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Information Technology planning a revision to current security system

In response to an information security audit conducted by the Board of Regents last year, VSU’s Information Technology Division is planning a revision of the current security system. On Dec.11 of last year, Joe Newton, Director of Information Technology, reported an incident of unauthorized access to a VSU server. The server contained sensitive information on faculty from 1996 to present ...

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People Poll: Do you want a Fall Break and a three day Thanksgiving or a week for Thanksgiving?

Jordan Bradford, Freshman, Undecided “I would rather have fall break and Thanksgiving out because it breaks up the semester.” Ebony Njie, Freshman, Psychology/Counseling “I would like a week out for Thanksgiving because I would have more time with my family.” Haley Gay, Junior, Pre-Pharmacy “It’s nice having two different breaks during the semester so I hope we keep fall break.” ...

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Be a college student who counts

It’s that time of the decade again: census time. The US census is basically a set of statistics about the people who live in the United States. But this decade, this census will be a little different than the ones before. Now, for most college students, the census doesn’t sound like that big of a deal and just another thing ...

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Don’t lock and load in public

I’ve often said that this is a great time for anger. With politicians wasting time arguing which party rocks the hardest and the rising cost of everything, it has never been a better time to be mad. On a related note, this is might be a bad time to be carrying a gun. By now, I hope that everyone has ...

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Valdosta does not support recycling

Growing up, my parents constantly made me aware of the importance of recycling. While it was difficult at first to remember which items were recyclable and which weren’t, it eventually became an issue that we all valued and cared about. We felt that we were doing our little part to save the world. Once I moved to Valdosta, I was ...

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Comparing textbook prices for renting or buying

Rent, buy or buy online. Which one is best for your books? Students can choose between the VSU Bookstore, renting books through online companies and buying books online. I used the eight books I needed this semester to compare prices at the bookstore versus online companies. If I bought the eight books new at the bookstore my total would have ...

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VSU Spotlight: Dr. Robert Morgan, from rocket science to writing poetry

Dr. Robert Morgan did the math. Then the science. Then the writing. He’s excelled at all three. Dr. Morgan, a poet and professor, brought his words and wisdom to the students, faculty, and fans who filled the University Center Theatre at 7:30 p.m on Jan 28. as part of Georgia’s Poetry Circuit. On one occasion, Dr. Morgan did the math ...

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Lady Gaga loses some freaky and Conrad brags about her sweetie

All was golden at the Grammys! Lady Gaga finally proved to be more theatrical than freaky during her duet with Elton John. The two kicked off the show with an energizing performance that proved we still can’t read her poker face, and also proved that Elton John will always keep us speechless. Taylor Swift and Beyonce shared the stage again, ...

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Tallahassee has good deals for more cost effective vacations

So you want to get away, but don’t have that much cash. Well, make your way to Tallahassee, Fl. Tallahassee is roughly an hour and a half away and the trip both ways will not cost you more than $100. Most likely you will not be going by yourself so if you split the cost of gas up between about ...

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The Loop is a hit or miss

This time we didn’t go too far from the last place, we decided to continue on our Student Union kick and review the Loop. The atmosphere is college food court style, and it gives off the vibe of a college campus which for a college student isn’t really a bad thing. If you don’t want to sit in the food ...

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