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2014-03-27

America’s biggest loser

Written by: Joseph Albahari While most people are focusing on the Final Four of college basketball, there’s another kind of “March Madness” going on in the world of finance. Electronic Arts, the company behind the Battlefield games, the Madden games and The Sims, has been dethroned as The Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America.” The Consumerist, a consumer’s finance blog, holds ...

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Let’s get physical

Written by: Jessica Ingram The Exercise Physiology Club encourages you to exercise good judgment. On Saturday, the Exercise Physiology Club will host the Exercise is Medicine Symposium from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Jennett Lecture Hall Room 1111. Designed to inform the community about the international Exercise is Medicine initiative, the event, which also occurred last year, features doctors ...

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Tennis triple-teamed

Valdosta State tennis will travel to Pensacola, Fla., on Friday for a weekend filled with competitive matches. After winning their eighth match in a row, VSU’s men’s tennis team will take an eight-match winning streak to the line against No. 3 West Florida. In the past two seasons, the Blazers have suffered losses to the Argonauts, losing 8-1 in 2012 ...

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Heinz says bye to VSU

Mel Heinz announced Tuesday that she will be leaving her position as women’s soccer head coach at Valdosta State. Heinz will be changing careers to work with her self-employed brother at his business in the Atlanta area. Heinz said in a VSU press release that she spent much time mulling over the decision and is at peace with it. She ...

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Lack of age restriction sparks debate

Written by :  LaShawn Oglesby & Jessica Ingram Pro Selling the morning-after pill without age restrictions is a positive step for young ladies and teenagers who aren’t ready for motherhood but have had unprotected sex. Regardless of the reason for unprotected sex, whether it is a broken condom, a lack of birth control or a sexual assault, this provides females ...

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NCAA upsets support two-year NBA age limit

College basketball took advantage of the opportunity to flex its muscles in the first weekend of March Madness. Twelve upsets headlined the weekend, reminding the world that despite the sport taking a distant backseat to college football, college basketball still has a postseason that no other sport can compete with. Whether you were rooting for your team or the underdogs ...

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Debt for diplomas

Written by: Jordan Hill Money isn’t necessary to find happiness, but it’s essential to gain a college education. Every year, students are forced to take out loans and struggle to afford the costs of college. Suzanne Mettler, a writer for The New York Times, believes that college treats students unequally. Statistics show that lower-class families pay more for college than ...

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Intramurals in full-swing

Approaching their second month, Valdosta State intramural teams are having a positive turnout. Teams were made for various sports: 5v5 basketball, 4v4 flag football, soccer, softball, Relay for Life flag football, billiards, extreme dodgeball, 4-person team bowling and 4v4 sand volleyball. Co-rec softball team Hopper Dynasty is on a winning streak. The team won their third game with a score ...

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VSU to welcome eighth annual V-Day performance

Written by: Rikysha Williams Students can join the global movement to help prevent violence against women and girls. VSU’s Women and Gender Studies program will perform its eighth annual rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. next Wednesday through Friday in Bailey Science Center Room 1011. The play, written in 1994 by activist Eve Ensler, features dozens of interviews ...

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Letter to the Editor : Cannabis Prohibition

LaMarcus Wilkerson’s story (Lesser of 3 evils, March 13, 2014) got an arrow-splitting bull’s eye exposing cannabis (marijuana) prohibition.  Another reason to end cannabis prohibition that doesn’t get mentioned is that prohibition increases hard-drug addiction rates. Government claims heroin is no worse than cannabis and methamphetamine and that cocaine is less harmful by insisting cannabis is a Schedule I substance alongside ...

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