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Rant and Raves: April 15th, 2010

Rant I’m actually going to rant against nature: When you wash your car on Monday, and your car looks like a diseased chia pet due to the pollen on Tuesday, something is wrong. Rave Thank you, VSU, for showing movies to us for free in the Student Union. Keep them coming! Sam Raffield, Sophomore, Journalism

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The new face of VSU now contains bank logo

The university takes such pride in the Student Union, it was shocking when, on Wednesday afternoon, something other than the university name or something about the University System of Georgia to appear at the entrance. But there it stands .“First Federal Savings of Valdosta Plaza” reads the giant logo adjacent to an even larger “Valdosta State University.” When the decision ...

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Gay Straight Alliance fights silence with silence Friday

GSA’s National Day of Silence Program will be Friday. GSA will hold their main program on the Pedestrian Mall between Ashley and West Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. “Specifically, the Day of Silence is to ‘break the silence’,” Doel Parilla, GSA President, says. “Hundreds of thousands of people all over the U.S. choose to do it, as a message ...

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Know your Professor: Dr. Leslie Jones, assistant professor of biology

Walking into a professor’s office gives a student an impression of the teacher. Walking into Dr. Leslie “Sandy” Jones’ office gives off the perfect vibe for her: fun loving and dedicated to her job. Currently, Dr. Jones is an assistant professor of Biology and has been part of VSU since 2004. Before she came here, she was a Biology teacher ...

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Blazer sluggers lighting up the plate

All season long, opposing pitchers have had the obvious trouble of recording outs against Valdosta State when Brandon Decker and Clayton Cain step the plate. The pair of sluggers poses numerous problems for opposing pitchers. Decker leads the Conference in the top three statistical categories (batting average, homeruns and RBI’s) while Clayton Cain is in the top 10 in the ...

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From the field to the platform

DeMario Jones is used to being a leader. After all, he is a captain on the Valdosta State football team. However Jones is currently running for a different kind of leadership role than many people would expect for a five foot 10 inch, 300-pound defensive tackle known for wreaking havoc on opposing offenses. Thesenior Political Science major from Jacksonville, Fla. ...

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Aiming high for softball attendance

As the Lady Blazers softball team takes the field against Alabama-Huntsville on Sunday, April 18, an attempt at making history will be in the works, as the students of VSU and athletic department plan to break the softball attendance record of 420 people. Student-athlete Marc Kaiser has worked diligently with the athletics department and university administration recently to arrange for ...

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Softball shuts out Rams

VALDOSTA—The third ranked Valdosta State Lady Blazers posted two impressive wins on Wednesday night as they defeated the Albany State Golden Rams 8-0 and 11-0 behind strong offensive bats and great pitching. “We have actually been slumping as a team,” Thomas Macera, VSU head coach, said. “That is what we talked about and worked on yesterday. I am just happy ...

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Life as a student athlete

While many student athletes are viewed as strictly workhorses, they still have time off their respective sports to do other things. Certainly from person to person these extracurriculars vary, but the answer might not be what stereotypes would lead you to believe. “A lot of people think that we sit around and watch ESPN and play Madden in our spare ...

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