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VSU community angry about student’s post

The VSU Community is upset about an offensive post made by a VSU student recently and are fighting for the student to be expelled. Christian Stephens, a sophomore nursing major, posted a Snapchat showing him covered in blackface with the caption “Am I black now?” Stephens has since deleted all of his social media platforms and has not responded to ...

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Face to Face Instruction to Resume in the Fall Semester

On an online orientation held on May 28, Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president of Student Success and Dr. Vince Miller, vice president of Student Affairs, announced that VSU will be returning to face-to-face instruction in the fall semester. According to Dr. Carr, The University System of Georgia informed him on May 27 that VSU will be going back to face-to-face ...

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Drop-N-Shop continues to give back to community despite COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, one VSU organization has stepped up to the plate to aid students and the community of Valdosta. Operating as a student-run free store, the Drop-N-Shop supplies non-perishable foods and even donates clothes to those in need. Thermometers that were provided by the Health Center were also being handed out. Normally, the shop is located ...

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VSU professor retiring after 47 years of teaching

In Dr. James Baxter’s 47 years of teaching, he was able to see the changes of the university, students, and faculty at Valdosta State University. Dr. Baxter, who is the chairman of the chemistry department in VSU’s College of Mathematics and Science, is the longest tenured professor currently teaching on campus, and will be hanging up his periodic table at ...

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VSU students aren’t the only ones adjusting to online classes

The transition to full online classes has not been an easy one. Many teachers were not prepared for the unexpected change and therefore, had a hard time adapting to the new normal. Dr. Leslie Jones, professor of Biology, stated that the new way of teaching takes more time. “I spend all day on the computer,” Dr. Jones said. “First, it ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Alejandro Briceño

Alejandro Briceño is a senior political science and mass media major and public administration minor from Valencia, Venezuela. With his experience in leadership positions through his collegiate career, Briceño is confident in his leadership abilities. Alongside his current position as Senator Director for Academic Affairs of SGA, Briceño is also the Society of International Students president, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Melissa Wolfe

Focused on the health and wellbeing of VSU students, resident junior Melissa Wolfe seeks to truly represent the unheard students of VSU in her bid for the position of SGA president. From Tampa, Florida, Melissa Wolfe’s experience with SGA started at the beginning of freshman year after then-president Maya Mapp, our current SGA president’s predecessor, invited her and others to ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Cassie Katen

SGA presidential candidate, Cassie Katen adapts Valdosta’s slogan “a city without limits” to steer VSU into advancing its campus “Without Limits.” Katen is in her sophomore year, majoring in history and secondary education. She believes that she is ‘the perfect candidate for president because of my drive.” “I am driven to not only better myself but to better everyone and ...

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VSU community continues to come together through virtual events

VSU student organizations, including Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and Campus Board Activities continue to keep students actively engaged in the VSU community through virtual events on social media. The most interactive social media platform for VSU organizations is Instagram with a feature that allows students to “go live” and broadcast any events they hold. Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity ...

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How to stay productive during a quarantine

We all have nothing but time on our hands during this pandemic. Instead of being on your phones all day or binge-watching television shows and movies, now is the time to take advantage of the time we have to do all the things we usually would not have time to do.. If you have time to be bored at home, ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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