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VSU students speak out on college struggles

Throughout September, VSU sent out a survey to all students, calling for them to “speak out” on their college experience. The “Speak Out” survey asks questions about the living, financial and work situations that current students are going through. Acting director of the Wisconsin HOPE lab, Jed Richardson, said the survey was sent to get a better grasp on what ...

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CORE issues survey for National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month in September brings awareness to substance abuse disorders and celebrates those who’ve reached recovery. In honor of the special occasion, the Core Institute of Southern Illionois University is conducting their biennial alcohol and drug survey. This survey finds the general consensus among the substance use/abuse group on college colleges such as VSU. All participation is voluntary and ...

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SUCCESS leads VSU student cleanup

Students Uniting Change with Commitment through Empowering Strong Service (SUCCESS) mentors, are teaming up with other VSU organizations to clean up Valdosta. According to SUCCESS president Chealsea Warren, the idea came from one of SUCCESS’s members, Daughtry Melton. Melton originally presented his suggestion to the members of the group, who reached out to other organizations. “Everyone was so willing to ...

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Some Valdosta residents remain in the dark

Georgia Power has stated that over 1,000 customers in the Valdosta do not have power at this time. On the Georgia Power Outage Map, 68 areas do not have power at this time which is affecting 1,433 of its customers. Eighty customers do not have power within the area of West Alden Avenue, Cherokee Avenue and Garland Place. Georgia Power ...

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VSU gets students ready for success

This year, VSU is starting up the Blazer Ready program once again to prepare students and alumni for life after college. The Blazer Ready program is a series of workshops designed to help develop professionalism and gain confidence in pursuing career goals. Students learn different skills depending on the workshop. VSU is offering eight workshops for the fall and spring ...

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VSU stands tall after Irma

Hurricane Irma hit VSU lightly compared to cities in Florida, but that does not mean that it is not without damages. Throughout campus, trees have fallen and debris has filled sidewalks. Streets like North Oak St. and North Patterson St. have multiple stoplights out. Many of the fallen trees have not affected anything directly on campus but it has affected some ...

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Lowndes area suffers damage after Irma

Lowndes County and a majority of South Georgia experienced massive damage from tropical storm Irma early Monday morning. Power crews are working to fix downed power lines and restore power to the cities. This could take several days due to the amount of damage by fallen trees in cities such as Valdosta. Some power crews are being told they are ...

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Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast Sept. 11 at 5 a.m.

On Sept. 11, 2017 at 5 a.m. the National Weather Service released new predictions that show Hurricane Irma located in Ocala, Florida. This is after the storm passed over Key West, Florida Sunday morning and made landfall as a category 4 hurricane. The hurricane then made landfall in South Florida over Marco Island at 3:35 pm on Monday. Hurricane Irma made ...

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Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.

On Sept. 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. the National Weather Service released new predictions that show Hurricane Irma set to make landfall south of Naples, Florida on Sunday evening. This is after the storm passed over Key West, Florida this morning and made landfall as a category 4 hurricane. Deaths are already reported in Key West. It is expected that winds ...

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Businesses prepare for Hurricane Irma

Retail outlets and businesses across Valdosta prepared for Hurricane Irma by boarding up and closing their doors. A Hurricane Warning has gone into effect for Lowndes County, Georgia as of 5:36 p.m. on Sept. 9. According to the National Weather Service, Valdosta will feel effects from the outer bands of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, Sept. 10. People should expect rain at ...

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