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2013-03-28

Tapingo creates ease in ordering paying for dining

Written by Shane Thomas   Lines at the restaurants on campus are known to get out of hand during a busy school day. In order to fix this problem, VSU Auxilary Services has introduced the Tapingo service. Tapingo will allow VSU students to order ahead and skip the annoying hustle and bustle of lines, while saving them precious time in ...

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Students look forward to future at career expo

Written by Ben Skender   VSU held its Spring Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the UC Magnolia Room to provide and discuss employment opportunities for students and alumni.   “We’re pretty happy about the amount of careers fairs we have, which is one in spring and another in fall,” Kevin Taylor, interim service director ...

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GSA hosts “Gay-mazing” Race Scavenger Hunt

Written by Stephen Cavallaro   On Monday, The Gay-Straight Alliance held a game night from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom 1 to promote bonding amongst members.   This game night featured the Gay-Mazing Race—a scavenger hunt in which teams of four assembled and set out to cover 15 checkpoints scattered around campus. Ten checkpoints were ...

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Fall, Thanksgiving breaks may unite

Written by Will Lewis   The Faculty Senate will meet today in the UC Magnolia Room to vote on the fate of fall break.   The Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee (ASPC) will propose the combining of the fall and Thanksgiving holidays into one, week-long break.   The elimination of the two day break in October would allow students an ...

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FamilyWorks helps heal assault victims

Written by Jessica Ingram   The VSU FamilyWorks therapy clinic is now holding a Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights.   The therapy clinic is operated by the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and is open every day of the week.   The group started on March 6, and is open to men and women ...

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Professor, former student address SGA about gun legislation

Written by Joe Adgie   While the University System of Georgia may have spoken against legislation that would permit firearms on college campuses, they may be unable to stop it.   That was discussed during Monday night’s SGA meeting, where Dr. Michael Noll, physics and astronomy professor, and Kathryn Grant, a recent VSU graduate, explained why this legislation would be ...

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No senators slated to run in upcoming SGA elections

Written by Joe Adgie   With an upcoming Friday deadline, interest in the SGA elections may be at an all-time low – so low, that no hopeful senator has yet to turn in their election packet. This issue was mentioned during Monday night’s SGA meeting, where executives lamented the low turnout. In an email sent on Tuesday night, SGA secretary ...

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Sperm exports at high

Written by Will Lewis   The U.S. is the world’s leading exporter of sperm.   According to an ABC News report, as of 2005 American sperm banks controlled over 65 percent of the global market.   This places Americans in a prime location for the import of another commodity: greenbacks, bones, dollars—money.   The business is estimated at $100 million ...

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Social media can help spread activist endeavors

Written by Quasha Ross   American Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Social activism consists of an intentional action to bring about social, political, economic or environmental change and is becoming the foundation of our generation today. According ...

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Keep shale at home

Written by Stephen Cavallaro   While bureaucratic protests flare over the supposed environmentally hazardous Keystone XL Pipeline Project, preventing the harvest of an abundant supply of crude oil in northern North America by U.S. companies, a different source of domestic energy prevails. Shale gas, a copious natural gas in the United States, is being drilled for by British-owned utilities company ...

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