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VSU charters Phi Sigma Kappa

On Feb. 6, VSU chartered the Greek fraternity of Phi Sigma Kappa Inc. Phi Sigma Kappa Inc., or Phi Sig for short, has a national fraternity of 93 chapters. There has been a Phi Sig colony at VSU since December 2006. The new chapter currently has 25 members. Three remain of the original 18 members who started the colony in ...

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SGA talks budget and bills

SGA elected eight new senators and discussed important topics brought up in the semi-annual SAC meeting, including the budget proposal for the 2011-2012 school year, talk of changing requirements for HOPE and a proposed Georgia House bill that would allow guns on campus. The first report of the night came from President Kelli Cody, who recently attended a SAC (Student ...

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People Poll: Should guns be allowed on campus?

Lauren Scaffa junior communications “I don’t think there is a necessity for weapons on campus but constitutionally I think they should be allowed to carry them as long as they are not concealed.” Markel Davis, junior contemporary lit “I personally don’t think that we should have weapons on campusbecause individuals who can be negligent could cause innocent bystanders to get ...

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Letters to the Editor: February 11, 2010

An article written by Jennifer Faulconer and featured in The Spectator titled “Valdosta does not support recycling” included several key points of inaccurate information. I am a VSU graduate of Biology and Chemistry and trust that anyone associated with VSU has the most honorable intentions. My feeling is that your contributing writer initially had a bad experience with recycling in ...

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Kenny’s immodest proposal

Blazers, the petty arguments in Congress have brought our government to a standstill. The war between Democrats and Republicans has become so bad that our country can no longer be productive. Fear not, however, for I have a solution that will allow our nation to move forward and without interruption by clubhouse politics. America, we must kill off one of ...

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Texting while driving more dangerous than drinking and driving

Droids, crackberrys and iPhones, oh my! With all the unbelievable phones, plans, and offers cell phone companies now have, it’s no wonder that texting seems to have taken over as the main form of communication. Texting makes everything so simple. It takes just a few seconds to send a text as opposed to calling someone who may or may not ...

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College students can afford Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is three days away; many are becoming worried about what to do. However, Valentine’s Day is meant to bring love, not headaches. Here are some unique, cost-efficient ways to spend Valentine’s Day. Restaurants are usually packed around this holiday. Because it is public, it’s hard to make it intimate. This Valentine’s Day, plan a picnic with your honey ...

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Learn the truth about being a vegetarian

Vegetarianism is perceived differently by everyone. Some go the meatless route due to religious reasons, while others due it out of a more PETA friendly perspective. However, there are those who pass on the meaty goodness to lose weight. Not all veggie lovers are created equal. There is a difference between a vegan and a vegetarian according to Lisa Dorfman, ...

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Mayer, shut your mouth

Well, John Mayer, it looks like you still want to run through the halls of your high school. I thought “kissing and telling” went out the window once a certain age was reached. Apparently this guy didn’t get the memo. Not only did he put one foot in his mouth with the racial slur during his interview with “Playboy,” he ...

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Amelia Island: Island getaway not too far away

The thought of not having another break from school until Spring Break in March can cause students to lose some steam. To keep this from happening, consider taking a weekend trip to Amelia Island, Fla. to relax and recharge. Amelia Island, located in northeast Florida, is approximately a two hour and 26 minute (roughly 153.8 miles) drive from Valdosta. According ...

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