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Food, music and nightlife can be found ‘Creekside’

Written by: Jessica Ingram Need the drink without the drunks? Creekside Tavern on Gornto Road is best known around Valdosta as a place for good drinks and live music, but the food should not be disregarded. The menu is small−only one page of meals and beverage offerings−and the prices range from $6 to $20 or more. For my meal, I ...

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Hopper Hall boiler meltdown still has students boiling over

written by: Joe Adgie The boiler issues at Hopper Hall have entered their second week, and President McKinney is getting involved. A couple of students tweeted McKinney on Wednesday, disgruntled over being without hot water. “I would like to know why I paid over $2,000 and I have not been able to take a hot shower in a month,” asked ...

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Ga. House O.K.’s bill lessening gun laws

written by: Joe Adgie The Georgia House of Representatives passed a significant law that, if also passed by the state Senate, will allow permit holders to carry guns in bars and churches and will significantly reduce the penalty for carrying a weapon on a college campus. Previously, a weapon on a college campus brought about criminal charges, but the bill ...

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No worries: Concerned students able to graduate in May again

written by: Olivia McLean Tell Mom and Dad their kid will get to walk across the stage in May. VSU President Dr. William McKinney has confirmed that although summer commencement will not be returning, students who have six or fewer credit hours left to fulfill graduation requirements will be able to walk in May. On Nov. 1, McKinney sent a ...

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The art of listening

Written by: Tyra Mills “God gave you one mouth and two ears for a reason.”   This old quote means God gave us double the ears so we could listen more and speak less. Living in such a modern society, it seems that our communication skills fade away as the years go by.  The more we indulge in our social media, ...

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Blazer baseball scores a perfect 10

written by: Chris Webb No. 4 Valdosta State (10-0) continued their perfect start to the season defeating Columbus State (6-6) 4-1 Wednesday night at Billy Grant Field. The Cougars pitching struggled early against the Blazer bats, joining the growing list of teams unable to handle VSU’s powerful offense. The Blazers jumped on the board quickly scoring three runs in the ...

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Faculty Senate speaks safety

written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson The Faculty Senate will meet today to discuss a final report created by VSU’s Special Committee on Safety and Security, which focuses solely on campus safety issues. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the University Center’s Magnolia Room. The committee was formed to address problems in VSU’s security system and met all throughout ...

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Prior review silences students

Help us fight the good fight. At colleges across the country, students can voice their beliefs, sentiments and musings through independent student newspapers that are free from censorship by the administration. But such liberty is not found everywhere. At Atlanta Metropolitan State College, an editor has reached out to her peers for assistance after experiencing ongoing treatment that is unsettling. ...

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Letter to the editor

After reading the Feb. 13 article by Joe Adgie entitled “Student majority opposes ban,” I am left with significant concerns regarding the accuracy of the reporting it contained. In the front-page piece, Adgie notes that a majority of students−53 percent−opposes a proposed Board of Regents smoking ban, based upon a Web survey promulgated via email by the Student Government Association. ...

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Do you think a $100 fine is acceptable for guns on campus?

Chelsea King senior psychology major “I do agree that it is acceptable for someone to be charged $100 fine because anybody could get upset at anything and then they can just pull the trigger if they feel like they’re ready to. It’s a big danger to have a gun on campus and I do not agree. Leave that to the ...

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