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The lesser of three evils

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Two legal drugs continue to cast a plague over the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 443,000 people die from tobacco each year; 8.6 million live with a life-threatening illness, and approximately 46.6 million Americans continue to use the drug. Like tobacco, alcohol is abused by numerous Americans. Over 80,000 ...

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Provost: finalists come to final round

By: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU is nearly finished with its search for a new provost/vice president of academic affairs. The nationwide search has been ongoing since summer 2012, and the VSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Search Committee now has three finalists for the second highest position at VSU. The finalists are Dr. Hudson Rogers, a dean at Florida ...

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Love ‘bytes’: Social media is dominating relationships

Written by: Lamarcus Wilkerson Students, staff and faculty connect in various ways through social media, and now romantic relationships are not immune to the complex world of cyber communication. More often than not, there is a student or faculty member nearby that’s texting their significant other. If that’s not the case, he or she may be tweeting publicly about last ...

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Faculty Senate speaks safety

written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson The Faculty Senate will meet today to discuss a final report created by VSU’s Special Committee on Safety and Security, which focuses solely on campus safety issues. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the University Center’s Magnolia Room. The committee was formed to address problems in VSU’s security system and met all throughout ...

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VSU debate team ranks number 13 in nation

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU’s Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team came back to Valdosta late Monday night after traveling to San Diego, Calif. to compete in the Sunset Cliffs Classic. “(This was) a round-robin style tournament where only one team from the top 16 programs in the nation can compete against each other,” assistant coach Kevin Bryant said. “Never before ...

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New bill proposing medical marijuana

Georgia may be the next state to legalize medical marijuana. Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson So far, there are twenty states plus the District of Colombia that have voted to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Senator Josh McKoon recently proposed a bill that legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia. State Representative Allen Peake was approached by a constituent whose ...

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