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Let’s talk about the N-Word

Georgia Southern University found themselves in the center of controversy following a seemingly innocuous text message containing one of America’s most controversial words. This incident occurred when a GSU student, Courtney Schaefer, mistakenly sent a text message to her new African-American roommate. This text included the “n-word.” Although Schaefer tried to conceal this racially charged text message with a simple ...

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Waves That Don’t Stop At the Shore

It only takes four seconds to hit the water after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Four seconds before you hit the water at 75 mph and either die from the impact, drown or succumb to hypothermia. The ripples you make in the water will end at the shore, but the ones you make in your community will last forever. ...

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People Poll: Should Cellphones be used for Education?

“Yes, we should use them because they give us access to social and learning tools.” – Zeek Menefee, freshman mass media major “No, we should not use them because when I was in summer camp, we weren’t allowed on our phones. Once they were away, we actually got to know each other and get stuff done. Same goes for school.” – Leirica ...

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Preview: Biology enthusiasts scour Lowndes County for creatures big and small

Scientists, naturalists, hobbyists and biology enthusiasts will be hunting for every last living and breathing creature in Lowndes County at a new event that kicks off Friday. BioBlitz is a national program with the objective of engaging the public in biodiversity. The goal of participants is to discover as many species as possible in a location during a 24-hour time ...

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Shameless Shocker

The hit series Shameless hasn’t even hit its ninth season, but star Emmy Rossum (Fiona Gallagher) has already stepped into the show’s future – a future without her in it. Rossum, who has played one of the main characters since 2011, wrote a goodbye letter for her Facebook viewers on Aug. 30. “The opportunity to play Fiona has been a ...

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People Poll: Should we inflict the death penalty?

“I’m kind of indifferent. Because on one hand, I can see how some cases would be deserving of the death penalty. But at the same time, I feel like it’s a bit inhumane to decide whether or not another human being deserves to live or die.” – Sedarion Williams, sophomore nursing major “I honestly see both sides of it. I think ...

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BREAK FREE FROM YOUR PAST AT THE VSU COUNSELING CENTER

On Sept. 12, the VSU Counseling Center launched a returning support group, “Breaking Free,” for students whose lives have been affected by parental figures with addictive behaviors such as substance abuse or gambling. Mark Williams, assistant director of the alcohol and drug program, facilitates the group. Many different topics were discussed such as letting go of the need to control ...

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Panel Affirms Racial and Sexual Bias is Alive and Well

As disappointing and unsurprising as it is, racism and stereotypes are still extremely prevalent in everyday life, and the VSU campus is definitely not an exception. This was highlighted in a panel called “How Comfortable Am I” led by Professor Andrea Ramirez, where she gathered a diverse cast of VSU organization leaders to discuss their experiences with prejudice at the ...

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People Poll: What is it like working or not working in college?

“I honestly think it makes it easier to focus on your grades and school when you have a job. It gives you the opportunity to take a step away from everything and take your mind off school for a moment. It’s also a good way to start saving up for the future after college.” – Garrett Vanadore, employed senior mass ...

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