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False allegations of attempted poisoning at VSU

VSU police looked  into allegations of an attempted poisoning incident which occurred at the Oak Street Parking Deck Monday. Around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, two students were moving their cars from Oak parking deck when they noticed two people walking around. “My friend saw two sketchy people,” said one of the students, a visiting friend who said she ...

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Integration at VSU

In the spring of 1963, Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce Jr. walked across a stage to receive their high school diplomas from Valdosta’s all-Black Pinevale High School. Then they walked right into the history books. Thomas and Pierce both graduated with honors from Pinevale, but another academic achievement managed to outshine that one: Thomas and Pierce were the first Black ...

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Thank you to the professors who understand

This is a sincere “thank you” letter to professors who have truly worked tirelessly with their students over the past year to help students continue to be successful in such a stressful time period.  Last spring, students’ lives changed drastically America shut down and students were unable to return to campus. Forced to finish their last semester of school online, students were still in ...

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VSU Withdrawal Policy is not a free pass

The VSU Withdrawal Policy allows students five withdrawals from any class. After five withdrawals are used, an automatic F will show up on a student’s academic transcript for any subsequent withdrawals. The Student Government Association disagrees with the policy and is hoping to get it revised to allow students to use more than five withdrawals. SGA has been hosting town ...

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Valdostans weigh in on $15 minimum wage proposal

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour has long been  a controversial topic in politics. However, with the recent inauguration of Joe Biden, coupled with a Democratic majority in Congress, it’s possible that the proposed wage hike could become a reality. At CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, the president reiterated his support for the wage increase. “No one should ...

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People Poll: What is your opinion on the current VSU withdrawal Policy?

VSU’s withdrawal policy has been revised and argued about for quite some time now. The current policy states that students are allowed to use five withdrawals before an automatic F for a class appears on official transcripts. Some students have an opinion on the current Withdrawal policy. Isabella Webb, freshman music education major “The (current) withdrawal policy would not be ...

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A Spectator guide to Trump Impeachment No. 2

As the nation looks on, the United States Senate is in the midst of an unprecedented second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The trial in the Senate began on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and has continued through the week. Democrat Senators, led by Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas, spent the opening day of the trial presenting evidence that ...

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VSU becomes distribution center for COVID-19 vaccine

On Feb. 3, VSU students and faculty received an email regarding the campus becoming a distribution center for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. However, this doesn’t mean the vaccine will immediately be available to students. Students may have noticed a survey immediately upon logging into MyVSU. The survey was created to determine and who does or doesn’t want to ...

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Baytree Car Accident takes out street pole

On Wednesday Jan. 27 a car collision occurred right outside of the Student Union on Baytree Road causing a street pole to crash into the North Oak street entrance to the Student Union. Mary Morton, a junior ASL deaf education major, said she was the first to call 9-1-1. “I was sitting in the Student Union when I was looking ...

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People Poll: How did you feel about the Inauguration?

Julianna Massey, Junior, Business Management “I’m really glad that with everything that was going on that President Biden was able to get into office Ok, and there weren’t any attempts on his life. I’m glad everything went smoothly.”   Jasmine Haynes, Freshman, Psychology Major “I was ready; it’s been a long day coming! We’ve been waiting, and he has a ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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