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Women’s volleyball heats up; pushes winning streak to five

September 29, 2014 Executive Editor 0

VCU’s women volleyball team has won five straight matches, improving their overall record to 7-7. The Rams’ defeated Davidson College in both team’s Atlantic 10 conference opener on Sept. 27 as well as besting the College of William & Mary on the road on Tuesday, Sept. 23. On Sept. 19-20, the Lady Rams dominated their season home-opener, sweeping the competition 3-0.

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PTSD doesn’t turn men into monsters

September 29, 2014 Executive Editor 8

A man named Omar Gonzales recently made headlines after he charged across the north lawn of the White House with a knife. The reason is best summed up by the CNN headline: “White House fence jumper has PTSD.” There are dozens of headlines like it, and stories like this pop up perennially claiming post-traumatic stress disorder turns veterans into “ticking time bombs” one flashback away from going on a rampage. As an Army veteran diagnosed with service-related PTSD, I am absolutely tired of hearing this.