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Top movies of the 70s take us back to the epic

   The 70’s are known for many things. Disco, polyester leisure suits, hippies and great movies. Many of these movies have become cult classics with huge followings. This is a list of the top ten movies of the decade.   The first great movie of the 70’s was released in 1970 and is one of the most well known romance movies ...

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Many campuses ban smoking

 According to a recent article on the Inside Higher Ed Web site, smoking has, to date, been banned from or restricted heavily in at least 381 educational institutions, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. However, Valdosta State retains their individual restrictions and is currently remaining a smoking environment.  “The Georgia Smoke Free Act of 2005 prohibits smoking in all enclosed ...

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43 videos on display at ‘Causes’ film festival

 VSU students, faculty and staff and people in the Valdosta area had the opportunity to participate in the Third Annual “Causes” Mini-film Festival this past Saturday.  The festival, founded by Dr. Matthew Richard, professor of anthropology at VSU, is dedicated to turning learning into action on behalf of society and the planet, with 90-second mini documentaries.  Forty three videos were ...

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Newcomer Nathan’s not too shabby

 This week we went over to the new Student Union to try out one of the restaurants. We decided to head to Nathan’s and find out why the hot dogs are famous.   The atmosphere was hard to judge as far as a restaurant. It is your basic food court kind of feel. What we can say is that the place ...

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Watch your diet, heath food has become a relative term

 Only three weeks into the spring semester and everyone is already thinking about one thing: Spring Break.  While our minds may be thinking of beaches, board shorts, and bikinis, most of our bodies are still recovering from the winter break.  The holidays brought home cooked meals, candy canes, and lazy days.  We basked in the gluttonous habits associated with having ...

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VSU plans drive for Haitian relief

�  Over a week has passed since an earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The United States and Valdosta have answered the call for help.  Friday VSU will hold a food drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the baseball field house parking lot located on N. Patterson Street. Bagged rice and beans along with bottled water will ...

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Food Network star guest speaks at VSU

   VSU students, faculty, staff and other members of the Valdosta community joined together last Thursday night in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as “The Next Food Network Star” 2008 season four winner, Aaron McCargo Jr., spoke as this year’s guest speaker.  The annual commemorative celebration was held in the University Center Magnolia room where ...

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Construction on campus continues

   Construction on campus may be an inconvenience for students, but the new projects reinforce the campus’ Spanish theme.  “Nevins Hall renovation was funded by the state legislature and includes the renovation of the interior of Nevins Hall to increase the number of classrooms and faculty offices,” Raymond Sable, Director of Plant Operations at VSU, said.  This operation is expected ...

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Student Union offers variety

The new Student Union offers more food choices on campus with the returning pizza grill restaurant The Loop, along with new choices Nathan’s Famous, and Starbucks Coffee in a combined food court area. When asked about the student response to the new food establishments, the supervisors all said that the students loved to stop and grab something to eat, drink ...

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Flood in Hopper Hall

Hopper hall residents flooded out the building due to a fire alarm that went off Sunday Jan. 10.� What seemed like another fire drill was a suprising flood of water on the third and fourth floor.� According to VSUPD, the flood was triggered due to a fourth floor HVAC pipe bursting. The water began to leak down the fourth floor ...

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