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People Poll: How do you feel about the biomass electrical plant being proposed?

“I believe it is a pretty risky move by trying to put everything together like that.” Terry Cologne junior early childhood development major   “I don’t feel comfortable about it.” Asea Thompson junior interior design major “I think it is a bad idea; it is like putting the toaster in the bath tub.” Dj Davis sophomore exercise physiology major “I ...

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Facebook restrictions

Facebook is the most popular form of online communication in existence, partly due to the fact that there are so few rules that govern what is appropriate to post on it.  While semi-nude photos and political outbursts certainly will not harm any open-minded individuals personally, there are more subversive ways to turn a seemingly nice way to keep in touch ...

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Flooding needs a fix

 The weather in Valdosta has a mind of its own and anyone who lives here can clearly see that.  One day you walk outside and the sun is shining overhead. You can wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts and just enjoy a nice warm day. You go sit in your dorm room for a few hours, and when ...

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Worship respectfully

 Some worship in church. Some worship outside. Some worship at home. A handful of Texan women worship on a stripper pole.  Pole Fitness for Jesus, a class created by ex-stripper Crystal Deans, provides church-going women in Old Town Spring, Texas., a new place of worship.  If you want to get “closer to God,” as ABC13’s website puts it, pray and ...

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Biomass plant is harmful

 A biomass electric generating plant is projected to begin construction June 2011 across from the Mud Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant and will be fully functioning by 2013.  There has been much controversy regarding the plant and we, as a staff, feel that the construction of the biomass would be more destructive than beneficial. The plant is projected to create ...

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Registration should be efficient

The process of registering for classes should be more organized and not based on a first-come, first-served basis.    Each one of us has been through the hassle and frustration of registering for classes. You wait for what seems like forever until the hour registration opens up. You have to type in each individual course, search for the particular course ...

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Admissions judge with Facebook

 Stoked to apply for the college of your dreams, you submit your extracurricular-filled, grade A marked transcript, hoping to impress the admissions office. Several months pass only for you to receive the dreaded rejection letter. You wonder what you did wrong when a friend informs you that college admissions workers sometimes look at your Facebook profile.  Looking back at those ...

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People Poll: Do people party too much during spring break or not enough?

“I think people party too much sometimes, but I don’t know. I can’t say for sure.” Markeisha Wilder freshman nursing major “It feels like we’re in school for so long that one week isn’t enough. Party! Party! Party!” Kris Dyson freshman journalism major “I think people party too much during spring break. When people get back to classes, they’re dragging.” ...

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Class system changing

 Whites are oppressed.  According to a CNN article “Are whites racially oppressed?” that is what some of them think.  Caucasians are freaking out because they are losing their slot of superiority, calling themselves the new “minority group.”  As a white female, I have to say, “So what?” I am tired of one race feeling more dominant than another. There has ...

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