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2012-11-08

Moving Four-ward

Barack Obama has reclaimed his seat as president of the United States of America after an election night full of drama. The race was close for a while at the start, but as the night went on Obama claimed swing state after swing state before CNN projected him to win at 11:18 p.m. Reactions have varied as citizens across the ...

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The black swarm is ready to be champs

It feels really good to be number one. Really. The Blazers have passed every test this season and with an 8-2 overall record, they have earned their number one ranking in their region for the 2012 NCAA Division II playoffs. VSU (8-2, 4-1 GSC) survived a close game against the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas on senior night by a score of ...

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VSU women’s soccer team back to the dance

In just the second year in their existence the Lady Blazers soccer team was one of 48 teams in the nation chosen to compete for the NCAA Division II Championship. After a great regular season at 13-3-2, the team found themselves shocked after a 1-0 loss against rival West Georgia in the first round of the Conference tournament. After that ...

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Tis the season to be greedy

Midnight.  That’s the time Valdosta Mall dictated that stores open on ‘black Friday.’ My friends own a little Mom and Pop business kiosk in the mall.  They are retirement age and decided to open this business to give them extra income and flexibility in their golden years. But all is not golden when it comes to holiday shopping and the ...

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Voter fraud ends voter integrity

Voter fraud: a series of scandalously petty techniques used to illegally forge votes. The major contenders of voter fraud are independent political groups who claim affiliation with one of the major parties. While voter fraud is not as common as some would believe, it is still a relevant means of weighing the polls in our nation. Therefore, this oppressive and ...

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Higher ed goes to SACSA

Over 500 professionals in student affairs attended the 63rd annual Southern Association for College Student Affairs conference that was held Saturday and Sunday in Memphis, Tenn., and VSU’s Higher Education Leadership program was among them. “It’s the kind of conference where schools come together,” Matthew Parnell, Hopper Hall residence hall director, said. “Wake Forest was there, Clemson was there, Georgia, ...

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CAB searches for stars in talent show

CAB hosted their talent show, Star Search, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Student Union Students were encouraged to bring canned goods upon entering to give to the local shelter, LAMP. As students cheered on their peers while they showcased their poetry, rapping and singing, DJ Don was also present to hype up the crowd with fun beats ...

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Valdosta honors U.S. veterans

Every name comes with a story.  Every story ends the same way. VSU’s chapter of Student Veterans of America is sponsoring a veteran’s event at 8 a.m. on Monday in front of the Student Union in honor of Veterans Day. VSU’s students, faculty and staff will participate in the reading of the 6,600-plus men and women who lost their lives ...

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SGA is not a money machine

The SGA declared an end to large funding of projects. It came through a budget amendment that was proposed by Yannick Gill, an SGA senator, and was passed by the senate. This amendment puts a theoretical cap on all SGA donations to organizations at $500. “As our President mentioned last week, ‘SGA isn’t simply a funding mechanism,’” Gill said. “Our ...

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Can’t Help But Laugh: The story of Jim Williams Jr.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Growing up, the typical responses were a doctor, lawyer, astronaut, athlete etc. Well, in this case, it’s not that Jim Williams Jr. wouldn’t be able to walk on the moon, perform open-heart surgery, or write you a symphony–he would just rather make you laugh. Williams emerges from the dining area ...

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