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New provost: “unambiguous choice”

Written by: Joe Adgie Dr. Hudson Rogers will be VSU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Rogers will come from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he was dean of the Lutgert College of Business. “After a thorough and competitive national search, Dr. Rogers quickly rose to the top and was the clear and unambiguous first ...

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New app shares STD results

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro & Hillary Straba Pro Social media has been an ever-increasing tool for the exchange of information. In the last decade, internet goers have misused social media, exploiting it by turning popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook into blasé showcases, displaying their deplorable lives and desperate need for affirmation. Early this year, Ramin Bastani released Hula, ...

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Grads want a fresh voice

For many students, graduation is the end of the long, arduous journey that is education. For others, it’s a major step toward the wonderful world of post-graduate education and maybe more. At many schools, graduation is highlighted by a motivational speech from someone brought in for the occasion. These speakers are normally big names. Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford ...

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The struggle for equality continues

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Pay among Americans differs widely, but women are known to have substantially lower wages. Historically, women’s rights have come far, but women are yet to be paid the same wages as men. Since 2010, women who worked full-time only made 77 percent of what men earned, According to the Center for American Progress. It is totally ...

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Letter to the Editor: Choose to compromise

I generally find visits to SGA meetings refreshing, inspiring and informative, and I admire the spirit of shared governance typically displayed at these events. There is no doubt that the students at VSU have a Student Government Association they can be proud of. I am not stating this to score cheap political points, but this is my sincere conviction, just ...

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Daring to date in college

Written by: Tyra Mills Dating in college is something a lot of us have to deal with. But is dating a vital activity or a pesky distraction? Everyone enjoys good company and companionship, but the real question here is: Is it wise to attempt to juggle school, work and extracurricular activities with a relationship? It depends on the individual. Relationships ...

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Whisper keeps students secret

Written by: Lashawn Oglesby Imagine joining a social network where all you have to do is create a username and password. There is no profile picture, profile page or personal pictures, and no friends finding or adding. That’s because it’s an anonymous social media app. It’s called Whisper. It’s normal for people to have thoughts, feelings and secrets they would ...

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Blazers host Rams, visit Wolves

Written by: Rashad Milligan As the end of the season nears, No. 24 Valdosta State softball team is eyeing another championship run. The 31-12 Blazers are only focused on the “practice-by-practice” tasks, according to shortstop Shelby Altman. VSU hosts Albany State (15-17) tonight for a doubleheader. The Blazers will go to Carrollton, Ga., to face the University of West Georgia ...

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Basketball intramurals close to naming champs

Written by: Victoria Johnson Icemen and Kappa Alpha competed against each other in a nail-biter during the intramural basketball playoffs on Tuesday. Kappa Alpha pulled off the 45-41 victory to advance. Icemen shooting guard, Elliot Yarboro, said that the team was pumped for the game. “We’ve really been preparing for this game,” Yarboro said. “We weren’t really sure who we ...

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‘Salvage’ your style

Written by: John Stephen Question: What do old wedding dresses, vintage records and a painting of Captain Jack Sparrow all have in common? Answer: They all can be found at Salvage thrift shop, among an enormous treasure trove of other items. Located at 612 Baytree Rd., Salvage may seem normal enough on the outside with its pleasant brick façade and ...

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