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Photos: The demolition of Converse Hall

Demolition began on the Converse Hall Annex this week to make way for more green space on campus. Check out photos of the demolition project below.     The demolition began on Feb. 5. An excavator was delivered to campus the morning of Feb. 6.      Construction team members oversee the demolition.      Water is sprayed on the building as ...

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Demolition of Converse Begins after Five-Year Vacancy

The demolition of Converse Hall Annex has begun after a five-year vacancy. It was rumored that there was asbestos founded in the building; however, this is untrue. In the pre-demolition asbestos inspection in Sept. 2018, Regulatory Compliance Services reported no discoveries of asbestos containing materials in Converse Hall Annex. Alan Sanderson, associate director for facilities planning, said this space was ...

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Editorial: Parents should not determine a child’s education

The Office of Gov. Brian Kemp held a General Assembly on Jan. 10 where multiple bills and legislation addressing regulation of K-12 education were proposed, most of which give power to parents when it comes to a child’s education. According to appenmedia.com, some of the bills included a banning of race-based curriculum, complaint resolution policies focusing on parent concerns about ...

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Top five dinner ideas for couples and singles this Valentine’s day

There are many ways to spend Valentine’s day whether alone, with your significant other or with friends, here are five fun dinner ideas to fulfill any needs for the holiday. Have a picnic This is my all-time favorite date idea for any day, but it’s easy to make a picnic extra romantic for Feb. 14. Dress up a little, grab ...

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Photos: A history of Converse Hall

On Thursday, VSU’s Parking and Transportation Department sent an email to students letting them know that the Hopper Hall circle and parking spaces located in it would be closed on Feb. 5 to prepare for the demolition of Converse Hall. Converse has been blocked off since the beginning of the spring semester.          Converse Hall was built in ...

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Fraternity Has “The Sex Talk” That Every Student Needs to Hear

On Wednesday night, Jan 26, the Sigma Iota Chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity hosts a panel discussion called Let’s Have the Sex Talk, which touched on various topics involving sexuality, gender identification and mental and sexual health About 30 students attended the event and participated in the discussion, sharing their own experiences about how they came into their ...

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Photos: Pastors spark student protest at Palms Quad

Two members of PinPoint Evangelical sparked a protest at Palms Quad on Jan. 26 after some members of the student body felt they were spreading hateful messages. Pastor Kerrigan Skelly and a man called Brother Adam arrived on campus around 11 a.m. According to students, the men began shouting hateful comments in front of the Student Union and Nevins Hall ...

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Organization fair gives student groups the spotlight

Campus organizations are one of the biggest components of student life at VSU, and the Get the Scoop Organization Fair gave many of them the chance to highlight and showcase their groups to the student body. Get the Scoop was held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to Maggi Hole, VSU’s ...

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Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery kicks off the new year with an art competition

The Valdosta National 2022 All-Media Art Competition kicked off last Tuesday at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery at 6 p.m. with a reception where the winners were announced. Michael T. Schmidt, Associate Dean of College of the Arts, announced that the show was curated by Professor Julie Bowland from 344 pieces, by 136 artists from 39 different states. Samuel ...

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Photos: Start of Spring semester brings new experiences

With a new semester starting and people getting ready for classes, VSU organizations and sports had started events and games for students to dip their feet in as they ease back into the spring semester. On Jan. 6, a press conference was held to introduce Tremaine Jackson as the new head football coach for the VSU Blazers. According to vstateblazers.com, ...

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