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Tag Archives: 2010-01-28

Smoke, and let smoke

       Do you constantly walk out of your English, Spanish, Political Science or History classes into clouds of what you thought was a heaven-sent excitement of being out of your lecture, but then realize that it’s a smoking hell attacking you? Yeah, we’ve all been there. For some of us negative effects for others, no big deal.     Smoking, a ...

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Jobs, transportation hard to find

        The price for me to attend college this semester, including books, housing, an a-la-carte meal plan, and all the other fees imposed by VSU and the Board of Regents, was $5,518. My financial aid, including my Hope Scholarship, was only $4,000; I was $1,518 short. I decided I was going to take out a loan for the amount of ...

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Mass Effect 2 ignores the female Shepard

       Mass Effect is a role-playing space opera video game where players create their own version of a character called Commander Shepard. Players can choose from a variety of options ranging from looks, combat skills, armor, weapons, and finally gender.     As new videos, announcements of enhanced gameplay, screenshots of the default male Shepard appearing with the new beautiful graphics, ...

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SGA holds first meeting of new semester

 Held Monday Jan. 25 in their new meeting place in the Student Union, SGA’s first meeting of the new semester consisted of the election of a new Electoral Commissioner, several community service project suggestions, and reports from several committees.  Two of the first orders of business, presented by President Kelli Cody, involved the scheduling of the Thanksgiving and spring breaks ...

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Taylor’s rumors of a beau and Tila says she’s gotta go

 Did Taylor Swift find her Romeo, or just another picture to burn?  Actually, she found neither.  While she was seen out to dinner with John Mayer, it was simply a group outing, but of course, rumors started circulating about a possible budding relationship. She’s too busy designing her own line of greeting cards with gift packaging and stationery to follow ...

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Oil crisis, war, crooked politicians-1970 or 2010?

     Dudes, you know I hate to say I told you so, but I knew we were in for a rough ride after Hendrix bought the farm years ago. It’s as if the protective shroud of purple haze has lifted and gave the man room to crash the party.    Seriously, what a buzzkill.    Numero uno of what’s wrong ...

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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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