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Residential corner block approved for demolition

The final countdown has begun for the demolition of 11 houses located across the street from the Fine Arts Building to make room for a four-story apartment with retail space.   South Carolina developer McAlister proposed the plan last year for the residential and commercial facility that will be aimed at students.   The Valdosta City Council approved the immediate ...

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Jury reaches verdict on Zaccari trial

Both sides are touting victory following the trial between former VSU president Dr. Ronald Zaccari and former VSU student Hayden Barnes. A federal jury in Atlanta ruled that Dr. Zaccari violated Barnes’ rights to due process. The court decided that Dr. Zaccari must pay $50,000 with a 15-percent annual interest increase in addition to all court fees. “I am pleased ...

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WGST asks Valdosta to rise up, strike back

There are approximately three-billion women in the world. Approximately one-billion of those women will be assaulted, either sexually or physically, in their lifetime. VSU plans to join others around the world in one, large, revolution to end these atrocities. “This one-out-of-three translates to One Billion women worldwide, and being a woman and having many friends, coworkers, and relatives who are ...

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Blazeview to get a new look this May

Starting in May, there will be a major change in how VSU students take quizzes, learn about upcoming projects, and submit assignments. Blazeview has been an essential tool for VSU. VSU has been using the Learning Management System Blackboard which is designed to manage online classroom activities and communications between faculty and students. “The new platform that is scheduled to ...

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City, county honor champs

Despite the presence of strong winds and immense cloud cover, the highly-anticipated Parade of Champions took place Wednesday evening. VSU, Lowndes County and the city of Valdosta came together to honor the Division II National Championship teams from the past year.

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HSBA building may sit empty

Written by Joe Adgie   The new Health Sciences and Business Administration building could sit idle once construction is completed, due to budgetary restrictions. This was revealed during Friday morning’s Planning and Budget Council meeting, and was classified by Sue Fuciarelli, vice president for Finance and Administration, as a “crying shame.” The University System of Georgia’s capital budget request for ...

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Study Abroad programs promote student exploration

Written by John Preer   The study abroad program at VSU allows students the choice to travel to many different countries and pursue many different subjects. For a relatively small price, VSU students have the chance to travel to various countries around the globe and experience entirely different cultures while earning the credits necessary to graduate. The benefits of the ...

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VPD investigating shotgun incident

Written by Will Lewis   The investigation continues into an alleged attempted robbery and the shotgun blast that followed, according to the Valdosta police. Late Sunday evening, VSU student Don Beard claimed that he opened his door to the barrel of a gun with the robber behind it. He said that roommates ended the episode with a blast from his ...

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Poet coming to campus

By Von Kennedy   Author and poet Paul Hostovsky will be visiting VSU Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room to share his love of poetry. Hostovsky has written four full-length poetry books since 2008 and compiled nine works total in his collection. Hostovsky has been featured in online anthologies such as Poetry Daily and the ...

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VSU not hit by flu epidemic

By Jessica Ingram   The flu has reached epidemic status in the nation, however much of VSU’s campus community said they have not had the flu.   According to area experts—Lynette Lewis, assistant director and administrator at the Student Health Center, and Dr. Edwin Hiatt, M.D. Director at the Student Health Center—the flu season started abnormally early and is now ...

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