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‘Copper Cloud Picnic’ wins art competition

Written by: Chris Kessler There’s one week left to see what pieces displayed in VSU’s Fine Arts Gallery will bring in the money. Matt Mitros, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., won $450 and first place in the Valdosta National 2014 All-Media Juried Competition for his sculpture titled “Copper Cloud Picnic.” In its 26th year, the competition had over 160 entries submitted by ...

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Odum ‘On Skua Island’ for debut of book club

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Mummies and pizza−who could ask for more? Odum Library is kicking off its spring semester book club with a discussion about the short story “On Skua Island” by John Langan. The story is available for free at tinyurl.com/on-skua-island. The book club will have two introductory meetings in Odum library, one at 1 p.m. Wednesday and one ...

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Folklore meets psychology

Written by: Jessica Ingram Get psyched—and live to tell about it. VSU’s James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services will be hosting a weekend lecture and workshop series titled “Our Stories, Our Selves” on Feb. 21-22. The series features Dr. Jonathan Young, a Jungian psychologist and founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. ...

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S.A.V.E. hosts discussion on climate change

Written by: Abbie Baggerly The topic of climate change is heating up on campus. On Nov. 12, S.A.V.E (Students Against Violating the Environment) hosted a panel discussion of four speakers on climate change and the fossil fuel divestment movement.  Dr. Jason Allard, associate professor of geosciences, was the first speaker to address the audience. Allard said that humans are most ...

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Chorus raises spirit and profit

Written by: Jordan Barela The holiday spirit is in the air, and the best way to celebrate is by singing while raising money for a trip to England. The Department of Music held its annual Candlelight Concert on Saturday, raising over $2,000 for the Chamber Singers’ trip to England this spring. “This year is very important because the money that ...

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Wishes grow on trees

Written by: Cole Edwards The Holiday Helper Tree is in bloom once again. Students interested in fulfilling a child’s Christmas wish list need to come by the Student Life office on the third floor of the Student Union to choose a child’s list from the tree. Gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 6. “This is the largest number ...

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Students ‘Payback’ poetry

Written by: Isaiah Smart Jennette Hall was filled with confessions of porn addictions, experiences of inequality and the corruption of America as poets gathered on Tuesday. Deep Release Poetry Society presented VSU’s biggest poetry showcase of the year with “The Big Payback.” “It was astonishing to see all of our hard work come together in an event of such magnitude,” ...

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CORE travels west for Thanksgiving

Written by: Abbie Baggerly An opportunity to travel out West could be the best early Christmas present you could ask for. Students interested in going to the Grand Canyon with CORE have until Friday to get registered. The trip will be during Thanksgiving break from Nov. 22-Nov. 30. The once-in-a-lifetime trip will cost $375 for students and $425 for faculty ...

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Hypnosis meets humor

Written by: Cole Edwards   Students became the great and impossible last Monday – or so they thought. The Campus Activities Board hosted the Comedy Hypnotist Show on Monday evening in the University Center theater. The show was led by hypnotist Erick Kand who has been in practice for 12 years. Kand has hypnotized over 15,000 people over the course ...

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VSU holds first Royal Scholarship Pageant

Written by: Brian Hickey The first ever Royal Scholarship Pageant dazzled the crowd on Tuesday. Brought to you by the Kappa Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, students watched as four women competed for the chance at a scholarship provided by the fraternity with help from their sponsors. Finalist One : LaTessa Rivers, junior, sociology major. Finalist Two: Carla Paige, ...

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