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Oscars changing in response to lower viewership

The 82nd Academy Awards are upon us. A much-debated, high-pressure, and often hairy event, the Academy Awards captures both the industry and the public attention throughout the season, when nominations are announced, through campaigning, and then at the big kahuna itself. Needless to say, the pressure is on the nominees, and anticipation is building among both casual movie lovers hoping ...

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Lindsay Lohan writes her own book, Pattison is where Tussauds looks

Tragedy struck Hollywood this past week when two suicides where confirmed. “Growing Pains” star Andrew Koenig, who had previously been missing, was found hanging from a tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Marie Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil, jumped from his apartment building after leaving a suicide note. Both victims suffered from depression. May they rest in peace. In honor of her ...

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Hibachi Grill comes out average

This week we went to the newly opened Hibachi Bar & Grill on Baytree Rd. It opened March 1 and we were there for the first day. This is basically an Asian buffet with a few regular buffet items added in. The atmosphere was one we’ve seen before. It looked nice in some ways, but a lot of the decorations ...

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Take it from Stephen Foster: head down to the Swannee

Suwannee River State Park, just south of the Florida line and only an hour’s drive away, has activities for all types of people. Almost every kind of outdoor activity imaginable is at your fingertips. For the person who wants a weekend away from the stresses of classes and work, the cabins available do not come with telephones or television, so ...

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Alpha Sigma Alpha recruits new members

The colony of Alpha Sigma Alpha continuesI its efforts to be chartered at VSU. The ladies have been on campus since August 2009, recruiting and becoming socially involved with the Valdosta community through service and promotion. Community service seems to be a priority for the colony, whose members have previously participated in events such as the Special Olympics, founding the ...

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Additional halls planned

On Feb. 16, VSU students received an email from Kurt Keppler, VP of Student Affairs, with a survey asking if students felt the need for additional housing on campus. According to Tom Hardy, Director of Housing and Residential Life, the survey is the first step in determining the feasibility of adding another residence hall. “It is required by our bondholders ...

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No one is happy with the Union

At the Feb. 22 SGA meeting, some, but not all, of student concerns with the new Student Union eateries were addressed. Many students still have major concerns about the menus and service at both Nathan’s and The Loop. SGA President Kelli Cody helped expand the menus by adding three combos (a 3-piece chicken tenders combo, the Cajun salmon combo, and ...

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Upcoming projects for Students in Free Enterprise

Students in Free Enterprise, also known as SIFE is a nonprofit international student organization that uses marketing and other business tactics to volunteer in the community. SIFE began at VSU in 1994 with seven members and has grown to 200 members. The group is also active in 47 countries with 1500 college campuses nationwide. SIFE was originally made for business ...

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People Poll: Are you a Facebook stalker?

Paul Guzman Jr sophomore mass media major “I’m not simply because I am not on Facebook a lot.” Xio Serano-Arce junior psychology major “In a sense yes, because I have certain profiles I frequently visit. I like looking through pictures and checking statuses to see what they’ve been up to. But if people don’t want to be ‘stalked’ why have ...

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‘Freedom Wall’ erected

“Jew,” “redneck,” “homo,” “nigga,” “terrorist,” and “cracker” are just some of the words posted on the walls of the Georgia Hall lobby. The resident assistants of Georgia Hall decided to have a week full of programs and an exhibit in the lobby dedicated to the remembrance of civil rights and the discussion of respect and equality among residents. “We wanted ...

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