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VSU student making national news

Francesca Zagami interviews Ashleigh Kenny from VSU Spectator on Vimeo. Francesca Zagami Staff Writer frzagami@valdosta.edu  Ashleigh Kenny, a VSU English major, has been at the center of a nationwide political controversy caused by a simple cotton shirt with a complex message:  “RIP the U.S. Constitution.” Kenny’s message has been debated and misinterpreted on national television and the internet.  Kenny’s T-shirt ...

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IT repairs campus wireless networks in residence halls

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu   On campus residents have apparently been having problems with Internet services on campus.  IT received the patches to fix the hardware Monday and put them on Tuesday, according to Joe Newton Director of Information Technology.  The patches were applied to the wireless network hardware  to help fix the technical issues students in residence halls have ...

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Student Life offers free Jaguar tickets

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu   VSU students have the chance to receive free tickets to the Jacksonville Jaguars game.  The Jaguars are scheduled to take on the Tennessee Titans Oct. 3 at the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium at 1 p.m.  VSU Student Life Office is offering this opportunity until Friday.  Students interested in getting put on the list to receive a ...

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Model UN to face competitions

Stephanie Turner Staff Writer sdturner@valdosta.edu   VSU’s Model UN is getting ready to address the issues of the world as they prepared Tuesday evening  at Odum Library for their upcoming competition.  This year, the group is focusing on the United Kingdom and South Africa.  James Hamilton, a political science senior, will focus on global views on the International Assessment of ...

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Upcoming forum to discuss controversial use of Southern symbols

Lendi Dickson Staff Writer jldickson@valdosta.edu   This Monday at 7 p.m. in the University Center, the Mary Turner Project is hosting an event to draw attention to the controversial use of southern symbolism in fraternities.  The Mary Turner Project originated from the 1918 racial injustice of Mary Turner’s murder.                  Since then, the group of Valdosta citizens as well as the ...

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SGA working with DMA for a student-friendly downtown

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  In the most recent SGA meeting held this past Monday, speaker Pat Sullivan from the Downtown Merchants Association spoke of ways to revitalize Valdosta’s downtown area in order to get students involved in downtown life.  Sullivan informed his audience that Valdosta’s downtown  area, only half a mile away from campus, has plenty to offer and ...

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DegreeWorks now online

Kenny Bush Staff Writer krbush@valdosta.edu  The Oasis Department encourages students to use DegreeWorks, a new web tool that will help both students and advisors monitor their transcripts and progress towards degree completion.  DegreeWorks is a new advising system that the university bought from SunTrust, the same company that created Banner. The implementation of DegreeWorks was recommended by the University System ...

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Greeks of the week: Delta Sigma Theta

Christina Emery Staff Writer The Theta Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta are pioneers at Valdosta State University. The Deltas were the first sorority to step foot on Valdosta State’s campus. These women are also a part of the NPHC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council. They aim to serve the local community as well as the campus. Throughout the campus, these ...

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American Association of University Women hosts public forum

By Brittany Briscoe           The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Valdosta branch, hosted a public meeting Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium for the upcoming city elections.           The meeting was televised live on VSU-TV Channel 20 and featured the candidates who are running for office. Dr. James Peterson, political science department head and professor, presided ...

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Library experiencing an increase in theft

R.J. Yancey Staff Writer rjyancey@valdosta.edu  With more students than ever, the Odum Library staff has noticed an increase in missing material, ranging from academic journals to weekly subscriptions of magazines and newspapers. As a preventative measure, certain books and articles are bound with security strips, but because these strips are so expensive, many articles are left unsecure. In addition, confronting ...

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