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2012-01-26

Fountain device filters water in Union

Student Life is “going green.” By installing the Elkay EZ H20 water fountain filter on the Student Union’s second and third floors, the department aims to cut down on plastic bottle waste. “Student Life is trying to encourage reusing water bottles and trying to stop students from throwing away so much plastic,” John Writer, Student Life associate director, said. To ...

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Mamma mia, its finally here!: Olive Garden opens in Valdosta

Attention, Italian-food lovers: Olive Garden has come to Valdosta. About 200 people gathered in anticipation of the restaurant’s grand opening Monday afternoon. “We’re a family restaurant focusing on delighting everyone with a genuine Italian dining experience,” Eric Kosloff, Olive Garden director of operations, said. “A lot of people are excited because it will save them trips to Warner Robins, Tallahassee ...

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SpecTech: Verizon suffers leak, Facebook forces Timeline

This week is a slow week for tech news, but we have leaked phone information, more rumors of the next Xbox and a new Alienware desktop. Although Verizon announced the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx at CES last week, there have been some updates. This device has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 4G LTE ...

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Santiago’s strings strike satisfaction at concert

An enthusiastic crowd of spectators were graced by the beautiful and innovative sounds of Nephtali Santiago’s guitar last Friday night during his faculty recital in VSU Whitehead Auditorium. Santiago began the performance with three popular, classical selections including “Pavane” by Luis Milan, “Gran Sonata Eroica” by Maurio Giuliani and “Chaconne” by the easily recognized Johann Sebastian Bach. Following his first ...

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The union’s in need of help

President Obama opened his annual State of the Union Address with a lesson in cohesion, working together and having one another’s back. He pointed out that the heroes coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan had to work together in order to accomplish their goals; a recurring theme throughout the speech. While his words rang true and loud, a portion of ...

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Teachers learn how to educate

If you have a child in a public school, you may want to look at a study that has set the education world abuzz this month. You may also want to ask your child’s principal or superintendent what he or she plans on doing with the information. Harvard and Columbia researchers discovered that quality teachers impact their students not only ...

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PeoplePoll: Who is your ideal candidate for the upcoming election?

“Doesn’t make a difference-they’re just a pretty face anyways.” Heidi Duthoy MS psychology major “Unless Ron Paul gets the Republican vote, I’m still voting for Obama.” Yannick Gill junior Spanish major “ Ron Paul 2012!” Clark Franzman sophomore theater major “I would like to see President Obama re-elected.”Brittany Vereen senior sociology major “ I support Obama because I still believe ...

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Campus organizes to fight HIV/AIDS

Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out, a new organization on campus, has a mission to help children between 6 to 18 infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The organization serves kids living in the Atlanta, Augusta, Albany, Macon and Athens areas. H.E.R.O also offers support for children through enriching programs, unforgettable experiences, and connections with the community. This inspiring organization also offers ...

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5K run for Savannah Dallas

With the intent to help local families suffering from severe or terminal illnesses, VSU’s Accounting and Finance Honors Society, Beta Alpha Psi, is hosting a 5K run for Saturday, Jan. 28. The race was first organized in 2010 by accounting professor Dr. Leisa Marshall after former student Steven Brogdon’s father was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer. The news of Brogdon’s ...

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