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Tropical Depression Isaac not over just yet

Tropical Depression Isaac caused major panic as it arrived on shores of the southern U.S early last week. Since then, over the past week, Isaac has damaged over 13,000 homes in Louisiana alone and caused power outages in almost one-million homes throughout the south and heartland of the country according to Weather.com Tragically, the storm has also claimed two lives ...

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Boomerang generation moves home

 To Rep. Paul Ryan, college students forced to move back in with parents are the poster children for the bad economy. � But from a personal finance perspective, experts say returning home can be a triumph.  “College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they ...

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Shuttle bus catches fire

 No one was hurt when a VSU shuttle bus caught on fire in a parking lot at North Campus at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.  The driver smelled smoke and pulled over to investigate, safely evacuating the two or three passengers.  As the students evacuated, the smoke began to intensify, prompting the driver to call police, according to Thressea Boyd, assistant ...

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Blazer pride 5k Saturday

 The annual 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by VSU Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness happened on Saturday.  Registration began at 6 a.m. and the race started at 7 a.m. from the West Hall fountain on VSU’s main campus.  The perimeter of the main campus served as the course for the race.  The runners raced for 5km (3.1 miles) around the course.  Entry ...

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Students find cheaper textbooks

According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, textbook prices skyrocketed across college campuses up to 22 percent over the last several years. The burden of recent education cuts on the state and national levels forces students to seek out alternative outlets each semester for acquiring textbooks. One method rapidly gaining widespread recognition is online renting. Students can opt to ...

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Reid injured, out for season

 The highly anticipated redemption season for Valdosta State cornerback Greg Reid is now over before it ever got started. After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during a punt return in last Friday’s scrimmage, Head Coach David Dean confirmed Wednesday morning that Reid will miss the entire 2012 season. The non-contact tear apparently happened when Reid made a quick juke move ...

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SGA discusses rezoning Oak, Sustella parking

Monday night’s SGA meeting was highlighted by a suggestion that the Oak lot be restricted to commuters to alleviate parking problems. Amber Worthy, SGA vice president, mentioned the suggestion. “One suggestion that was brought up was that the Oak Street parking lot would be extended to commuters – all of that (would be) commuter parking,” Worthy said, “and Sustella would ...

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Georgia schools face more budget cuts for 2013-14

 It’s happening again.  VSU, along with all other campuses across Georgia, is under the threat of another 3 percent budget cut to its 2013-14 budget after Chancellor Henry Huckaby issued a directive Aug. 23.  This directive is in part a result of schools across the state failing to heed Gov. Nathan Deal’s request that state agencies “identify low-priority or under-performing ...

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Obama takes questions from Redditors

 U.S. President Barack Obama took time out of his busy schedule to answers citizens’ questions for half an hour online at reddit.com on Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.   As a part of his introduction, President Obama expressed his concerns for those directly impacted by Hurricane Isaac.  “We are going to be coordinating with state and local officials to make ...

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Home Sweet Home

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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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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