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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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Minimum wage: Extra money comes with a price

Written by: Jordan Hill In the words of Kristen Wiig in the movie Bridesmaids, “Help me. I’m poor!” According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, the last minimum wage increase occurred in 2009 after Congress passed the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. This act occurred in three steps. Minimum wage increased to $5.85 per hour on July 24, ...

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Integration Committee introduces honorary Thomas/Pierce Scholarship

Written by: Olivia McLean With financial limitations halting many students’ dreams, a group at VSU may help those dreams come true. The VSU 50 Years of Integration Planning Committee launched the Thomas/Pierce Scholarship in honor of the legacy of Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce, the first two black students to attend VSU (then Valdosta State College). The scholarship, according to ...

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Freshman Chelsea Canara earns Player of the Week honors

written by: Eric Jackson Age is nothing but a number. This expression is also the mantra of newcomer Chelsea Canara. The freshman phenom went hitless in her first collegiate doubleheader this past weekend in Pensacola, yet assisted her team by driving in four runs as the Blazers split against Midwestern State. In the following doubleheader against Southern Arkansas, Canara’s first ...

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