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Working is becoming a priority over school for some

The look of a college student who has had class all day and is spending the remainder of their night at a part-time job is unmistakable.  They may seem irritable, angry, or completely emotionless.  While the job itself may warrant a bit of pity from customers, sometimes it’s the school grades of the worker that may be pitiful.                 School ...

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Study abroad program helped in China

Every summer at VSU a study abroad program is offered to all students to participate in which includes going to different countries throughout the world. There are more than 17 countries to choose from and range in prices, depending on the place, and from what students and teachers alike say, it is well worth it. Classes are taken in the ...

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Lewis faced with off-field trouble

Valdosta— A week following his second straight 300-yard passing and 100-yard rushing performance, Valdosta State University quarterback Kellen Lewis is now facing off the field troubles as he (Lewis) was arrested on Tuesday afternoon according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis was arrested by the City of Valdosta Police Department on Tuesday afternoon and was charged with 1 count ...

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Pave it or pay it

On Oct. 8, the Valdosta City Council made changes to the Stopping, Standing, and Parking Ordinance (2009-43) at the City Council Meeting. The ordinance now more clearly defines illegal parking and better explains the material that can be used for driveways and limitations on parking in front yards, according to the Valdosta City Website. Before the ordinance was changed, each ...

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Student Union to name rooms

 VSU’s Foundation Inc. is allowing individuals, alumni,  and corporate donors to name rooms within the new Student Union,  scheduled to open in January 2010.  There are 13 rooms within the Student Union that will be reserved for naming, including the ballroom, theatre, atrium and various meeting rooms.  Naming of rooms begins at $250,000 and are payable up to five years. ...

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Sonya’s serves authentic cuban

This week we wanted something authentic so we went down to Sonia’s Cuban restaurant at 402 Northside dr. The atmosphere was nothing to be wowed about. There were a few small pictures of Cuban landmarks on the wall and the room smelled like smoke. They definitely didn’t put their money into decoration. The chairs were exactly like the ones you ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

Justin Grier Senior history major “If he was nominated then why not let him win. I don’t understand why people are coming at him in a negative way for winning.”   Joseph Williams Freshman English major “I’m just indifferent about it. It’s just a money thing anyway. He got into office because of money and you get more money because ...

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Tips for test anxiety

 In college, the idea of taking a test may cause more anxiety than it did in high school.  Tests seem to be worth more in your undergrad classes because professors may give out few grades, causing your midterm and final to weigh heavily on your final grade.  The fact that one poor test grade could ruin your chances of passing ...

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To use the eBook or not to use the eBook

 It finally happened: technology infected the world of books. With these new electronic book, or eBook readers, people can carry thousands of pages with them in a tiny device. The change is similar to what the iPod did for how people listen to music, except Amazon was the company that pioneered this trend. Amazon introduced the Kindle in 2007 and ...

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Rant and Rave: October 15th, 2009

Rant That’s what she said:   I am so tired of people who scoff at That’s-What-She-Said jokes. Come on guys, lighten up and appreciate the fact that Chuck Norris jokes have almost completely faded from the scene. Relax and enjoy the disturbing visuals that accompany the best and brightest of the current fad. Don’t worry. It won’t last very long… that’s ...

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