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Chief Oz visits SGA to talk safety

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by LaShawn Oglesby The new VSUPD Chief Oz Armour and President William McKinney were guest speakers at SGA’s meeting this past Monday. Armour, who served 45 years in law enforcement, opened the discussion with his visions for the VSUPD by first going over the mission statement for the department. The mission statement, which can be found on VSU’s website, states: ... Read More »

President’s Scholarship Gala supports first-generation students

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by Kristin Whitman VSU President William McKinney and his wife Dr. Dacia Charlesworth understand the struggles first-generation college students face, and they are working to help these students succeed. The President’s Scholarship Gala, taking place March 20 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms, will feature an evening of dining and dancing to raise money for a new scholarship ... Read More »

Student shot at party

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by Lia Armistead The Valdosta Police Department responded to an alert one March 15 at 1:15 a.m. off Baytree Drive near the Gates apartments after gunshots were fired in a large crowed of people. According to Adam Floyd of the Valdosta Daily Times, police are now looking for the person who supposedly started shooting in the crowd of people. The ... Read More »

$53 Million campaign said to bring major changes to VSU

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by LaShawn Oglesby President William McKinney addressed SGA about the capital campaign which is part of the Valdosta State University’s Strategic Plan that started in 2013 and will continue on until 2019. A study was conducted last year which led to this campaign that launched in July 1. This is VSU’s “first ever” public comprehensive capital campaign. According to McKinney, ... Read More »

McKinney to address faculty over complaints

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by John Stephen VSU’s highest officials will attend today’s faculty senate meeting to discuss a report detailing the senate members’ numerous problems with VSU’s administration and current condition. “The last couple of weeks have brought to light a number of issues at VSU we cannot ignore, distracting us from our success stories, and holding us back at a time when ... Read More »

Beloved mass media teacher dies

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by Jyrell Wynn Dr. Laurence Etling, an associate professor of Mass Media at VSU since 1999, died this week. Dr. Etling taught a number of classes in the College of the Arts, including radio and television announcing and audio production. Late Wednesday night, many of Dr.Etling’s students expressed sadness as they remembered him fondly. “Dr. Etling was a humble, kind ... Read More »

New law seeks to protect bargoers


by Jordan Barela, Alex Corbitt, and Erin Martin A proposed law could lead to a radical change in the popular Remerton bars. Michael’s Law, or HB 152, would implement numerous changes to the way bars are run, not just in Remerton, but across Georgia. Michael Gatto was killed by a bouncer at Rude Rudy’s, a bar in Statesboro, GA. Following ... Read More »

Student charged with falsifying robbery


by Cole Edwards The VSU student who was arrested on Tuesday for falsifying a robbery report has hired a lawyer and hopes to prevent any further action from being taken against him against him. Matthew Tito, 21, of Snellville, Georgia, was determined by the VSU Police Department to have called in a false report and is in Lowndes County Jail ... Read More »

Is study abroad really worth it?


by Tatyana Phelps The cost of not studying abroad may be even more costly than the money that comes out of your pocket for a school trip to a foreign country. VSU offers several study abroad trips each year, with a wide variety of courses and programs. Although studying abroad can be a bit expensive, research shows that students who ... Read More »