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2011-10-13

Occupy Valdosta

The Occupy Wall Street movement may have started far away in New York, but Valdosta’s citizens are rallying to join the growing movement, with the hope of bringing change to their own community. “We have the right to peacefully assemble,” Erin Hurley, senior anthropology major, said. “It’s time to take back our country and put it in the hands of ...

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Local haunt brings scares to town

October is halfway done, and I bet all you readers are wondering where you could fulfill your primal urges to get the literal crap scared out of you. There are always the staples of Wild Adventures or the tourist traps found to the south of us in Florida; but since most of us can’t be bothered to drive 30 minutes ...

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Blazer Gardens: Feeding students’ minds and bodies

Hungry students and a loving heart led Blazer Gardens President, and senior sociology student, Bobbi Hancock to reach out to the campus community and start Blazer Gardens—a garden in which produce is grown organically, and the leadership teaches students how to grow their own food—an idea conceived in fall of 2010. “I was working with Volunteer Services at VSU when ...

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Nation’s obesity epidemic slows

The United States is battling obesity—and kind of winning. The number of normal weight people at 36.6 percent outweighs (no pun intended) the number of overweight people at 35.8 percent for the first time in over three years, according to a recent Gallup poll. The poll’s authors have come up with theories as to why this is true. First Lady ...

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Banks slam customers with fees

Swiping a debit card for our purchases has become second nature—but usually we don’t expect the bank to hit us with a monthly fee for it. Using a debit card was once a free service, until banks such as Bank of America decided to start charging its customers for it. On Sept. 29, the largest bank in the nation announced ...

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VSU may increase minimum SAT score

Valdosta State University administration and the Faculty Senate are considering an increase to the admission requirements on SAT scores for incoming freshmen. During the Faculty Senate meeting held on Sept. 15, a proposal to increase the SAT minimum requirements moved forward to the Educational Policy Committee by unanimous vote. The proposal asked for a total composite SAT score increase from ...

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VSU brings awareness to domestic violence

In acknowledgement of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, VSU has planned several events to help better inform students of the effects of domestic violence and ways to eliminate the pattern in the future. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence reported that approximately “1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.” Dr. Tracy Woodard Meyers, sociology ...

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PopAddict: AMA noms. released, Urkel gets a new gig

Season 4 of Bravo’s hit show, Real Housewives of Atlanta, starts Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. How’s everyone enjoying homecoming week? I know the rain is threatening to make the week a bust, but don’t let it take your school spirit! A real blazer isn’t scared of a little water! Let’s jump right in on the celeb gossip, because I ...

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SpecTech: Updates on Microsoft, Android, others

This week was about more tablets, a new phone, Netflix figuring out its next move, and Microsoft is all about streaming content. Microsoft has revealed a huge line up of streaming content for its Xbox 360 gaming console. Upcoming content includes CinemaNow, Bravo, Crackle, Dailymotion, EPIX, HBO GO, iHeartRadio and Manga Entertainment. MSN with MSNBC, Syfy, TMZ, The Today Show, ...

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