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Column: gun violence should be stopped after Uvalde shooting

On Tuesday, May 24, a little over a week since the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York, 19 fourth grade students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting comes as we approach the ten-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 first grade students and ...

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Photos: Class of 2022 departs from VSU

Spring graduates took to the stage May 6 and 7 to receive their degrees, celebrating years of hard work and accomplishments from their time at VSU. Graduate commencement began at 5 p.m. on May 6 in the PE Complex. Friends and family gathered in the stands to watch as faculty and grads took their seats on the floor.   VSU ...

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Editorial: social media use raises mental health concerns

One of the greatest inventions in the past few decades is the internet, which allow people to google answers to questions and watch cat videos. When social media became popular, it opened a wide door of possibilities. First came Myspace, then Facebook, then around 2010, there came a plethora of social media websites and apps. Alongside the social media explosion ...

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VSU Displays Diversity with Parade of Flags

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity hosted the Parade of Flags on April 19. The event celebrated student culture and identity by displaying the range of cultures, genders, sexualities and beliefs of VSU students who participated. It began with a meal with various dishes from different countries, where everyone was invited to share ...

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‘Heartstopper’ Review: a must add to your watch list

“Heartstopper,” Netflix’s newest LGBTQ+ show, dropped on April 22 and is a show that everyone should watch for more than its wholesome content. The show was originally a 2016 webtoon comic by Alice Oseman, which follows British teens Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson on their unlikely friendship as they navigate high school, teenage love and self-discovery. “Heartstopper” had a 5-year ...

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The Haven holds their annual Clothesline Project

On April 13, The Haven displayed the Clothesline Project, an installation presented with the purpose of raising awareness for sexual assault survivors on college campuses. The event lasted until April 15, and survivors were invited to paint a shirt with a message on it about their experiences. Some of these shirts directly called out their rapists. Others were messages of ...

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Mental Health Awareness Presentation

Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. the Department of Social Work held a Mental Health Awareness Virtual Presentation on Zoom. The presentation was hosted by Master of Social Work students Alivia Thomas, Debra McCauley and Lashannon Turner. The presentation opened by discussing mental health and the stigma and effects surrounding it. Three special guests were present to speak about their careers ...

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Editorial: New Georgia Gun Law Could Lead to Unforeseen Dangers

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill on April 12 that allows Georgia residents to carry a handgun in public without a permit or background check. This includes residents of 32 other states who visit Georgia, including Alabama, Tennessee and Arizona. Before this bill was signed, Georgians were required to pass a background check, pay a fee of approximately $75 and ...

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Blazer week stormed through campus last week

Blazer Week Kickoff started their events on Monday, and from 5-8 p.m., CAB held festivities on the front lawn that included axe throwing, food trucks and games. Because of the storm that blew through Valdosta last week, Tuesday’s Amazing Race event was cancelled. Wednesday’s Screen on the Green was also cancelled, which was scheduled to air “Spiderman: No Way Home” ...

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