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Ignorance is not a victimless crime

 First things first: congratulations to the VSU Police Department for apprehending the guy who had been violating the sense of personal safety of the women of Valdosta. Also, kudos to the student who gave a timely report and accurate description that resulted in the flasher’s arrest.  As for the rest of the student body, I suggest that you carefully remove ...

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Trey Songz : READY review

 Tremaine Aldon Neerson, also known as “Trey Songz,” was born November 28, 1984. Since he was young, he was vocally talented. Trey was loved to sing and has always had the support of family friends. This military brat was discovered at a talent show by Troy Taylor, a producer at Atlantic Records. After graduating high school, he moved to New ...

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Fergie comes out, Jay-Z settles down

Hollywood hasn’t been too busy this week with making headlines, but I did scrape up some juicy news of baby planning and suicidal attempts.  The big, bad Hulk Hogan has admitted to having suicidal thoughts recently. Between his drama-infested divorce early this year and his son being arrested for killing his friend in a car accident, Hogan just snapped.�  Hogan ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings stampedes in

This week the Tasters went to the brand-spanking-new Buffalo Wild Wings, just outside the mall parking lot on Baytree Road. We’ve really been anticipating this one.  First thing we have to say is the atmosphere was definitely the restaurant’s best feature. They had an arcade in back, more TVs than we could count, trivia games you could play on the ...

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‘Your News, Your Views’: Speak up

Attention all Blazers. This editorial is for you. This is for the 3,764 students and staff who picked up a copy of last week’s issue. This is for every member of the student body who scoffs at the errors and complains about the content to friends instead of to the staff. This is for our audience.  We try to keep ...

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Gunter named interim VPAA

 Dr. Phillip Gunter, Dean of the Dewar College of Education, has been selected by President Patrick Schloss to replace Dr. Louis Levy as the vice president of Academic Affairs (VPAA), serving as the interim provost until a permanent Vice President is chosen.  Starting Jan. 1, Dr. Gunter will leave his position as Dean of the Dewar College of Education to ...

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Veterans in the classroom

 Imagine living with no running water.  How about sleeping in a tent?  Or having no showers – only baby wipes to use to clean yourself?  Soldiers face hardships while deployed that create many problems adjusting to normal life when they return home; some adjustments are easy to appreciate, such as unregulated time in a hot shower, or not having to ...

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Philosophy?

Many students ask themselves, “What is philosophy and why should I care?” To put it simply, philosophy can enhance, or even change, your life. On my first day at VSU I, like many other freshman, entered my first class not knowing what to expect. The name of the course I took was Fundamentals of Philosophy. Immediately, I knew that philosophy ...

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Fugi’s fails to impress

This week we headed to a place you might often pass on a Saturday shopping spree: Fuji’s buffet right in the mall. Fuji’s had a very generic look as far as Chinese buffets go. You have the dark wood, plastic-looking chairs, the random gaudy decorations and those menus with the Chinese zodiac on them. The place was clean though, which ...

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VP retires after 20 years at VSU

 Earlier this week, Dr. Louis Levy, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced his intentions to retire as of Jan. 1, 2010 .  Dr. Levy has worked at Valdosta State for 20 years and is in his 10th year as vice president of Academic Affairs.  “I just decided it was a good time to retire. You get to a ...

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