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Still Wanted: Support group for wanted protestor plans to raise thousands of dollars

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Written by: Cole Edwards, Multimedia Editor Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress expressed his annoyance Monday over a group of supporters claiming that his police department is treating Eric Sheppard wrongly, just as Sheppard’s family has hired a lawyer who is calling on the community to support what they are referring to as a “protestor’s activism.” Sheppard created a national media ... Read More »

Protestor being sought by police; parents issue plea

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Sheppard shares his views with students at a protest on April 20, a few days after he was seen stepping on an American flag.

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor “This is positive. People are asking now. I’m actually trying to educate everybody,” VSU student Eric Sheppard said while explaining his method of protest to a fellow VSU student. Sheppard is, as of Wednesday night, the subject of an intense local manhunt after a gun was found on campus and allegedly linked to ... Read More »

Like a good neighbor VSU is here

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by LaMarcus Wilkerson In an attempt to counteract decreasing student enrollment, VSU is now offering in-state tuition to three border states. On March 30, the Board of Regents agreed to allow VSU to offer in-state tuition fees for Florida, Alabama and South Carolina residents. This policy will go into effect at the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. “(The goal ... 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 »

West facelift continues

West Hall renovations, which are costing VSU $2.5 million, are ongoing and are scheduled for completion in Summer 2015. (Credit: Tyra Mills)

 by Jyrell Wynn The West Hall renovations that began in Spring 2014 are still in full swing this semester, and the total cost of these renovations is a whopping $2.5 million. In 1985, the layout for West Hall renovations contained an air conditioning plan that was not prepared for the amount of heat from electronics. “The air conditioner was 30 ... Read More »

Creative Coffee: Organizations go head-to-head in Starbucks Sweepstakes competition

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By: Zenobia Harris The “Buck the Menu” Starbucks Sweepstakes competition has come a sweet close. The Collegiate Men of VSU was declared the winner earlier this week for the competition, which started Dec. 3 by SGA member, Taylor Ratcliff. The competition was sponsored by the SGA and V- State Dining. During the first round of the competition, student organizations could ... Read More »

More Dining Options Arrive for On-Campus Living

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by Tatyana Phelps   This semester, VSU is making it easier than ever for students to chow down through new options and deals offered by VSU Dining. One new feature available to students is the on-campus pizza delivery. This allows residents to order pizza seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. This isn’t the only “take out” ... Read More »

VSU student struck by car near Rec Center

A Valdosta City Police car blocks off the road near the scene where a VSU student was hit by car. The student is a former Lady Blazer basketball player.

  This story was written by Alex Tostado.  A current Valdosta State student was struck by a car on Monday night around 6:30 p.m. at the crosswalk on Sustella Ave. by the Student Rec Center. The student is a former basketball player for the Lady Blazers but her identity has not been released. The student was taken on a stretcher to the ... Read More »

Students voting up and running for SGA

Written by:Joe Adgie Students can vote online today and tomorrow in the SGA election. Voting started at midnight last night and will continue until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night. Headlining the elections are presidential candidates Tyler Barker and Tamelonie Thomas, who both spoke of their platforms on Wednesday. “I believe a lot of power is in the student body,” Thomas said ... Read More »

Night shuttle good to go

Written by: Will Lewis Despite claims made by the Night Operations Team employees that change is coming to the night shuttle service, VSU officials are assuring students that the night shuttle will continue to operate. A N.O.T. employee alleged that a statement made at a recent meeting informed night shuttle drivers that, due to the Affordable Care Act, their employment ... Read More »