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Addressing ‘Stranger Danger’

Written by: John Preer Campus safety is usually one of those subjects that fall to the background until it is compromised. With the recent influx of crime on campus, the issue of safety has found its way to the forefront of discussions. VSU administrators have since then taken steps to improve the safety of students and faculty while on campus, but ...

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Robbery prompts ATM relocation

Written by: Joe Adgie/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   The ATM at the University Center is moving to the Student Union. That was revealed by VSU President Dr. William McKinney at last Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting during his question and answer session. Dr. McKinney explained the reasoning behind the move. “An ATM should be in the Student Union,” Dr. McKinney said. ...

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SGA dismisses SAVE proposal

by Joe Adgie   On Monday night, SAVE (Students Against Violating the Environment) went to the SGA for support of their divestment program and didn’t get it. The divestment program concerns requesting the VSU Foundation to “freeze any new investments in the fossil fuel industry and commit to a plan to divest all of its holdings in fossil fuels within ...

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Planetarium show attracts impressive crowd

Written by: Khiry Clements The VSU Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences hosted four public showings at the planetarium in Nevins Hall beginning at 7 p.m. last Friday. This year the planetarium is celebrating 50 years of Quasars. Each show began with a telescopic view of the Valdosta night sky. The show gave detail as to how the star formations ...

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DREAM Act forum gets a turn out

Written by: Khiry Clements/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   On Wednesday at 7 p.m the College of Arts and Lecture Series hosted an open forum about the DREAM Act. With a crowd of roughly 100 people, the event was hosted by College of Arts and Sciences and The Department of Modern and Classical Language. DREAM stands for Development Relief and Education ...

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VSU men’s basketball is back

written by: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State men’s basketball team will have 11 new players this season around returners David Murray, Colin Cook and Dylan Nsiah.   The Blazers were picked to finish fifth in the Gulf South Conference in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Picked to finish sixth in the conference in 2012-13, the Blazers went on to have a 19-10 ...

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Blazers prepare for conference tournament after success in Carrolton

written by: Julia Armistead Both men’s and women’s Cross Country teams traveled to Carrolton, Georgia, for the UWG Invitational last weekend where the teams did exceedingly well. Overall, Coach Clinton Bell was impressed with the runner’s performance throughout the entire Invitational, with both teams being neck and neck with West Georgia, along with a Juliana Boehm, senior, winning the entire ...

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Q & A w/Jon Murtaugh

Written by: Steven Quinn Q&A w/ Jon Murtaugh             In an interview with Jon Murtaugh, director of operations for the VSU Rugby Club, we discussed everything related to VSU rugby. When was the rugby club born? “We started back in 2010. There were about six to eight of us who went out to the front lawn to play, and after ...

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