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Student Spotlight: Meet Heather Gay

Heather Gay is a senior early childhood education major who transferred to VSU this fall. Gay will be graduating at the end of this semester, and her current dream is to be a teacher. She has always had a gift with children and loves looking after them. Before she decided to go into teaching, Gay was a nurse at Colquitt ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Kimberly Amy

Kimberly Amy is a sophomore history major here at VSU. Amy enjoys baking and working in the archives on the fourth floor of Odum Library. If she had to pick a favorite movie, it would be “The Age of Adaline.” “Outlander” is her favorite TV show. Amy’s favorite school subject is history. Her dream job is to become a museum ...

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People Poll: How do students feel about losing the game during family weekend?

Morgan Ledbetter, a sophomore ASL interpretation major, said, “Although I wasn’t there for the game, my mom called because she’s very invested in the games, and we were both shocked and upset. I think we all expected more after the last game.” Gracie Roberson, a senior biology major and chemistry and psychology minor, said, “I was a little surprised they ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Demi Bidot-Miles

Demi Bidot-Miles is a transgender woman who is passionate about educating others, advocating for mental health and being active in her community. She also has a love for musical theatre. Bidot-Miles is a senior early education major who graduates next fall. Outside of the classroom, Bidot-Miles participates in multiple organizations to keep herself busy. She is the president and founder ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Shawna Small

Mashawna Small, or Shawna as her friends call her, is a senior mass media major at VSU. Small was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She considers herself a creative thinker, kind and hardworking. Her hobbies include reading books, traveling, videography, photography and watching movies. Her favorite genres are suspenseful, psychological thrillers, horror and rom-coms. One of her favorite movies ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Maria Hernandez

Maria is a junior business major here at VSU. She graduated high school in 2020; as a COVID-19 senior, she spent her graduation day in quarantine. Maria is an avid bookworm who has a hard time putting down her Kindle when she’s been introduced to a good book. At the moment, her favorite book is “Normal People” by Sally Rooney. ...

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Photos: Class of 2022 departs from VSU

Spring graduates took to the stage May 6 and 7 to receive their degrees, celebrating years of hard work and accomplishments from their time at VSU. Graduate commencement began at 5 p.m. on May 6 in the PE Complex. Friends and family gathered in the stands to watch as faculty and grads took their seats on the floor.   VSU ...

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New soap shop arrives to Valdosta

Buff City Soap opened on March 31, with the shop offering a wide variety of handmade and plant-based hygiene products. The new shop uses natural oils and scents that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and is safe for anyone to use. “Being plant based, it really speaks to a lot of people because obviously you only have one temple and you ...

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Photos: VSU after dark

During the day VSU is bustling with students rushing to class, heading to the Union for food or studying and relaxing on the Front Lawn. At night, however, things are a bit different. Here’s a look into VSU when the day is done. West Hall stays lit despite no students being inside. Almost no traffic is present in the Hopper ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans is a senior applied mathematics major who loves math, foreign languages and philosophy. His hobbies include playing the guitar and keyboard, yoga, meditation and learning languages. His favorite song is “Jacaranda Tree” by Josh Garrels, and his favorite genres are folk, Americana, funk and blues. His favorite movie is “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp. Evans admires his sister, mother, ...

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