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2011-09-15

Jobs increase for engineering majors

Employment opportunities for engineer majors after graduation have just increased. The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, formed by president Obama in 2011, announced that 45 industry leaders have committed to doubling their engineering internships in 2012. The council estimated that this will add over 6,000 “additional opportunities for hands-on, technical job training for future engineers.” The goal is to ...

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Table tennis preps the paddles

The aerobics room at the Campus Recreation Center is home to several dance classes throughout the week, but on Saturday afternoons it plays host to a different assembly of people, carrying paddles as opposed to dance shoes. The VSU Table Tennis club team practices there every Saturday afternoon from three to six. The team is not all about the competition, ...

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Women’s soccer keeps winning

The Valdosta State Women’s soccer team continued their unbeaten start to this year’s program last week, notching notable victories against the Coker Cobras and the Montavello Falcons. The Lady Blazers visited Hartsville, S.C. to play against the Cobras, looking to build upon their two opening victories. It proved to be another excellent display from Melissa Heinz’s team and the 1-0 ...

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Volleyball improves to 6-2 at second fall tournament

VSU women’s volleyball team went 3-1 this past weekend when they traveled to Canyon, Texas, to compete in the Lady Buff Invitational. VSU won their first two matches of the tournament without much trouble, shutting out Eastern New Mexico and Oklahoma Panhandle State with both matches ending 3-0. The freshman setter Ashley LaLa put up exceptional numbers racking up 33 ...

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Ballroom dance club offers something new

Anyone who enjoys watching the shows “Dancing with the Stars” or “So you think you can dance” should come join VSU’s Ballroom Dance club. Eric Nielsen, Professor of Communication Arts and current Ballroom Dance club advisor says that the current dance shows generated dancing interest among students. Ballroom Dance club started spring semester in 2010 when three students in Professor ...

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Customize your meal at Mongolian Fire Pit

The Mongo, or The Mongolian Fire Pit, is a Hibachi restaurant on North Ashley Street with splendid food and great service to enjoy a perfect atmosphere with your friends or family. Because there are only two Mongolian Fire Pits in the United States, I was a little skeptical on eating there, but I believe everything is worth at least one ...

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Pride festival raises awareness

If Sean Kennedy was alive today, maybe he would attend the South Georgia Pride festival. But Sean was a victim of a gay hate crime in 2007. The South Georgia Pride organization will hold its third annual independent South Georgia Pride festival, Saturday at the John W. Saunders Park at 1151 Rivers Street in Valdosta from noon until 6 p.m. ...

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Collegiate men of VSU hold first recruitment drive

The Collegiate Men of VSU had their first membership drive Wednesday at 7:30pm in the University Center Magnolia Room,. This brand new student organization plans on focusing on community service to the local area and a mentoring program for boys. Between 50-75 men showed up last night to listen to the presentation and show support. Their requirements start with having ...

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PopAddict: Stars creepin’ and beatin’ on lovers

So who’s going to the ‘Bany for the VSU vs. ASU game Saturday at 7 p.m.? Hopefully, I’ll be able to represent the Blazer nation in Albany and upset some ASU Rams (#evil). Anyway, scandals have never been any better this week! Things are just blowing up around the rich and the (in)famous. Why don’t I jump into it? Ahem ...

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Students take dorm safety for granted

As a former Resident Assistant for Valdosta State University, I assisted in situations that could have become far more serious, if policies such as the new color coded ID system had not been in place. With those experiences in mind, it is unfortunate that Ms. Kaymaya Hinson expresses a preference of personal convenience over the on-campus safety of herself and ...

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