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Editorial: VSU needs a plan for the coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates

Recently, over a hundred colleges across the United States have closed their campuses and moved their classes online in hopes to avoid the spread of coronavirus on their campus. These colleges include Ohio State University, Arizona State University, and even Harvard University. Meanwhile, here at Valdosta State, professors have been discussing what may happen if they close the campus while ...

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Editorial: The type of community VSU should be

As digital analyst Brian Solis once said, “Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter.” We are in a time where we are fussing and fighting with each other more than ever. We argue about topics such as gender roles, politics, COVID-19, pop culture and sexuality among a variety of others. We all have our different beliefs, and ...

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Editorial: It’s time to get back in gear, students

For the first time in a long time, people aren’t having an issue finding somewhere to park at VSU. For the first time, maybe ever, many students are being forced to take their classes online because of the pandemic. These two things are definitely connected—a cause and effect situation. However, there is another cause and effect going on here that ...

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Editorial: Vaccine could be the sword to slay the dragon

It was the shot heard round the world. COVID-19 took control of the world over a year ago, and through months of social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing, we finally have two authorized COVID-19 vaccines. This is a very important weapon in our war against coronavirus. Robbyn DeSpain, Director of Strategic Communications at VSU, has recently sent out an ...

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Editorial: It’s time to level the playing field

As we’ve seen in the sports world, the best teams win championships; not the best player. We as an American society could reflect this truth if we would let ourselves. All too often, people are held back from being great at what they do because of their skin color, gender, etc. This has to stop. Imagine if Tom Brady wasn’t ...

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Editorial: Student apartment complexes should ease up on rent during a pandemic

There was an uproar on social media during the summer of 2020 when people were receiving eviction notices after they had been advised to quarantine during the pandemic. One thing many landlords failed to realize was that quarantining meant less job opportunities, and less job opportunities meant financial dead-ends. Unfortunately, eviction during a pandemic isn’t just a problem in the ...

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Editorial: The importance of Democracy in American Institutions

Americans were happy to see 2020 come to an end considering all the controversial events and the life-threatening pandemic that occurred throughout the year. However, 2021 is not proving to be any better. The Senate runoff race is over with it resulting in the Democratic Party taking control of the senate. In response, pro-Trump supporters raided the U.S. Capitol building ...

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Editorial: VSU Professors are adding on to the current stress of students

As we all know, life has been turned upside down thanks to COVID-19. Stress is at an all-time high nowadays. Do professors and other teachers care?  With most classes being online, many would expect the workload to be easier and less overwhelming than what is expected in face-to-face classes. To students, it feels like some professors are piling on assignments ...

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Editorial: In-person commencement the right decision

Despite concerns about COVID-19, Valdosta State University is going ahead with a face-to-face commencement ceremony. “On Monday, Dec. 14, VSU will host multiple ceremonies at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium,” Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal said in a video announcement. According to Dr. Carvajal, the stadium will allow for adequate social distancing and each graduate a designated number of tickets for guests. ...

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Editorial: Students should promote public health instead of party flyers

Like many students at universities across the country, a portion of VSU students have ignored advice and have attended and hosted off-campus parties. As college students, we look forward to a night out on the town. A night where we can forget about school work, daily responsibilities and the overwhelming stress from worrying about succeeding in everything we do. A ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!