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Senior Spotlight: Amari Evans

Graduation came and went. With it the VSU community says farewell to the bright minds that have learned in the hallowed halls of the university’s campus. One such bright mind is Amari Evans, senior biology major and chemistry minor, who graduated Dec 8. Starting out with the Biology major, Evans stuck to it throughout her four years here at VSU. ...

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Editorial: Black trauma in movies does more harm than good

Recently, two films have been trending on social media regarding the trauma in Black communities and how it does not benefit the community in any way. The Amazon Prime Original movie “Them” was released on April 9. It focuses on the hardship of a Black family transitioning from North Carolina to California to live a better life in an all-white ...

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Feature: VSU Theater Department continues to thrive

Many students have had a change in lifestyle because of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting in early 2020. VSU had to switch from face-to-face to remote learning almost instantaneously once students were sent home. One of the biggest changes affected the theatre department as their upcoming show was canceled, in-person rehearsals were put on hold and auditions were beginning to be ...

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Black Student League improves campus life for minorities

Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce attended Valdosta State College in 1963, marking the college’s first steps towards integration. Since then, Valdosta State University has changed not only in name but also in its responsibility and sensitivity to the students in attendance. Organizations, like the Black Student League, were created by VSU students to not only help with the transition of ...

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MLB is striking out in response to the new GA voting bill

On April 2, the MLB announced that it would be relocating its All-Star game on July 13 from Atlanta to Denver in response to a controversial voting bill that was passed in Georgia. I don’t think they made the right choice at all. According to the MLB, the new voting bill is restrictive and racist. That’s what the left is ...

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“Guys and Dolls” to start shows soon

Guys and Dolls is a musical tale straight from Broadway, which is based on the story and characters famously written by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. The lyrics and scores featured in this classical musical were composed by Frank Loesser. The story unfolds in the form of a romantic romp through New York City and Havana, Cuba. The adventure is ...

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Lady Blazers prepare to continue winning vs West Ala

The VSU softball team looks to continue their hot streak as they take on West Alabama in a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday at Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park. The Lady Blazers enter the series at 22-3 overall, including a 16-2 record in Gulf South Conference play. The Lady Blazers moved up to No. 3 in the latest National ...

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VSU appears to prioritize student-athletes over students

The problem of dealing with unwanted sexual contact exists on college campuses all throughout the U.S. Victims deal with the physical and mental toll that non-consensual sexual contact forces on them while campus officials deal with determining the appropriate punishment for perpetrators who are proven guilty. VSU is not exempt from this issue. To protect the identity of those involved, ...

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Newly signed election reform law stirs controversy

A new law aimed at reforming the election process in Georgia has brought much attention to the peach state. The law, signed by Governor Brian Kemp and formally known as the Election Integrity Act of 2021, takes precise measures to overhaul voting requirements and procedures. Some of the key parts of the law include requiring an ID number to apply ...

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Column: “Call Me by Your Name” causes chaos

Once again, the news and media have been flooded by a new artistic censorship controversy. Rapper Lil Nas X has released his nine-month awaited song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” The song quickly reached the number one spot on iTunes and has been streamed nearly nine million times on Spotify. The controversy of the song comes from the music ...

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Brown Hall renovation should be ready by fall

VSU’s renovation of the Brown Hall bathrooms has reached the demolition phase, with a goal of completion before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. According to Dr. Chu, there hasn’t been a run-in with concerns or complications at this point. “The projected timeline of completion is this July with it being move-in ready by this fall,” Dr. Zduy Chu, ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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