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VSU graduation lacks celebrity

As a hopeful spring graduate, pending a few miracles in two classes, I wonder where Oprah and Michelle Obama will be since they won’t be at Valdosta State University’s commencement ceremony. In fact, there won’t be a D-List celebrity, F-List celebrity, or even one of Tiger Wood’s many escorts speaking at the May 8 graduation. In the last two years, ...

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Kenny Bush’s Last Call

This being my last article as a VSU student, I thought that I would take time and reminisce about my time spent here at VSU. But then I remembered that you don’t read these articles because we share a deep, personal relationship. It’s last call Blazers, and here are some things that I would like you to remember: Politicians are ...

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Start a revolution, even a small one

There’s an art to writing an editorial. It is supposed to spark a movement, however small that may be. It is supposed to be a catalyst to thought and eventually change. The theory behind it is, to put it simply, start a revolution on a small scale (or big scale if you’re a good enough writer). Topics are not easy ...

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Rant and Raves: April 22, 2010

“So excited that the pedestrian mall is finally finished outside of Odum and the Student Union. It looks great! I love all the new updates to campus because it makes our campus more beautiful.” –Ashlyn Horney, sophomore speech communication major “I am so glad that the walkway in front of the library is now complete. I hated not being able ...

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People Poll: How do you prepare for finals?

Melvin Black senior history “I just cram everything in and stay up all night.” Bola Akinkanju junior nursing “Staying in the library.” Kris Henderson sophomore education “I don’t, just go in there and wish myself luck.” Katherine Shaurette junior business marketing “I pull a lot of all-nighters the night before exams and I cram a lot; been doing it for ...

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They’re the predators; you’re the prey

Throughout April, the counseling center has tried to spread awareness about rape and sexual assaults with signs all over campus. Some of the numbers presented should be enough to scare most people into being cautious but, then again, I don’t think being aware of the danger is the problem these days. We’re all aware of the danger. We’re just ignoring ...

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SGA elections reach majority vote without a winner

The news is on nearly every student’s lips, and tensions are nothing short of palpable. Meanwhile, the excitement is reaching all time highs as conversations heat up over the rare SGA run-off… Wait. This all seems eerily familiar. It must be due to that fact that last year’s SGA elections also resulted in a run-off. The SGA election results were ...

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Facebook and Twitter- a way of life

Wake up. Change my status on Facebook and read a couple of other people’s statuses. Get on Twitter and tweet to everyone that I am on Facebook checking statuses. Go to class. While in class, get on Facebook and see what everyone is doing while in class. Tweet to see if anyone wants to go eat after class. Leave class. ...

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And we’re off to the races

The SGA elections are coming up and it seems like the presidential nominees have a case of Obama syndrome. It’s all about change this and change that. I’m sure you all have seen the DeMario/Gibson slogan “Changing the campus, by changing the conversation.” Catchy little saying, but I would have preferred this one instead: Changing the campus, by HAVING the ...

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Rant and Raves: April 15th, 2010

Rant I’m actually going to rant against nature: When you wash your car on Monday, and your car looks like a diseased chia pet due to the pollen on Tuesday, something is wrong. Rave Thank you, VSU, for showing movies to us for free in the Student Union. Keep them coming! Sam Raffield, Sophomore, Journalism

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