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Twitter popular with universities

For a social network that’s been around for fewer than four years, an extraordinary amount of college campus groups across the nation have embraced the social networking tool known as Twitter. According to universitiesandcolleges.org, every college or university in the top 100 has at least one Twitter account. At VSU, several campus groups have their own Twitter account. Among those ...

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Georgia General Assembly rewrites gun law legislation

The ability to carry guns on campus is a decision that will be left to each individual college and university if Senate Bill 308 is passed in the Georgia General Assembly. The gun law will also abolish the law preventing guns within 1,000 feet of a campus. The bill already passed in the Senate with a 41-12 majority in favor ...

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Barefoot for a cause

Today, people across the world will be going “One Day Without Shoes.” According to onedaywithoutshoes.com, “One Day Without Shoes is the day we spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8, we ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, ...

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Guys and girls can be just friends

Is it really possible to be really good friends with someone of the opposite sex? Some people think it is completely impossible for a guy to be friends with a girl and not want to sleep with her. But some guys have tons of friends who happen to be girls and still have healthy relationships with their girlfriends. Other people ...

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We’re not heavy, we’re students

Last week, Mayor Fretti made a comment about taking steps to remove “kegs and couches” from the front lawns of Valdosta. My response to Mayor Fretti: You can take my couch, once you pry it from my cracked and sticky porch. The Valdosta City Council claims that they aren’t on a witch-hunt against college students. However, with Ordinance (2009-43), a ...

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People Poll: How do you get over senioritis?

Daniel Townsend senior English major “I think about what I’m going to do with my degree. ” Jonathan Klotz senior general studies major “Don’t fight it. It happanes. You’re going to be lazy. Plan for it.” Antony Ashby freshman communications major “Responisbility. Senioritis comes to not really doing anything.” Juan Guerrero senior computer science major “I never got hit with ...

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Don’t just complain, start a protest

Life isn’t fair. It’s true. And there are so many things we can’t control. Sometimes complaining feels like the only option. But what good does it do to complain to one another? We need to be voicing our concerns to the people who are making the rules that govern our lives and restrict our freedoms. Student activism has been advocated ...

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Head to St. Augustine for your next vacation

The quaint beach community of St Augustine is located just 163 miles (two and a half hours) southeast of Valdosta. It lies just south of Jacksonville so if you feel the urge to shop you won’t have to go out of your way. St Augustine is littered with history. You can spend hours walking through St. Augustine’s brick streets marveling ...

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If you’re thinking of beginning a club, here’s the start

At VSU, there are over 150 student organizations on campus. These groups provide students with similar interests with an opportunity to partake in something they enjoy as well as give back to the VSU community. But what if none of the current organizations interest you? You do not have to miss out on the chance to be a part of ...

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Try these cheap recipes for students, by students

It’s official: Spring is here. The time has come to get back in shape for the long-awaited summer months. Although the end of the semester can become stressful with finals looming ahead, students with even the most limited of time can start making healthy decisions when it comes to their eating habits. Fast food may seem like the most convenient ...

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