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Save schools VSU on global warming

Written by: John Preer Through the combined efforts of VSU’s student organization S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) and Dr. Ari Santos’ ethics and environment course, motivational speaker Dr. Gerald L. Durley presented a lecture on environmental justice and climate change in Jennett Hall Wednesday night. Born to a 16-year-old mother, Dr. Durley was placed in a special education program ...

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VSU begins hiring new security

Written by: John Stephen When students return from Spring Break, two new security officers will be roaming the grounds of VSU. When the new security guards begin March 24, their main function will be to patrol the campus in the evening and early-morning hours, according to Thressea Boyd, VSU director of communications. These officers will report to the VSUPD but ...

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Mr. Adgie goes to Washington: Joe and the NSA

Written by: Joe Adgie Chances are, your view on the National Security Agency is of a big, bad agency that listens to all of your phone calls, knows all the websites you visit, and where you are at all times, no matter where you are or how wired you are.   According to the NSA, this is not the case. ...

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Tuition fee: gentle increase continues

Written by: Elan Waite Though tuition increases are somewhat expected among those in higher education, students may feel more at ease when looking at next semester’s tuition. University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has been a driving force behind the low 2.5 percent increase in tuition for undergraduate students. Earlier this year, Huckaby addressed Georgia General Assembly’s Joint Appropriations ...

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Roll forward and wake up

Written by: Tyra Mills On Sunday, students woke up before moving the hands of their clocks an hour ahead.  It’s something done every year, right before spring time hits, and in the fall clocks move back an hour. While this process is supposed to improve people’s lives, it may be causing more problems than it solves. According to the New ...

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SGA votes ‘yes’ to divest

Written by: Joe Adgie   SAVE’s (Students Against Violation the Environment) divestment campaign now has the support of the Student Government Association. The SGA voiced their approval at their Monday night meeting, a few months after SAVE failed to gain the SGA’s support. SAVE President Danielle Jordan attended the meeting and explained that divestment−meaning withdrawing investments−from fossil fuel companies would ...

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Valdosta students say goodbye to local icon

Written By: Will Lewis   After nearly 30 years of business, students will have to say goodbye to a local icon. Ashley Cinemas, deemed the “Dollar Theater,” closed its doors March 2.   The theater closed due to a recent decision made by film distributors to cease production of movies in 35mm film, the kind used by the projectors at ...

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Provost: finalists come to final round

By: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU is nearly finished with its search for a new provost/vice president of academic affairs. The nationwide search has been ongoing since summer 2012, and the VSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Search Committee now has three finalists for the second highest position at VSU. The finalists are Dr. Hudson Rogers, a dean at Florida ...

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New event speaks out against violence

Written By: Abbie Baggerly   Women’s and Gender Studies will be presenting “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” March 6-8 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.   “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights.  VSU students will perform the monologues to raise ...

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VSU email provides news to some, bothersome to others

Written by: John Preer   If you are a VSU student or faculty member, a certain format should be fairly familiar:  the initial of your first name, a middle initial (sometimes) and your full last name followed by “@valdosta.edu.” Every student is set up with an email address in a similar format when he or she registers at VSU.  This ...

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