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VSU denounces bathroom defamation

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor Graffiti featuring a swastika and racially offensive language led to a swift response from VSU administration on Tuesday morning. The VSU community received an email on Tuesday afternoon concerning what the Office of the President called “an act of intolerance” that occurred on campus. In the email Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton wrote, “The ...

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

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 firestorm ...

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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 ...

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Students “Carry that weight”

Written By: Tyra Mills Armed with signs, slogans and a twin-sized mattress, a group of VSU students walked up and down the Pedestrian Mall in support of the “Carry That Weight” movement. The students, made up of the sociology club and Women’s and Gender Studies club, were participating in the National Day of Action to fight campus sexual assaults. This ...

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Robbery hits campus again

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring A robbery was reported on VSU’s campus between the Student Union and Odum library on Monday night.   According to Cindy Cobb, VSUPD lieutenant, the department has no leads in the case and is unsure if this robbery and other recent ones in the area are related.   The victim was on her way to the ...

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Sexual assaults plague campuses

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby Twenty percent of college students will experience sexual assault on campus, according to Ms. Magazine. This statistic isn’t new to Dr. Tracy Woodard-Meyers, director of Women’s and Gender Studies and professor of sociology, or Dr. Mark George, adjunct professor of Women’s and Gender Studies; both believe we need to educate more people about not only sexual ...

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VSU begins hiring new security

Written by: John Stephen When students return from Spring Break, two new security officers will be roaming the grounds of VSU. When the new security guards begin March 24, their main function will be to patrol the campus in the evening and early-morning hours, according to Thressea Boyd, VSU director of communications. These officers will report to the VSUPD but ...

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Student majority opposes ban

Written by: Joe Adgie   If the University System of Georgia passes the tobacco-free proposal at their next meeting, they will do it against the wishes of the majority of students at VSU, the results of an SGA survey reveals. The results were finalized Tuesday, and a majority of students that took the survey–53 percent, to be exact, either “opposed” ...

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Student charged for the death of ‘Lizzie’ Lohmar

Written by: Eric Jackson and Jordan Barela VSU student Michael Laslie turned himself in Monday morning at the Lowndes County Jail after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. The warrant was issued for homicide by vehicle in the second degree, which is a misdemeanor that could result in Leslie serving up to one year behind bars. ...

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VSU student struck by car while crossing Patterson

Written by: Allison Ericson A VSU student was struck by a truck while attempting to cross North Patterson Street on Wednesday afternoon and suffered substantial but non-life-threatening injuries. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lizzie Lohmar, her family and her Phi Mu sisters!” @KD_VSU (Kappa Delta at VSU) tweeted at 5:07 p.m. on Wednesday. The 21-year-old female was transported ...

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