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Breaking: University Police investigating incident at Student Union

At 1:39 p.m. on Oct. 1, a mass text message was sent out to the student body regarding an altercation in front of the Student Union. University Police are responding to the incident, and the entrance to the building across from Hopper Hall is currently blocked off. As of now, the university is asking students to avoid the area. If ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Dred Jones

Dred Jones is a freshman psychology major who has a dog named DaBaby. He enjoys working out, exploring nature and meditating. Jones also wrestled for six years. His favorite movie is “Into the Wild” and his favorite TV show is “Futurama”. Jones’s favorite song is “Chamber of Reflection” by Mac Demarco, and his favorite book is “The Glass Castle”. Jones ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Shawnice Kilgo

Shawnice Kilgo, a junior chemistry major, has a love for campus, science and life. Kilgo has multiple favorite spots around campus. She loves to visit the fountain on the front lawn at night to relax and get out of the dorm. She also likes to go to a sitting area beside Nevins Hall to do most of her thinking and ...

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Photos: Logan Lee steals the spotlight in Valdosta

After a year without live music, Logan Lee and The U-Pang Band came to play at The Salty Snapper on Sept. 9. Logan Lee has been performing professionally since the 2010s. Originally from Ottawa, Illinois, he now resides in Jefferson, Georgia. While he has been singing most of his life, it wasn’t until after he tore his ACL and became ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza

Hosted by The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion on Aug. 19, the Multicultural Extravaganza highlighted and exposed a wide range of cultures and traditions to a vast range of students on campus. Students who attended the event had an inside look at the cultural differences amongst one another. They were able to unite and learn about various cultures and ...

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Photos: Math Media reigns victorious in Triviarama event

On Aug. 25, Odum Library hosted Triviarama, a trivia game that tests students’ knowledge on the library.   Students played in teams of four. If students did not have a team, they were able to group with others. Once the groups were formed and a team name was made, groups set off with a time limit to complete the game. ...

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Photos: Mockingbird gift shop soars during pandemic

Mockingbird, a locally owned and operated gift shop in Downtown Valdosta, sells a variety of different items including home décor, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts and other small items. Pamela Akins, the owner of Mockingbird, opened the gift shop in January 2003. “It [Mockingbird] has afforded me to meet so many people in our community and become friends with them,” Akins ...

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Photos: Local flower shop continues to serve the community

Weddings, proms, holidays and even apologies can all be made better by flowers. Susan Mullis, owner of the Flower Gallery, has been servicing Valdosta and the surrounding areas with beautiful flowers for the last 20 years. “I love gardening and flowers, and I had a natural affinity for beautiful things,” Mullis said. “I just have a good eye for decorating.” ...

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Photos: Local Voting Lines

People across the country went to the polls today to place their votes for the next US President, but many states, including Georgia, reported long lines, according to the Associated Press. One polling location in Valdosta was the Trinity Presbyterian Church. According to one volunteer, the church reportedly had a line of voters waiting for the polls to open this ...

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Photos: A Look Into VSU’s First Blazer Week

Blazer Week was held Oct. 12 – 16 to take place of homecoming, which has been moved to the spring, to help keep the Blazer spirit alive, according to Robin Vickery, the director of VSU. On the first day , the Campus Activities Board hosted a bingo night in the third-floor Student Union ballrooms. Pictured are students at bingo night. ...

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