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Spring 2014

Understanding depression

Written by: Jordan Hill  Although Tumblr bans users who promote depression, self-harm or suicide, the users are still all over the site. While some users find sympathy and help from other users, the users sometimes encourage self-harm instead of deterring it. Depression is a sickness that sometimes forces people to harm themselves by cutting their wrists or even committing suicide. ...

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VSU star approaches home run title

Three years, two-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, 57 career home runs, and one national championship−Valdosta State softball sensation Courtney Albritton has put together quite the career. Only a junior, Albritton made history in the fifth inning of the Blazers’ 7-1 win over West Georgia. Her 21st blast of the season staked her claim as the new home-run ...

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On-campus living part on freshman experience

Written by: Tyra Mills  We all must go through “the freshman phase.” It seems like your freshman year just flies by; I guess time does fly when you’re having fun. The freshman experience is probably where most of your memories and learning experiences come from. It is the first time many students have total freedom to do whatever they want. ...

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Night shuttle can’t go to sleep

When word got around that the night shuttle may be coming to an end, many students became concerned. The night shuttle is a must-have service offered by the university. It gives students a piece of mind knowing they don’t have to walk across campus in the middle of the night. Walking around at night can be sketchy, especially with inadequate ...

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SGA contestants without challenge

Written by: Joe Adgie Nick Buford and Tamelia Hall are running uncontested for the vice president and comptroller (respectively) of the SGA. Buford, who is a running mate to presidential candidate Tyler Barker, hopes to “improve the student experience.” “My job is basically going to be to implement the president’s plan, but carrying that out through the senate and through ...

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Tuition rising, again

For the third year in a row, VSU’s tuition will increase by 2.5 percent. Written by: Jordan Hill VSU’s current tuition per semester is $1989.60, not including fees. With the 2.5 percent increase, semester tuition will rise to approximately $2,068.60. Student fees will then add another $955 to the tuition total. The USG’s Board of Regents chose to increase the ...

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Students voting up and running for SGA

Written by:Joe Adgie Students can vote online today and tomorrow in the SGA election. Voting started at midnight last night and will continue until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night. Headlining the elections are presidential candidates Tyler Barker and Tamelonie Thomas, who both spoke of their platforms on Wednesday. “I believe a lot of power is in the student body,” Thomas said ...

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Night shuttle good to go

Written by: Will Lewis Despite claims made by the Night Operations Team employees that change is coming to the night shuttle service, VSU officials are assuring students that the night shuttle will continue to operate. A N.O.T. employee alleged that a statement made at a recent meeting informed night shuttle drivers that, due to the Affordable Care Act, their employment ...

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Light years of stellar hindsight

(The Pillars of Creation, located in the eagle nebula.)   As the awesome Douglas Adams wrote, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how mind-bogglingly big it is.” Everyone knows that the unit to measure distance in space is the light year. Have you ever considered what that actually means though? Just one light year is a distance ...

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