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2014-02-06

McKinney considers signing guidelines for student media

Written by: Will Lewis President William McKinney is reviewing a document that will cement the independent relationship between all student media and VSU. McKinney has been conferencing with his cabinet and counsel, and they are expected to reach a decision soon. The Student Press Law Center issued the Model Guidelines for College Student Media in 2009. McKinney was handed the ...

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Hill Harper brings fame to VSU

  Written by: John Stephen Award-winning actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be visiting VSU on Feb. 25 to deliver the keynote address during the final event of the “50 Years of Integration” celebration. Harper is best known for his role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the TV drama “CSI: New York.” Harper, who holds degrees from prestigious schools ...

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SGA considers new tobacco guidelines

Written by: Joe Adgie An early look at the results of the SGA’s tobacco survey has shown that a majority are against a proposed University System ban of all tobacco products. The vote, as of Monday, reported that 42 percent of 486 students who responded were not in favor of the policy, while 27 percent were in favor of designated ...

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Ads take viewers back in time

Written by: Abbie Baggerly The Super Bowl is known not only for its football but also for its commercials.  Every year millions of people tune in to the Super Bowl for its funny, touching and heartfelt commercials.  Unfortunately, the 2014 Super Bowl was a let-down. Both the game and the commercials were a little lackluster. Few commercials made it to ...

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Nostalgia sparked by Visitation Day

Written by: Isaiah Smart A light breeze brushed across my graphic T-shirt, the sunrays tugging at my basketball shorts and the Spanish architecture welcoming me to the university I’d call home for the next four years. Welcome to Valdosta State University. My first time visiting the VSU campus was during orientation. I did not visit the school prior to coming ...

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Students say ‘game over’ to cancer

Written by: Jessica Ingram Watch out, cancer! Tuesday night in the University Center Rose Room, there was standing room only at the VSU Relay for Life interest meeting. Hosted by VSU Relay for Life committee members, the meeting was designed to get students and potential participants pumped up for this year’s event. You could feel the energy in the room ...

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Students want fall break back

It seems as though Fall Break will not be returning to the schedule, to many students dismay. The suggested revisions to the schedule made by the Academic Schedule Committee include a four-day finals week with dead day still present. It still has to be approved by President McKinney and the Faculty Senate. In November of last year, the Student Government ...

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VSU baseball looks to tame the Lions

written by: Chris Webb Valdosta State (2-0) is looking to continue their blistering hot start to the season as Paine College (0-3) comes to visit the friendly confines of Billy Grant Field for a three-game series starting with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. and a final game Sunday at 1 p.m. VSU enters the weekend with the bats blazing, ...

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Zimmerman goes toe to toe

Written by: Tyra Mills The infamous tale of George Zimmerman, the vigilante who was acquitted of the killing of Trayvon Martin, may be taking an even more bizarre twist, one that might involve boxing gloves. The Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case caused a huge uproar across the nation and seemed to be relevant in the media for a great ...

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Finding support for life support

Written by: Isaiah Smart Americans have recently been enveloped in fierce debate over a matter of life and death−forced life, that is.  When, if ever, is pulling the plug on life support the right thing to do?  In November, Marlise Muñoz, a Texan resident expecting a baby, was deemed brain dead after her husband Erick found her unconscious due to ...

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