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Spring 2014

Fall break in, dead day out

By: LaShawn Oglesby After months of deliberation, the issue of VSU’s academic calendar for the year 2015-2016 has been resolved. The final decision was made by VSU President William McKinney last week. The calendar will include a four-day finals week for fall and spring semester, a three-day Thanksgiving break and a two-day fall break. There will be no dead day ...

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A new order for SGA

By: Joe Adgie The Jimerson administration passed the torch to the Barker administration on Monday night. SGA President Tyler Barker was sworn in at a ceremony in the Student Union, which also served as the final SGA meeting until August. Before he was sworn in, however, outgoing SGA President Will Jimerson had some final thoughts for his past year in ...

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Sanfoka celebrates graduates

By: LaMarcus Wilkerson The African American Studies department will be hosting their thirteenth annual multicultural graduation ceremony on May 9 in the Student Union Theater at 7 p.m. The celebration has been ongoing since 2000 and will continue to honor this year’s graduates. However, the AFAM department extends its invitations to all students. Calvin Walker, assistant professor of African American ...

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Not all internships should be paid

By: Neil Frawley The question isn’t “should internships be paid?” It’s “should all internships be paid?” The answer is no. Get beyond the notion that a degree equals a job, and a paying one, too. This isn’t our parents’ generation. The job market is flooded with degree holding post-graduates with good enough GPAs and enough extracurricular activities that make it ...

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Decorated graduation caps express individuality

By: Jessica Ingram As graduation approaches, the craft stores in the area will begin to get a rush of college students getting prepared to participate in the tradition of decorating their graduation caps. Some schools have initiated a ban on the popular college tradition. So the question is, should graduates be allowed to decorate their grad caps or is it ...

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Baby boomers, catch up with the millennials

By: Jordan Hill People born between 1980 and 1995, the millennials, are thought of as selfish, lazy, spoiled and narcissistic. That’s what some employers have to say about us. They think our parents do everything for us. They think we don’t work hard. They think we shouldn’t be told we’re special. Past generations don’t agree with workers being praised or ...

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Semester comes to end Summer arrives as stress reliever

By: Jessica Cooke It’s finally here, the moment every VSU student has been waiting on—the end of the semester. This part of the year is best described as bittersweet; for there is the week of finals approaching, students graduating, going home for the summer, and transferring for the next school year. Although the end of spring semester in tales a ...

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Odum dances with books

Written by: John Preer This past Monday Valdosta State University made an addition to the growing art selection that can be found throughout Odum Library. The newest addition to Odum Library’s collection is courtesy of artist Amalia Amaki.  Amaki is a well-known artist who has had her work exhibited across the nation as well as in many international venues. The ...

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Game played to promote Greek Unity

written by: Victoria Johnson During the week of ‘ Kross Examination,’ a week-long event held by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the Kappas had a close game on the basketball court. Located on Court 3 in the student rec, the Kappas basketball team, known as the ‘King of the Courts,’ had a healthy competition against the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. ...

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Baseball nears end

With just two games remaining in the regular season, Valdosta State looks to get on track for the postseason and play winning baseball. The Blazers host non-conference opponent Thomas (26-16) this Saturday in a doubleheader. The Night Hawks, competing at the NAIA Division I level, should prove to be a tough test. VSU should embrace the chance to play a ...

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