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Texting law not realistic

 `This past summer, a Georgia law was passed that prohibits texting while operating a motor vehicle. The new law prohibits typing, sending, and reading any form of text-based communication. If drivers are caught performing any of these acts, they will be assessed a $150 fine and one point on their driving record. Sound harsh? Maybe it is, but in 2008, ...

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Bailey Science Center to expand in 2011

 On Oct. 13 the Board of Regents approved a budget of $4.03 million to VSU for a southeastern expansion of the Bailey Science Center, which will include a 75-seat dry laboratory and several classrooms.  “The large dry laboratory will allow more access to the lab portion of science courses,” Phil Gunter, interim vice president of academic affairs, said. “This should ...

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‘Easy A’: Rumor mill turns, impressions change

 “Easy A” is the story of Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) and her attempt to clear the air on a little white lie that spirals out of control.  The film opens with Penderghast and her friend Rhiannon Abernathy (Alyson Michalka) talking about the weekend.  When Abernathy pushes Penderghast to go camping with her and her nudist parents, Penderghast blurts out that ...

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Mercenary origin disappoints

 “Metroid: Other M” is a 2D action game that was released for the Wii video game console on Aug. 31. As the eleventh game in the Metroid series, the original having been released in 1986, “Metroid: Other M” allows gamers to take on the role of Samus Aran, a female bounty hunter.  Fully clad in armor and a helmet, the ...

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Provost search still on

VSU’s search for a new provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs continues, as two candidates have recently been ruled out. Dr. V.K. Unni, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bryant University and Dr. David Glassman, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana were the final two candidates chosen for on-campus interviews out of ...

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New health science building

A new health science building is in the planning stages after receiving an appropriation of $2.8 million as part of the 2011 state budget. The new health science building will be located on North Campus across from South Georgia Medical Center and will provide a more hands on approach for students in Valdosta State University’s nursing program. “Students would have ...

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No new summer construction plans

According to Robert Kellner of Auxiliary Services, VSU will not initiate any new construction during the summer, and instead will focus on completion of already existing projects such as the renovation of Langdale Hall’s C-wing. This comes as good news for environmental advocates who feel that past construction has negatively affected native animals’ habitats. “Trees being cut down affects not ...

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Mayor Fretti addresses plans for the city

On Thursday, March 25, Mayor of Valdosta, John Fretti, spoke at City Hall about the recent Council Retreat and the goals that were set forth for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The city’s goals include a stormwater runoff plan and an initiative to implement paperless utility billing. Last year the City of Valdosta was victim to rampant flooding that destroyed many ...

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Census important for state and city

The 2010 national census was mailed out by the National Census Bureau on March 15, the results of which will determine the amount of House of Representatives seats each state gets in the 2012 elections. Although April 1 is National Census Day, the census form encourages citizens to return the form the day it is received. “Students make up a ...

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Additional halls planned

On Feb. 16, VSU students received an email from Kurt Keppler, VP of Student Affairs, with a survey asking if students felt the need for additional housing on campus. According to Tom Hardy, Director of Housing and Residential Life, the survey is the first step in determining the feasibility of adding another residence hall. “It is required by our bondholders ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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