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Odum Library renovations transitioning to first floor

 Odum Library has finished the first phase of renovations with the completion of the second floor.   Construction at Odum began the summer 2009 with plans to renovate all three floors in separate phases.  New carpet, paint, ceiling tiles and sprinklers   will be added to make the older side of the library look similar to the addition already renovated.      Plans to ...

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Student Union leads to new office locations

      With the opening of VSU’s new student union, several offices have relocated.      These relocations have led to empty buildings around campus this semester.   Offices such as Student Life and the Dean of Students have moved from Hopper Hall into the new union as the building brought forth more office spaces  However, plans for their old offices are already ...

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Make donations that make a difference

So by now most everyone has heard about the tragedies in Haiti. An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hit Haiti on January 12,  and the country is still suffering from aftershocks.     According to The Red Cross, the earthquake is estimated to affect about three million Haitians. This already poverty-stricken nation now needs housing, search and rescue and ...

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Researchers tell tall tales about short people

   Let’s face it, being short bites. If you happen to be short, you know. If you happen to be tall, you probably laugh at us for breaking things at WalMart trying to climb up to the top shelf. You sit in front of us at the movies, obliviously blocking our overpriced view with your oversized head. You get served ...

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You’re not in high school, anymore

 If you’re trendy, then you probably had a moment during the holiday break when you either revealed the color of your underwear or rigged said garment with an explosive.   With underwear making recent headlines, I found it appropriate to point out how silly it is for the student body to soil themselves in fear after only one week of ...

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Start off this semester right, make some resolutions

   A brand new year calls for some new resolutions, right? Everyone wants to improve some area of their life so as students why don’t we make some resolutions to jump start the spring semester? These newfound changes don’t have to be mind blowing or add another level of stress to our busy lives. Instead, a few simple tweaks here ...

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New babies are a comin’ while O’ Brien is a goin’

 Welcome to spring semester, Blazers. With all the exciting celebrity news from last year, this year is sure to follow suit.  But of course, we can’t forget the memorable events that wrapped up 2009. Baby boys  put the icing on 2009’s cake for both Kendra Wilkinson and Kourtney Kardashian in December. Wilkinson gave birth to baby Hank Baskett IV on ...

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Queen Victoria’s sends us a brilliant time from Britain

 This week we went with a European feel. We went to the new British pub on Baytree Road, Queen Victoria’s.  The atmosphere was very interesting. With fine furniture in the middle of the restaurant and a decorated bar, it definitely was different than any other American restaurant. The only complaint we would have is that there wasn’t a lot of ...

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Blazers prepare for a new season

 Greg Guilliams, head coach for the Blazer Baseball team, has major preseason goals to prepare for the 2010 season.  He admits that during his three years at VSU “getting used to the level of competition” has been a slight challenge but feels that preparing players for the challenge is the first step.  This can be considered a challenge in itself ...

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Helfer: VSU’s trail blazer

With a 15-2 record, the VSU men’s basketball program is rolling along as they continue through the 2009-2010 season. When Head Coach Mike Helfer came to VSU from Southern Polytechnic University four years ago, few people knew what to expect in Blazer nation; however some knew there was a winner sitting at the helm of the program. Senior leadership, chemistry ...

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