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Spring 2012

SGA starts semester with Health Center policy, SGA budget

The Student Government Association discussed the Student Health Care’s insurance policy and the SGA budget along with many other topics during Monday night’s meeting in the University Center Magnolia Room. To keep the student health fee from rising, the Student Health Center requests for students to file their insurance information. The policy, which started last semester, will allow students to ...

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Net goes dark

Thousands of websites shut down access to their content Wednesday to raise awareness about the two internet censorship bills being proposed. Some of the websites that participated in the protest include Wikipedia, Reddit, Craigslist, Tumblr and Flickr. The Protect IP Act (PIPA), proposed by the Senate, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), proposed by the House of Representatives, target ...

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Baseball bringing the heat

VSU Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams and his team are more than ready to begin their 2012 campaign in roughly two weeks with an almost entirely new team. “I think we have a pretty talented group of seniors to hopefully lead us,” said Guilliams. Guilliams, who is heading into his fifth season as Blazer skipper, realizes that leadership and the ...

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National art competition awards $1,500 in prizes

The annual National All-Media Juried competition, sponsored by Citizens Community Bank, will be held at VSU’s Fine Art Gallery. The exhibits will be displayed beginning January 17 through February 3, 2012. The hours of the exhibit are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An oping reception was held Tuesday from 7 ...

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Students choose digitalization

Spring semester 2012 has started, and the first week is all about getting textbooks. Since most of the books are expensive and sometimes the bookstore runs out of stock, students find the process stressful. Purchasing E-books is one of the options available to students now. “E-books came out around 2004 and it has been growing tremendously in the industry,” Lee ...

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Valdosta school of ballet presents Sleeping Beauty

The Valdosta School of Ballet is performing “Sleeping Beauty” Jan. 21 and 22 at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center. There is a scheduled performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and a matinee Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The performance is directed by Jacque Wheeler, professor in the theatre and dance department, and Brandi Cunningham Roberts, artistic director at The Valdosta ...

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PeoplePoll: What do you think about the Internet having censorship rules?

“ They should have censorship because kids are getting exposed to a lot of information without their parents knowing.” Brandon Spellman sophomore accounting major “ I don’t really mind them having censorship rules.” Damian Gray junior mass media major “ I think it’s stupid!” Cyle Brown freshman chemistry major “ I think it goes against the first amendment.” Brittany Berlin ...

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SOPA will wash out freedom

The Internet has been given the reins of free speech since its inception, but the rights of entrepreneurs and users in the United States are being threatened by two new bills about to be voted on in the Senate. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would theoretically hold websites accountable for all the content their users post. If this law ...

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PopAddict: Blue Ivy hits billboards in first week

Hello, guys and dolls, allow me to introduce myself. I am Maya Kellam, and I am your new pop addict. Now that the introduction is over lets grab our cups as I pour out some tea. The arrival of the baby of the decade almost shut down twitter. Jay-Z and Beyonce’s first born, Blue Ivy Carter, is setting records before ...

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VSU marches for MLK

VSU hosted a series of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ending with a march and candlelight vigil Wednesday night. Students met outside the University Center and sang spirituals on their march down to West Hall at 5 p.m. VSU NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mu Omicron Chapter and the Office of Social Equity hosted the ...

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