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Dear black people: Stop begging for a seat at the table

A couple of weeks ago, social media went into an uproar because the Academy Award nominations seemed to include only white people. That is nothing new: a few years ago, #ocarssowhite was trending on Twitter for similar reasons. The end goal of the hashtag was to make the Academy more inclusive, which they were. That lasted about one award season. ...

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VSU attempts to swipe away hunger

VSU has decided to swipe out hunger. Why? Because some VSU students are struggling with hunger. According to the hunger relief organization, Second Harvest of South Georgia, Lowndes county is among the nation’s top 10 percent for food insecurity in the general population. In hopes of ending this problem, SGA has allowed VSU students to donate one meal swipe from ...

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Local museum opening kicks off Black History Month

According to the VSU’s 2019 fall enrollment update from the Office of Institutional Research, The African American makeup of VSU’s campus is 35.6 percent. African American students are now able to see the great success that those before them have accomplished at the new Copeland African American Museum that opened on Jan. 28. The museum is named after Valdosta’s local ...

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Pop Addict: Get the tea with TJ! (Grammy/Super Bowl Edition)

Hello to all my fellow pop addicts at VSU, and welcome to another edition of Pop Addict! We have a variety of topics to discuss. So without further a due, let’s jump right into it. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 26, 2020. While there are a few things I disagreed with in terms of the ...

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VSU mobile app attempts to connect campus

VSU has recently updated its own app.  It now shows resources  that are more accessible to students. Features include, a campus map, a bus transit map and a direct link to pages such as the dining page. One of the newest features is the campus community feed which is like Valdosta State’s very own twitter feed.  There are six categories ...

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People Poll: What is your favorite part of spring semester?

Tyler Pierce sophomore criminal justice major “I’m on the club rugby team here and we’re going to UGA soon. I’m really excited about that. We’re also going to Nashville for our national qualifiers so I’m actually pretty excited about that. So, you know, going out for a couple of weekends, seeing Georgia and playing Rugby. Sanaa Aine freshman American sign ...

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Pop Addict: Get the Tea with TJ!

Hello, pop addicts of VSU and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. It’s been a while since we’ve discussed the latest news in pop culture and I’ve missed you guys, so without further a due, let’s get right into it! The 77th Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 5, 2020. There was a variety of winners, ...

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People Poll: Good advice to start the semester off strong

Ty James, sophomore, biology major “Don’t procrastinate.  It’s ok to party, but don’t’ do it all the time; your work must come first. You should prioritize and maybe even get a planner.” Daniel Sloan, sophomore, music education major “If you did poorly last semester, you should really buckle down for this semester and hit the books; you should get all ...

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eCore classes an option for students

While students are registering for classes, they may see that some courses are offered through eCore. eCore is short for electronic core-curriculum and it gives students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers online. These courses are offered to undergraduates, transient students from other institutions, juniors, seniors, graduate students and students who just need to ...

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MLK’s legacy still lives on at VSU

VSU celebrated Martin Luther King Day with an extended schedule this year. The department of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC, NAACP, and Leadership and Volunteer Service hosted events Jan. 18 through Jan. 20. Events included blood drives, an evening worship service, luncheon and a march around VSU campus. Sandra Y.G Jones, director of Student Diversity and ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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