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2014-09-05

Boyhood Shows Passage Of Time And Faces Of Actors

Written By: Cole Edwards “Boyhood” is an extraordinary film about the ordinariness of life. Director Richard Linklater, known for art house gems such as “Slacker” and “Before Sunrise,” took 12 years to shoot his remarkable cast, who would meet to film three to four days each summer. As a result, the film is both effortless and complicated, much like life, ...

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Netflix Expands Streaming Cash

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson Stock up on popcorn for this month because Netflix is streaming new shows and movies. Steaming options will range from new entertaining TV series to awe-inspiring movies.   Netflix intends on supplying more options for its subscribers, so that their evenings will not be saturated in boredom.   Netflix will add “Californication,” a series that presents the ...

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Transitioning From Summer To Fall Fashion Tips

Written By: Tyra Mills As we all enjoyed our time off from our jobs and classes for Labor Day, I’m sure a lot of us didn’t even realize we took our first step towards fall weather. Though Valdosta weather is very moody and bipolar, you don’t want to be the one caught in shorts and flip flops in the middle ...

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SGA Discusses Meal Plan Abuse, Homecoming

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby Dining services and Homecoming were two of many topics discussed during the SGA meeting Tuesday night. The SGA had several faculty guests who attended to become better acquainted with the SGA and discuss their plans for the semester. They encouraged SGA’s input and help for many projects and ideas. Senators and attendees were allowed to ask ...

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Bush To Come To Valdosta

Written By: John Stephen Everyone has seen George W. Bush on a screen or in a paper, but now Valdostans will have the chance to see him in the flesh. In December, Bush will be the keynote speaker at Georgia Christian School’s annual Benefit Dinner, which will be held at VSU. GCS is a small, private institution in Valdosta that ...

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Students Save With Open Textbooks

Written by: Kayla Stroud, Web Editor The University System of Georgia and college professors throughout the state working to provide cheaper textbooks for students. The new Affordable Learning Georgia initiative will give students the opportunity to save big by supplying them with affordable textbook alternatives. ALG helps students by supporting Open Educational Resource’s want for the adoption, adaptation, creation and ...

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New Equipment To End Overloaded Servers

Written By: Brittney Penland Students trying to log on to campus computers last week may have experienced trouble due to the server being overloaded, but the university has purchased $1.2 million worth of equipment to fix the problems with the wireless network.   “At the time we were experiencing the overloaded server issue, 21,000 devices were trying to connect to ...

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President Won’t Cancel Carson

Written By: Cole Edwards Due to overwhelming debate over a scheduled Sept. 11 appearance by Fox News personality Ben Carson at VSU, President William McKinney released a letter stating he supports Carson’s appearance and will not rescind the invitation. “Our public colleges and universities exist to serve the public good through the free and open exchange of ideas,” Dr. McKinney ...

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Do D-1 Athletes Deserve Wages? You decide

PRO- Written by: Austin Wells Paying student-athletes is difficult to argue, but we must hear the different opinions. However, money talks and when you look at the revenue that schools make from athletics, it’s hard to say that the student-athletes competing and helping to bring that money in shouldn’t be a part of that revenue. According to Forbes, the University of ...

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VSU Rugby Club To Hold Car Wash Fundraiser

Written by: Lia Armistead. The Valdosta State Rugby Club is having a car wash Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. in the Lucky’s parking lot off Baytree Rd. to raise money for their spring season. According to Max Mundel, the team has been very successful in raising money from the car wash in the past. Last semester the club rose between ...

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