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Congress needs to address career colleges’ toxic choices

 The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Monday, March 28:  For-profit colleges have successfully marketed a compelling story in which they star front and center as benevolent purveyors of the American dream through education and gainful employment.  The reality is the complete opposite. Former students testified before a U.S. Senate oversight committee this month about exorbitant tuition costs ...

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Baby bump, reality shows, hit singles in, football out

 Hello fellow pop addicts! This week’s weather has been like a rollercoaster, hasn’t it?  So who’s ready for this week’s dirt? I know you are because I have some treats for you!  All the big ballers who didn’t find it smart to invest are about to be hurt big-time with the lockout.  So with Sundays and Mondays gone, what will ...

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Professor arrested for battery

 A mass media professor is facing battery charges in connection with an incident that occurred in his 10 a.m. law class Friday, March 25.  Assistant Professor, Dr. Frank J. Rybicki, was arrested Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., according to the Valdosta State University Police Department.  Dr. Rybicki is free on bail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff ...

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Valdostans protest biomass

 Protestors wearing respirator masks held signs reading “Biomass? No!” in front of the Valdosta City Hall building on Thursday. Members of the Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy, the VSU student organization Students Against Violating the Environment, and other concerned Valdosta citizens showed up to protest the construction of the Wiregrass Power: Biomass Electric Generating Plant.  “We already have solar power ...

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Banner upgrade crashes

 Sam Hughes, senior biology major, woke up early Monday morning to sign up for classes. Unfortunately for him and others, Banner and the VSU homepage site were completely shut down.   “I got on at 7:05 but the time was messed up on banner, so I had to wait like 10 minutes to register,” Hughes said. “I got signed up for ...

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ROTC honors POW of Bataan Death March 

 Last Friday and Saturday, 12 cadets of Detachment 172 and two civilians conquered a noble task – they marched 26.2 miles in honor of the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II in the Bataan Death March.  The cadets, unable to make it to the march in New Mexico, wore Airman Battle Uniforms and carried a rucksack full ...

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One Day Without Shoes

In America, most children are blessed with a roof over their heads and shoes on their feet; however, in certain countries there are many children who are forced to walk around barefoot in tough environments every day at the risk of getting sick or potentially hurting themselves. On April 5, you can raise awareness to what these children live through ...

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HOPE awards slashed

On March 15, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the HOPE Bill into law, slashing how much money students will be awarded for the next school year. The cut in funding for HOPE was due to both the state budget and a lack of revenue to cover the demands of HOPE recipients and other lottery funded programs. “The state faced an $800 ...

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Siegrist looks for donor to“Be The Match”

Georgia Military College is looking to save lives March 29 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, and if all goes well, a VSU nursing student may be one of the lives saved.  GMC is hosting “Be The Match,” a bone marrow registry drive for people needing bone marrow transplants to help with  different forms of cancer. They are hoping that ...

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