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2013-10-03

Earbuds or real buds

Written by: Elan Waite On a typical day at VSU you will see various students listening to music: people who are walking alone, friends who are seated next to each other and strangers on line. Everyone is enjoying their noise in silence. Almost everyone can agree that music can alter your mood. It can change how you feel about almost anything ...

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Let their voices be heard

Written by: Taylor Stone Throughout the entire history of mankind, protests have undoubtedly played a profound role in societal change that has yielded both good and bad results. Unfortunately, it seems that in recent decades the constitutionally defined concept of “free speech” has arguably morphed into nothing more than a political “battering ram” used by conflicting ideological groups to effectively ...

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Who is to blame for the federal government shutdown? Why?

Ariana McDaniels freshman early childhood education major “The whole thing with Syria might have something to do with it…Something internal is going on that we’re not quite sure about.”   Abby Hoover senior nursing major “The tea party wing of the Republican caucus that is holding the Republican party hostage.”   Want more opinions? Check out the Video People Poll online at: ...

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VSU battle against flu season begins

by Allison Ericson   Students can receive their flu vaccine at the Student Health Center this month for a small fee of $10 by Flex, cash or check. “Students also have the option to pay for the flu vaccine with your credit card or debit card through our online immunization store,” said Lynette A. Lewis, Administrator/Asst. Director for Administration Auxiliary ...

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Shutdown hits home at VSU

by Will Lewis   VSU is beginning to feel the effects of the recent Government Shutdown. “We are dealing with a wave here, so other crests with other problems are still coming,” Dr. Marc Pufong, professor of Political Science, said. The most immediate impact came with a change to the program in today’s Science Seminar. Dr. Bill Cooke, head of ...

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Budget makes room for new football safety helmets

by Shane Thomas   The VSU Athletic Department has gone a step further in its awareness of player safety by spending nearly $10,200 on at least 20 additional Riddell and Schutt football helmets to enhance player safety. According to a 2012 study by the CDC, athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. “Concussions, unfortunately, have been ...

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Safety, not on the menu

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro Like guns? Hope you don’t drink coffee. In an interview conducted earlier this week with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Schultz urged gun-toting patrons to leave their guns at home or refrain from indulging in his company’s products. As a stream of shooting sprees have struck the media over the last couple of years and as big ...

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VSUPD major joins Atlanta threat team

by Isaiah Smart   VSUPD Major Ann Farmer was named the vice president of the Atlanta Southeast chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals on Sept. 1. Farmer has been a member of ATAP for three years and is in the first phase of a two-year term as vice president. The ATAP was founded in 1992, and was created by ...

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Obama: Five years later

Written by: Von Kennedy Barack Obama has now been president of the United States for five years. As all presidents are once they are out of office, he will be ranked on the hierarchy of his successful plans and also his failures. Yet living through his presidency, does America think he has been up to par or substandard? One thing that ...

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Rough outing for VSU golf team this week

Written by: Chris Webb Valdosta State’s golf team had a shaky outing Monday and Tuesday at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational their second tournament of the young season. The week started rough for VSU on Monday with junior Alex Jones having to drop out of the first day of the event due to an apparent battle with food poisoning. He would rejoin ...

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