Ex-VSU Professor’s Anti Confederate Stance Stirs Controversy

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

Written  By: John Stephen       A former VSU professor is at the center of a rapidly growing controversy over an open letter that the professor sent to Georgia legislators condemning government support for Confederate commemorations.       Dr. Mark P. George, VSU professor until May 2014, is planning to file an official complaint against VSU for
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Annual Blazer Dash 5k Is Here!

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Alex Tostado The 9th annual Blazer Dash 5K is happening Saturday in front of the Student Recreation Center. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness host the event to encourage community building as well as promote healthy lifestyles. The Student Recreation Center encourages all ages and levels
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Blazers beat the heat: Five ways to stay cool during the heat wave

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written by: Jordan Barela The heat wave is set to emblazon Valdosta with high temperatures in the hundreds. Below are a few tips to help beat the heat this upcoming week. One of the most important things to do is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Another good tactic, eat fruits and vegetables
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VSU Cracks Down On Former Professor Protesting Against Confederate Memorials In Georgia

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Political controversy is brewing between the highest officials at VSU and a former VSU professor over the use of the professor’s email to promote an effort to remove Confederate monuments and celebrations in Georgia. In June, sociology professor Mark P. George joined forces with Reverend Floyd Rose, president of the Southern
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Updated Dining Hall Hours

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

The days & hours for VSU Dining listed on page 23 in the BTS Tab are incorrect. For correct hours, please go to www.dineoncampus.com/valdosta.

The Hookah Scene in Valdosta

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

Despite what everyone believes about the college party scene, it really isn’t as scandalous as the movies make it seem. Of course clubbing and bar-hopping is a fun way to start off and celebrate another conquered academic week, but it seems that the hookah scene has really taken off.   Of course to each his
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Pipeline Problems

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis  Pipelines are transporting controversy through America, and are quickly becoming yet another partisan issue in both local and national politics.   TransCanada has dominated the news for the past year with the growing conflict over the company’s proposed Keystone-XL pipeline. A proposed pipeline route that would carry, if constructed, oil from
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A Piece of History that Delivered Happiness throughout the Years

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shelby Mitchell On May 8, the world’s largest soft-drink company Coca-Cola celebrated its 128th birthday. It was on this day in 1886 that the first “bottle of happiness” was created by an Atlanta Pharmacist, Dr. John Pemberton. Preceding his death in 1888, just two years after creating what was to become the world’s
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Facebook and Google goes Global

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis VSU students soon may be able to literally look up at their internet service provider as the connect to wifi seamlessly both at home and abroad. The revelation comes as two tech giants, Facebook and Google, battle it out to create a universally connected globe.   Currently, according to Mark Zuckerberg,
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Distribution of Sexts Illegal

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis A new trend known as “revenge porn”is plaguing campuses across the world, but is also finding a specific home in the southeastern United States. A recent poll issued by the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality surveyed college freshmen at an unspecified southeastern university.   The survey revealed that of 1,652 undergraduates
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