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2014-02-27

Facebook talks gender

Written by: Olivia McLean Facebook finally took a step in the right direction. Last week, the website added the option for its users to select from over 50 gender options to be displayed on their profiles. Since Facebook was created in 2004, the gender options have always been “male” and “female,” but it seems the social media giant has gotten ...

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VSU golf heads to Lone Star State

written by:  Chris Webb The Valdosta State golf team packs their clubs up for Texas next week as they will compete in the 10th annual St. Edwards Invitational. The two-day tournament is held on Mar. 3-4 at the Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas. Five top-25 teams will join the Blazers to make up the 16-team field, including defending ...

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VSU students identify what a Blazer really is

Written by: Jessica Ingram When you think about Harvard, you think about arrogant, intellectual, trust-fund-spending, future corporate lawyers. When you think about University of Arizona, you think of “Girls Gone Wild.” But what comes to mind when people think about VSU? The VSU administration is in the process of trying to answer that question. VSU has joined the Atlanta firm ...

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Students discuss ex-con voting rights

Written by: John Stephen & Taylor Stone Pro Millions of Americans are being cheated out of their right to vote, and the law of the land is to blame. Attorney General Eric Holder recently gave a speech at Georgetown University, during which he discussed the voting rights that are given to−or more importantly, withheld from−convicted felons. Determining the voting status ...

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Just not enough camaraderie

written by: Neil Frawley Before I began writing for the VSU women’s basketball team, they were a solid 8-2 and undefeated in their home building. Then it seemed as if a switch got flipped. The team wound up losing its next 11 out of 14 games. Was I that very switch? I would surely hope not, but after personally witnessing ...

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Dig in: New Remerton pizza buffet offers food and fun

Written by: Eric Jackson If the thought of fresh, doughy specialty pizzas doesn’t grab your attention, then take one step inside Remerton’s new buffet restaurant, and you won’t leave without a full stomach. The Mill Pizza Buffet and Games opened last week in the Remerton Mill Plaza across the street from the decimated construction area that was once the Strickland ...

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SGA postpones the addition of new senators

Written by: Joe Adgie   For the first time in several years, a hopeful SGA senator was rejected by the legislative body−and it happened twice. This occurred during a Monday night meeting that saw two other hopefuls elected with relative ease. The two candidates voted down were Kimberly Taylor and Brianna Marshall. The SGA’s legislative body cited a lack of ...

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The little man that plays like a giant

written by: Shane Thomas When the Valdosta State men’s basketball team took the floor Nov. 11 for its season opener, there were several new players for fans to become acquainted with. The Blazers were victorious that night led by one of their newcomers, an undersized yet speedy point guard named Larry Stone. Generously listed at 5-feet-10 and weighing in at ...

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Love ‘bytes’: Social media is dominating relationships

Written by: Lamarcus Wilkerson Students, staff and faculty connect in various ways through social media, and now romantic relationships are not immune to the complex world of cyber communication. More often than not, there is a student or faculty member nearby that’s texting their significant other. If that’s not the case, he or she may be tweeting publicly about last ...

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Professor’s collection a fun diversion

Written by: Sydney Devine English professors collect more than items of the literary kind. From salt and pepper shakers to pink flamingos and brooches (a type of clothing pin), Dr. Kinney has a wide variety of bizarre collections that she either keeps in her home as decoration or wears on a daily basis. “I’ve always collected books, it seems, but ...

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