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Spring 2012

Eaton channels emotion into poetry

Joseph Ashley Eaton, VSU junior and mass media major, has managed to publish two books: “Night’s Ocean View” and “The Imagination Engines,” all while balancing school and playing guitar in two bands.

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Grinding down on the books

In the wake of the worst economic times since the Great Depression, it's easy to get caught up in our own affairs and take certain things for granted.

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Local 96.7 DJ Juan Gatti dead

A masked gunman fatally wounded Valdosta radio DJ Stephon “Juan Gatti” Edgerton, 40, late Friday night. The Valdosta Daily Times reported that after leaving his shift, on Friday, a man approached and shot him twice in the body and once in the head. Edgerton called 911 at 11:53 p.m. to describe the gunman as a white male wearing a mask ...

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Web censorship paused for now

The Protect IP Act (S. 968 PIPA), was postponed until further notice by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid due to the recent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout protest. Dozens of websites, including Google, Twitpic and ICanHasCheezburger, have participated in the recent SOPA protest against the SOPA and PIPA bills. On Jan. 18, about 115,000 websites and online businesses chose ...

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Dress code, nonsmoking campus talk are hot buttons at SGA Town Hall

The Student Government Association discussed several issues including the possibility of students voting to implement a tobacco-free campus policy and student dress code during Wednesday night’s Town Hall meeting in Jennett Hall. SGA Vice President Derika Powers voiced concerns pertaining to the excess of smoking by the academic halls. “Currently there is a policy that restricts smoking within twenty feet ...

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Colleges merging in Georgia

Earlier this month, representatives of the University System of Georgia proposed that eight colleges across Georgia would merge into four. The university system began a study that would determine whether thirty-five campus systems would minimize the amount of institutions it runs to help reduce government costs. As of January 10, 2012, the merger between eight institutions within Georgia won the ...

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AKA captivates public

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority founders were not the only ones honored at the VSU’s Kaptivating Kappa Upsilon chapter founder’s day observance ceremony. The event, held Jan. 17 at the University Center at 8:30 p.m., recognized famous sisters such as Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Kathy Hughes, Alice Walker and Carolyn Meyers. While giving the sorority a look ...

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Anticipated building might be no more

VSU struggles to gain financial support for one of its latest projects, the construction of the Health Sciences and Business Administration building. Georgia State Representative Amy Carter, who is working with the House and Senate leadership to try to get the building in the state budget, said the HSBA wasn’t actually cut out of the budget but did not make ...

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Global Education promotes study abroad from both sides

A bit of Eastern culture traveled to VSU earlier this semester, as 100 Southern Korean students transferred in through the “1+3 program.” The academic program, set up with Dongguk University Computer Science Institute in Seoul, requires the students to study English while completing their core classes for one year in Korea before coming to VSU to finish the rest of ...

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