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2012-02-09

Work Study program provides alternate form of employment

Based on financial needs, VSU offers students financial relief through the Federal Work Study program (FWS). FWS allows students to work on or off campus with jobs that work around the student’s schedule. These jobs, or assignments, are made for the entire academic year. “FWS provides income just like an off-campus job,” said Rett Moore, the work-study coordinator and financial ...

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Giveback with Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday united with American Red Cross for its first Community Giveback Program event on Feb. 8 to 10. “Our goal is to raise money for the Red Cross,” Chuck Millsap, the restaurant manager, said. “All people have to do is come in and eat and request your 20 percent of your bill be donated to the Red Cross.” Valdosta ...

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Blazers make statement with convincing win over Florida Tech

The Blazer baseball team turned up the heat on a cold Friday night at Billy Grant Field, easily beating the undefeated Florida Tech Panthers 7-2. The win, which is the second of the season for the Blazers, was highlighted by an 4 and 2/3rds inning performance by Pete Whittingslow that saw the southpaw throw eight strikeouts while allowing just one ...

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Lady Blazers fate in own hands tonight

The Lady Blazers fate in the Gulf South Conference will be decided with a three-game home stint over the next week, and it all starts tonight with a huge game against No. 1 GSC ranked opponent, Alabama-Huntsville. The Lady Blazers face the North Alabama Lions in the second game of the stand on Pinkout Saturday. The Lady Blazers are seeking ...

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PeoplePoll: How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

“It sucks when you don’t have anybody to spend it with.” Tyler Goodman freshman business major “I think it’s a nice holiday to spend with the people you love.” Kassie Harper sophomore marketing major “I like Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a day you’re supposed to show your affection to loved ones.” Biancco Gardner freshman computer engineering major “I think ...

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Cut the Net, cut our freedom

On Jan. 19, Megaupload was shut down by the federal government; just a day after many major sites across the Internet protested the anti-piracy acts by blacking out their content. Megaupload was a major file sharing site that accounted for 2-3% of the entire Internet’s bandwidth. The government’s decision is an attempt to cut down on the piracy of copyrighted ...

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VSU celebrates Black History Month with true commitment

VSU kicked off Black History week the right way with activities such as a Unity Cookout, Catwalk Fashion Show, and a Meet in Greet, all with the common purpose of celebrating the past and embracing the future of Black History. Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926. It was first referred to as “Negro History week” and later Black ...

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Program improves literacy in kids

Blazing Through Books is in need of VSU student volunteers to help community children improve their reading and writing skills as well as their social and confidence level.

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Titletown jazz bands unite for concert

Today the Valdosta State University Department of Music is hosting the 4th annual Titletown Jazz Ensemble. The event is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium. The Titletown Jazz Ensemble will feature the VSU jazz ensembles as well as the jazz ensembles from Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools. “The Titletown Jazz concert serves as a showcase for ...

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SpecTech: Redbox, Verizon team up against Netflix

This week Netflix should start getting worried, iPhone classes, and say goodbye to the PlayStation Network name. In an interesting move, Verizon and Redbox have teamed up to have a new streaming service and even possible downloading of movies. The standard DVD kiosks will remain, but you will be able to stream movies to your smartphones, TV sets and maybe ...

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