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2012-09-20

Pride festival returns with special guests

South Georgia Pride from VSUspectator Music and food. Games and raffles. Rainbow flags and drag queens. All of this and more could be found at the South Georgia Pride festival held Saturday at John W. Saunders Memorial Park. South Georgia Pride, which began in 2008 as a venture of VSU’s Gay-Straight Alliance, has since branched out to become a non-profit ...

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McKinney invites students to Q&A at SGA meeting

Dr. William McKinney, VSU president, told the SGA Monday night that he intends to take a closer look at parking, and changes could be on the horizon. Dr. McKinney took questions on topics such as parking, construction and housing maintenance among other things. “When was the last time VSU did a detailed traffic and parking study?” McKinney said. “It’s been ...

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Budget cuts threaten history

Campus has been buzzing this week with the news of one of the biggest tragedies our state has seen in the recent economic crisis. Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, released a statement to the press declaring that beginning Nov. 1, the Georgia State Archives would no longer be open to the public. To access them, one would need to make ...

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Men’s Lacrosse team building towards future

   The men’s lacrosse team is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing clubs at VSU. With the combination of more opponents joining the schedule and an abundance of the new enthusiastic players, the club team has plenty to look forward to in upcoming years.               “I think that’s always awesome,” team advisor, Dr. Nelson, said. “Sometimes you get students ...

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Gay rights activist visits South Ga. Pride

“I am somebody.” This was the chant of Evelyn Thomas and 12 other veterans as they stood handcuffed to the gates of the White House on Nov. 15, 2010, protesting the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. As Thomas was arrested and carried away by police, she kept chanting, “I am somebody.” Cpl. Evelyn Thomas joined the Army National Guard on ...

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Bach’s recital has bark and bite

Canines, costumes and cash for scholarships are all expected for Sunday’s 3 p.m. premiering of the PDQ Bach recital in the Whitehead Auditorium. This satirical concert is a fundraising effort to raise money for students in the music department. It is free with ID for VSU students. For anyone else interested in watching this musical, the tickets are available at ...

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Student robbed near Sustella Parking Deck

VSU police arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery of a student on the multi-purpose trail by Sustella Parking Deck on Friday. Matty Hogan, a junior theatre major, and his roommate were robbed by three men on bikes who asked to use his cell phone as he and his roommate walked. “I gave one of the guys my phone ...

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Savoie named interim Honors College dean

The VSU Honors Program has transitioned from a program to an Honors College, and Mike Savoie, professor in the College of the Arts, has taken the position as interim dean. Prior to Savoie’s acceptance of the position, an unsuccessful search went out for a permanent dean for the college. When the Honors College was still a program in fall 2006, ...

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‘Politechs’: Voting research goes viral

With the use of smartphones on the rise, news organizations and the Obama and Romney campaigns have devoted their resources to creating political apps to keep the American people up to date about the presidential election. Due to the widespread ownership of these devices, the consumption of news is more accessible than ever, and the content you consume varies depending ...

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Music department promoting live music

The VSU music department encourages students to immerse themselves in more live music experiences. “The experience of going and hearing a live concert is very different from hearing one  over the computer and I think it’s really important and critical,” Doug Farwell, professor of trombone, said. The music department provides nearly 200 events throughout  the year including student, faculty and ...

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