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A productive alternative to complaining

Recently, major budget cuts have been proposed for the University System of Georgia. About $600 million will be taken away from the university system. This is putting major pressure on the schools in the system and VSU is no exception. Wednesday, VSU President Patrick Schloss held an open meeting to discuss the budget cuts, informing the school that enrollment will ...

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Spotlight: the Ultimate Frisbee club brings home some wins for VSU

The Valdosta State Ultimate Frisbee Club hosted a tournament last weekend with 12 other teams attending. Officially labeled In the Heat of the Huck, the Blazer club team played exceptionally well, placing second and falling only to a talented Florida State team. The tournament started with pool play on Saturday to determine seeding for the championship on Sunday. Teams then ...

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Diet pills are ultimately a waste of money

The idea that a pill could make me lose weight quickly has always been somewhat appealing, despite FDA bans, poor research on my part, and fine print cons. Living in such a lazy society that is stuck on the “ideal weight,” sometimes it’s hard not to get sucked into all the fast fixes. Over the last three years, I have ...

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Know Your Professor:Peguesse uses the unconventional

One of the first things you will see upon walking into Dr. Cheré Peguesse’s office in the Student Success Center is a large poster of Billie Holiday on the back wall with a line from her song, “Strange Fruit”: “Southern trees have strange fruit to bear…” This dog-loving English teacher has been known to practice belly dancing for stress relief. ...

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Oscars changing in response to lower viewership

The 82nd Academy Awards are upon us. A much-debated, high-pressure, and often hairy event, the Academy Awards captures both the industry and the public attention throughout the season, when nominations are announced, through campaigning, and then at the big kahuna itself. Needless to say, the pressure is on the nominees, and anticipation is building among both casual movie lovers hoping ...

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Lindsay Lohan writes her own book, Pattison is where Tussauds looks

Tragedy struck Hollywood this past week when two suicides where confirmed. “Growing Pains” star Andrew Koenig, who had previously been missing, was found hanging from a tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Marie Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil, jumped from his apartment building after leaving a suicide note. Both victims suffered from depression. May they rest in peace. In honor of her ...

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Hibachi Grill comes out average

This week we went to the newly opened Hibachi Bar & Grill on Baytree Rd. It opened March 1 and we were there for the first day. This is basically an Asian buffet with a few regular buffet items added in. The atmosphere was one we’ve seen before. It looked nice in some ways, but a lot of the decorations ...

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Alpha Sigma Alpha recruits new members

The colony of Alpha Sigma Alpha continuesI its efforts to be chartered at VSU. The ladies have been on campus since August 2009, recruiting and becoming socially involved with the Valdosta community through service and promotion. Community service seems to be a priority for the colony, whose members have previously participated in events such as the Special Olympics, founding the ...

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No one is happy with the Union

At the Feb. 22 SGA meeting, some, but not all, of student concerns with the new Student Union eateries were addressed. Many students still have major concerns about the menus and service at both Nathan’s and The Loop. SGA President Kelli Cody helped expand the menus by adding three combos (a 3-piece chicken tenders combo, the Cajun salmon combo, and ...

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Upcoming projects for Students in Free Enterprise

Students in Free Enterprise, also known as SIFE is a nonprofit international student organization that uses marketing and other business tactics to volunteer in the community. SIFE began at VSU in 1994 with seven members and has grown to 200 members. The group is also active in 47 countries with 1500 college campuses nationwide. SIFE was originally made for business ...

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