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Sophomore to carry Olympic torch

 VSU sophomore Crystal Hardy will carry the Olympic Flame on Jan. 18 in Calgary, Canada, as part of the Olympic Torch Relay. Hardy is one of 20 inspirational people chosen by Coca-Cola to be torchbearers in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games because of their contributions to promoting healthy living.  “I am an everyday person recognized for making a small ...

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VSU flasher still at large

 Public indecency has returned to VSU and several locations off campus as a persistent flasher, believed to be the same man who exposed himself at the Fine Arts building last month, continues to be a problem in Valdosta.  The VSU Police Department reports that there have been four incidents on campus, five if you include Drexel Park, of a black ...

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Students attend anti-DUI lecture

 Some VSU students  listened to Chris Sandy’s story, a Georgian man convicted of two counts of vehicular homicide by DUI.  Sandy explained how one mistake ended the rest of his life.  On April 11, 2000, he was at a party and had four mixed drinks; a friend called him and told him to come to another party.  He jumped in ...

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New buildings in the works

  Plans for a new Psychology building at Valdosta State will be presented to the Board of Regents in either January or February of next year. If plans are approved for the new building, which will consist of clinics, classrooms and offices, the two-story part of Converse Hall will be renovated, according to and President Dr. Patrick J. Schloss.  “No student ...

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VSU students arrested

 Two VSU students were arrested Thursday, Oct. 22 for two counts of financial transaction card theft and 25 counts of financial transaction card fraud, according to the Valdosta State Police.  Another VSU student was also arrested on a similar, but unrelated charge the following day.  The first case involved students Cydney Hartfield and Sandra Wilson. On Oct 5, police alleged ...

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Mayor says “Go Green”

Some VSU students attended a tour and press conference with Mayor of Valdosta John Fretti this past Tuesday Oct. 27. Students in VSU’s 3510 News Writing class arrived for class downtown at City Hall around 11 a.m.   A tour of City Hall was given to students by Public Information Officer Sementha Mathews, during which she gave background information on ...

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Relay for Life sponsors ‘Spookin’ out Cancer’

Relay for Life hosted their annual kickoff event, “Spooking out Cancer.”  The events at the kickoff included a “Thriller” competition, “Pie-A-Professor,” a sack and spoon race, and a cake walk.    Their mission this year is to make VSU aware of Relay for Life and to get more students involved.  “We are going to have plenty of entertainment this year, awareness ...

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Mayor discusses Going Green Events

On Tuesday, Mayor John Fretti announced The Electronics Recycling Event, for the City of Valdosta’s attempts to go green.  The event, in association with the City of Valdosta Public Works Department, Keep Valdosta/Lowndes Beautiful and Atlanta Recycling Association, will host the event at Mathis City Auditorium on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. People can bring here unwanted ...

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SGA fails to meet quorum on Monday

 The Student Government Association continues to have problems with inactive senators, and active members and executive officers are becoming frustrated with the inability to achieve their goals for the year.  The meeting was called to order at 8:05 p.m. on Monday night in the Odum Library Auditorium. The meeting began with a roll call. President Kelli Cody was disappointed to ...

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Alumni survey positive

Mac Banks graduated two years ago with a degree in mass media, broadcast journalism and is currently working and waiting to find a career.  Four months after graduating Banks received an unpaid internship doing video editing for seven months. Because it was unpaid Banks left and continued working with the job he had in college which is not in his ...

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