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Natural High offers alternatives

Some think that drinking and partying are an inevitable part of college life and should be accepted, but sometimes these activities aren’t just fun and games. Many things can occur while under the influence of alcohol or drugs that ar regrettable. That is why VSU sponsors a club that will guarantee a safe, substance-free environment. The Natural High Club is ...

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Braves’ spring training really makes for an affordable trip

Baseball fans, you have an amazing opportunity this month in Orlando, Fla. March 2 marks the beginning of the Atlanta Braves’ spring training, and through March 31, Braves fans will have a chance to see their favorite team during their pre-season games. For an inexpensive weekend full of baseball, peanuts, and crackerjacks, you will root, root, root, for the home ...

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Shutter Island, predictable but still entertaining

“Shutter Island” starring Leonardo DiCaprio is a thriller that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Set in 1954 Boston, widower and war veteran, Federal Marshall Teddy Daniels, played by DiCaprio, is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient/murderer at Ashcliff Mental Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Mark Ruffalo plays the role of ...

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Smokin’ Aces brings something new to Valdosta

When you think of hookahs, what do you imagine? Does the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland come to mind? If that’s the case, then you may find such relaxed characters inside the Smokin’ Aces Hookah Lounge located at 115 N. Ashley St. Smokin’ Aces opened its doors on Feb. 12 to the general public for business. Customers can go there ...

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VSU wraps up at home

VALDOSTA-For the first time since Dec. 15, the VSU Blazers will head into a game following a loss, as the Blazers had their 15-game winning streak snapped last weekend by Alabama-Huntsville, 89-71. “It is one of those things where you’re disappointed to lose the game but I think it really refocuses you,” Nick Gast, VSU assistant head coach, said. “I ...

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Heinz on familiar ground

Starting in fall 2011, Valdosta State will be welcoming a women’s soccer team to the school. Leading the way will be head coach Melissa Heinz. Heinz comes over from Winthrop University, where she was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year for first-year coaches. She received the honor after compiling a 7-12-1 record. Heinz has been a head coach ...

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Athlete joins the SGA

It’s not hard to notice Demario Jones, senior defensive tackle, in SGA meetings as the only athlete on the senate, but many don’t know Jones’ leadership thrives on and off the field. Jones’ imposing presence is noticed by visitors and his fellow senators alike. As of now, Jones is the only athlete in the SGA. Jones is a second semester ...

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Friendships worth more than a fight

Building and keeping friendships is not easy. They take the same type of effort as any other relationship you might come across in your life. Learning when to let someone go, and when to hold on and continue a relationship, might be some of the hardest decisions you make in your life, but they are decisions that will have to ...

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Providing pacifiers for pouting politicians

I am not a political genius. This might seem like an awkward way to end a very political month, but it’s true. All I do is state the obvious and point out –what should be –common sense. Anybody can do this. Which begs the question why those who fancy themselves as political geniuses can never do so when making a ...

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Freedom wall: good idea, bad placement

“The Free Expression Tunnel gives students a venue for expressing their thoughts and feeling about anything.” That comes straight from North Carolina State’s Web site, under the ‘traditions’ link. The “Free Expression Tunnel” is a place on NC State’s campus where students can voice their opinion with spray paint. Google it. It seems that the resident assistants of Georgia Hall ...

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