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VSU works to gather slave-census records

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby Many Americans of African descent do not know much, if anything, about their history dating back to slavery, and getting that information is hard to find and sometimes costly. However, one organization is working to get that information to the public for free. The Mary Turner Project (MTP) is in partnership with the VSU archives department. ...

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S.A.V.E. waits for endorsement

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) is waiting for VSU President William McKinney to approve a committee that would support the Fossil Free campaign. According to Danielle Jordan, the president of S.A.V.E., McKinney’s endorsement of the committee would move S.A.V.E. a step closer to their goal: to have VSU fully support the divestment efforts of the ...

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SGA preps for CAB week festivities

Written by: Joe Adgie   Sevyn Streeter will headline SGA/CAB Week, a week that will also feature the SGA elections to determine the new executive branch and senators for the 2014-2015 school year. Streeter, whose single “It Won’t Stop” was certified gold in March, will be playing at the spring concert on April 17 at the PE Complex. The concert ...

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Heinz explains decision to leave: It’s time to be with family, friends

Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz wouldn’t leave her Blazer family−except to be with her own family. Last week, Heinz announced she was leaving after three years with the team. The coach that built the program in 2011 is leaving for a position in her brother’s business where she will be the sales and account manager. On March 19, ...

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The nose knows?

    (Photo Credit: researcher Andreas Keller (above) Rockefeller University)   The human nose might not seem so impressive when you’ve got lassie finding lost persons, bloodhounds hunting down criminals, and German Sheppard’s busting you for the coconuts you had to bring back from Costa Rica. With our few hundred scent receptors it’s hard to give our snouts any respect, ...

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Letter to the Editor : Students should consider cost

In a recent letter to The Spectator, Dr. Aubrey Fowler wrote about creating a “culture of change” through his proposed longer schedule for the university. He has never served on the faculty senate scheduling committee; I served for three years. He probably doesn’t know that the “new plan” which would give VSU the longest school year in the state of ...

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Let’s get physical

Written by: Jessica Ingram The Exercise Physiology Club encourages you to exercise good judgment. On Saturday, the Exercise Physiology Club will host the Exercise is Medicine Symposium from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Jennett Lecture Hall Room 1111. Designed to inform the community about the international Exercise is Medicine initiative, the event, which also occurred last year, features doctors ...

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America’s biggest loser

Written by: Joseph Albahari While most people are focusing on the Final Four of college basketball, there’s another kind of “March Madness” going on in the world of finance. Electronic Arts, the company behind the Battlefield games, the Madden games and The Sims, has been dethroned as The Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America.” The Consumerist, a consumer’s finance blog, holds ...

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People Poll

Do you think there is enough diversity in the faculty? If not, how could it be improved?   Casie Wright junior early childhood education major “I’m in my major courses so most of my teachers are older white women.”   Sidney Sowerbrower sophomore accounting major “I feel like the core classes are more diverse, like the math and English teachers.” ...

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Letter to the Editor : Cannabis Prohibition

LaMarcus Wilkerson’s story (Lesser of 3 evils, March 13, 2014) got an arrow-splitting bull’s eye exposing cannabis (marijuana) prohibition.  Another reason to end cannabis prohibition that doesn’t get mentioned is that prohibition increases hard-drug addiction rates. Government claims heroin is no worse than cannabis and methamphetamine and that cocaine is less harmful by insisting cannabis is a Schedule I substance alongside ...

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