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VSU battle against flu season begins

by Allison Ericson   Students can receive their flu vaccine at the Student Health Center this month for a small fee of $10 by Flex, cash or check. “Students also have the option to pay for the flu vaccine with your credit card or debit card through our online immunization store,” said Lynette A. Lewis, Administrator/Asst. Director for Administration Auxiliary ...

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Shutdown hits home at VSU

by Will Lewis   VSU is beginning to feel the effects of the recent Government Shutdown. “We are dealing with a wave here, so other crests with other problems are still coming,” Dr. Marc Pufong, professor of Political Science, said. The most immediate impact came with a change to the program in today’s Science Seminar. Dr. Bill Cooke, head of ...

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Budget makes room for new football safety helmets

by Shane Thomas   The VSU Athletic Department has gone a step further in its awareness of player safety by spending nearly $10,200 on at least 20 additional Riddell and Schutt football helmets to enhance player safety. According to a 2012 study by the CDC, athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. “Concussions, unfortunately, have been ...

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VSUPD major joins Atlanta threat team

by Isaiah Smart   VSUPD Major Ann Farmer was named the vice president of the Atlanta Southeast chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals on Sept. 1. Farmer has been a member of ATAP for three years and is in the first phase of a two-year term as vice president. The ATAP was founded in 1992, and was created by ...

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SGA: Faculty Senate rexamines fall semester break, exam schedule

by Joe Adgie   How about having both a fall break and a full week for Thanksgiving break? Faculty Senate vice president and president-elect, Aubrey Fowler, proposed such a schedule change during Monday’s SGA meeting. The proposal suggested starting fall semester three days earlier, allowing for a return of Fall Break, a full week off at Thanksgiving. These changes also ...

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Josh Sparks takes talent overseas

More than six months since his last game in a Blazers uniform, Valdosta State’s all-time leading shot-blocker, Josh Sparks, is ready to test himself professionally. "I’m thousands of miles away from anyone I know, but it’s definitely a move that I needed to make. Getting paid to play basketball is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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U.S. Rep: ‘We can’t police the whole world’

by Joe Adgie   On Monday, Washington came to Valdosta. Congressman Austin Scott, who represents Georgia’s 8th district, which includes Valdosta, came to VSU to speak to the community at a meet and greet. Scott spoke to a packed Ballroom A about what was going on in Washington, the differences between Congress and the Georgia general assembly and his stance ...

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SGA pulls funding, speaker discusses guns on campus

by Joe Adgie   A speaker came to Monday’s SGA meeting to speak about upcoming legislation that would legalize concealed carry on college campuses, while an organization had its funding removed due to internal issues. The organization is the Film and Video Society, who had asked for $450 during the previous week’s meeting for a screening of the movie “Land ...

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Four Directions discusses ‘Baby Veronica’

by Jordan Barela   The custody battle of “Baby Veronica” was discussed by Four Directions, the Native American Studies student organization, Tuesday night. Four Directions discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in a lecture led by Dr. Fred Knowles, the chair of Native American Studies and professor of criminal justice. The case of Baby Veronica is a custody battle between her ...

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Greek Life informs during National Hazing Prevention Week

by Anthony Pope   National Hazing Prevention Week kicked off on Monday with members of VSU’s Greek Life informing students about the dangers of hazing and ways to prevent it. Sponsored by the Greek Ambassadors organization, tables were set up throughout campus to inform students about hazing and how VSU’s Greek organizations have taken a stance to put an end ...

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