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Get your pillows armed and ready

Saturday is International Pillow Fight Day, the one day a year when whacking everyone else holding a pillow is perfectly acceptable. According topillowfightday. com, pillow fights are breaking out around the world on Saturday in major cities, from New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA, to Tel Aviv, Israel, and Düsseldorf, Germany. The concept of International Pillow Fight Day is a ...

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Actor spotlight: get to know VSU’s actors

Ever wonder about those student actors you see on VSU’s stage? Here’s a little bit about some of the theater program’s finest. Raoul Barnick A senior theatre major from Adel, Ga., Raoul Barnick is a small-town boy with big city dreams. His theatre career began in first grade when he was selected to play the narrator in a class production ...

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‘The Price of Beauty’ from VSU’s point of view

Everyone sees beauty in a different way. Every culture has different standards for women and men to follow. Singer Jessica Simpson goes around to different countries to find exactly what they consider “beautiful” and how far people, particularly women, are willing to go to obtain the ideal in VH1’s new show “The Price of Beauty.” So far, Simpson has visited ...

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Spend five weeks in Japan learning language and cinema

Foreign exchange opportunities in Japan are available through the Office of International Programs. For students who wish to take advantage of the summer to do study abroad, a program in the Osaka region of Japan is ripe for the picking. The duration of the trip is roughly 35 days, or five weeks, from mid-June until late July. Courses offered during ...

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Philosophy and Religious Studies Club: stimulating student minds

Former NASA employee Dr. Cherilynn Morrow is coming to VSU on March 26 to speak for the Philosophy and Religious Studies Club. Morrow, currently a professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, has been speaking to people about the importance of art and religion in science. This is not the club’s first event, either; unique speakers and entertainers, ...

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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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