

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer The Blazers men and women tennis teams are set to take on the Alabama-Huntsville’s Chargers, Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (women), West Florida Argonauts and the Concordia Clippers in anticipation of their approaching Gulf South Conference tournaments. Both teams hope to redeem themselves after 3-5 losses to the Columbus State Cougars on March 9. The ...

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Sororities help ignite joy through running

Written by John Stephen, Correspondent “If they could just bottle how you feel after the run,” Claire Walton says, describing how running always makes her feel better about herself, her family, her day and her entire life. Walton is the director of Girls on the Run South Georgia, and while she may not be able to package the endorphins released after ...

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Editorial: Don’t discriminate, educate

On Tuesday, March 22, there was a terrorist attack by two suicide bombers in Brussels, Belgium. According to the New York Times, the attack consisted of two bombings. One was at the Brussels Airport, which killed 10 people and one at the Maelbeek subway station, which killed about 20 people. Approximately 230 others were injured. After the attacks, ISIS issued ...

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Are self-driving cars necessary?

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Imagine a world where your car drives for you. No more rushing to work, no more having trouble eating and driving at the same time, no more worrying about who’s going to be D.D. for the night. Now imagine this very same world; but not only do cars drive by themselves, they also suggest ...

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Student with cancer enjoys early graduation

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief While most students were getting ready to take in the beach sun or catch up on Netflix over spring break, one VSU student graduated early. Michael Cowger graduated cum laude with a double major in finance and economics on March 11. The reason for his early graduation: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare type of cancer that ...

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Changes in store for mass media department

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor In fall 2016, the Mass Media Department will roll out its new curriculum for students who have not yet completed their pre requisite courses. At a March 10 meeting, students were invited to attend a meeting where upcoming curriculum changes were discussed, and students were informed on how the changes would affect their education ...

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