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Students bring awareness to bullying

 On Oct. 20, people across the nation wore purple to bring awareness to “homophobic bullying” and remember those who have been affected by it. Over the past month, the media has highlighted six young men who committed suicide due to their inability to cope with the ongoing pressures of being homosexual.  Students are showing their respects to the families and ...

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Greeks to host fall festival

  On Saturday, Oct. 24, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the Greek community will host the 2010 community fall festival on the front lawn of VSU from 1-4 p.m.  The event will be open to all community members and children.   Boys and Girls Clubs of Valdosta will be attending the festivities. All booths are sponsored by Greek sorority and ...

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Four candidates for Provost/VPAA chosen

 The Search and Screening Committee is currently looking for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and have selected four candidates to appear on campus for interviews on Nov. 9-19.   More than 50 applications were received for the position.   Initially, the 18-member committee interviewed all of the candidates in Atlanta during the second weekend in October. From the 10 ...

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Heinz and Foote ready for season

  The VSU women’s soccer team head coach Melissa Heinz and her assistant Erin Foote have high expectations for their team’s first season ever.   Coach Heinz will be coaching the first ever women’s soccer team at Valdosta State. However, starting up a new team isn’t a first for Heinz’s. She’s started up programs at William Carey University, Birmingham Southern and ...

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Volleyball aims for tournament

This past weekend the Valdosta State Lady Blazers volleyball team had the opportunity to play where they’ve only played once this season -- at home at the VSU Complex.

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Letters to the Editor

Americans should be ‘color-blind’ (Last) week’s letter that was featured in the “Letters to the Editor” section (“Spectator uneven in news coverage, Oct. 14)  really hit a bad note with me. Our founding documents call us to unequivocally know that “All men are created Equal,” and that this right was granted to us by God. But the letter mentioned above ...

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College forms identity

 Having a social life affects your personality and morale. According to Harvard University graduate, Fenna Krienen, it can affect your brain as well.   There was speculation on whether the brain’s medial prefrontal cortex, a section associated with “personality expression, decision making and social behavior,” responded more to people with common interests or to people we are closer to, according ...

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Bicycle theft needs attention

 There is no denying that there is an increase in bike use on campus. With the increase in student body and the difficulty in finding a parking spot, students are turning to the use of bikes to get around campus and get to campus from off-campus housing.   With the increase in bikes on and around campus, bike theft is ...

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Blazers control own destiny

 The scenario for the Valdosta State football team is simple – win the four remaining games on the schedule and win at least a share of the Gulf South Conference championship.   This comes after the Blazers knocked off then third ranked North Alabama 5-0 a week ago and after the Harding Bison upset the Delta State Statesman this past ...

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