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Haunted happenings around town

 Halloween in a college town is a night of tricks, treats, parties, horror houses and costumes for the young at heart and the slightly old in age.   Many students have plans for the weekend leading up to Oct. 31, ranging from costume parties of a more adult theme to haunted houses for a good scare.  Traditionally, Halloween is the ...

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Schloss plans five new buildings by 2015

    VSU may see a wave of new dorms, classrooms and faculty offices if President Dr. Partrick Schloss’ Master Plan comes into effect in 2015. � Dr. Schloss unveiled his Master Plan Addendum to the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 21. The plan shows where a number of proposed new dorms and halls would be and what they will do ...

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Students rally to get vote out

 About 60 attendees were on hand Monday at the Student Union as the Political Action Commitee of theVSU NAACP joined with the Student Government Association and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity to host a rally with the goal of imploring students to exercise their right to vote.   They invited the College Democrats and College Republicans to explain the most important ...

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Engineering majors may have new transfer option

 A new proposal is being planned by the University of Georgia (UGA) to duplicate the Regent’s Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) that VSU currently has with Georgia Tech (GT) and Mercer University, giving VSU engineering studies students an additional option of where they can finish their degree. Currently, VSU students are not able to receive a bachelor’s degree in engineering without ...

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Bailey Science Center to expand in 2011

 On Oct. 13 the Board of Regents approved a budget of $4.03 million to VSU for a southeastern expansion of the Bailey Science Center, which will include a 75-seat dry laboratory and several classrooms.  “The large dry laboratory will allow more access to the lab portion of science courses,” Phil Gunter, interim vice president of academic affairs, said. “This should ...

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VSU Honors program hosts Haunted House

 The Honor’s Program will hold its annual haunted house today until Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.  The theme this year will be “Rolling Meadows, Bed and Breakfast.” The house will resemble a Bed and Breakfast hotel, run by Ma Poppins. Everyone who enters the house will be considered guests of the hotel.   The twist-Poppins is a wicked woman who ...

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Local Politics, why should it matter?

Do you know anything about Valdosta politics, candidates, or the issues that the community faces? Knowing more about the political issues in Lowndes County is more important than you think. Even though we may have homes outside of this county, we should be informed about the issues that impact our lives here at VSU.  According to a 2009 student report, ...

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Boring Old Remerton

For this past fall break many of you probably attended the great college institution–the bar. When I say “bar” I mean drinking establishment and when I say drinking establishment I mean “that rocking awesome place where you met that girl that puked on your shoes.” So, if you are a freshman, then the whole Remerton bar strip is a new ...

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Poissons de Chants on display

 An unusual art form is now on display at the VSU art gallery. The show’s title, “Poissons de Chant,” translates to “The Singing Fish.”  The exhibit, on display from Oct. 20 to Nov. 5, showcases Tom Lundquist’s series of images made entirely by digital technologies including Adobe Photoshop and computer-animated programs.  The series shows the journey of a school of ...

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