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Spring 2012

Bandana Project raises sexual assault awareness

 Imagine working in a field all day in 100 degree weather, planting, harvesting and packing fruits and vegetables.  The work is hard and the pay is low. But worse is the constant fear of being sexually assaulted or raped by your boss or coworkers.  Immigrant women, working on farms or cleaning hotels, have been silently subjected to these worries for ...

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VSU presents music and dance showcase

 VSU’s Music and Dance Showcase will be held in the Sawyer Theatre of the Fine Arts Building today at 7:30 p.m.   “This is the 4th Annual Musical Theatre Showcase,” Christopher Bailey, Director of the Musical Theatre Showcase, said.  “This is an opportunity for graduating seniors in the BFA program with an emphasis in Musical Theatre to showcase various styles, ...

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New Wii U rumors surface

Hello and welcome back to a regular edition of Spec Tech.  This week, Facebook buys Instagram, rumors from Wii U, Samsung Galaxy III launches, and the largest tablet screen is presented.   Facebook bought the very popular app, Instagram for $1 billion.  No one knows exactly why this deal was made, but it could be that Instagram wanted to spread ...

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‘Lockout’ great for sci-fi fans

 “Lockout” is a fascinating movie that is set in the futuristic year of 2079.   This science fiction movie has a combination of nail-biting and funny scenes.  The movie begins with Snow (Guy Pearce), who is a former C.I.A. agent who is being framed with the murder of another agent and is accused of being in possession of information against ...

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Love vs. Lust: Pick a team

The confusion between love and lust can make for a fatal attraction. Once the lust dies, the person can see that he or she actually didn’t love the person that he or she was with.  It’s true that the beginning of any relationship begins with the physical attraction.  However, shortly afterward, you can become attracted to your partner mentally and ...

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Stonewalled: Cold as Ice

The National Hockey League playoffs started on April 11th, and the play so far has been highlighted not by amazing breakaways and power plays, but by nasty fights and dirty hits.   Hockey has always been known for its high intensity action and heated tempers that lead to fights on the ice, but a lot of the hits and scrums ...

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Grad school hosts event to educate undergraduates

 The graduate program hosted an event called “Is Graduate School for Me?” on Monday in the Student Union Ballroom aimed to help undergraduate students learn about the masters programs here at VSU as part of Graduate Student Week.  Dr. Alfred Fuciarelli, assistant vice-president of research and dean of the graduate school, and students from the graduate program were there to ...

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Ebilling made easier

 In addition to receiving excess financial aid electronically, students can now pay for services such as orientation and housing using VSU’s new online payment system. � The new system, known as Touchnet, is a real-time, third-party payment system that encompasses eBill and eRefund.  According to Sue Fuciarelli, vice president for finance and administration, the move to Touchnet was made in ...

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Celebrating Earth Day

 Students Against Violating the Environment (SAVE) will host Earth Day events in Drexel Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.    “The purpose is celebrating the community, celebrating the earth,” Austin Sullivan, vice president of SAVE, said.  According to the Earth Day website, the events are designed to raise awareness of environmental issues.  This year’s SAVE event will ...

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Blazefest promotes music homegrown in Valdosta

Update — April 20: The date of Blazefest has been changed to Friday, April 17. Music is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. and the event will last until 8:30 p.m. Blazefest will still be held on the Front Lawn. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————– VSU welcomes the community to the second annual Blazefest on the front lawn Sat. beginning at 12 p.m. hosted ...

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