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UNICEF to host charity tournament

 Soccer is the world’s sport. And on Oct. 8, the Society for International students will host a two-day UNICEF soccer tournament on the Front Lawn.  United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is an agency devoted to promoting the welfare of children and their needs. UNICEF currently helps over 115 developing countries and has a steady focus on providing emergency relief ...

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QB bows out early

VALDOSTA— Week one starting quarterback Jimmy Coy has quit the VSU football team.  The decision came less than a week after the 5-foot-10-inch quarterback was passed up on the VSU depth chart by redshirt freshman Brett Whitmire.  Coy informed head coach David Dean earlier this week that he was leaving the team and  withdrawing from his classes.  According to Dean, ...

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Parking overflow addressed

 Although parking overflow continues to be a problem on VSU campus, the administration has no definite plans to build new accommodations at this time, a VSU Parking Committee official said.  However, there will most likely be new structures sometime in the future, Rob Kellner, supervisor of the committee said.  “Obviously, there’s going to be a time in the future when ...

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Student runs from police outside University Center

 On Sept. 7, VSU student Broderick Turner was arrested and charged with obstruction of a peace officer outside of the University Center.  VSU police officer, Cpl. Joshua Luke, was securing the UC around 9 p.m. when he observed Turner running from Bazemore-Hyder stadium to the UC breezeway. Luke intercepted Turner on the west side of the breezeway by the outside ...

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BlazeFM expands staff for new year

 As a new academic year is upon us, WVVS BlazeFM has completed expanding their staff for the upcoming year.  The new staff’s duties include promotions, web manager, along with a new urban music director.  “We are excited about the new additions to our staff as we look to bring BlazeFM up to par,” Station Manager Daniel Oakes said. “We are ...

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Hopper late night dining gets mixed reviews

Hopper Dining is now open for late night dining Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. After coming back home from a party or a late night study session, Hopper Dining provides a place on campus to grab a midnight snack. Freshmen Rico Russell is pleased with the new dining hours. “I think Hopper has been a success ...

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Students and faculty adjust to active directory

Many students who use computers on campus may have noticed that VSU’s Information Technology Division has made quite a few changes over the summer, one of most notable—a new Active Directory system. For those who do not use computers on campus and are unfamiliar with Active Directory, it is a new service on campus which has replaced the Novelle Directory ...

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Front lawn draft policy retracted

Due to strong student feedback, the Space and Facilities Committee made the decision not to add regulations on Front Lawn usage. The proposed policy was drafted on Aug. 30 and would regulate use of the lawn. The draft was made because of complaints from the Valdosta community and the appearance of worn spots in the lawn, John Crawford, co-chair of ...

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Former VSU president found liable

The federal district court in North Georgia has found that former VSU President Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari violated the civil rights of former VSU student T. Hayden Barnes when Barnes was expelled in 2007. Barnes, who was expelled after a protest in 2007, won the three year trial against former VSU President Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari on Sept. 3. The ...

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