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2011-04-08

Prof suspended after arrest

 The VSU police department is still investigating the battery charges against a mass media professor after he allegedly assaulted a student.  Assistant professor, Dr. Frank Rybicki, is on paid suspension until the investigation is finished. After that, decisions will be made as to whether or not he can continue teaching at VSU.    “I haven’t heard anything yet,” he said. ...

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Anarchists out of hand (duh)

Thousands of anarchists plan to crash Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29. “(The disruption) will involve a lot of fireworks, it will involve a lot of people dressed in black, it will involve a lot of very, very loud music to try and hack all the mainstream media broadcasts of that day,” Charlie ...

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TOMs raise awareness

You may not think about it, but there is one thing you put on everyday without a second thought, shoes. Imagine a world without shoes. No Nikes, no Reeboks, no nothing. Now, imagine a world where you can help, by going one day a year barefoot. Not everyone has the opportunity to own a pair of shoes, but, according to ...

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Keep your stuff safe

Coming to college for the first time, you have to expect that some things will not go your way. You may have problems keeping up with all of your required work. You may have issues with your roommates and even certain professors, or you may choose that horrible class in which can’t seem to understand the material. Some problems are ...

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People Poll: What do you think about students using technology in classes?

“Technology is essential! Our world is constantly progressing, so our education in the classroom progresses accordingly.” Jannae Bryant junior art major “I don’t like it. I prefer the old fashion way, pen and paper.” Camille Drummond junior nursing major “I hate it. I hate computers. I’m technologically illiterate.” Latoia Blassingame freshman marketing major “I like it. It makes it easier ...

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Softball team rolls through opponents in six-game stretch

 The VSU softball team had a long weekend with a full slate of games and they showed up playing their best.  The Blazers beat the Argonauts by scores of 4-0 and 11-3. Following the sweep, VSU rolled past Lambuth by winning both games 12-0 and 19-0. The 19 runs would be a season high until the next day.  Coach Thomas ...

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Golfers place 13th in Invitational

From Staff Reports    VSU shot a final round 303 to finish 13th at the Buccaneer Invitational with a 52-over 904 at the par 71, 6,733 yard Normandy Shores Golf Club Tuesday.  Host Barry won the event at 854 (+2) followed by West Florida at 860. Nova Southeastern was third at eight-over-par while Lynn and Central Missouri tied for fourth ...

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Librarian search narrows to two

The University Librarian Search Committee has narrowed its choice for a new library director to two candidates, Dr. Kimberly Kelley and Dr. Sarah Cron.  According to her resume, Dr. Cron received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at Indiana University and previously served as the assistant director for User Services for the library system at University of Missouri.  She ...

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Mello offers Remerton alternative

One of the newest additions to Valdosta’s night life is Mello, a college bar, recently opened in the College Station Shoppe on Baytree road.  Mello  is a short walking distance from VSU’s campus and has a kitchen connected to the bar,  which offers a variety of food from fried mushrooms, to burgers, hot dogs, and onion rings.  “I heard it’s ...

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Congress needs to address career colleges’ toxic choices

 The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Monday, March 28:  For-profit colleges have successfully marketed a compelling story in which they star front and center as benevolent purveyors of the American dream through education and gainful employment.  The reality is the complete opposite. Former students testified before a U.S. Senate oversight committee this month about exorbitant tuition costs ...

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