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People poll: Students weigh in on new student diversity roundtable

“It probably won’t solve anything, but I think it’ll be effective because it’ll bring more awareness to the situation,” Tydelle Skinner, a freshman business major, said. “I think it’ll be a way for everybody to heart with others opinions,” Carmen Greenway, a freshman sociology major, said. “I think it’s a good idea because its good to have a discussion about ...

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Valdosta State University sends out accidental acceptance letters

For some students, getting accepted into college is the achievement of a lifetime. But, for some prospective VSU students, this lifetime achievement lasted only one day. On Jan. 23, an automated email was sent from the VSU Admissions Department to prospective students and students who did not apply to VSU congratulating them on their acceptance to VSU. “On Tuesday morning, ...

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Editorial: Hey VSU, enough with the emails

It’s 2018, and notifications drive your everyday life. You get social media notifications, grades and class cancellation emails, and that doesn’t even include text or missed call notifications. Unfortunately, an overflowing surge of these notifications subconsciously forces many of us to not pay attention when we receive them and this can to our detriment. They can save you from forgetting ...

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SGA discusses energizer booths, rec center, new student fee

With the third week of the spring 2018 semester in the books, SGA has begun to settle into the swing of things. The first resolution of 2018 concerning the implementation and scheduling of energizer booths was unanimously passed.  These booths are aimed at collecting student suggestions and feedback to foster student participation and usage of the many university amenities at ...

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Students react to new sign

Members of the VSU community, along with a good portion of Valdosta commuters, have probably noticed a flashy new electric sign popping up around campus. In early January, the new sign was first positioned on the lawn in front of the Student Union at the intersection of North Oak Street and Baytree Road. The first message that was broadcasted at ...

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People poll: How do you stay healthy in college?

“I go to Crossfit classes everyday, sometimes twice a day,” Austin McCord, a sophomore exercise physiology major, said. “I drink a lot of water and a lot of green tea … it flushed your system.” “I think it’s not only important to stay healthy physically, but also to take care of your mental and emotional well-being being,” Samantha Mora, a ...

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Panic in paradise: Human error sends Hawaii into terror

Imagine watching the palm trees sway, listening to the waves crash and then suddenly a notification on your phone of an incoming missile that’s supposedly less than 20 minutes away. It’s definitely not how Hawaii residents wanted to start their Saturday. On Jan. 13, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hi-EMA) sent out an unintentional alert that cautioned residents of a ...

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Temperature drop leaves students freezing

VSU students were left shivering and shocked Wednesday night as temperatures dropped into the 20s, causing the National Weather Service to issue a hard freeze warning for Lowndes County. The VSU Athletic Department reacted by delaying upcoming basketball games which were scheduled for Thursday and Saturday due to dangerous driving conditions for traveling teams. All games were moved back one ...

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Editorial: Protect yourself from the flu

It’s finally here! No, not the Super Bowl, we’re talking about Influenza, and we are at the peak of its season. Right now, the flu is widespread in 49 states, Georgia especially getting hit hard. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), there have been over 307 influenza hospitalizations and five deaths in a matter of 14 weeks. ...

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Students discuss Trump’s Twitter post against North Korea

President Donald Trump has been one of the most active presidents on social media, especially on Twitter. Starting in December, Twitter began to enforce and push a new platform against threatening tweets, yet Trump has not been banned after posting tweets threatening a nuclear war. According to Twitter’s general guidelines and policies, “you may not make specific threats of violence ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!