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Baptist Collegiate Ministries invites students

Nestled between the Georgia pines and a construction site on North Oak St. is a small white building. This building is home to the VSU branch of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries. The BCM building serves as haven for students who wish to partake in fellowship and fun by playing pool and ping pong, or using the free wi-fi connection that ...

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Undergraduate Research Symposium starts today

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place today and on Friday in the Atrium and auditorium of the Bailey Science Center. The Symposium takes place every spring and is a chance for students to present their papers and posters to the school, setting the bar higher for undergraduate education and research. Students who are selected have to go through a ...

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Hibachi Express, a cheap alternative

This week we went to a new Japanese place, Hibachi Express on Ashley Street. Hibachi Express promised good Japanese food fast. Turning in the parking lot, we could smell the aroma of the hibachi grill, making our mouths water. Once we walked inside, we noticed the atmosphere was definitely that of a college hangout. There wasn’t really a play of ...

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Gay Straight Alliance fights silence with silence Friday

GSA’s National Day of Silence Program will be Friday. GSA will hold their main program on the Pedestrian Mall between Ashley and West Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. “Specifically, the Day of Silence is to ‘break the silence’,” Doel Parilla, GSA President, says. “Hundreds of thousands of people all over the U.S. choose to do it, as a message ...

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Know your Professor: Dr. Leslie Jones, assistant professor of biology

Walking into a professor’s office gives a student an impression of the teacher. Walking into Dr. Leslie “Sandy” Jones’ office gives off the perfect vibe for her: fun loving and dedicated to her job. Currently, Dr. Jones is an assistant professor of Biology and has been part of VSU since 2004. Before she came here, she was a Biology teacher ...

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‘Date Night’ unsurprisingly dissappointing

“Date Night,” starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell, was an epic fail in my book. Fey and Carell play Claire and Phil Foster, a boring couple from New Jersey trying to spice things up in their relationship by living a little more adventurously, but find themselves in a serious pickle. After stealing another couple’s reservation at an upscale New York ...

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Check it out:VSU has some fan pages on Facebook

Valdosta State University is full of surprises and thrills throughout your time on its campus, so why not become a fan of it on Facebook? Facebook has revolutionized the way we communicate and interact with other people in our lives. Facebook lets you meet people you would otherwise never get to know on an everyday basis and connect with them. ...

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Artist captivates students with cool colors

As the sounds of jam-bands emanate from a weathered cassette tape, earthy green gives way to brilliant yellow, electric blue blends into cherry red, which breeds a regal purple that battles a feisty orange against a deep navy background. The gazebo between West Hall and Nevins Hall has a received a vivacious temporary makeover from tie-dye entrepreneur Josh Farmer. The ...

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iPad ‘buzz’ not evident

The buzz about the Apple launch of the new iPad has swarmed the nation and the VSU campus since its launch this past Saturday. Though some VSU students consider the new iPad to be entertaining, many are concerned with it being overpriced and some say it may even be unnecessary. According to Tech Shop manager Jed Brogdon, the station where ...

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Head to St. Augustine for your next vacation

The quaint beach community of St Augustine is located just 163 miles (two and a half hours) southeast of Valdosta. It lies just south of Jacksonville so if you feel the urge to shop you won’t have to go out of your way. St Augustine is littered with history. You can spend hours walking through St. Augustine’s brick streets marveling ...

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