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Students want fall break back

It seems as though Fall Break will not be returning to the schedule, to many students dismay. The suggested revisions to the schedule made by the Academic Schedule Committee include a four-day finals week with dead day still present. It still has to be approved by President McKinney and the Faculty Senate. In November of last year, the Student Government ...

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Smoking policy over the line

Next month, the Board of Regents will vote on a proposal that would completely outlaw tobacco products on any and all University System campus grounds, regardless of what it is, or where you are. This includes inside automobiles, regardless of if the USG owns them or not. Think about that for a second, the USG plans to dictate what you ...

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Benjamin case opens eyes

A tragedy in VSU history has finally come to a resolution. Last week, Darien Meheux was sentenced to life in prison for murdering VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin. The two graduated from the same high school in 2012 and began attending VSU in the fall. In November, Meheux strangled Benjamin in a study room in Georgia Hall. She was left there ...

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Students control campus media

Written by: Eric Jackson As campus media outlets continue to work as career stepping stones for students at universities nation-wide, the fight for editorial independence remains a never-ending obstacle . This is noticeable as a bystander, but it all came to light last spring, after leaving the Georgia College Press Association convention. Throughout the weekend trip, during meetings and seminars, ...

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Countdown to the Earth’s end

Written by: Will Lewis Florida is no longer in existence, and with it most of the Eastern Seaboard has also sank into the abyss. Great cities such as London and Venice have been reclaimed by the sea, and an area in China that is the current home of 600 million people is gone. The National Geographic Society released a map ...

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Finding answers for Kendrick

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro  Not often is Valdosta recognized by mainstream news outlets without quickly being shoved back under the covers. The death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson has been an exception. While many will argue his death was a mere accident, others are convinced by the inconsistency of the investigation and the lack of cooperation from city officials that murder ...

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Do not segregate registration

Written by: Ritsuki Miyazaki  It’s that time of the year for students to start getting worried about their current classes. Not only that, but students also have to start considering their classes for next semester. Yes, early registration for spring 2014 has started. The first week of early registration can be very stressful and busy, especially for freshmen and sophomores looking ...

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Addressing ‘Stranger Danger’

Written by: John Preer Campus safety is usually one of those subjects that fall to the background until it is compromised. With the recent influx of crime on campus, the issue of safety has found its way to the forefront of discussions. VSU administrators have since then taken steps to improve the safety of students and faculty while on campus, but ...

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Campus markets aren’t cheap

Written by: Sarah Turner It is obvious that items such as produce, canned goods and other dinners and snacks in Sustella and Langdale markets are overpriced. No matter how much we complain about this, prices show no promise of dropping in the future. However, there is a way to save your money. One might assume that the markets raise their ...

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Say goodbye to Fall Break

Written by: Rebecka McAleer Last week, a proposal hit the floor of the Faculty Senate about possible schedule changes designed to allow for both Fall Break and a full week of Thanksgiving break. While there has been no official decision, the responses from around campus have been interesting. Many questions have arisen regarding the matter, starting with, “Where has this discussion ...

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