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Students look forward to future at career expo

Written by Ben Skender   VSU held its Spring Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the UC Magnolia Room to provide and discuss employment opportunities for students and alumni.   “We’re pretty happy about the amount of careers fairs we have, which is one in spring and another in fall,” Kevin Taylor, interim service director ...

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City fire codes prevent disaster off-campus

Written by Ben Skender   In October, an overloaded apartment building collapsed at an off-campus housing complex near Florida State University. Today, similar apartments are trying to figure out how to prevent such an occurrence from happening. An email sent from Robert DeLong, director of environmental and occupational safety at VSU, discussed the fire codes and occupancy limit laws. “A ...

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Car show to raise money for leukemia treatment

Written by Ben Skender   The Street Sweepers of Valdosta will host Lights for Leukemia, a car show and fundraiser, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Rock N Rodeo parking lot. The event was created with the purpose of helping to pay for a little girl’s leukemia treatment. The Street Sweepers of Valdosta usually donate all ...

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Reduce, reuse, recycle Remerton

“Reduce, reuse, recycle Remerton.”   This was the chant of the RRRR group that protested in front of Remerton City Hall with picket signs. From 4:30p.m to 5:30p.m., a small group of students gathered at the end of Poplar Street to speak out against Remerton’s lack of a recycling program.   “I’m not in charge of this, I just assigned ...

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North Campus construction makes room for students

As North Campus continues to be transformed, students are quickly learning that no place on campus is exempt from the wave of construction that is sweeping over VSU. On Sept. 10, construction crews blocked off the original parking lot in front of North Campus, and then began clearing away the asphalt five days later. “One day they came and fenced ...

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Bach’s recital has bark and bite

Canines, costumes and cash for scholarships are all expected for Sunday’s 3 p.m. premiering of the PDQ Bach recital in the Whitehead Auditorium. This satirical concert is a fundraising effort to raise money for students in the music department. It is free with ID for VSU students. For anyone else interested in watching this musical, the tickets are available at ...

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