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Fall 2013

Lions look to spoil VSU’s Senior Day

written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State will play its final regular season home game on Sunday against a worn North Alabama (4-7-2, 2-4-2) team. The Blazers come into the weekend with a spot in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. VSU is trying to solidify the No. 2 seed in the tourney.     UNA needs vital wins in the final few games ...

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North Alabama to visit Saturday

written by: Eric Jackson Still elated from last week’s comeback rally however the Blazers know they must execute early if they expect to tame the streaking Lions. No. 11 VSU looks to build upon its 35-30 victory over West Georgia when they welcome conference foe, North Alabama, this Saturday. This is the 37th all-time meeting between two of Division II’s ...

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Kanye puts a ring on media mama

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you all the pop culture events from last week that had us talking. First up this week, Vh1 premiered the highly anticipated biopic of ‘90s girl group TLC. Starring Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama, the film chronicled the group’s rise to stardom as well as their financial struggles. At one ...

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Racial quotas still needed

Written by: Isaiah Smart This school year has had its share of controversy and concerns. Last week, the conversation didn’t end. The Young Conservatives of America posted an affirmative action bake sale outside of West Hall last week that got a few students up in arms. The bake sale, said to be a national initiative by the organization, provided prices ...

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Gayle discusses SPLOST

by John Preer    On Nov. 5 Valdosta residents are expected to vote on SPLOST, a matter that will affect the city for the next six years. This year’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax will be the seventh referendum of its kind. For the past 20 years voters have supported the continuation of the sales tax. However, last year ...

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Traditional art collides with technology

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Traditional art and technology collide in VSU’s new art exhibit. “We Two Founts” opened on Monday in the Fine Arts gallery. “We Two Founts” is a sculptural video created by Derek Larson and Marc Mitchell.  A sculptural video is a flat shape sculpture where videos are projected that an artist constructs. In this sculptural video, characters ...

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Call boxes offer more protection than we think

Written by: Cole Edwards / Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   There are 28 tall, yellow boxes topped with a flashing blue light around campus. The boxes have “EMERGENCY” written down the side; however, the boxes are not only there for intense situations. “We get calls on everything from ‘my car is broken down,’ to thefts, to a student simply wanting ...

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Campus markets aren’t cheap

Written by: Sarah Turner It is obvious that items such as produce, canned goods and other dinners and snacks in Sustella and Langdale markets are overpriced. No matter how much we complain about this, prices show no promise of dropping in the future. However, there is a way to save your money. One might assume that the markets raise their ...

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Offer drinks at games

Written by: Neil Frawley It’s fall, and it’s Saturday. You wake up, turn on SportsCenter, open up the fridge and crack open what will be the first of countless beers. You sit down on the couch, and you lean over to the person next to you and you say to them, “Happy game day!” and you clink your beer of ...

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Ignoring the U.S. laws

Written by: Taylor Stone Over the years, President Barack Obama has racked up quite an impressive list of constitutional violations that should have even his staunchest of followers questioning the true motives behind his actions. The First Amendment guarantees the American people incredibly important freedoms, including the freedom of religion: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, ...

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