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2011-11-17

Veterans honored at ceremony

Correction: The cutline under the photo accompanying the print copy of this article, published on Nov. 17, read that the people in the photo were from the VSU ROTC. Instead, they are Team Moody from the Moody Air Force Base. The front lawn was covered with 52 VSU and community volunteers on Nov 11 at 8 a.m., showing respect to ...

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SGA discusses new Health Center policies and funding

The Student Government Association discussed the Student Health Center’s new policy of requiring insurance along with other issues during Monday night’s meeting in Powell Hall. Beginning this semester, the Student Health Center has implemented a new system that allows it to collect student insurance policy information. This is an attempt to minimize the cost of services not covered by the ...

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Blazers season extinguished in 30-23 loss to UNA

The VSU football team (6-4) saw their season come to a disappointing end last Saturday when they allowed No.13 North Alabama (8-2) to steal a playoff spot, defeating the Blazers 30-23 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Lion’s receiver Wes Holland scored the game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter, leaving less than a minute remaining in the game. That 12-play drive ...

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SpecTech: New tablets, e-readers hit market; Revue canceled

This week is all about tablets: HTC’s makes plans to release a new tablet, Barnes & Noble and Amazon fight for the e-reader tablet market and even more tablet news in this issue of Spec Tech. Amazon launched the Amazon Kindle Fire earlier this week, a day earlier than announced. Many critics have praised the Fire for having a low ...

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Rest, relax, enjoy: Students excited about Thanksgiving break

Every year many students look forward to the Thanksgiving holidays—a few days that students don’t have to worry about classes and class work. Setting early morning alarms for early classes is far from the students’ minds. Not only are the students excited, but the families are excited as well. Catching up on what was missed while gone, spending time in ...

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Theatre and dance to host annual fundraiser

The dance and theatre department will be hosting their 13th annual Cabaret fundraiser on Sunday in the Student Union Ballroom. The event will include a buffet dinner of beef tenderloin or shrimp and grits as well as cabaret performances from VSU Theatre and Dance students. “It’s an opportunity to perform and provides a student scholarship,” Jacque Wheeler, head of the ...

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Cantonwine to speak at biology seminar Thurs.

Thursday, the biology department will host a science seminar about “Managing fungal diseases in organically managed peanut fields.” The seminar will take place at 4 p.m. and last for at least an hour. Dr. Diane Rowland, a University of Florida professor in the Department of Agronomy, was set to be the speaker, but unfortunately fell ill. In her place is ...

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Cain campaign remains strong

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has been slammed with sexual harassment charges for the past two months. Despite the allegations of these women, Cain’s popularity has remained steady in the GOP presidential field. This comes as no surprise since sex scandals and politics seem to go hand in hand; involving many political figures such as former President Bill Clinton and ...

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VSU ignores veterans’ event

Nov. 11, 2011. 11/11/11. A rare date of wish making and parties was also an annual date of remembrance, or did you forget? By the looks of the crowd, or lack thereof, on the front lawn for VSU’s National Roll Call, it would seem so. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 52 people within the VSU and Valdosta communities stood ...

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People Poll: What are your plans for Black Friday?

“I’ll be recovering from Thanksgiving dinner.” Samuel Herrin freshman history major “I’m waking up at 3 a.m., hitting Target, Kohl’s and Amazon.com; they have awesome Black Friday deals.” Beth Thompson junior psychology major “I’m going to the liquor store and buying alcohol. I might do a little shopping.” Marvis Gates II sophomore exercise physiology major “I have to work, so ...

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