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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 »

SGA contestants without challenge

Written by: Joe Adgie Nick Buford and Tamelia Hall are running uncontested for the vice president and comptroller (respectively) of the SGA. Buford, who is a running mate to presidential candidate Tyler Barker, hopes to “improve the student experience.” “My job is basically going to be to implement the president’s plan, but carrying that out through the senate and through ... Read More »

Tuition rising, again

For the third year in a row, VSU’s tuition will increase by 2.5 percent. Written by: Jordan Hill VSU’s current tuition per semester is $1989.60, not including fees. With the 2.5 percent increase, semester tuition will rise to approximately $2,068.60. Student fees will then add another $955 to the tuition total. The USG’s Board of Regents chose to increase 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 »

Scheduling debate at a close

Written by: John Stephen VSU’s academic schedule has been at the center of intense debate recently, capturing the attention of faculty and students alike. Now, the dust has settled, and a final decision has been made. On Monday, the Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee approved a new schedule that includes a two-day fall break, a three-day Thanksgiving break, the removal ... Read More »

SGA talks privacy for emails

Written by: Joe Adgie If the SGA has their way, the emails you receive from the Students Distribution List will shrink dramatically. The organization passed a resolution during Monday night’s meeting that asks for changes to how the emails are handled. “We all know that there’s an issue with the Student Distribution List, and we get a lot of things ... Read More »