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‘The Golden Ticket’ campaign candidates win SGA

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Written by: Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer The SGA elections have come to a close, and it was a highly anticipated race, with the candidates having strong viewpoints for the advancement of SGA and VSU. Current SGA President Tyler Barker announced the winners of the election on Monday in the Student Union. The winners of the election were candidates from “The ... Read More »

SGA presidential candidates face off in debate

Chris Hellams (left) and David Burdette  (right), presidential candidates, address SGA during a debate April 15 in the Psychology Building. The candidates discussed their platforms and their visions as potential presidents for SGA.

Written by: Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer For the past week, the campus has been plastered with street signs, posters and yard signs advertising various candidates for the SGA elections, and on April 15 the candidates went head-to-head in a heated, two-hour debate in an attempt to win over students right before the SGA elections. Elections take place April 16-17, and ... Read More »

Chief Oz visits SGA to talk safety

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by LaShawn Oglesby The new VSUPD Chief Oz Armour and President William McKinney were guest speakers at SGA’s meeting this past Monday. Armour, who served 45 years in law enforcement, opened the discussion with his visions for the VSUPD by first going over the mission statement for the department. The mission statement, which can be found on VSU’s website, states: ... Read More »

$53 Million campaign said to bring major changes to VSU

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by LaShawn Oglesby President William McKinney addressed SGA about the capital campaign which is part of the Valdosta State University’s Strategic Plan that started in 2013 and will continue on until 2019. A study was conducted last year which led to this campaign that launched in July 1. This is VSU’s “first ever” public comprehensive capital campaign. According to McKinney, ... Read More »

No More Week: SGA tackles sexual assault

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  by LaShawn Oglesby SGA Senator Quineshia Claiborne took the floor at Monday night’s SGA meeting to discuss the upcoming No More Week, which is a movement that has spread across the nation to promote awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence and to find a way to end it. The event is scheduled for March 8-14. Claiborne talked about ... Read More »

SGA talks fun, fundraisers

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by Kenzie Kesselring This week’s SGA meeting was a flurry of talk that included donuts, fitness, and how to show love to your significant other. SGA has several fun events planned to end the month of February. The “SGA Grams” will be available for purchase and pick up on Feb. 13. They will include a balloon, candy and a romantic ... Read More »

SGA gives back to community

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by LaShawn Oglesby SGA discussed everything from local philanthropy goals to ceremonial dinners and brunches at its Monday night meeting. The student philanthropy committee will be setting up a student philanthropy fund. “It’s basically what alumni relations does when they raise money…they get money from the alumni, but we will cater to the students,” SGA Comptroller Tamelia Hall said. In ... Read More »

SGA discusses new coffee

Written By: LaShawn Ogelsby Coffee took center stage at the SGA’s Monday night meeting. Taylor Scott Ratliff, junior public relations major, introduced a proposal called “Buck the Menu.” It is intended as a spring semester event with the hopes of becoming a VSU tradition. Ratcliff created a drink at Starbucks called “The Cool Guy,” which received praise from his fellow ... Read More »

SGA outlines Homecoming events

By: Taymara Tait This week the SGA meeting focused on the events of Homecoming, the upcoming safety summit and the Kel Mitchell appearance. Homecoming week, which runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24 and continues throughout the weekend, was the focal point of the meeting.   Tyler Barker, SGA president, addressed the Homecoming plans in detail.   Oct. 20, the ... Read More »

SGA discusses blood drives, complaints

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby The Red Cross, student complaints and the financial budget were the main topics of discussion at SGA’s Monday meeting. Kathy Dallas from the American Red Cross was SGA’s first guest speaker. She talked about VSU’s annual blood drive and the challenge that goes along with the drive. VSU competes with the University of West Georgia for ... Read More »