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VSU wraps up at home

VALDOSTA-For the first time since Dec. 15, the VSU Blazers will head into a game following a loss, as the Blazers had their 15-game winning streak snapped last weekend by Alabama-Huntsville, 89-71. “It is one of those things where you’re disappointed to lose the game but I think it really refocuses you,” Nick Gast, VSU assistant head coach, said. “I ...

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Heinz on familiar ground

Starting in fall 2011, Valdosta State will be welcoming a women’s soccer team to the school. Leading the way will be head coach Melissa Heinz. Heinz comes over from Winthrop University, where she was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year for first-year coaches. She received the honor after compiling a 7-12-1 record. Heinz has been a head coach ...

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Athlete joins the SGA

It’s not hard to notice Demario Jones, senior defensive tackle, in SGA meetings as the only athlete on the senate, but many don’t know Jones’ leadership thrives on and off the field. Jones’ imposing presence is noticed by visitors and his fellow senators alike. As of now, Jones is the only athlete in the SGA. Jones is a second semester ...

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Friendships worth more than a fight

Building and keeping friendships is not easy. They take the same type of effort as any other relationship you might come across in your life. Learning when to let someone go, and when to hold on and continue a relationship, might be some of the hardest decisions you make in your life, but they are decisions that will have to ...

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Providing pacifiers for pouting politicians

I am not a political genius. This might seem like an awkward way to end a very political month, but it’s true. All I do is state the obvious and point out –what should be –common sense. Anybody can do this. Which begs the question why those who fancy themselves as political geniuses can never do so when making a ...

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Freedom wall: good idea, bad placement

“The Free Expression Tunnel gives students a venue for expressing their thoughts and feeling about anything.” That comes straight from North Carolina State’s Web site, under the ‘traditions’ link. The “Free Expression Tunnel” is a place on NC State’s campus where students can voice their opinion with spray paint. Google it. It seems that the resident assistants of Georgia Hall ...

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Stay on top of your stress

Stress is a daily factor of college life. Whether it is adjusting to life away from home or balancing a full load of classes with a chaotic work schedule, stress can put a lot of strain on a body. “I am married and have a young son, of course, I get stressed. But I try to control it before it ...

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‘Twilight’ fake couple really gets together, Woods and Brown are birds of a feather

“Twilight” fans, it’s official. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are dating. After months of speculation, they finally went public with everything. The two were supposed to make their debut couple premiere at the BAFTA Academy Awards in London, but they couldn’t even arrive together because the fans would be too crazy. They even avoided photographs together. Come on, act like ...

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The Farmhouse, a quaint alternative

This week the Tasters went a little bit out of Valdosta, about 15 minutes south of it, in fact, to the little town of Lake Park. We went to the Farmhouse, a country restaurant reminiscent of Cracker Barrel, located right next to the outlet mall. The atmosphere was very quaint, with a small country store adjacent that sold things like ...

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Another sheet sign destroyed

The string of sorority sheet sign arson allegedly continued as a sheet sign, ironically stating “Burn it down if you want to,” made by Delta Sigma Theta was allegedly burned down on early Thursday morning. Less than a week ago, a sheet sign made by the sisters of Sigma Gamma Rho was also burned down. “I think it’s stupid and ...

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