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Spring 2012

Slut Walk seeks to change norms

 VSU has chosen to participate with the Slut Walk Valdosta today on the Palms Quad beginning at 5 p.m. for Sexual Assault Awareness month  The Slut Walk will proceed around the campus, and end at the starting point where there will be tables set up with information.  There will be speakers present at the event from the police department and ...

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Odum Library lends books digitally to e-reader users

 Despite increased availability of electronic reading applications and devices, library circulation numbers are still on the rise at Odum Library. � When asked how many books have been checked out this year compared to previous years, Interim Librarian Dr. Alan Bernstein said, “As many as ever.”  “I know it bucks the system right now for most academic institutions but the ...

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Interim president bids farewell

 VSU will say goodbye to Dr. Louis Levy, interim president, as it will welcome a new president soon.   “I’ll miss it,” Dr. Levy said, referring to his position. “I’ll miss the people, but I’m very pleased with the new leadership.”  Dr. Levy has been interim president since last July.  He felt honored when he was asked to temporarily fill ...

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New SGA executives take office

 For the most part, it was a good day to be a part of the United Leaders ticket, scoring three of the four executive seats up for grabs in this year’s SGA elections.   Sophomore Ryan Baerwalde beat out junior Junior Jackson in the race for president, scoring 65.2-percent of the vote.  Understandably, Baerwalde was thrilled about winning the seat. ...

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Project Clean Plate promotes hunger awareness

In a week, on average, 810 pounds of food is being wasted in Palms Dining Hall. This large amount of food could not only be salvaged, but could feed entire communities. VSU will soon provide that solution with its first annual Hunger Awareness Dinner and Forum on April 25 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom C of the Student Union. The ...

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SGA bids farewell at final meeting of semester

While Monday night’s SGA meeting, the last of the year and of the Davis/Powers administration, was dominated by goodbyes and wishes of luck on final exams, the Association still kept their eye on business. The business side of the meeting was highlighted by a distribution of funds to the construction of a cover for the bus stop at the Patterson ...

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VSU to host Take Back the Night and the Red Flag Campaign

VSU will host Take Back the Night and the Red Flag Campaign in conjunction with one another this evening at 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn in front of West Hall. Take Back the Night is an annual event that is held in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month whereas the Red Flag Campaign is new to VSU and is ...

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‘Cosmo’ sparks controversy

   With its extremely explicit and racy covers, Cosmo has managed to get itself into trouble yet again. Cosmopolitan Magazine circulates a least 3 million copies each month, which are estimated to reach almost 20 million women around the world. So what’s the big issue?     Dakota Fanning, a 17-year-old actress, graced the cover of Cosmo’s January 2012 issue. ...

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Women getting victimized

We remember what our parents told us right before we left for college. “Don’t give into peer pressure,” “Make sure you go to class every day,” “Act like you have some common sense/home training!” Some of this advice may or may not help you, but what some people don’t realize is that women are sent off with more female biased ...

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People Poll: Do you believe it is important to attend your college graduation?

“I think it is. It’s kind of like a motivation for other students who aren’t graduating.” Jasmine Horn senior chemistry major “Yes. Why not let everyone see your accomplishments?” Ashlin Allen senior chemistry major “To walk, yes. It’s just your way of showing you’ve done it to the world.” Hannah Aldrich senior sociology major “I guess it depends. It’s important, ...

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