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Editorial: VSU students petition to cancel classes

As we know, Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of Georgia and Florida earlier this week. This affected many students who left the Valdosta area. VSU already cancelled classes Monday through Wednesday, but a student decided to petition the VSU administration to cancel classes for the rest of the week. The author of the petition used Irma’s unpredictability as an argument for ...

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Dreams Deferred

The American Dream was the concept that encouraged my family to immigrate to this country many years ago. The concept that filled many of our ancestors with hope for a chance at a new life, but is the American Dream that once promised prosperity in exchange for hard work, dead? Trump’s administration decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

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Student view of the Student Union

Students have had enough with the long lines, overpriced foods and lack of dining options in the Student Union. With the changes dining has made over the course of a year, students are still adjusting to the changes we never asked for. As a junior mass media major, I’ve  seen some of VSU’s student favorites come and go. I remember ...

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Our point of view: Hurricane Prep

Last week, Hurricane Harvey unleashed its fury on North America, resulting in devastating flooding in Houston, Texas and several Caribbean island nations. With Hurricanes Irma and Jose barreling toward South Florida, it’s hard not to question if our community is prepared to deal with the impacts of a severe hurricane. Last year, Tropical Storm Hermine whipped through South Georgia, uprooting ...

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Students consider if food is worth the wait

Leaving campus to grab lunch brings obstacles such as losing a prime parking spot and rushing through a meal without tasting it. VSU though has several popular eateries on campus to save students from leaving campus for a quick meal. “On average the Student Union is serving 3,000 people per day at Moes, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Which Wich,” Lynn Darsey, ...

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Organizations weigh in on SGA allocating organization funds

SGA is now in charge of $30,000 that was given to them through the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC) to allocate funding to student organizations. This year SGA wanted to make sure each organization received the same amount of money and that the VSU student bodies needs are heard. [Commentary] With these new changes in place, I’m hopeful for ...

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Editorial: Open debate will solve statue issue

The white nationalist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12 has infuriated the public for weeks. The Robert E. Lee statue controversy ultimately reintroduced attention to U.S. monuments across the country. Who do they represent? What is their message? Our nation is again confronting the legacy of its most divisive war. A majority of the statues were ...

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Comedian Dick Gregory will be missed

Dick Gregory, an American comedian who took history, oppression, war and rights and implemented them in his career on stage passed away Aug. 19 at age 84. Gregory was convincing with everything he took part in, whether it be privately or publicly. Throughout Gregory’s life he was active in all the current events and issues that surrounded him. Doing this ...

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Students consider if VSU is environmentally friendly

VSU actively tries to provide students with an environmentally friendly campus. Meredith Lancaster, associate director of environmental & occupational safety, said, “The Health Sciences and Business building on North campus is certified by Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.” Meaning the construction process of the building, met and continues to meet specific environmental performance standards of the United States Green ...

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VSU Parking and Transportation changes cause mixed feelings

On Aug. 14, VSU Parking and Transportation implemented a new program called Blazer Safe Ride and also moved the overnight parking area for students in Oak Street Surface Lot to sections D and E. Blazer Safe Ride is a new service at VSU, powered by SGA and monitored by university police, that has replaced the night shuttle system and runs ...

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