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2012-03-29

HB981: Proposed bill could change concealed weapons laws on Georgia campuses

 A bill that would allow concealed weapons on Georgia campuses is facing opposition within VSU and beyond. � Twenty-three states in America allow campuses to determine their own gun policies. Most states choose not to; however, Utah, Mississippi, Wisconsin and Oregon are the four states that allow guns on campus. Wisconsin prohibits guns from buildings only.   HB 981 is a ...

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I am a Blazer, hear me roar!

It must be pretty hard to teach school spirit. I checked the course catalog, and the subject wasn’t an option.    The majority of our student body could use a crash course. If only it was available.     People who proudly sport their red & black attire aren’t the ones who need the lesson.    We’re talking to those who ...

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PeoplePoll: Do you think the Slut Walk will be a good way to prevent sexual harassment?

“People are going to judge you for what you show them. So if you wear provocative clothes you’re basically saying you’re lower-class.” Sosa Thompson sophomore nursing major “That’s what’s up!” Cate Campodonico freshman biology major “I think it’s important to be aware of your surroundings no matter what you’re wearing.” Kelly Bunn freshman biology major “I don’t really care for ...

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Professor takes issue with light Spectator content

   Is there a strategy I missed when editor of my college newspaper?  The last few editions of the Spectator, which I read every week, have been front page free adverts for Olive Garden, iPad 4G, and the “Hunger Games” movie.  A black aviator who visits our campus to talk about flying against Nazi jets in 1945 is consigned to ...

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Seminar teaches students financial discipline

Stephanie Bent, complex director for Brown, Hopper, and Lowndes Residence Halls, directed the Money Matters seminar on Tuesday in the Student Union, Meeting Room 2. “When I was in Grad school, I would plan my budget for the whole semester,” Bent said. Have you ever wondered where your money goes in a single semester? You may have received a $4000 ...

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Change major, plan carefully

   The anxiety that comes along with a child possibly disappointing his or her parents is high among college students. This makes students uneasy when discussing college related material with their parents.  � When it comes to talking to your parents about changing majors, I’m an expert. In the span of four years at Valdosta State University, I have changed ...

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Dr. Seuss visits Valdosta’s Theatre Guild

The Theatre Guild Valdosta is now featuring its popular musical “Seussical the Musical Jr.”, performed by The Gingerbread Players of TGV, a children’s theater group.   The musical, which is a shorter version of the original “Seussical” written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is performed twice a year under the direction of Lynnette Kenworthy, and gives children a chance ...

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VSU Theatre presents “The State Fair”

VSU’s Theatre and Dance will premiere “The State Fair” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Sawyer Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. The musical, once debuted as a play on Broadway in 1996, is based on the book by Louis Mattioli. The story takes place in Des Moines, Iowa in 1946, following the Frake family as they enjoy a three day ...

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Pop Addict: Iverson goes broke, Magic buys Dodgers

Hello guys and dolls! I’ve got my remote ready. Are you ready to surf some channels?  Click.  The Trayvon Martin tragedy is a big topic amongst everybody. Celebrities everywhere have become a part of the fight for justice including singer Chaka Khan who recorded a tribute to the slain teen.  Irish singer- songwriter Sinead O’Connor even wrote an open letter ...

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Donors keep campaign alive

   Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his family, who have kept Newt Gingrich’s flagging presidential campaign alive with donations, seem poised to send millions of dollars to Republican-allied groups and possibly a “super” political action committee backing front-runner Mitt Romney, according to fundraisers with ties to the casino owner.  � A private dinner March 22 at Adelson’s Las Vegas home drew ...

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