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PeoplePoll: How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

“It sucks when you don’t have anybody to spend it with.” Tyler Goodman freshman business major “I think it’s a nice holiday to spend with the people you love.” Kassie Harper sophomore marketing major “I like Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a day you’re supposed to show your affection to loved ones.” Biancco Gardner freshman computer engineering major “I think ...

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SpecTech: Redbox, Verizon team up against Netflix

This week Netflix should start getting worried, iPhone classes, and say goodbye to the PlayStation Network name. In an interesting move, Verizon and Redbox have teamed up to have a new streaming service and even possible downloading of movies. The standard DVD kiosks will remain, but you will be able to stream movies to your smartphones, TV sets and maybe ...

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Professor injured, admitted to Shand’s

Update: Dr. Larry Etling currently is residing in the ICU ward of SGMC, according to head of Communications Arts Dr. Carl Cates. While he can recieve cards and emails, visitors are limited. Dr. Larry Etling, associate professor of mass media, is in serious but stable condition at a Shands hospital in Gainesville, Fla., after being injured in a head-on collision ...

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Coffee shop gets spiked

Starbucks Coffee Company will sell beer and wine in Atlanta, Southern California, Chicago and Pacific Northwest area stores later this year. Customers expressed a desire to have more options for relaxing in an evening setting. “We recognize the importance of continuously evolving with our customers’ interests, lifestyles and values in order to stay relevant over the long term,” a company ...

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Hall flood shuffled students

Approximately 45 students were relocated to Hopper Hall late Saturday night after a rupture in a hot water pipe on the 5th floor C Wing caused them to be flooded out of their rooms in Langdale Hall. Dean of Student Affairs, Russell Mast, was there to quickly assess the situation. “The majority of the damage was done to the fifth ...

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Gaze into the galaxy

When Galileo first peered through his looking glass to view the stars, could he have imagined that future generations would be able to see the stars projected on the ceiling of their homes? While he may not have been able to envision this future advancement, this is essentially what is happening in the Planetarium in Nevins Hall. Winter Stargazing, the ...

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Local business bears new artistic mural.

Students who drove down Baytree Road may have notice a very new addition to the nearby scenery. John Gay, a former VSU student and owner of the novelty shop Divided By Zero hand painted a very impressive artistic mural on the side of his shop just off Baytree Road. Check the slideshow below for some picture of John Gay painting ...

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SGA: VSU’s task force and parking, spring break issues discussed Monday night

The Student Government Association talked about topics such as VSU’s brand new task force, spring break scheduling conflicts and HallNet issues during its meeting Monday at 8 p.m., in the University Center Magnolia Room. The task force intends to transform VSU’s image from just a “school in South Georgia,” Vice President Derika Powers said. VSU Interim President Dr. Louis Levy ...

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Outage linked to usage

The Internet Technology department has traced the series of HallNet outages from earlier this semester to increased smartphone usage. “Many users are now bringing three or four devices to connect to HallNet,” VSU IT director Joe Newton said in an email to students on Jan. 20. “We have seen as many as 200 BlackBerry smartphones connecting to HallNet, each consuming ...

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VPD robbery case terminated

The probe into an alleged armed robbery near the University Center has been closed after the alleged victim decided to sign a “termination of investigation” form over the weekend. An email was sent out to all faculty, staff and students Jan. 26 describing an alleged armed robbery incident that took place on the 1100 block of N. Patterson St., where ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!