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VSU student and friend sing it for Simon

American Idol Lauren Sanders and Carmen Turner Audition Those of you who watch “American Idol” may have seen a familiar face on camera this season. Sophomore nursing major Lauren Sanders auditioned for Simon, Randy, Kara, and celebrity judge Mary J. Blige at the W Hotel in Atlanta to be the next American Idol. The 19-year-old Baxley, Ga., native and her ...

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VSU students involved in Haiti mission

Haiti This spring break, from March 13 to March 20, a mission team from Crosspointe Baptist Church went to Haiti to aid in disaster relief. Nineteen of the 24 team members were VSU students. According to Jason Van Nus, college pastor at Crosspointe, the group was comprised of three of teams: a medical team, a construction team and a childcare ...

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‘Alice in Wonderland’: good, but doesn’t live up to hype

If you’re looking to feel like a kid again, “Alice in Wonderland” is not the flick for you. The Tim Burton film that came out Friday stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsley who falls down a rabbit hole after trying to escape an awkward engagement party. Alice is convinced she is dreaming, when she is really in an alternate world, ...

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VSU displays student art in Student Union

The new Student Union stands out among the other buildings around campus, not just because it’s still a little shiny, but because on just about every wall hangs a piece of original VSU student artwork. “Finally Valdosta State University is supporting Valdosta art, and that’s one thing I think is a huge milestone … in buying student art because that’s ...

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The Boom Box professor

Dr. Louis Schmier, senior history professor, does not lecture, give tests, or give grades. He has to give a final grade, however, so what Schmier does is start his students off with an A in his class, which they may or may not keep throughout the semester. “They think no grades [means] easy, but I push them,” he says. Dr. ...

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Destination : Savannah for Spring Break

Spring Break is coming up and the question on everyone’s mind : How am I going to spend this glorious week off? Savannah is a great choice. About three hours from Valdosta, Savannah is full of history and life with many places to see and things to experience. St Patrick’s Day falls on Spring Break this year, and in Savannah, ...

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On Tap magazine is growing by leaps and bounds

The On Tap staff kept a relaxed attitude yet was hard at work at their Tuesday night meeting as they simultaneously produced two different issues. On Tap is VSU’s semester magazine produced by VSU students. The staff is working on their third and fourth issues, which will be published a week after Spring Break and at the start of the ...

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For spring break, consider Jekyll

Sun and sand might be the only things on your mind as spring break edges ever closer. For those of you who don’t feel like spending the entire week at home with the parents, why not spend a little time at the beach for some well-deserved rest and relaxation? One of the best spots to chill that isn’t too far ...

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Rated R is an understatement for this new CD

On Nov. 20, 2009, Rihanna Fenty dropped her much anticipated album, “Rated R.” The album is the culmination of her growth as a self-proclaimed “bad girl.” The album’s name describes it to a T, considering the very raw nature of the lyrical content. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Billboard ...

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Spotlight: the Ultimate Frisbee club brings home some wins for VSU

The Valdosta State Ultimate Frisbee Club hosted a tournament last weekend with 12 other teams attending. Officially labeled In the Heat of the Huck, the Blazer club team played exceptionally well, placing second and falling only to a talented Florida State team. The tournament started with pool play on Saturday to determine seeding for the championship on Sunday. Teams then ...

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