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Fall 2012

Housing, smoking ban discussed

Students spoke out on the issues of smoking, housing and construction on Monday during the student government association’s first town hall meeting of the semester. Rashanda Sanders, who did not specify her class or major, objected to the current smoking rules on campus. “I don’t like walking down the main way and having second-hand smoke blow in my face, it ...

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Counseling Center hosts self-awareness seminar

 Self- awareness. Clarity. Serenity. These were the lessons taught during the “Mastering Self- Awareness” seminar hosted by the Counseling Center on Tuesday. The seminar was organized by Dr. Leah McMillan, the assistant director of the VSU Counseling Center, who has worked at the center for over seven years. “My professional and personal experiences revealed the need for a seminar at ...

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Lowndes County gears up for election

With fewer than six weeks until the nation votes for the next president, Lowndes County is gearing up for the election. Several organizations, both on campus and off, have held voter rallies trying to get citizens registered to vote before the Oct. 9 deadline to be eligible to cast a ballot in the November election. The Lowndes County Board of ...

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SGA goes on safety walkthrough

VSU officials, Student Government Association representatives and the VSU police chief all partook in a walk through campus Wednesday night in order to address concerns about campus lighting. The walk started at West Hall and ended in front of the Education Building where new lights where new LED lights have been installed. The LED lights provide clearer resolution in darker ...

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Bynes ignores Lohan’s shady tweets

Hello World—Anthony here.  As usual it’s time to wrap up everything that had us talking in celebrity news. In “ the pot calling the kettle black news”, Twitter was abuzz on Sunday when former (insert big question mark) hard partying actress Lindsay Lohan threw some serious shade at troubled actress Amanda Bynes. Referring to Bynes recent run ins with the ...

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Mixed media exhibit inspires students

The Fine Arts Gallery at VSU is going wild.  “Truth in Animals,” a mixed-media art exhibit by Linda Mitchell, opened this week to positive reception. The exhibition will run until Oct. 5 in the Fine Arts Gallery. Artists are voted on by a committee of faculty members from the art department. “[The] Faculty felt that students and [the] community could ...

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Ten ways to treat your parents this weekend

Get ready students! Friday marks the first day of the 2012 Parents Weekend so be prepared to make this weekend one that your parents will enjoy. To avoid watching TV this weekend, show your parents the perks of Valdosta with this list of 10 things to do: Give your stomach a break from campus dining and take your parents to ...

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‘Art After Dark’ displays variety of local artists

Downtown Valdosta is hosting its monthly “Art After Dark” event Friday, September 21 in hopes to bring awareness to local artists. The event is held every third Friday of the month from 6-9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to experience the transformation of downtown Valdosta into a collection of amazing indoor and outdoor galleries. Local artists will be selling their work ...

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Blazer football host Tigers Saturday

Rivalry week is here. The Blazers are fired up to take on GSC top ranked West Alabama under the lights Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Bazemore-Hyder stadium. “This is the best team in the Gulf South Conference and we’re going to have to play them that way,” Coach Dean, the Blazer’s head coach, said. Saturday will be the Blazers ...

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School yourself on candidates

As we move towards the presidential election, the constant display of the ‘issues’ by the leading political candidates can cause more confusion than clarity.   Topics are thrown at us from all directions: on television, the Internet and even on campus. To fully understand the candidates we need to ask ourselves a rather simple question: how do the issues pertain ...

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