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2012-03-22

Ethical issues create challenge for cautious authority figures

   Authority is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as the right or power to enforce rules or to give orders; ethics is defined as the study of moral conduct and how it affects behavior. Society is often faced with an authority figure that does not possess ethical attributes like former President Richard Nixon or Benedict Arnold. However, authority and ethics are ...

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People Poll: Are you looking forward to seeing ‘The Hunger Games’?

“I’m actually interested in seeing the movie after seeing how excited my younger sister was about it.” Skylar Gordon freshman psychology major “I’m excited to see what I’ve read become a movie!” McKenzie Drain freshman biology major “After seeing the previews, the movie actually looks adventurous. I can’t wait to see it.” Rastarja Heard freshman criminal justice major “I haven’t ...

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Recent VSU graduate releases first E.P.

 VSU alumni, Benjamin “Been Jammin” Williams, has gone from independent film star to music star, and released his first E.P. “iBEEN JAMMIN” Feb. 24.   The free download includes seven tracks, with a short intro and outro.  The single for the hip-hop album, “iBEEN JAMMIN,” is Been Jammin’s hit “Out of Control” featuring fellow artist Star 69.  The entire album ...

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SpecTech: New iPad 3 crushes the competition

                  Well, it’s official. The new iPad is the most popular yet with Apple selling 3 million units in the first weekend;  iPad’s best launch yet.  Many people have criticized this device for having very few changes.  I sort of agree with these critics, but it’s not a bad thing.                 Although you won’t notice at first, the screen ...

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PopAddict: ‘The Situation’ in rehab

Hello guys and dolls, do you have your cups ready? Because I have some hot tea for you guys. Let’s flip through these channels! � Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has certainly gotten himself in a situation by checking himself into rehab. Let’s hope it works.  For all you Jersey Shore fans; don’t worry Snooki will return for Season 6. Who ...

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C.A.B. entertains VSU with Family Feud

VSU’s Campus Activities Board hosted the Fabulous Feud in the Student Union yesterday from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  Victoria Robinson, a sophomore criminal justice major is in charge of this CAB event, and chose this game show through an entertainment company called Kramer.  CAB sponsored The Jackman Brothers, Paul and David; twins from Syracuse New York that have been ...

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Social networking becomes less private for all citizens

Before social media came along, our employers didn’t come into our houses to read our letters.  They didn’t read our mail.  They didn’t come in and view all our photos from our vacation. Yet a startling trend among employers and colleges shows that they are doing exactly this, only instead of at our homes they are doing it on Facebook.    ...

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Lady Blazers extend winning streak

The Lady Blazers softball team extended their amazing winning streak to 15 games Wednesday night by sweeping the West Georgia Wolves in a double header at home.  VSU softball advances to (8-0) in conference play atop of the Gulf South Conference and 21-2 on the season.  West Georgia had no answer for the Lady Blazers in the first game of ...

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Stonewalled: Manning loves horses

 All the hype and unnecessary super-stalking by the media ended Monday when Peyton Manning announced that he would be suiting up in the blue and orange of the Denver Broncos starting next season. It only cost them $96 million for a five-year contract with $55 million guaranteed if he can stay healthy through his first year.   So what does ...

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Blazer tennis ready and recharged

Tennis is back in action on Sunday at home after a three week break. � The energizer bunny isn’t the mascot, but VSU tennis Coach John Hanson agrees that going weeks in between matches “refreshes batteries”, and expects both his teams to end the season on a good note.  The Blazer tennis teams hosts the North Alabama Lions on Sunday ...

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