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Homecoming brings pep rally, parade, step show

   Despite the constant threat of rain, many students considered homecoming week a success. The week’s events, including a pep rally, parade and step show, brought forth crowds of students full of school spirit.A pep rally was held in the PE Complex on Thursday. This year the pep rally included a themed lip sync contest.The performances were comprised different themes ...

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Occupy Valdosta

The Occupy Wall Street movement may have started far away in New York, but Valdosta’s citizens are rallying to join the growing movement, with the hope of bringing change to their own community. “We have the right to peacefully assemble,” Erin Hurley, senior anthropology major, said. “It’s time to take back our country and put it in the hands of ...

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VSU may increase minimum SAT score

Valdosta State University administration and the Faculty Senate are considering an increase to the admission requirements on SAT scores for incoming freshmen. During the Faculty Senate meeting held on Sept. 15, a proposal to increase the SAT minimum requirements moved forward to the Educational Policy Committee by unanimous vote. The proposal asked for a total composite SAT score increase from ...

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VSU brings awareness to domestic violence

In acknowledgement of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, VSU has planned several events to help better inform students of the effects of domestic violence and ways to eliminate the pattern in the future. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence reported that approximately “1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.” Dr. Tracy Woodard Meyers, sociology ...

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Shirts tell victims’ stories

VSU’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is presenting its 5th annual Clothesline Project in recognition of Domestic Violence Awarenss month. During the week of Oct. 17, decorative shirts will hang on a clothesline on the Pedestrian Mall. The shirts will portray personal experiences of domestic violence. “We will provide shirts and paint to decorate the shirts; anyone can participate,” Dr. ...

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Withdrawal deadline today

VSU students have until 11:59:59 p.m. today to withdraw from a class without penalty. As of Fall 2010, all undergraduate students were limited to five course withdrawals, listed as a “W” on their transcript, within their entire enrollment at VSU. All withdrawals thereafter, without extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as “WF”, which for GPA purposes is seen as an “F.” ...

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ACA plays “Pops in the Park” today

VSU Music Scholarship Alliance will hold the annual Pops in the Park Jazz celebration today in the Amphitheater behind the Fine Arts building from 6-9 p.m. Pops in the Park is a music scholarship program held to raise money for VSU music students. The lineup of performers includes the VSU Jazz Ensemble, the New Jazz Ensemble, the Faculty Jazz Combo, ...

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New event aims to make science fun

VSU’s Chemistry Department will begin hosting Science Saturdays Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. in the Bailey Science Center. This upcoming Saturday, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Initiative will have its first event to start off this year’s Science Saturdays in the BC Atrium consisting of science demonstrations and exciting hands-on activities for not only middle grades students to enjoy, ...

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New senators, events in SGA meeting

The Student Government Association briefly discussed the recent senate retreat, briefed last week’s town hall meeting, and covered several other miscellaneous announcements during Tuesday night’s meeting in Powell Hall. Derika Powers, SGA vice president, noted that the senators progressed last week. “Last week was one of the first times that our senators could exercise their knowledge of making motions, debating, ...

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Greeks donate to multiple charities

VSU’s Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. hosted “Be an Angel Week” in the Student Union Sept. 26 through 29. “The purpose of ‘Be an Angel Week’ is to help promote awareness to the students on campus about the needs of others and how they can help,” Niquisheila Hall, senior biology major and member of Sigma Gamma Rho Inc., said. The ...

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