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2014-02-13

Take back your health

Written by: Jessica Cooke Students, it’s time to come to your senses and take your health back−while you still can. After CAB and AKA’s Heart Day forum on Feb. 4, thoughts concerning personal fitness and health reconstruction have certainly been at the forefront of some students’ minds, especially after learning that a poor diet and lack of exercise could contribute ...

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Athletes don’t need pay

Written by: Jordan Hill CBS News recently reported that Northwestern University football players are petitioning to get paid for the “job” they perform at NU, and many other university players are closely watching this ongoing battle with the National Collegiate Athletics Association. It was hard to read the article without rolling my eyes. These football players want to be paid ...

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White gets dethroned in Sochi

Written by: Isaiah Smart This week, television is running cold.  Entranced fans of the cold-skin, death-walker infested show “The Walking Dead” were revitalized on Sunday for the mid-season premiere of its fourth season. The zombie apocalypse continued on AMC at 10 p.m., wrenching viewers through a winding rollercoaster ride of disappointing decisions, victorious zombie beheadings and Carl’s character development. Rick ...

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Gamers big losers in the flap over ‘Flappy Bird’

Written by: Joseph Albahari Sometimes, what is created must also be destroyed. Flappy Bird, one of the most downloaded games of 2014 across IOS, Windows and Android marketplaces has been removed this week at the request of its creator. Created by Dong Nguyen and developed by DotGears Studios, Flappy Bird was first released in May of 2013, but the game ...

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Quest to fill provost position continues

Written by: John Stephen The prolonged hunt to find a permanent replacement for one of VSU’s highest offices appears to be coming to a close. Since the summer of 2012, VSU has been searching nationwide for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Now, after a rigorous selection process, three final candidates will be visiting VSU within the ...

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Everybody has somebody

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby Don’t consider yourself #ForeverAlone simply because you don’t have a significant other. Who’s to say that you’re automatically disqualified from enjoying Valentine’s Day or that you’re supposed to hate the holiday because you’re living the single life? Love not only comes in all shapes and sizes but also from many unique sources and forms of affection. ...

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SGA seeks campus safety additions

Written by: Joe Adgie The SGA has requested safety improvements at various crosswalks and intersections around VSU. That package, which included recommended additions to select crosswalks, school-zone speed limits and crossing guards, was voted on during Monday night’s meeting. The resolution passed unanimously. “Basically, what the resolution states is here at SGA, we’re working in the best interests of the ...

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More protection for pedestrians

It takes approximately 9.8 seconds to cross the pedestrian crossing at North Patterson Street and East College Street. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lohmar, 21, was struck by a truck Feb. 5, during the 10 seconds it would have taken for her to cross the road. She struggled at South Georgia Medical Center for the following three days before succumbing to her injuries. ...

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Student majority opposes ban

Written by: Joe Adgie   If the University System of Georgia passes the tobacco-free proposal at their next meeting, they will do it against the wishes of the majority of students at VSU, the results of an SGA survey reveals. The results were finalized Tuesday, and a majority of students that took the survey–53 percent, to be exact, either “opposed” ...

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Students ‘filled with love’

Written by: Abbie Baggerly February is about more than flowers and candy. Sponsored by the Sigma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) at VSU, the third annual “Filled with Love” fundraiser helps provide clothing and food to various shelters and organizations around the Valdosta community. This year, APO has joined with the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) to expand their ...

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