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‘Alice in Wonderland’: good, but doesn’t live up to hype

If you’re looking to feel like a kid again, “Alice in Wonderland” is not the flick for you. The Tim Burton film that came out Friday stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsley who falls down a rabbit hole after trying to escape an awkward engagement party. Alice is convinced she is dreaming, when she is really in an alternate world, ...

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VSU displays student art in Student Union

The new Student Union stands out among the other buildings around campus, not just because it’s still a little shiny, but because on just about every wall hangs a piece of original VSU student artwork. “Finally Valdosta State University is supporting Valdosta art, and that’s one thing I think is a huge milestone … in buying student art because that’s ...

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VSU Blazers set for March Madness

Saturday afternoon in the VSU men’s basketball team will take the court for the first time since their 57-48 loss to Arkansas Tech in the Gulf South Conference tournament semi-finals. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed for the South region tournament, which makes up the first three rounds of the NCAA Division II tournament, which is set to begin ...

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Sunshine week shines on journalists

Next week is an important one for every student on campus, but spring break is not the only major event scheduled. Next week is also “Sunshine Week,” a media created event aimed at raising the awareness of the free and open press across the country. The event was started by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and has spread in ...

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Take it from Stephen Foster: head down to the Swannee

Suwannee River State Park, just south of the Florida line and only an hour’s drive away, has activities for all types of people. Almost every kind of outdoor activity imaginable is at your fingertips. For the person who wants a weekend away from the stresses of classes and work, the cabins available do not come with telephones or television, so ...

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Additional halls planned

On Feb. 16, VSU students received an email from Kurt Keppler, VP of Student Affairs, with a survey asking if students felt the need for additional housing on campus. According to Tom Hardy, Director of Housing and Residential Life, the survey is the first step in determining the feasibility of adding another residence hall. “It is required by our bondholders ...

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Smokin’ Aces brings something new to Valdosta

When you think of hookahs, what do you imagine? Does the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland come to mind? If that’s the case, then you may find such relaxed characters inside the Smokin’ Aces Hookah Lounge located at 115 N. Ashley St. Smokin’ Aces opened its doors on Feb. 12 to the general public for business. Customers can go there ...

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Another sheet sign destroyed

The string of sorority sheet sign arson allegedly continued as a sheet sign, ironically stating “Burn it down if you want to,” made by Delta Sigma Theta was allegedly burned down on early Thursday morning. Less than a week ago, a sheet sign made by the sisters of Sigma Gamma Rho was also burned down. “I think it’s stupid and ...

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No plans for stadium

Despite campus-wide interest in a new football stadium, evidence from university administration and SGA executives suggests that such a project will not be possible in the near future. The possibility of a new stadium was among topics discussed in the SGA’s Feb. 15 meeting, as reported in the Feb. 18 issue of the Spectator. “It has not been decided to ...

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SAE holds charity fundraiser

Throughout the month of March, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the AJ Donohue Scholarship Fund, formerly known as the AJ Donohue Foundation, will join together to raise money for the Wolfson Children Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. The AJ Donohue Foundation started with a teenage boy who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that later spread to his lung, ...

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