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2013-09-12

Natural High hosts free game night

Story and photos by Elan Waite   Laughter could be heard throughout the Student Union as Natural High hosted their Free Game Night in the Student Union Game Room Thursday. The group, Natural High, offers alternative activities and functions that are drug and alcohol free for students. Mallory King, a freshman and newcomer to the group, called the event “pretty ...

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Danahar hired as new provost

by Isaiah Smart   VSU recently named a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dr. David C. Danahar, from upstate New York, began his term on Aug. 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. A provost is the senior academic administrator at an institution. He or she is responsible for the supervision of curricular, research and instructional affairs. A ...

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What do you think about the new Apple iPhones?

Ryan Thomas Exercise Physiology Major “I really don’t know much about it, I’m more interested in the Samsung Galaxy 5.”   Emily Fejedelen Exercise Physiology Major “I think the finger print option is cool!”   Lisa Dowden Nursing Major “I know it is different colors and thats cute!

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GPA stunts student involvement

Written by: Eric Jackson    Sigh… If motivating students to join student organizations wasn’t hard enough, it has suddenly just become harder. Student Life is making a counterproductive move by choosing to enforce the 2.5 minimum GPA required for executive members starting next semester. To this point, the regulation has been on the books but not enforced. We can only ...

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Lighting up freedom

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro   Marijuana is lighting up the media once again, as supports for the legalization of the plant get fired up for future elections. Last year, I discussed how Washington and Colorado were the birthplace of a revolutionary breakthrough conceived in the name of freedom, when the sovereignty of these states chooses to allow the use and ...

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Keysone XL, oil and water don’t mix

Written by: Elan Waite   The extension of a pipeline already in place has had many environmentalists up in arms. The proposal would allow pipelines to carry oil from Alberta Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Though those who are for the pipeline say it will generate thousands of jobs and significant economic gains, the opposition claims that the weight ...

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FamilyWorks hosts Sexual Assault Survivors Group meeting

by Jamal Tull   Yesterday, the IAM: Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group met at the FamilyWorks Center on Patterson Street. The group was established January 2012 by five American family therapy advanced standing graduate students. The group sought out to create a platform where survivors can share their thoughts and emotions, and IAM has been running strong for almost a ...

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Student organization presidents meet at roundtable

by Alexis Waters   Student organization rules have been a popular topic on campus for the past week. Just in time to address concerns, the first Presidents’ Roundtable meeting was held yesterday at 6 p.m. “I’m here to make sure you have tools to be successful,” Kirk Johnson, graduate assistant of student organizations, said. The room started with five presidents ...

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Housing makes house calls for first-year residents

by Alexis Waters   In the old days, doctors would make “house calls” for their sick patients by knocking on their doors and checking on them. Housing and Residence Life has implemented that same concept by conducting “House Calls” for the past three years now, helped largely by the positive feedback from students and faculty. During each house call, faculty ...

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New Cross Country coach bring elite experience in first season

Valdosta State cross-country has a confident new leader this season as new head coach Clinton Bell takes over for departed Todd Smoot. Bell brings his decorated track record from Big East powerhouse Pittsburgh, where he served as an assistant track and cross-country coach. “I’ve had the opportunity to be with some good programs,” Bell said. “Whether it’s Division I or ...

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