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Spring 2014

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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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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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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SGA calls for diversity

Written by: Joe Adgie   The SGA has a problem with the lack of diversity in VSU’s faculty and staff. They’re doing something about it, too: they unanimously passed a resolution calling for this problem to be fixed. The resolution recommends that the Office of Social Equity (OSE) “be separated and restructured” in July to more efficiently handle the lack ...

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March is Social Work Month: Mayor

Written by: John Preer In the first week of March, Valdosta Mayor John Gayle declared the beginning of National Social Work Month. The theme of this year’s Social Work Month is “All People Matter.” This campaign promotes the value of social work and highlights the accomplishments and vital contributions to the community that social workers have made. The information and ...

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Softball streaking

No. 18 Valdosta State makes its second trip to Fesmire Field this weekend as Union tries to extinguish the hottest team in the Gulf South Conference. The Lady Blazers, fueled on a 10-game winning streak, travel to Jackson, Tenn., for a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, then a finale on Sunday. VSU beat UU 4-1 last season in its first-ever meeting against ...

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To break or not to break?

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby Today the fate of fall break and finals week will be decided by the faculty senate. The senate will choose to either keep the current academic calendar schedule or adopt a new schedule from two proposals that are similar to one another. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 3:30 p.m. ...

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Be on your best behavior, Blazers

Written by: Tyra Mills Mind your manners VSU. There are over 9,000 students who attend this university, meaning numerous friends to run into, lots of cars to beat for parking, and many new faces to see every day.    Our campus isn’t so big to the point where you’re lost in a sea of people, but it isn’t so small ...

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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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