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Photos: Campus Wellness De-stress Fest

Campus Wellness held their annual De-Stress Fest on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The event hosted over eight events for students to enjoy. From ax throwing to personal messages, they had it all. “Everyone needs a chance for self-care, and an opportunity for good coping skills, especially during this time,” Becky Murphy, Health Promotions and Wellness employee, said.     Cameron Jackman, ...

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Fall Career Expo invites opportunities to VSU

On Oct. 27, the Fall Career Expo welcomed 70+ opportunities to the student union ballrooms. This event marked the first Fall Career Expo held in-person since March 2020.         Written by Payton Fletcher. Photography courtesy of Payton Fletcher .

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VSU psychology club holds suicide prevention event

On Sept. 27, the Psychology Club hosted a Suicide Awareness Prevention Forum to open a discussion about why mental health should not be ignored while in school. “Many students believe that they have to put their mental health on the backburner for academics,” Jade Hubbard, the Psychology Club President, said. “We wanted to prove that VSU still cares.” The forum ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Dred Jones

Dred Jones is a freshman psychology major who has a dog named DaBaby. He enjoys working out, exploring nature and meditating. Jones also wrestled for six years. His favorite movie is “Into the Wild” and his favorite TV show is “Futurama”. Jones’s favorite song is “Chamber of Reflection” by Mac Demarco, and his favorite book is “The Glass Castle”. Jones ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Shawnice Kilgo

Shawnice Kilgo, a junior chemistry major, has a love for campus, science and life. Kilgo has multiple favorite spots around campus. She loves to visit the fountain on the front lawn at night to relax and get out of the dorm. She also likes to go to a sitting area beside Nevins Hall to do most of her thinking and ...

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Photos: Logan Lee steals the spotlight in Valdosta

After a year without live music, Logan Lee and The U-Pang Band came to play at The Salty Snapper on Sept. 9. Logan Lee has been performing professionally since the 2010s. Originally from Ottawa, Illinois, he now resides in Jefferson, Georgia. While he has been singing most of his life, it wasn’t until after he tore his ACL and became ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza

Hosted by The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion on Aug. 19, the Multicultural Extravaganza highlighted and exposed a wide range of cultures and traditions to a vast range of students on campus. Students who attended the event had an inside look at the cultural differences amongst one another. They were able to unite and learn about various cultures and ...

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Photos: Math Media reigns victorious in Triviarama event

On Aug. 25, Odum Library hosted Triviarama, a trivia game that tests students’ knowledge on the library.   Students played in teams of four. If students did not have a team, they were able to group with others. Once the groups were formed and a team name was made, groups set off with a time limit to complete the game. ...

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Photos: Mockingbird gift shop soars during pandemic

Mockingbird, a locally owned and operated gift shop in Downtown Valdosta, sells a variety of different items including home décor, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts and other small items. Pamela Akins, the owner of Mockingbird, opened the gift shop in January 2003. “It [Mockingbird] has afforded me to meet so many people in our community and become friends with them,” Akins ...

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Photos: Local flower shop continues to serve the community

Weddings, proms, holidays and even apologies can all be made better by flowers. Susan Mullis, owner of the Flower Gallery, has been servicing Valdosta and the surrounding areas with beautiful flowers for the last 20 years. “I love gardening and flowers, and I had a natural affinity for beautiful things,” Mullis said. “I just have a good eye for decorating.” ...

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