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SGA expands ‘The Loop’ menu

Changes to menus at The Loop was the discussion at the last SGA meeting. Donating to S.A.V.E. was also discussed as they asked for help to conduct a recycling and energy saving competition. President Cody reported that she had been in contact with the Dining Services committee to discuss the complaints students expressed with The Loop and Starbucks, both located ...

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The Blazers’ Spark, a look at Blazer guard Kevin Harris

It is not hard to find Tonya Wilkerson, the mother of Blazer guard Kevin Harris, and the Kevin Harris fan club when attending a basketball game at the VSU Complex. They sit courtside sporting their red t-shirts that mostly read “It’s been a long time coming,” which is most commonly followed by a picture of Harris on the front. “I ...

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SGA discusses stadium

In the most recent SGA meeting, held Feb. 15, new legislation was passed concerning senate nominations, and plans for a new stadium as well as the upcoming SGA elections were also discussed. During committee reports, the University Coordination committee announced that they are in the beginning stages of bringing a new stadium to our campus. A contractor has been contacted ...

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NAACP meets tonight at six

Today at 6 p.m., the VSU branch of the NAACP will have their biweekly meeting on the third floor of the Student Union in Meeting Room 2. According to VSU NAACP president Kim Tucker, various topics will be discussed, including the 2010 census and upcoming community service events. The NAACP is an organization that involves itself in both community service ...

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Sorority sign burned down

An act of vandalism has occurred as Sigma Gamma Rho’s sign advertising their Greek week in front of Hopper Hall was burned down early yesterday morning. The white sign was between two palms tree and read “Sigma Gamma Rho Week Royal Comeback 2010.” The president, junior art education major, Maria Vasquez, was sent a picture message at around 1:30 yesterday ...

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VSU responds to campus violence after shooting

The issue of gun violence on campuses was pushed back to the forefront after a professor at University of Alabama-Huntsville allegedly opened fire on fellow faculty members on Friday, Feb. 12. The tragedy sent shockwaves to campuses across the U.S., including VSU. Three professors were killed, two were critically injured, and a sixth was treated and released from the hospital ...

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Smoking still an issue on campus

According to a recent study, 28.5% of college students are smokers. Of these, 28% have been doing so since the age of 19. But what about the students who do not smoke? An American Lung Association report released in 2008 states that over 130 colleges and universities have completely smoke-free campuses; 500 schools, including VSU, have smoke-free student housing. According ...

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VSU charters Phi Sigma Kappa

On Feb. 6, VSU chartered the Greek fraternity of Phi Sigma Kappa Inc. Phi Sigma Kappa Inc., or Phi Sig for short, has a national fraternity of 93 chapters. There has been a Phi Sig colony at VSU since December 2006. The new chapter currently has 25 members. Three remain of the original 18 members who started the colony in ...

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Blazers football hosts blood drive

For the Valdosta State Blazers, winning championships is in the blood. On Monday Feb. 15, that mentality takes on an entirely different meaning as the Blazers football team will host its annual blood drive in the P.E. Complex. The blood drive is one of Georgia’s largest single-day drives, producing close to the state record of 427 units. In 2008, the ...

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SGA talks budget and bills

SGA elected eight new senators and discussed important topics brought up in the semi-annual SAC meeting, including the budget proposal for the 2011-2012 school year, talk of changing requirements for HOPE and a proposed Georgia House bill that would allow guns on campus. The first report of the night came from President Kelli Cody, who recently attended a SAC (Student ...

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