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Library experiencing an increase in theft

R.J. Yancey Staff Writer rjyancey@valdosta.edu  With more students than ever, the Odum Library staff has noticed an increase in missing material, ranging from academic journals to weekly subscriptions of magazines and newspapers. As a preventative measure, certain books and articles are bound with security strips, but because these strips are so expensive, many articles are left unsecure. In addition, confronting ...

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How to Avoid the Swine Flu

Lendi Dickson Staff Writer jldickson@valdosta.edu                  Since the eruption in the spring of 2009, the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the “swine flu,” has spread across the nation in an aggressive manner. There have already been two confirmed cases of H1N1 on the Valdosta State University campus. Therefore, it is vital that students and faculty alike are aware of ...

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Ask President Schloss

  Do you have any concerns or problems on campus that you think need to be addressed? If so, the Spectator is giving students the opportunity to share their concerns about VSU by asking questions to their president. Questions will be answered in the Spectator once a month. All questions should be e-mailed to gljohnson@valdosta.edu.

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Obama’s address to kids brings controversy

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu Last week on Tuesday September 8th, President Barack Obama gave a speech at 12 noon that was addressed to America’s schoolchildren (or was supposed to be, anyway). It came as a shock to find out that parents were contacting their children’s principals’ saying they did not want their children to participate in the viewing of ...

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Greeks of the week: Delta Sigma Theta

Christina Emery Staff Writer cdemery@valdosta.edu The Theta Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta are pioneers at Valdosta State University. The Deltas were the first sorority to step foot on Valdosta State’s campus. These women are also a part of the NPHC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council. They aim to serve the local community as well as the campus. Throughout the campus, ...

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Former Chief Judge visits VSU

Ellesia Thurmond Staff Writer elthrumond@valdosta.edu Former Chief Judge of the Southern Judicial Circuit H. Arthur “Mac” McLane visited students in University Attorney Laverne Lewis Gaskins’ Trial Advocacy class who had listened to McLane’s lecture Trial Advocacy: Reflections from the Bench. McLane started his lecture by giving a brief discussion of what he would discuss, such as the process of a ...

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SHC seeing increase in appointments

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu The VSU Health Center has received 1,066 patients within the first 15 days of this semester. There are concerns from the students and faculty about the compensation of enrollment growth since and referrals to off-campus doctors. According to Dr. Edwin Hiatt, director of student health center, the new facility, which opened in January of this ...

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SGA discusses new women’s sports

Kenny Bush & Jasmine Hicks jshicks@valdosta.edu The SGA met on Monday to discuss future plans for two new women’s sport teams and a new sports complex, as well as address future elections. At the beginning of the meeting, it was announced by Morgan Alexander, comptroller for the SGA, that VSU was in violation of Title IX of the Equal Opportunity ...

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Wesley Foundation reaches out to campus and beyond

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu The Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist Student Ministry on campus, has a busy year ahead of them, including weekly Bible studies, mission trips, and even a retreat to Panama City. Valdosta State University’s Wesley Foundation began in 1960, when a judge and his family decided to donate their house to the church organization. That same ...

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Kanye’s big fudge and Ellen’s made a judge

Pop Addict By Kristal Jones Yes! My request for Hollywood to go mad has been granted! Over the last week we had two celebrities to lose their marbles at the MTV VMA’s (Video Music Awards), a sassy and very funny DeGeneres take over Idol, and a quirky country blonde win a half a million dollars. Before we get to all ...

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