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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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SGA: Faculty Senate rexamines fall semester break, exam schedule

by Joe Adgie   How about having both a fall break and a full week for Thanksgiving break? Faculty Senate vice president and president-elect, Aubrey Fowler, proposed such a schedule change during Monday’s SGA meeting. The proposal suggested starting fall semester three days earlier, allowing for a return of Fall Break, a full week off at Thanksgiving. These changes also ...

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Valve to release Steam Box

Written by: Steven Setser Welcome back, fellow readers. Have you replaced Pandora with iTunes Radio yet? Me neither. Anyways, let’s see what Valve has been working on and find out when you can play the Xbox One before its release. Valve had some major announcements after its initial SteamOS reveal. It will also be making the rumored Steam Box, a ...

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Homecoming in high gear

Written by: Cole Edwards With a successful first half of the 2013 Homecoming week in the rearview mirror, things are really gearing up as we head into the weekend. Tomorrow has been designated as Red & Black Day on the VSU Campus. All students and faculty are encouraged to wear their best and brightest red and black clothing to show ...

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Kardashian-Odum marriage on the rocks

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you all the pop culture events from this past week that had us talking. While the government was being shutting it down in D.C., and not in the good way, the rest of the world was waiting eagerly Tuesday night as the Princess of Pop Britney Spears dropped the video for her ...

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Former student’s T.V. series returns

Written by: Isaiah Smart The former VSU student who created some silly, senseless park rangers and gained the attention of over a million viewers, will be returning his creation for another season. Waco O’Guin, 38, will premiere the second season of his show “Brickleberry” on Comedy Central this fall. The upcoming season will have a total of 13 episodes. O’Guin ...

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