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Spring 2012

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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Alert possible false alarm

Suspicious activity was afoot on Friday, or so one student thought. The VSU police department was notified by a student that a male in a blue windbreaker was asking students to see student IDs by the Bailey Science Center. Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, sent out a mass e-mail alert to faculty, staff and students at 1:40 ...

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Hunt VSU’s new president goes into ‘planning’, ‘recruiting’ phase

The search for the ninth VSU president is still underway as the VSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee undergo the planning and recruiting stages of the process. The committee is now preparing the president’s job description, advertising the job on a national level, soliciting feedback for evaluation of candidates, soliciting requests for nominations and recommendations, reviewing candidate applications and selecting ...

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New scholarship honors teacher of 67 years

A new scholarship, for students in need, honors a life-long educator and her son. At a post-lunch convocation, Dr. Louis Levy announced the Ruby and John Sullivan Educational Scholarship and awarded Sullivan the fourth President’s Medallion to be awarded at VSU. The scholarship announcement is in conjunction with the renaming of the Valdosta Literacy Center to the Ruby R. Sullivan ...

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Blazers try to get back on track

January has been a tough month for the men’s basketball squad. After trouncing Delta State 81-61 on Jan. 5, the team has gone on to lose their last three games. The Blazers look to break their losing streak tonight when they travel to Livingston, Ala., to take on division rivals, the West Ala. Tigers in their third straight away game ...

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GOP race becomes a farce

Like characters in an Agatha Christie novel, the GOP presidential hopefuls are falling one by one as the primaries get underway. It’s been an interesting race that has had its share of gaffs and hilarity. The first to go was Herman Cain. His campaign was plagued by claims of sexual harassment by a number of women that had worked for ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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