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SGA discusses budget cut at weekly meeting

At the SGA meeting on Monday, SGA adopted a formal resolution of disagreement in response to the House and Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee’s proposal that the budget for Georgia colleges and universities be reduced by a total of $300 million. On Feb. 25, Georgia’s 35 higher learning institutions were asked by the University System of Georgia (USG) to prepare a ...

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Alpha Sigma Alpha recruits new members

The colony of Alpha Sigma Alpha continuesI its efforts to be chartered at VSU. The ladies have been on campus since August 2009, recruiting and becoming socially involved with the Valdosta community through service and promotion. Community service seems to be a priority for the colony, whose members have previously participated in events such as the Special Olympics, founding the ...

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Additional halls planned

On Feb. 16, VSU students received an email from Kurt Keppler, VP of Student Affairs, with a survey asking if students felt the need for additional housing on campus. According to Tom Hardy, Director of Housing and Residential Life, the survey is the first step in determining the feasibility of adding another residence hall. “It is required by our bondholders ...

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No one is happy with the Union

At the Feb. 22 SGA meeting, some, but not all, of student concerns with the new Student Union eateries were addressed. Many students still have major concerns about the menus and service at both Nathan’s and The Loop. SGA President Kelli Cody helped expand the menus by adding three combos (a 3-piece chicken tenders combo, the Cajun salmon combo, and ...

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Upcoming projects for Students in Free Enterprise

Students in Free Enterprise, also known as SIFE is a nonprofit international student organization that uses marketing and other business tactics to volunteer in the community. SIFE began at VSU in 1994 with seven members and has grown to 200 members. The group is also active in 47 countries with 1500 college campuses nationwide. SIFE was originally made for business ...

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‘Freedom Wall’ erected

“Jew,” “redneck,” “homo,” “nigga,” “terrorist,” and “cracker” are just some of the words posted on the walls of the Georgia Hall lobby. The resident assistants of Georgia Hall decided to have a week full of programs and an exhibit in the lobby dedicated to the remembrance of civil rights and the discussion of respect and equality among residents. “We wanted ...

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VSU wraps up at home

VALDOSTA-For the first time since Dec. 15, the VSU Blazers will head into a game following a loss, as the Blazers had their 15-game winning streak snapped last weekend by Alabama-Huntsville, 89-71. “It is one of those things where you’re disappointed to lose the game but I think it really refocuses you,” Nick Gast, VSU assistant head coach, said. “I ...

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Athlete joins the SGA

It’s not hard to notice Demario Jones, senior defensive tackle, in SGA meetings as the only athlete on the senate, but many don’t know Jones’ leadership thrives on and off the field. Jones’ imposing presence is noticed by visitors and his fellow senators alike. As of now, Jones is the only athlete in the SGA. Jones is a second semester ...

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Another sheet sign destroyed

The string of sorority sheet sign arson allegedly continued as a sheet sign, ironically stating “Burn it down if you want to,” made by Delta Sigma Theta was allegedly burned down on early Thursday morning. Less than a week ago, a sheet sign made by the sisters of Sigma Gamma Rho was also burned down. “I think it’s stupid and ...

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No plans for stadium

Despite campus-wide interest in a new football stadium, evidence from university administration and SGA executives suggests that such a project will not be possible in the near future. The possibility of a new stadium was among topics discussed in the SGA’s Feb. 15 meeting, as reported in the Feb. 18 issue of the Spectator. “It has not been decided to ...

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