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2011-10-27

Consolidation an issue with Valdosta citizens

Valdosta citizens have until Nov. 8 to vote on the Lowndes County issue of consolidating or “unifying” the Valdosta City and Lowndes County Boards of Education. County citizens have spoken their opinions in forums, such as the one held by Valdosta City Schools at J.L. Lomax Elementary School Tuesday at 7 p.m., and placed signs outside their businesses and homes, ...

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Citizens: oppose consolidation

After attending Saturday’s “Vote No for School Consolidation” march, I feel like I have a better understanding of one of the biggest, and most controversial, issues that our local community is facing. A board has recently formed backing consolidation of the local public school systems, Valdosta City and Lowndes County Schools. This board, Community Unification for Education Excellence (CUEE), is ...

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Inked skin still carries stigma

The tattoo addiction has spread out so far that even Barbie bared her skin to the needle. A pink-bobbed, miniskirt and skull heart and bones shirt wearing tokidoki® Barbie® doll was released earlier this month online to adult collectors for $50. Parents are freaking out about this popular children’s doll having—not the miniskirt, pink hair or skull-printed shirt, but the ...

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VSU trails in social media use

To say social media is a driving tool in how we communicate, share information and speak our minds is an understatement. Everyone from your mom, boss and co-workers have Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagrams (do I need to keep going?) and so on. Now you can add your institution to the list. According to a recent study by the Center for ...

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Flu season here, VSU offers shots

The Student Health Center is providing flu vaccinations to all students wishing to be immunized as long as quantities last. According to Lynette Lewis, assistant director and administrator for VSU Health Center, there has been an increase in the number of flu cases in the Valdosta area. The Center for Disease Control keeps a weekly archive called the FluView report ...

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Polls are now open for early voting at Lowndes County Election Office

From Sunday alcohol sales to school board consolidation, residents of Valdosta and the surrounding cities have the chance voice their opinions on various issues until Nov. 8. The polls are now open for early voting at the Lowndes County Board of Elections Office. As this is an odd-numbered year, all elections are municipal, meaning that voters must be residents within ...

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First Generation allows students college insight

Gwendolyn Williams and Sheila Wakeley, staff counselors of the VSU counseling center, are giving first generation students at VSU an opportunity to have a First Generation Group at VSU. The term first generation student refers to an individual who is the first in their family to pursue a college education. These students often face distinctive academic and social challenges that ...

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VSU welcomes new faculty members

With the growing student body bringing in more revenue, VSU was able to hire over 60 new professors for the new school year. New Faculty members have become a part of the VSU staff. With new faculty members in over 20 departments, VSU has a grand total of 60 new professors who are teaching this year. Even though all of ...

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‘Deaf World’ alerts to daily struggles

Friday, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at VSU will host the “Deaf, Deaf World” event in the Student Union Ballrooms B and C. Two sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The object of the event is to raise awareness of the difficulty those who are deaf or hard of ...

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Students experience history

VSU students and faculty were given the chance to hold a page of history in their hands Wednesday night when a collector brought several antique papers into the University Center Theater to show anyone interested. The papers included pages from the second edition of the King James Bible, dating from 1615, and are part of a collection that spans many ...

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