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Spring 2014

Daring to date in college

Written by: Tyra Mills Dating in college is something a lot of us have to deal with. But is dating a vital activity or a pesky distraction? Everyone enjoys good company and companionship, but the real question here is: Is it wise to attempt to juggle school, work and extracurricular activities with a relationship? It depends on the individual. Relationships ...

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Whisper keeps students secret

Written by: Lashawn Oglesby Imagine joining a social network where all you have to do is create a username and password. There is no profile picture, profile page or personal pictures, and no friends finding or adding. That’s because it’s an anonymous social media app. It’s called Whisper. It’s normal for people to have thoughts, feelings and secrets they would ...

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SGA talks privacy for emails

Written by: Joe Adgie If the SGA has their way, the emails you receive from the Students Distribution List will shrink dramatically. The organization passed a resolution during Monday night’s meeting that asks for changes to how the emails are handled. “We all know that there’s an issue with the Student Distribution List, and we get a lot of things ...

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Hopper Havoc

Written by:  Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall. In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.” The letter later read that ...

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New provost: “unambiguous choice”

Written by: Joe Adgie Dr. Hudson Rogers will be VSU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Rogers will come from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he was dean of the Lutgert College of Business. “After a thorough and competitive national search, Dr. Rogers quickly rose to the top and was the clear and unambiguous first ...

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‘Salvage’ your style

Written by: John Stephen Question: What do old wedding dresses, vintage records and a painting of Captain Jack Sparrow all have in common? Answer: They all can be found at Salvage thrift shop, among an enormous treasure trove of other items. Located at 612 Baytree Rd., Salvage may seem normal enough on the outside with its pleasant brick façade and ...

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VSU falls to ASU

Valdosta State’s weekend struggles followed the Blazers as they fell to Albany State 10-6. “Unfortunately this has been a reoccurring theme for us; we haven’t played well in what seems a couple weeks,” assistant coach Todd Guilliams said. “We’re shooting ourselves in the foot; it’s the same formula−bad defense and walks.” In the first inning, VSU put up four runs ...

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Excremental Compass

  Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Have you ever been curious, or annoyed with your dog spinning in circles, walking over here and then over there just to find a spot to poo. Well according to a team of Czech and German researchers, they might not just be trying to bug you. Canines may have an inner compass that dictates how, ...

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Hobby Lobby: Controlling contraceptives

Written by: Abbie Baggerly & Elan Waite Pro Hobby Lobby should be allowed to freely exercise its beliefs without fear of punishment.  Hobby Lobby is many people’s first choice when they want to purchase arts and crafts, and it is on Fortune’s list of largest private companies in the Unites States.   The employer adheres to religious ideals such as honoring ...

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The GM recall: Compensating tragedy regardless of income

Written by: Jessica Ingram General Motors has made several grave missteps in recent years, and it’s time for the car manufacturer to accept the consequences for its actions. Malfunctioning vehicles built by GM have been linked to 13 deaths and numerous accidents, provoking a recent wave of recalls by the company−1.6 million vehicles on Monday and 2.6 million vehicles earlier ...

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