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People Poll: How do you feel about Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

Justin Grier Senior history major “If he was nominated then why not let him win. I don’t understand why people are coming at him in a negative way for winning.”   Joseph Williams Freshman English major “I’m just indifferent about it. It’s just a money thing anyway. He got into office because of money and you get more money because ...

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Tips for test anxiety

 In college, the idea of taking a test may cause more anxiety than it did in high school.  Tests seem to be worth more in your undergrad classes because professors may give out few grades, causing your midterm and final to weigh heavily on your final grade.  The fact that one poor test grade could ruin your chances of passing ...

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To use the eBook or not to use the eBook

 It finally happened: technology infected the world of books. With these new electronic book, or eBook readers, people can carry thousands of pages with them in a tiny device. The change is similar to what the iPod did for how people listen to music, except Amazon was the company that pioneered this trend. Amazon introduced the Kindle in 2007 and ...

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Rant and Rave: October 15th, 2009

Rant That’s what she said:   I am so tired of people who scoff at That’s-What-She-Said jokes. Come on guys, lighten up and appreciate the fact that Chuck Norris jokes have almost completely faded from the scene. Relax and enjoy the disturbing visuals that accompany the best and brightest of the current fad. Don’t worry. It won’t last very long… that’s ...

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Let’s talk about sex…Baby?

Young and pregnant: a concept so “popular” that the topic itself became a show on MTV. So why is the “popularity” of young pregnancies and STDs such a shock factor for many people?  Maybe this shocks so many people because we live in south Georgia, a seemingly more conservative place where pregnancy is not related to popularity, but is supposed ...

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People Poll: How much drinking is too much?

Jake Jones Sophomore Poli. Sci. major “My friend, who doesn’t drink takes my keys away from me when I’ve had enough.” Chelsey Griffin Senior Biology major “Me personally, I know when I’ve had enough when I start doing cartwheels and hand stands.” Aftab Fazal Freshman chemistry major “When my friends start getting rowdy and out of control, then it’s time ...

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Safety tips for the tipsy

Lacey Bearden Staff writer lbearden@valdosta.edu Safety never takes a vacation, not even when you set out for a crazy night of partying.  Many students have found themselves in dangerous and scary situations after some tipsy late-night fun.    The night may start out with just a few beers, but it could possibly end with trouble, such as a DUI, an MIP, a ...

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Survival of the luckiest

Wake Up Call by Kenny Bush  Darwin believed that natural selection was based on a species ability to survive and reproduce. I have a simpler theory:  Luck.  A few weeks ago, I was standing at the intersection of Patterson and Georgia Avenue waiting for the pedestrian crossing signal to appear so I could safely complete my escape from campus. On the ...

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Rants and Raves: October 8th, 2009

Rant Losing Internet   I don’t like the fact that the construction work is interrupting the internet connection in Odum Library.  Usually if you’re on the second and third floor IT will tell you to move to the first floor. Jasmine Coker- Sophomore Biology major Rave Good food at a later time  I like the fact that Salsa Rico Mexican Grill ...

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Apathy for Dummies: written by the Blazers

here’s the spirit? Have students lost their usual Title town fever in favor of the more real flu fever, or has the lack of financial prosperity lightened more than just wallet? Perhaps it is the fault of our usually high powered football team. The students of Valdosta State University need to get up and give back and the root of ...

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