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2013-04-18

GSC Tournament awaits VSU

Written by Ray Pack Jr. & Ace Espenshied   The Valdosta State tennis team looks to carry its recent winning ways into the Gulf South Conference tournament this weekend. The women’s squad (11-7) enters the tourney as the second seed and will face West Georgia in the first round on Saturday. The ladies did most of their damage in conference ...

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Josh Sparks keeps on a poker face: Senior standout player enjoys his off-season

Written by Shane Thomas   Screaming fans, mascots going insane, teammates celebrating, coaches yelling instructions—this is the life of a college basketball player. On the court, Josh Sparks is an intense, energetic, high-flying forward who draws boisterous cheers inside the Valdosta State University P.E. Complex. When the lights dim and everyone goes home, Sparks goes back to the normal life ...

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VSU baseball team to host GSC newcomer Union this weekend

Written by Alex Tostado   The VSU (22-14, 9-9) baseball team welcome first year Gulf South Conference  member Union University (8-28, 2-18) this weekend. The Blazers are coming off of wins in 11 of their last 14 games. The Bulldogs are struggling as newcomers to the conference but VSU head coach Greg Guilliams still wants to keep his team focused. ...

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Republicans face reform

Affirmative: Written by Veronica Dominicis The Republican Party may be in favor for change after all. The GOP is in a transformation stage and wants to reform the party to “serve the people.” If anything, the GOP should reform to be a better representation of its members. The GOP obviously sees something wrong with itself, so why be against changing ...

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BOR: Georgia tuition to rise for 2014

Written by Will Lewis   VSU students will soon experience a 2.5 percent increase in tuition next year. The rise is set to approximately match the current inflation rate and follows a statement issued by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. “In determining tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, affordability was the regents’ primary concern,” John Brown, ...

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Dead Day may pass away

Written by Shane Thomas & Jamal Tull   The VSU Faculty Senate will meet today at the UC Magnolia Room to discuss policies as the semester winds down. Among the issues to be discussed, the Faculty Senate will propose the elimination of “dead day,” the Tuesday of finals week when no classes are scheduled, from the University calendar. Also part ...

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Students get in shape at exercise symposium

Written by Brian Hickey, Jr.   VSU students will have the chance to learn about getting in shape this Saturday during the “Exercise is Medicine” symposium at 8:15 a.m. in Jennette Hall room 1111. The Exercise Physiology Club will host the event with an initiative to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment in ...

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VSU softball set to play West Georgia, Shorter this weekend

Written by Chris Kessler   No. 3 Valdosta State hits the road this weekend to play two double-headers against West Georgia and Shorter. The Blazers will travel to play West Georgia on Saturday, before heading out to Shorter on Sunday.   The Blazers sit second in the Gulf South Conference with a record of 30-8 (15-6 GSC), just two games ...

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Former U.S. poet laureate rocks crowd at Whitehead

Written by Von Kennedy   Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine and award winning poet Lynn Aarti Chandhok showcased their talents at the Whitehead Auditorium Wednesday as a part of Georgia’s Contemporary Writers series. The auditorium was filled with over 200 spectators in anticipation to hear their favorite poems read. Levine, 85, served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2011-12. Chandhok ...

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Grad students show off their research

Written by Amanda Usher   On Friday from 3-6 p.m., the VSU community piled into the UC Magnolia Room to see graduate students present their research during the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Symposium. According to Teresa Williams, administrative coordinator of the Graduate School, this year’s symposium broke the record for the amount of poster presentations by graduate ...

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