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Relay for Life hosted on Front Lawn

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor Valdosta State University held the 2017 Relay for Life on Friday, April 21, on the Main Campus Front Lawn. VSU hoped to raise $25,000 for the American Cancer Society during its movie-themed fundraiser that started at 7p.m. As of 3 p.m. on Monday, April 17, the Relay for Life of VSU had already raised ...

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2018 Budget takes VSU two steps forward, one step back

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The school year has come to an end, so Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal announced the budget plans for next year which show a variety of change for the university. Carvajal said that since the school has been in an enrollment decline in the past years, the current plans for next year ...

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SGA Election results announced

Written by  Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor With over 670 votes submitted, the Student Government announced its new and returning representatives for the next academic year. Maya Mapp, a political science major, was elected as SGA President for a second year, as 500 students voted for Maya to remain president and 172 voted to abstain. Mapp gave her input over ...

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It’s a big Deal: Georgia Gov. to speak at spring commencement

By Alex Dunn Graduation is coming up fast with only two weeks to go. It will be filled with smiles, cheer and also one very prominent commencement speaker, Gov. Nathan Deal. VSU’s President Richard Carvajal sent an email to the faculty and staff last Friday, announcing the big news. He expressed how exciting it is to have a notable speaker ...

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VSU recognizes Student Employment Week

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor VSU celebrated National Student Employment Week from April 10-14, recognizing the 1,200 students who work on campus. Human Resources and Student Employment hosted events that taught students about job employment and how to prepare for jobs in their future career fields. Nancy Deida-Carballo, human resources specialist, was in charge of the events and ...

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SGA Meeting turned Q&A Session: SGA discusses elimination of Student Organization Offices and more

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Monday’s SGA meeting ran a little differently than normal. Besides the usual agenda, the executive board held a Q&A session with the student body to discuss any of their concerns. The decision to eliminate the student organization offices was one of the main discussion topics. Maya Mapp, president of SGA, said the decision ...

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Student politician seeks statewide office

Written by Gabe Burns, editor-in-chief Already chairman of the VSU College Republicans, Joel Pollack has set his sights higher. Pollack, a junior, is running for vice chairman of the Georgia Association of College Republicans. He currently serves as the GACR’s southern regional director, overseeing five chapters. He and the candidate chairman, Joshua Aaron of ABAC, are running on the unprecedented ...

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Website provides an alternative way to seek academic help

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer With the semester coming to an end and finals right around the corner, students are beginning to find ways to finish their semesters off strong. Although the Student Success Center offers free tutoring, sometimes the times conflict with class and work schedules or there’s not enough tutors to fulfill the needs of the students. This ...

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Where are our girls?

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Lawmakers called on the FBI to find the string of missing black girls in Washington, D.C. Social media has shed a bright light on the abducted young women, and the Congressional Black Caucus wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to search for them. In the first three months of 2017, 501 juveniles have been reported ...

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Students question VSU President about the university’s future

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The Student Government Association held up its promise by holding a forum with President Richard Carvajal where students could ask any question without having to go through an appointment. Dr. Carvajal brought along Vice President Vincent Miller for subjects Carvajal wasn’t sure of. Although the event did not have a big turnout (only ...

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