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2011-02-03

Regents exam no more

Valdosta State University will no longer require its students to pass the Regents Exam, beginning this fall. Earlier this semester, VSU obtained the approval of the Board of Regents to exempt the exam that has, over the years, caused students so much stress. After the final exams this spring, students will only be required to pass English 1102 instead of ...

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Softball players speak out

   The VSU women’s softball team is more than ready to start the 2011 softball season.  After ending the season with a 51- 9 record, the girls are ready to take it all the way to the top again this year.  Unfortunately, the girls suffered a loss in the Championship game of the World Series to Hawaii Pacific University; however, ...

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Noise Ordinance in Panama City

Summer is supposed to be a time when you can just let loose and have fun. Scream and shout, and not worry about facing any repercussions. According to Panama City Beach officials, visitors will no longer be able to possess this carefree attitude. The city has recently issued a new noise ordinance due to residents complaining about the loud ruckus ...

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The Shadow Writer

According to The Chronicle Review, Ed Dante is the alias of a writer who makes a living by writing papers for an essay company and has witnessed the extreme extent of student cheating that goes unnoticed by even the most attentive professionals. Dante has written papers for a variety of students. These papers range from simple lesson plans, to essays ...

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6 percent tuition increase possible for fall 2011

A six percent tuition increase will take effect fall 2011, President Dr. Patrick Schloss said during the Planning and Budget Committee Jan. 29. The institutional fee that has been added to student fees for the past few years will be incorporated into tuition because this is the last year the fee can be used, Dr. Schloss said. The expected tuition ...

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Jennett hall open for classes

The days of squeezing past people in the aisles and bumping your knees on the backs of auditorium seats during large section classes are over. If you have a class in Jennett Hall, that is. As of Jan. 31, the new Jerry and Kay Jennett Lecture Hall is open. This new addition is attached to the James L. and Dorothy ...

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Blazers rebound with victory

  VSU men’s basketball would not be handed defeat once more.   They avoided consecutive losses and defeated West Alabama 83-66 last night.  “Coach instilled on us that we needed a sense of urgency, that we needed to complete games, and compete and last Saturday against West Georgia, we didn’t complete the game, we let it slip away,” Brandon Klunder, guard, said.  ...

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Hill gets 200th victory with Lady Blazers

  While the competition sits idle, Lady Blazers move to sole posession of second in the GSC for now.  Lady Blazers entered the night in a three-way tie, and with the win, move into position to take first place anticipating GSC results this weekend.  With their 60-41 victory over West Alabama, Lady Blazers are preparing for their battles this weekend against ...

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Baseball game cancelled due to rain

 Whoever said, “Rain is a Good Thing”? That would be country star Luke Byran.  If you asked the Blazer baseball team, to give an opinion on the phrase, they would probably disagree.  The Blazers’ Tuesday season opener, was canceled due to rain. The team will now have to weather the anticipation that carries them into the season. Instead of traveling ...

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SGA discusses HOPE

SGA discussed the HOPE Scholarship, budget updates and proposals; nominated a president pro tempore and voted on the fall and spring break calendars Monday night at the Student Union. The upcoming Student Advisory Council meeting will be held at Atlanta Metro College on Feb. 4 & 5. The meeting will include all the SGA presidents in the University System of ...

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