Posts Tagged ‘ 2010-10-07 ’

VSUPD stops solicitors

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , , ,

Solicitors were stopped by Valdosta State Police outside of the Student Union yesterday. Corporal Joshua Luke and other police officers caught members of an off-campus organization trying to promote their upcoming party by leaving flyers at various locations on campus. “Solicitation on campus is unauthorized unless it is sanctioned by the events services office,” Luke
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VSU food services up for bid

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

The contract for the company that provides VSU’s food services is up for bid this year. Sodexo, the current food service provider, will be facing competing companies for the bid.



The end of HOPE could be near

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

Students who currently enjoy the benefits of low-cost to free tuition thanks to the HOPE Scholarship could very well be turning their pockets inside out for extra money. The HOPE Scholarship may be out of funding by the year 2013, according to the Georgia Student Finance Commission. The loss of the HOPE Scholarship would be
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SGA passes missed appointment fee bill

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

The VSU Student Government Association voted to pass a bill requiring students to pay a $15 fee when appointments are missed at the Student Health Center during the SGA meeting Monday. “I voted for the bill because it is going to help in the overall decrease in people not showing up because that was the
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Letters to the Editor

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

People need to stop complaining about parking VSU Campus Parking. No one’s going to be completely happy with it until each hall has its own parking deck, every student has their own space, and every level of the deck has an attendant on hand to powder your face after the oh-so-arduous ten second walk over
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People Poll: What’s your greatest fear?

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

Perla Bedolla senior biology major “I’m afraid of heights.” James Bryson senior exercise physiology major “Not being successful.” Kimberly Evans junior biology major “Bees. I hate Bees.” Damian Grey freshman mass media major “Fear of true freedom.” A’shea Johnson freshman psychology major “Heights or anything that takes me off solid ground.”



Suicides bring awareness

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

September was a month of loss across the nation, as six male students killed themselves, due to harassment over being openly or suspected to be gay. On Sept. 29, Raymond Chase, an openly gay sophomore at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, hung himself, making him the latest victim in this series of suicides,
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Save HOPE, raise GPA requirements

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

For Georgia residents, the HOPE scholarship is often a student’s ticket into college. Lately, the program has been running short on funds and having to dip into reserves to pay students the full amount of their awards. According to InsideHigherEd.com, HOPE’s funding will run out by the end of fiscal year 2013. That means that
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Low CIRP response for VSU

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA has administered a survey for first year college students. VSU allowed students to participate in this survey from August 3, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Of  the 2,148 surveys that were made available to VSU students, only 16 percent were completed. “That is sad and pathetic,” David Funk,
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Weight loss opportunities: something for everyone

Oct 7th, 2010 | By , ,

For some, fitness is an opportunity, for many others, fitness is a way of life. At VSU, effective fitness opportunities are considered and offered in various areas of campus life. The Student Recreation Center offers free consulting as well as activities such as kickboxing, zumba, pilates classes, circuit training, and weight lifting. Students feel the
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