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Four is the magic number

The VSU tennis teams swept the Gulf South Conference tournament, with each taking home the Conference championship with identical 5-1 victories. The men’s victory in the final round secured their fourth title in a row, a feat that has not been accomplished in 17 years in the Gulf South Conference. Part of the reason the team has been able to ...

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Who will you vote for?

Students had the opportunity to listen to viewpoints and ask candidates questions at the Student Government Association Platform held Wednesday night in Powell Hall Auditorium. A total of seven candidates are running for executive positions in the upcoming elections, which will be held April 19 and 20. SGA Vice President Chris Nish and SGA senators, Ryan Brown and DeMario Jones ...

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Meet your SGA presidential candidates

DeMario Jones DeMario Jones, SGA presidential candidate, attended a platform on Wednesday night discussing his goals for the upcoming SGA elections on April 19-20. Jones, a senior Political Science major from Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his plans to “see things through” if he were elected. Jones is a two-year captain for the Blazers football team and the President of the Model ...

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Baptist Collegiate Ministries invites students

Nestled between the Georgia pines and a construction site on North Oak St. is a small white building. This building is home to the VSU branch of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries. The BCM building serves as haven for students who wish to partake in fellowship and fun by playing pool and ping pong, or using the free wi-fi connection that ...

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Student denies involvement after arrest on campus

A VSU student who was arrested for obstruction claims he was wrongfully arrested and disputes the Valdosta State University Police Department’s version of events. According to VSUPD, Charles Chukwara was arrested on April 6 in his dorm room at Langdale Hall, after he hindered officers in the process of arresting Shandon Greene, who was involved in an earlier confrontation with ...

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First Federal graces union

The pedestrian plaza leading to the Student Union has been named “First Federal Savings of Valdosta Plaza.” Wednesday afternoon, this name and a plaque were affixed the left wall on the Union’s Oak Street side. The naming of the plaza was a move by the university in response to a gift pledge given by First Federal Savings. “Typically on college ...

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SGA prepares for VPAA interviews

SGA heard reports from the executive board and several committees during their meeting on Monday, April 12. Reports were made on the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs interviews, the SGA Election Platform Presentation, and the possibility of a Dead Day Breakfast. After taking roll, Comptroller Morgan Alexander reported on the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs interviews, which are scheduled for ...

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Sodexo may leave campus

Sodexo, the company responsible for Hopper and Palms, may soon find themselves saying goodbye to Valdosta State University. After five years of food service with VSU, Sodexo’s contract will expire in March 2011. Prior to the fall of 2006, the dining services of VSU were controlled by the school. Since the arrival of Sodexo to campus, dining at VSU has ...

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Undergraduate Research Symposium starts today

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place today and on Friday in the Atrium and auditorium of the Bailey Science Center. The Symposium takes place every spring and is a chance for students to present their papers and posters to the school, setting the bar higher for undergraduate education and research. Students who are selected have to go through a ...

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Hibachi Express, a cheap alternative

This week we went to a new Japanese place, Hibachi Express on Ashley Street. Hibachi Express promised good Japanese food fast. Turning in the parking lot, we could smell the aroma of the hibachi grill, making our mouths water. Once we walked inside, we noticed the atmosphere was definitely that of a college hangout. There wasn’t really a play of ...

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