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2011-09-22

VSU reacts to Troy Davis outcome

The mood was somber outside West Hall on Wednesday night as the VSU NAACP gathered to pay tribute to Troy Davis at the scheduled time of his execution. “I feel it is pretty pitiful the justice system did not grant this man clemency,” Valious Smith, NAACP member said. “They are killing an innocent man with pretty much no evidence.” The ...

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Paid notetaking violates code

Money is tight for most college students, but a new way to make some quick cash has presented itself at VSU. Students who are already doing what they’re supposed to be doing—going to class, taking good notes, making good grades—have the chance to be rewarded for doing things they already do. Everybody else? Well, all they have to do is ...

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‘The show must go on’: Carrollton mayor approves ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ musical, then cancels due to its risque nature

A tale of bizarre Transylvanian delight with a riff-raff group, a married couple and a cross dressing scientist would be warping its way onto the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center stage on Oct. 27 had one mayor not stood in its way. Mayor Wayne Garner of Carrollton, Ga., shut down an approved performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” after the ...

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College invades students’ rights

Students at Linn State Technical College were met with a new and unnecessary drug testing policy on Sept 7. The tests will be included in student fees at a cost of $50 and will test for 11 drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. Even if it is a technical college, using a drug test to determine whether someone should be ...

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People Poll: What do you think about the Troy Davis execution?

“I feel that it is very sad, unfair and unjust.” Deven Maddox sophomore undecided “I don’t believe he should be executed because there is not enough evidence against him.” Errick Johnson sophomore psychology major “He should be given a second chance to prove his innocence.” Valerie Lawrence sophomore nursing major “I think it is unjust and they should evaluate all ...

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Rants and Raves

Rant of the Week: “I am tired of going to Moes or Papa John’s and encountering the same worker with a nasty attitude. When I am getting something to eat I am going to just get my food and go. I feel that because I am asking a question about my food that I am somehow disrupting them. Now I ...

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Fabulous Pizza brings authentic Italian flavor

Earlier this year, Fabulous Pizza on Jerry Jones Drive opened its doors to the public for the first time. Located by Slap Daddy’s right off of Baytree Road, this Italian inspired restaurant attempts to set itself apart by providing what Luis Leiva, the owner, calls good quality food, as well as having cheaper prices than its competitors. As soon as ...

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ZTA hopes to ‘Pink Out’ Bazemore-Hyder Stadium

Saturday, Blazer red will fade to pink. Zeta Tau Alpha is partnering with VSU’s athletic department and Southern OB/GYN to host the fourth annual pink out football game to raise breast cancer awareness. The game is against South Arkansas at 7 p.m. at the Blazemore-Hyder Stadium. To raise Breast Cancer awareness, ZTA wants the entire stadium “pinked out.” Everyone attending ...

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PopAddict: Sad songs, nude photos, wedding bells

It’s time to raise awareness for the boobies so who’s wearing pink to the game Saturday at 7 p.m.? So Blazers shall we go all out and pink out the stadium? I think we should and make S. Arkansas aware of more than just the field! So where can we begin? Oh, I did promise to tell you all why ...

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VSO performs classic Bach

The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performed “Back to Bach,” Saturday at 8pm in the Whitehead Auditorium. The program included a concerto for two pianists, performed by Dr. Kevin Hampton of Armstrong Atlantic State University and VSU’s Dr. Lyle Indergaard, and the work of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony. “I began planning this concert a year ago with the VSO’s executive director, Doug Farwell, ...

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