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2012-08-23

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The Valdosta State football team is looking to get back to national prominence this season with some help from its newest playmaker. VSU cornerback and former Parade All-American at Florida State, Greg Reid, was dismissed from the Seminoles’ program earlier this month for “violation of team rules.” The dismissal happened after Reid’s involvement in several previous mishaps, leading to his ...

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Faculty art show starts off new year

The annual faculty art exhibit kicked off their opening night on Monday evening with tunes from the faculty jazz combo, a croup created to inspire students.  The event gave members of VSU’s art faculty an opportunity to show students and members of the community their individualized work. Many of the full-time staff taking part of this exhibit include: Hollis Barnett, ...

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Friendships and relationships

Platonic friendships and intimate relationships–can you connect the two? No? Well, let us help and guide you through it. First, you meet a person and are possibly physically attracted to them. Maybe you noticed some things about them or just bumped into them and started making conversation. Either way, you’ve now acknowledged that the other exists. After the “greet and ...

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Faculty honored for excellence

It doesn’t get much better than this—at least for the two faculty members recently recognized with VSU’s highest awards of achievement. VSU recognized Gardner Rogers, lecturer of English, and Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer, Associate Professor of Biology, with Awards of Excellence at the 2012 Fall Convocation held on Aug. 6. Both recipients were recommended by a faculty committee representing all the ...

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Apple, Samsung fight for rights

               Welcome back to a new school year! I’m here to report on the hottest tech news around.  This week, the patent war between Apple and Samsung heats up, HTC loses $40 million, and Sony is ready to release a new phone.                 First off, AT&T will no longer offer subsidized pricing on tablets.  This means that you will no ...

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Don’t muffle the student press

            Sometimes you have to step-out from the behind-the-scenes and make headlines rather than write them. Last week came with the news that a fellow student-run, college newspaper had lost the majority of their editorial staff in a protest for Freedom of the Press—an Amendment “The Spectator” takes seriously. “The Red and Black” at UGA is run by student-journalists, as ...

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‘Expendables’ disappoints despite A-list cast

With an all -star cast made up of the finest action stars of the ‘80s; you would think this movie could be reminiscent of those classics; unfortunately it’s not. Where should I begin?  The Expendables 2 is a giant mess of a movie, but let me start with the bit of good this movie actually offers. Jason Statham, known for ...

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People Poll: Name your favorite moment at the 2012 Olympic Games in London?

“When runner Erick Barrondo won the the silver medal for Guatemala.” Cesar Menjibar junior computer science  major “The final medal count during the closing ceremonies.” Brian Shanken senior physics major “When Usain Bolt of Jamaica did his signature move.” Anupam Gupta sophomore biology major “When Serena Williams celebrated by doing the crip walk, after her win in London.” Sheba Lee ...

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‘Sparkle’ turns dull, Cyrus tweets new ‘do

Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts, it is I, Anthony, and I’m here to bring you all the things that had people buzzing this past week.              All of the ‘80s, and some of you ‘90s babies, were jumping for joy when ‘90’s pop band 98 Degrees reunited to perform their classic hits on the Today Show on Aug 17. The ...

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New staff on campus excited for fall

Tamara R. Dennis   “I am Tamara (Tami) Dennis and I’m a new instructor in the College of Nursing. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 23 years at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga. I’ve taught Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. I am currently completing my dissertation on PTSD and childbirth. I can’t ...

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