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Fall 2013

New season awaits for women’s soccer

Written by: Alex Tostado   Blazer soccer is ready to pick up where they left off last season. The Blazers are coming off of a 13-5-2 season which ended in a first round loss at the NCAA Tournament. Third year Head Coach Mel Heinz is eager to get her girls back on the field to compete for a Gulf South ...

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HSBA building on schedule to open in spring semester

Written by: Anthony Pope   Construction on the new Health Sciences and Business Administration building on VSU’s North Campus continues on schedule with a completion date set for Jan. 2014.   According to Robert Tindall, associate director of Facilities Planning, they are 75 percent done with the project and are on the final stages of construction.   The HSBA building ...

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West Hall construction continues

Reconstruction on the West Hall roof and dome began in July, but the work is for cosmetic reasons. As part of the yearly maintenance that Facilities Planning oversees, sections of the roof are being replaced.

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Charges and chewing gum

Welcome back, students! We’re charging up for a new semester, and we’re seeing a lot of new changes this semester. From a new Wi-Fi system for the campus to a new title for myself, (multimedia editor) everything’s getting stirred up around here. What better way to start off fall 2013 than with the energy to levitate? Today’s song is one ...

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Microsoft pacifies customers

Written by: Steven Setser   Welcome to the new academic year with a fresh edition of SpecTech. If you are new this year, welcome to VSU! SpecTech is all about keeping you up to speed with the rapid changing technology around us. I give the latest information on cell phones, tablets, computers and just about everything in between. I also ...

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VSU Wi-Fi gets an upgrade

Written by: Brian Hickey   Imagine logging into the Wi-Fi once and not needing to again. At the beginning of fall semester, VSU presented its new Wi-Fi network powered by SmartPass Connect which gives the option to login only once to the Wi-Fi with each registered device. This is a big change from past Wi-Fi usage as students were required ...

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Jimerson plans changes for SGA

New SGA president Will Jimerson came to the first meeting of the semester with a road map to success, and left with renewed interest from the senators. That road map is a three-page strategic plan that Jimerson unveiled on Monday night, which discussed changes, improvements and ways to increase the SGA’s visibility among the VSU community. “[This is] everything that ...

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Student organizations ‘want you’

Written by: Isaiah Smart   How do you get the “full experience” of college? There are so many things to do – so many opportunities. But as a student, how do you access these opportunities? The answer is a simple one: Get involved. There are over 200 organizations on this campus and that means there are plenty of chances to ...

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NSA treads on citizens

Written by: Taylor Stone   Flash back to the Founding Fathers as they authored the Fourth Amendment, carefully constructing the foundation of the United States of America, and you will find the most important document ever crafted in American history –the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was meant to guarantee rights, to create a limited system of government and, most importantly, ...

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