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Spring 2012

Change major, plan carefully

   The anxiety that comes along with a child possibly disappointing his or her parents is high among college students. This makes students uneasy when discussing college related material with their parents.  � When it comes to talking to your parents about changing majors, I’m an expert. In the span of four years at Valdosta State University, I have changed ...

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Dr. Seuss visits Valdosta’s Theatre Guild

The Theatre Guild Valdosta is now featuring its popular musical “Seussical the Musical Jr.”, performed by The Gingerbread Players of TGV, a children’s theater group.   The musical, which is a shorter version of the original “Seussical” written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is performed twice a year under the direction of Lynnette Kenworthy, and gives children a chance ...

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VSU Theatre presents “The State Fair”

VSU’s Theatre and Dance will premiere “The State Fair” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Sawyer Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. The musical, once debuted as a play on Broadway in 1996, is based on the book by Louis Mattioli. The story takes place in Des Moines, Iowa in 1946, following the Frake family as they enjoy a three day ...

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Pop Addict: Iverson goes broke, Magic buys Dodgers

Hello guys and dolls! I’ve got my remote ready. Are you ready to surf some channels?  Click.  The Trayvon Martin tragedy is a big topic amongst everybody. Celebrities everywhere have become a part of the fight for justice including singer Chaka Khan who recorded a tribute to the slain teen.  Irish singer- songwriter Sinead O’Connor even wrote an open letter ...

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Donors keep campaign alive

   Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his family, who have kept Newt Gingrich’s flagging presidential campaign alive with donations, seem poised to send millions of dollars to Republican-allied groups and possibly a “super” political action committee backing front-runner Mitt Romney, according to fundraisers with ties to the casino owner.  � A private dinner March 22 at Adelson’s Las Vegas home drew ...

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Mega Millions jackpot hits record high

 $500 million. That is the current Mega Millions national jackpot, as of Wednesday night, that has VSU students and faculty rushing off to buy tickets.   This record high is an increase from Tuesday night’s prize of $363 million, which had no winner.   Even those that don’t normally buy lottery tickets are taking the time out to buy one-dollar ...

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Stonewalled: Bringing some magic to LA

 $2 billion. That’s a whole lot of dough. On Tuesday night, Magic Johnson and major league baseball executive Stan Kasten, along with other investors, threw down this exact amount in a bid that resulted in the record breaking acquisition of the LA Dodgers baseball franchise from former owner Frank McCourt.    I think it is great that such a huge ...

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Citizens fight city alcohol ordinance

 A petition to repeal Article VIII of the Valdosta City Alcohol Ordinance has recently started circulating and has already received the support of over 500 citizens thus far.  The article requires entertainment industries in Valdosta, such as Vegas Nightclub and Rockin’ Rodeo, to close their doors at 2 a.m. The businesses had been closing at 4 a.m. before the recent ...

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City to host electronics recycling event

 Valdosta’s Public Works Department will host an Electronics Recycling Event at Mathis Auditorium on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   The event, which began in 2006, is hosted by Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful and Atlanta Recycling Solutions.  To avoid electronics building up in the landfill, the community is working to dispose of electronic devices in a safe manner.  Most ...

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VSU fights human trafficking

 The organization “IGNITE PROMISE” hosted the NEFARIOUS Screening event on March 25 and 26 in Jennette Hall.  Representatives of Exodus Cry, a human trafficking abolition organization, came to speak about the issue of human trafficking in further detail.  Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with nearly two million children involved in the international commercial sex ...

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