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Langdale residents displaced

   As it did last spring with the occupants of Langdale’s C wing, VSU’s Housing and Residence Life Department is requiring the residents of the A wing to vacate the premises in order to continue its multi-year renovation process.  The move is generating confusion and controversy among some Langdale residents. Langdale is currently undergoing a three-year renovation which includes, but ...

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Downtown’s First Friday set for this week

From Staff Reports  First Friday happens on the First Friday of every month. Every month has different events and specials from the downtown Valdosta restaurants and shops.   Throughout the night, those in attendance have the opportunity to eat the food that is being offered by the businesses and enjoy the music, which is provided by a local band.  Certain restaurants ...

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‘09 Social Perspective survey results released

   Social Perspectives: Exhibit 56: Colleges have the right to ban extreme speakers from campus.  In the fall of 2009, an experimental survey was conducted on a group of freshmen on various social perspectives. One of the questions asked whether or not colleges had the right to ban extreme speakers from campus.  Of those asked, 51.3 percent either strongly agreed ...

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Up ‘Til Dawn informs students

   Up ‘Til Dawn is a student organization that informs the campus of the work that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is doing. It gives students an understanding of how vital this hospital is to the survival of so many children.  “I think it is a wonderful group on campus and I think what they are doing for St. Jude ...

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Bike theft tops crime reports

September 22 At 10:48 a.m. VSUPD responded to the College Street parking lot, where a Chevy Malibu was broken into. At 1:03 p.m. VSUPD responded to a report of a stolen bike. September 23 At 5:04 p.m. VSUPD responded a report of a stolen bike outside the University Center. At 6:57 p.m. VSUPD responded to a report of a stolen ...

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New product to assist students

 Turn your iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android phone into an automatic note-taking machine, allowing recorded lectures to be downloaded to your computer for easy review with Eidetiq from Chubby Weasel Technologies.  For $4.99, the application simultaneously captures photographs and records audio of the lecture or presentation.  “Eidetiq is a revolutionary note-taking app to remember what’s important, both visually and with ...

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SGA passes new GPA requirements

   In an effort to create a more balanced system, the Student Government Association passed new by-laws for fall 2010 regarding GPA standards for senators and executive members.  Article 5, Section 4 of the old Constitution stated, “All Senators must have at least a 2.0, and members of the Executive Branch must possess, at the time of election and throughout ...

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Transportation for the tipsy

 Valdosta has a new late-night transit service, Tipsy Transit, which was created to provide students a safe alternate form of transportation.  “We started talking about ways to give students an affordable and safe ride back to their homes after a long night of drinking,” Felix Vayner, Tipsy Transit driver and business major, said. “That’s basically how the whole idea came ...

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VSU student to run for City Council

 Sitting idle on the sidelines is not an option for VSU senior, Keith Lee, who is set to graduate this December with a bachelor’s degree in political science.     While other students will seek the usual jobs following graduation, Lee hopes to land the position of City Councilman at Large for the City of Valdosta.  Lee grew up in rural ...

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