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2014-03-27

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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Tobacco: up for debate?

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Four VSU students and faculty members took the stage Wednesday night in Jennett Lecture Hall to debate the new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco on campus, a policy that was approved by the University System of Georgia. On Wednesday, March 19, the USG’s Board of Regents voted in favor of banning tobacco use on all ...

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Schedule choice unclear

This week, the faculty senate will be discussing yet another possible schedule change for the university. In response to the endless debate over the placement of break days between Thanksgiving and fall break, Dr. Aubrey Fowler has proposed to the faculty senate that the academic calendar be adjusted to add three days (two class days) to the beginning of the ...

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Say Hello to the Multiverse

Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Hello? Is there anybody else out there? Our universe does not solely exist on its own, according to an extraordinary claim that has captivated cosmologists.  If you’ve become a fan of science fiction then most likely you’ve come across this theory before. The idea is that within this thing we’ve labeled time and space, there are ...

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