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Spring 2014

Rugby takes the field Saturday

written by: Victoria Johnson The Valdosta State Rugby team is charging in full force this spring season. Saturday, VSU competes against North Georgia College & State at 2 p.m at the North Campus field. “This is the biggest game of the season. If we win this game we will be eligible to go to playoffs in Pensacola, at the University ...

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Robot band gives new face to music industry

Written by: Joseph Albahari Daft Punk is not the only musical robot group storming the media in 2014. Z-Machine, an all-robot band created by Yoichiro Kawaguchi, a professor at the University of Tokyo, and designed by Naofumi Yonetsuka, a fellow robotics engineer of the university, has come into the spotlight. Kawaguchi and the other creators worked with Squarepusher, a recording ...

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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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McKinney: VSU plans to hire private security firm

written by: Will Lewis VSU is considering hiring a private security firm to assist University police, according to President William McKinney. “What we need are additional eyes and an additional presence,” Dr. McKinney said. “Not necessarily additional armed police but additional security guards that work with our police.” The security personnel are expected to be active and visible sometime in ...

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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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