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Domestic violence awareness panel meets

 Written By: Tyra Mills As the midterm elections came to a close Tuesday night, VSU students gathered in a Bailey Science Center classroom to partake in a Domestic Violence Awareness Panel hosted by the Office of Social Equity. Topics discussed included if and when a man should defend himself against women and how a man should do so if the ...

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Students, faculty protest future pipeline

Written By: Brittney Penland Protestors gathered on Oct. 31 at the corner of Park Avenue and Patterson Street to argue against the building of the Sabal Trail gas pipeline. The protesters were associated with VSU’s Students Against Violating the Environment and Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy. The costumes they were dressed in for Halloween attracted honking and “thumbs up’s” from ...

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SGA discusses safety, scheduling

Written By: Taymara Tait This week, SGA discussed topics concerning the campus safety walk, academic planning and academic scheduling among others.   The campus safety committee takes an annual walk around campus and analyzes lighting and the safety surrounding the campus environment. Campus police, administrators and professors walked through main campus, north campus and the parking decks checking for any ...

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Demolishing a piece of history

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson The city council voted against a request to preserve Valdosta’s first totally electric home, the Nichols house, which has been standing on the corner of Azalea Drive and Baytree Road for over 60 years.   This piece of history for the city of Valdosta will most likely be torn since the city council voted 6-1 in ...

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Poet C. G. Hanzlicek visits VSU

Written by Cole Edwards, Multimedia Editor “I use the world around me as my building blocks.” Poetry author C. G. Hanzlicek read from his works to students on Wednesday evening in the Student Union Theater as the first poetry circuit reading of the semester. Born in Minnesota, Hanzlicek received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1964 and then an ...

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Internet experts: ‘Widespread harm’ likely from cyber attack in next decade

By Jeff Gelles The Philadelphia Inquirer / (MCT) Be afraid of potentially devastating cyber attacks, and be better prepared to guard against them. But also be wary of the risks _ especially to privacy _ that accompany a growing focus on cyber security that may exaggerate some threats. Those are among the major themes and dissents that emerge from a ...

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Ethics office finds ‘substantial reason to believe’ Georgia Rep. Broun broke law

 By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON – The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia broke the law by using official congressional office funds to pay for communications help in his political campaigns. The committee made public the details of the Broun investigation on Wednesday. The committee said it launched the probe at the ...

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IT understaffed, overworked

Written By: Lia Armistead  The VSU IT department is suffering from a lack of staff members, causing slower solutions to technical problems campus wide. Currently, the IT department employs 42 full-time staff members to monitor over 230 smart classrooms and computer labs on campus, causing glitches to take up to an hour to be fixed. With a new policy of ...

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West Hall renovations still in progress

Written By: Tierra Francois West Hall has been under renovation since last summer, and the renovation still continues. The renovations began in the west wing and the second renovation will begin replacing the HVAC in the south wing, where many students complain of the high humidity in classrooms. Replacing HVAC is very costly and time consuming. The HVAC has to ...

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Students “Carry that weight”

Written By: Tyra Mills Armed with signs, slogans and a twin-sized mattress, a group of VSU students walked up and down the Pedestrian Mall in support of the “Carry That Weight” movement. The students, made up of the sociology club and Women’s and Gender Studies club, were participating in the National Day of Action to fight campus sexual assaults. This ...

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