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VSU graduate mixes classical violin with upbeat hip-hop

Former VSU graduate Justin Monday is striving to make a name for himself in the orchestra world as he has found a way to incorporate hip-hop into his musical performances. Monday, 29-years-old, was raised in Decatur, Ga., with his older brother before making his way to Valdosta, where he majored in music education and violin performance at VSU. He graduated ...

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VSU Greeks Jive, Tango and Cha-Cha

The members of the Improvisation Troupe will be hosting Dancing with the Greeks at 6 p.m.in the Student Union Ballroom. If you enjoy the competitive atmosphere of smooth and rhythmic steps of a ballroom dance competition, then this event is for you. The event was founded by the Ballroom Dance Club’s former president Taylor Marie Berry, a member of Alpha ...

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SpecTech: Amazon kindles bigger Fire

This issue of Spec Tech is all about new phones, BlackBerry’s OS 2.0 update, and E-reader tablets. Companies are still announcing smartphones, even though the Mobile World Congress isn’t until next week. Samsung announced the Galaxy Ace 2 as well as the Galaxy Mini 2. The Galaxy Ace 2 has a 3.8-inch WVGA screen, 800MHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, front facing ...

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VSU gets ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

Starting today, students will be able to see “A Lesson Before Dying,” a theatric performance in the Lab Theatre on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building room 238. The performance, which is based on Ernest Gaine’s novel, has a theme centered in Bayonne, La. in the late-1940s. A Louisianan black man named Jefferson is accused of murder and ...

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54th Grammys honor Whitney Houston

Hello guys and dolls. It’s time. Get your cups out because I am serving some hot tea. Grammys weekend is supposed to be a big celebration of music, but a sense of mourning stained the festivities with the shocking death of music icon Whitney Houston. Whitney was found underwater in her tub Saturday at the famed Beverly Hilton in Beverly ...

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C.O.R.E offers group caving, backpacking

VSU’s Center for Outdoor Recreational Experience, or “CORE” program, has become creative with a wide variety of interesting projects that give students adventurous activities like lead climbing class, canoe battleship, cosmic climbing, Providence Canyon backpacking, caving and overnight camping. Core is known for instructing groups about the outdoors, leadership skills and exciting ventures. There is a rental center for students ...

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Local team raises money for local impoverished children

Strawberry Sweethearts trays were on sale from Feb. 7-13, benefiting the impoverished children and families of Valdosta, Ga. The team, affiliated with Azalea City Church of God, conducts Outreach Programs every week, raising money and giving aid to those in need around the community. The Emerge Demo Team sold strawberry Sweet Hearts Trays all week for $20. “So far we ...

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“All Black Affair” concludes Black History Week

VSU held the “All Black Affair” at the Fruits of the Garden Winery to finish up Black History Week. The owner of Fruits of the Garden Winery, Blanch Boykins, was the ultimate host, greeting students and serving wine. Mrs. Boykins has been in business three years and has been located in downtown Valdosta for two of those three years. The ...

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