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Get realistic about dating

To be faithful today is like finding a dog that won’t chase a cat. You find a dog that won’t chase a cat and I’ll show you a person who doesn’t cheat. Now, if you live in a fantasy world where Disney’s fairy tale endings are your perception of how every guy you’re into is supposed to be then STOP ...

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Soccer burns competition

Women’s soccer coach Melissa Heinz paid tribute to her team’s fighting spirit this past week after the Lady Blazers got back to winning ways, picking up two 1-0 victories against Christian Brothers and Delta State. After suffering two tough defeats a week earlier in Tampa, Heinz was understandably pleased with the response from her team. “Anytime you lose a game, ...

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SGA wants students to talk

All VSU students were invited to attend SGA’s first official town hall meeting which was held Tuesday night in the Jennett Lecture Hall Room. The meeting was an informal one, created with the purpose of encouraging VSU students to come out and talk to the members of SGA about any thoughts, concerns or ideas to help improve VSU. “It’s supposed ...

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Dr. Levy holds open sessions

VSU President, Dr. Louis H. Levy, held the first open session of his tenure this past Tuesday in which students were able to speak to him about their concerns. This session was held in his office located in room 117 in West Hall. Between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., students were allowed to privately speak face to ...

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Third annual South Ga. Pride a success

Rainbow flags were everywhere—on the stage, where performers danced or sang; on the painted faces of visitors; in the ponytails of passersby. The sight was the epitome of festivity. And that is what the South Georgia Pride event sought to encompass – a sense of joy and excitement for all attendees. The third annual South Georgia Pride festival was held ...

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Protestors on hand for visit

Students protested several issues outside the University Center during Gov. Nathan Deal and Chancellor Hank Huckaby’s visit on Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. The protest had several different purposes: the diversity of the presidential search committee; the execution of Troy Davis; the appointment of Philip Kent, Phil Kent Consulting Inc., president, author and political and media commenter, to the Immigration ...

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Gov.,Chancellor visit VSU

Chancellor Hank Huckaby visited the VSU campus to meet with student leaders for his series of college tours of the 35 college institutions of Georgia at the University Center on Sept 16. In his visit, Huckaby covered budget cuts, the discussion of the new Health Sciences and Business Administration building, and enrollment with student leaders. Twenty student leaders were chosen ...

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Jobs increase for engineering majors

Employment opportunities for engineer majors after graduation have just increased. The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, formed by president Obama in 2011, announced that 45 industry leaders have committed to doubling their engineering internships in 2012. The council estimated that this will add over 6,000 “additional opportunities for hands-on, technical job training for future engineers.” The goal is to ...

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Valdosta remembers 9/11

The crowd sat in reverence through the City of Valdosta’s Tenth Anniversary of 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. No one made a sound as the VSU Mass Choir sang patriotic music. The crowd listened intently to the welcome remarks from Col. Scott Kindsvater, 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing Commander at Moody Air Force Base. The entire ceremony ...

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Black swarm strikes again in 24-17 win

The Blazer’s defense and special teams kept the game tight with a few clutch plays while the offense struggled to produce in a 24-17 victory over Newberry. Coach David Dean’s defense made an early statement when Ryan Smith intercepted Newberry quarterback, Bryan Ehrlich on their second drive, but the Blazers failed to score. However, the VSU defense took the scoring ...

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