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Tag Archives: 2010-01-21

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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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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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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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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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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