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Smoke, and let smoke

       Do you constantly walk out of your English, Spanish, Political Science or History classes into clouds of what you thought was a heaven-sent excitement of being out of your lecture, but then realize that it’s a smoking hell attacking you? Yeah, we’ve all been there. For some of us negative effects for others, no big deal.     Smoking, a ...

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Jobs, transportation hard to find

        The price for me to attend college this semester, including books, housing, an a-la-carte meal plan, and all the other fees imposed by VSU and the Board of Regents, was $5,518. My financial aid, including my Hope Scholarship, was only $4,000; I was $1,518 short. I decided I was going to take out a loan for the amount of ...

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Mass Effect 2 ignores the female Shepard

       Mass Effect is a role-playing space opera video game where players create their own version of a character called Commander Shepard. Players can choose from a variety of options ranging from looks, combat skills, armor, weapons, and finally gender.     As new videos, announcements of enhanced gameplay, screenshots of the default male Shepard appearing with the new beautiful graphics, ...

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Oil crisis, war, crooked politicians-1970 or 2010?

     Dudes, you know I hate to say I told you so, but I knew we were in for a rough ride after Hendrix bought the farm years ago. It’s as if the protective shroud of purple haze has lifted and gave the man room to crash the party.    Seriously, what a buzzkill.    Numero uno of what’s wrong ...

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SGA holds first meeting of new semester

 Held Monday Jan. 25 in their new meeting place in the Student Union, SGA’s first meeting of the new semester consisted of the election of a new Electoral Commissioner, several community service project suggestions, and reports from several committees.  Two of the first orders of business, presented by President Kelli Cody, involved the scheduling of the Thanksgiving and spring breaks ...

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Taylor’s rumors of a beau and Tila says she’s gotta go

 Did Taylor Swift find her Romeo, or just another picture to burn?  Actually, she found neither.  While she was seen out to dinner with John Mayer, it was simply a group outing, but of course, rumors started circulating about a possible budding relationship. She’s too busy designing her own line of greeting cards with gift packaging and stationery to follow ...

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Top movies of the 70s take us back to the epic

   The 70’s are known for many things. Disco, polyester leisure suits, hippies and great movies. Many of these movies have become cult classics with huge followings. This is a list of the top ten movies of the decade.   The first great movie of the 70’s was released in 1970 and is one of the most well known romance movies ...

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VSU plans drive for Haitian relief

�  Over a week has passed since an earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The United States and Valdosta have answered the call for help.  Friday VSU will hold a food drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the baseball field house parking lot located on N. Patterson Street. Bagged rice and beans along with bottled water will ...

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Food Network star guest speaks at VSU

   VSU students, faculty, staff and other members of the Valdosta community joined together last Thursday night in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as “The Next Food Network Star” 2008 season four winner, Aaron McCargo Jr., spoke as this year’s guest speaker.  The annual commemorative celebration was held in the University Center Magnolia room where ...

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Construction on campus continues

   Construction on campus may be an inconvenience for students, but the new projects reinforce the campus’ Spanish theme.  “Nevins Hall renovation was funded by the state legislature and includes the renovation of the interior of Nevins Hall to increase the number of classrooms and faculty offices,” Raymond Sable, Director of Plant Operations at VSU, said.  This operation is expected ...

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