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Professor arrested for battery

 A mass media professor is facing battery charges in connection with an incident that occurred in his 10 a.m. law class Friday, March 25.  Assistant Professor, Dr. Frank J. Rybicki, was arrested Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., according to the Valdosta State University Police Department.  Dr. Rybicki is free on bail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff ...

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Valdostans protest biomass

 Protestors wearing respirator masks held signs reading “Biomass? No!” in front of the Valdosta City Hall building on Thursday. Members of the Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy, the VSU student organization Students Against Violating the Environment, and other concerned Valdosta citizens showed up to protest the construction of the Wiregrass Power: Biomass Electric Generating Plant.  “We already have solar power ...

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Banner upgrade crashes

 Sam Hughes, senior biology major, woke up early Monday morning to sign up for classes. Unfortunately for him and others, Banner and the VSU homepage site were completely shut down.   “I got on at 7:05 but the time was messed up on banner, so I had to wait like 10 minutes to register,” Hughes said. “I got signed up for ...

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ROTC honors POW of Bataan Death March 

 Last Friday and Saturday, 12 cadets of Detachment 172 and two civilians conquered a noble task – they marched 26.2 miles in honor of the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II in the Bataan Death March.  The cadets, unable to make it to the march in New Mexico, wore Airman Battle Uniforms and carried a rucksack full ...

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On Tuesday, Georgia Military College held a donor registry event called “BetheMatch” for VSU student Michele Siegrist and other people needing bone marrow transplants around the country in order to help in their battle with leukemia. The event was held from 9 a.m to 7 p.m and was deemed successful as over 250 people throughout the community registered to become ...

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“Good” celebrities go bad, GaGa gets fashion column

 Hey fellow pop addicts! It’s been a rainy week so far, hasn’t it? I really need to invest in some rain boots—any ideas anyone?   While you’re trying to come up with some places for me to go, I’m going to go ahead and dish out the dirt for this week!  The State Trooper has been busy, busy, busy, I see! ...

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Doggone College Life

 A dog is a man’s best friend…or is it?  For some college students, owning a dog can be a hassle, while for others, a dog can be a relief from everyday stress.  Josh Goforth, junior mass media major, and Bailey Ragan, sophomore sociology major, own Olive, a 13-week-old chocolate lab who they say helps them learn more about themselves.  “We ...

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V-Day celebrates womanhood

 While most know “The Vagina Monologues” as an annual play, it has a much deeper purpose.  The Women and Gender Studies Program advertises V-Day as “a global movement to stop violence against women and girls” and “a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.”  “The Vagina Monologues” is produced ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about the biomass electrical plant being proposed?

“I believe it is a pretty risky move by trying to put everything together like that.” Terry Cologne junior early childhood development major   “I don’t feel comfortable about it.” Asea Thompson junior interior design major “I think it is a bad idea; it is like putting the toaster in the bath tub.” Dj Davis sophomore exercise physiology major “I ...

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Facebook restrictions

Facebook is the most popular form of online communication in existence, partly due to the fact that there are so few rules that govern what is appropriate to post on it.  While semi-nude photos and political outbursts certainly will not harm any open-minded individuals personally, there are more subversive ways to turn a seemingly nice way to keep in touch ...

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