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VSU gets new shuttle buses

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu Due to enrollment increase, VSU added seven new shuttle buses to the university’s transportation service this past summer. From rainy days to summer days, several students wait at bus stops for the shuttle to arrive. Although some students decide to walk to class instead of riding the shuttle, others make use of the transportation service ...

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On-campus voting starts next week

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu  VSU will have a new option for faculty and students to vote on campus this fall.  College Democrats and College Republicans worked together with Deb Cox, the supervisor of elections for Lowndes County, to make it easier for our students and faculty here at VSU to participate in local as well as national elections.  Not ...

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Tenth annual book fair ends Mon.

Arel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu VSU will be hosting its 10th anniversary Scholastic Book Fair at the Dewar College of Education Sept. 8 through Sept. 14 with the hopes of instilling a love for reading in children.. The fair will be open on the first floor of the Education building from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will close on ...

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Students concerned about campus safety

Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu Campus Safety has become an important issue at VSU. Considering last year’s theft controversy to the Langdale Hall fires, the Valdosta State Univeristy Police Department plans to keep the crime down at VSU. Scott Doner, chief of VSUPD, urges students to be the eyes and ears on-campus. “If you see something, say something,” Doner said. ...

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Rant and Rave of the Week: September 10, 2009

Student Housing Rave Student Housing definitely works hard to make sure all our maintenance or any other personal problems inside our rooms are fixed promptly. If you put in a work order, either over the phone or on the Internet, you can be sure that they will be there to help you later that day, or if not definitely the ...

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Have you ever heard of the new Degree Works?

Kristin Shannon Staff Writer knshannon@valdosta.edu Starting this semester, VSU has created a new program called Degree Works. As my editor briefly explained to me the purpose of Degree Works, I felt uneasy about the program. I have known several students to have trouble following the track of their major with the help of their advisor. It seemed as though the ...

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Palms and Hopper: Just a simple dine-in experience

Stephanie Turner Staff Writer sdturner@valdosta.edu Dining at Hopper or Palms can be a costly meal without a meal plan, but you better eat your fill because campus dining does not allow doggy bags. Imagine you just got out of one of your classes. It is the middle of the day, and a couple of friends are going to go grab ...

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Stein Mart and Tift County Schools Migrant Program are now hiring

Danie On The Clock By:Danielle Everson The grills have cooled off and it’s time to get back on the job hunt. There are three jobs this week that employers want to fill. So turn down that music and grab a pen. If you currently are working in retail and you are looking to further your career you may want to ...

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Beatles mania returns in ‘Rock Band’

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu There’s been a lot of hubbub surrounding Sept. 9, 2009, Entertainment Weekly dubbed the day as “the reinvasion of The Beatles,” a title that’s well warranted with the long-sought remastered release of the Fab Four’s entire work. These Baby Boomer-baiting sets carry a hefty price tag ($300 for the box) and an impressive amount of ...

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New TV shows and a baby Sparrow

Pop Addict By Kristal Jones Surprise, surprise! Here’s another week of drama, babies, and new releases from Hollywood. MTV’s “A Shot at Love” star Tila Tequila (whose real name is Tila Nguyen) was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, NFL star Shawne Merriman, and then hospitalized Saturday night. Merriman was thrown in jail for a couple of hours after Tila’s frantic ...

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