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Anti-Muslim protest and counter protest held downtown

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor On Saturday, Oct. 25, there was an anti-Muslim protest in downtown Valdosta. The protest was organized by Joey Williams in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. The protest began at 11 a.m. and lasted about an hour and a half, and there were around 30 people in attendance. “I ...

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Millennial marriage: Why is everyone getting hitched?

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor By the time you are in college, it seems as if every time you log into Facebook someone you went to high school with just got married. You can’t get on Instagram without seeing the girl from your soccer team’s beautiful engagement ring, and Twitter is plagued with the count down to the wedding ...

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Price jump of vital drug causes extreme outrage

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor The rising cost of drug prices has been a topic of debate in Washington lately because it affects nearly every American at some point in his or her life. Many drugs that people need to survive are bought and sold between drug companies causing their cost to fluctuate frequently. Many drug companies, much like ...

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Sex ed that includes all students: VA school district adds transgender education into curriculum

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, , Staff Writer   Fairfax County in Virginia recently announced its plan to add transgender and gender identity education into its middle grades Family Life Education curriculum. While some rejoiced, others like the Traditional Values Collation are not pleased with the decision. According to the Washington Post, the Fairfax County school board voted 10 to 2 in approval ...

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Weird College Scholarships

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Writer & Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer Finding scholarships can be difficult enough, but the key is finding a scholarship that’s specifically for you. The way to do that is to not always apply to the scholarships that you would assume everyone else may already be applying for, but the overlooked ones as well. There’s pretty much ...

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Build KARMA, aid others

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editior Want to create some good karma for yourself? Consider taking VSU’s two credit course, KARMA. KARMA is a course offered every fall and spring on campus that grants students with the opportunity to become a peer mentor. KARMA, which stands for knowledge, awareness, respect, maturity and achievement, teaches students how to effectively help their ...

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Fall 2015 Convocation: “New students bring us new dreams.”

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor  Editor’s Note: To watch the full convocation, click the link here: Cecil Staton, the VSU Interim President gave the Fall Convocation last Monday in Whitehead Auditorium at 10 a.m. During the convocation, Dr. Staton addressed the importance of the incoming freshman class of VSU, and the importance of focusing on student retention and success in ...

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From Africa to Italy: An Immigrant’s Story For A Better Life

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: During his interview with Kesselring, Christopher chose to keep his full name private.  Kesselring is currently studying abroad in Italy. Similar to the United States and other developed countries around the world, Italy has seen a recent spike in immigrants coming in search of a better life. According to National Geographic, in ...

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BREAKING: Eric Sheppard arrested.

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor  Eric Sheppard was arrested Thursday morning in Tampa, Florida. After being arrested, Sheppard was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail. He will remain there until he can be brought back to Lowndes County. Authorities have been searching for Eric Sheppard since April 22, after he allegedly brought a handgun onto Valdosta State’s campus. Throughout ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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