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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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No plans for stadium

Despite campus-wide interest in a new football stadium, evidence from university administration and SGA executives suggests that such a project will not be possible in the near future. The possibility of a new stadium was among topics discussed in the SGA’s Feb. 15 meeting, as reported in the Feb. 18 issue of the Spectator. “It has not been decided to ...

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Landline phones to be removed from dormitories

Landlines will be taken out of the dorms and the Internet will be stronger, starting in the 2010-2011 school year. Funds from the removal of the landlines in dorms will result in a stronger Internet service for students with the increase in bandwidth availability. If students still want to have a landline in their dorm rooms they will be able ...

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SAE holds charity fundraiser

Throughout the month of March, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the AJ Donohue Scholarship Fund, formerly known as the AJ Donohue Foundation, will join together to raise money for the Wolfson Children Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. The AJ Donohue Foundation started with a teenage boy who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that later spread to his lung, ...

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SGA expands ‘The Loop’ menu

Changes to menus at The Loop was the discussion at the last SGA meeting. Donating to S.A.V.E. was also discussed as they asked for help to conduct a recycling and energy saving competition. President Cody reported that she had been in contact with the Dining Services committee to discuss the complaints students expressed with The Loop and Starbucks, both located ...

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The Blazers’ Spark, a look at Blazer guard Kevin Harris

It is not hard to find Tonya Wilkerson, the mother of Blazer guard Kevin Harris, and the Kevin Harris fan club when attending a basketball game at the VSU Complex. They sit courtside sporting their red t-shirts that mostly read “It’s been a long time coming,” which is most commonly followed by a picture of Harris on the front. “I ...

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SGA discusses stadium

In the most recent SGA meeting, held Feb. 15, new legislation was passed concerning senate nominations, and plans for a new stadium as well as the upcoming SGA elections were also discussed. During committee reports, the University Coordination committee announced that they are in the beginning stages of bringing a new stadium to our campus. A contractor has been contacted ...

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