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People Poll: What’s your greatest fear?

Perla Bedolla senior biology major “I’m afraid of heights.” James Bryson senior exercise physiology major “Not being successful.” Kimberly Evans junior biology major “Bees. I hate Bees.” Damian Grey freshman mass media major “Fear of true freedom.” A’shea Johnson freshman psychology major “Heights or anything that takes me off solid ground.”

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Suicides bring awareness

September was a month of loss across the nation, as six male students killed themselves, due to harassment over being openly or suspected to be gay. On Sept. 29, Raymond Chase, an openly gay sophomore at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, hung himself, making him the latest victim in this series of suicides, according to the Huffington Post. ...

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Save HOPE, raise GPA requirements

For Georgia residents, the HOPE scholarship is often a student’s ticket into college. Lately, the program has been running short on funds and having to dip into reserves to pay students the full amount of their awards. According to InsideHigherEd.com, HOPE’s funding will run out by the end of fiscal year 2013. That means that many Georgia high school students ...

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Low CIRP response for VSU

The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA has administered a survey for first year college students. VSU allowed students to participate in this survey from August 3, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Of  the 2,148 surveys that were made available to VSU students, only 16 percent were completed. “That is sad and pathetic,” David Funk, junior Literature major said. “If ...

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Weight loss opportunities: something for everyone

For some, fitness is an opportunity, for many others, fitness is a way of life. At VSU, effective fitness opportunities are considered and offered in various areas of campus life. The Student Recreation Center offers free consulting as well as activities such as kickboxing, zumba, pilates classes, circuit training, and weight lifting. Students feel the benefits of working up a ...

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Alchemy in art

For students interested in the latest art at VSU, the Fine Arts Gallery is currently hosting “Alchemical Narratives,” an exhibition by painter, Virginia Derryberry, which began Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 8. The artist will also be visiting the gallery today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss some of her work and answer questions. In keeping with one of Derryberry’s ...

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VSU eyes Winnersville Classic

Cross-town rivals Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools will battle in their annual Winnersville Classic at Valdosta’s Bazemore-Hyder Stadium tomorrow night. This heated rivalry brings hatred and intensity, but it is also a haven for great football talent. Each year the immense amount of talent brings college coaches from all over the country to South Georgia to recruit prospects. It is ...

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Blazers benefit from bye week

 This Saturday the Valdosta State Blazers will enjoy a much needed off week while the rest of the Gulf South Conference battles it out on the field, including VSU’s next opponent third ranked North Alabama.  And VSU is using the extra week of preparation to their advantage, by resting some players who are suffering from injury and working on the ...

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VSU quarterbacks under fire

 So it seems our quarterbacks have had a string of bad luck.    It’s just our luck that our potential starting quarterback, Russ Callaway, tears his ACL during a preseason scrimmage and right before the “quarterback face-off.”  Next, shortly following the second game, Jimmy Coy quits.  No injury, just a result of his whining and ultimately punking out after being benched ...

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Storm soaks students

Students had to pull out their rainboots, umbrellas, and rain coats to help keep dry on a rain-filled Wednesday. Parts of campus and several roads were flooded with the 1.2 inches of rain. Wednesday was the second time in the past three days that the city of Valdosta saw substantial amounts of rain.

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