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Rant and Rave of the Week: September 3, 2009

A Spectator tradition  One thing that the Spectator is sure to have each week is the “Rant & Rave.” However, we want to switch it up a bit. Originally we have had our staff write up a rant and rave for the week, but we have all come to the same consensus of wanting them to come straight from you, ...

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People Poll: How does swine flu on-campus make you feel?

Dyeshera Anderson Freshman Psychology major “Personally, I would be scared but I’m sure the Health Center is taking care of it and South Georgia Medical Center is taking care of it so I’m kind of at ease about it.” Lauren Sanders Sophmore Pre- Pharmacy major “I didn’t know. Scary.” Ryan Smith Sophmore Education major “I think it’s an over-reaction.  I ...

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Student survival guide: How to get by

 It can never be said that I don’t care about the students. But in case it could, I present to you my short guide to a successful semester.  Attend class. Well, this one should be plenty obvious. You sign up for a class and you show up for it. Attendance is a grade in itself and, for some classes, can ...

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GHP infested summers irritate VSU students

Kristin Shannon Staff Writer knshannon@valdosta.edu  At one point in time, summer days meant sleeping in, no school, and limited interaction with my high school classmates.  However summer life at VSU is quite the opposite: part-time jobs, long classes, and hundreds of high school students flooding the campus.  Maymester goes by quickly and quietly for most students.  As the second session ...

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Enrollment increase brings school spirit

VSU is known for its championship football team after recently winning the NCAA Division II Championship in 2004 and 2007. But it seemed that VSU’s school spirit was lacking as compared to other football crazed schools. Saturday’s opener gave some a little more hope in the school spirit department.  This past weekend’s game versus Newberry proved to be the change ...

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Student Success Center goes online

 Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu  The Student Success Center is now providing students with a new online service called AskOnline. Along with the original Student Success Center, tutors are available to help but with AskOnline,tutors are now available 24/7. Some students favor the original Success Center because of the one-one feel of tutoring.  Not all students learn the same and ...

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Dress to impress for interviews

Danie On The Clock By:Danielle Everson OK ladies and gentlemen of VSU, this week employers are looking to hire for a few entry-level positions.  Majors in finance, accounting, economics, marketing, risk management, management and business should grab a pen and apply for the Supervisory Leadership Program. The program will last from 12 to 18 months training to be a mentor ...

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Batman:Arkham Asylum a very pleasant surprise

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu  Batman fans are a thick-skinned bunch.  When George Clooney donned the newly nipple-adorned batsuit to fight the cliché spouting Schwarzenegger “What killed the dinosaurs? The ice age!,” they hid behind their copies of The Killing Joke.  When Dark Horse Comics published Batman vs. Predator, they scrambled to have the story stricken from Batman canon. When ...

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Great Depression photo exhibit comes to VSU

Christina Emery Staff Writer cdemery@valdosta.edu  The VSU Fine Arts Gallery is having its first exhibition of the fall semester. The photographs are from a traveling exhibition from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum. It features images of America taken between 1935 and 1942 by the legendary photographic unit of the (FSA) Farm Security Administration. The prints were produced in ...

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Farewell DJ AM, R.I.P., welcome back Whitney

 Pop Addict By Kristal Jones OK, I’m not going to talk about Michael Jackson being buried this week, or Jon & Kate Plus Eight’s crazy saga of divorce and relationships, or even Octomom’s crazy shenanigans on her new reality show. People are tired of hearing about it but they just won’t stay out of the news. I’m willing to talk ...

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