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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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Look at the Stars and Back in Time

Students can not only reach for the stars on campus—they can see them. On Thursday, the Society of Astronomy Students hosted its annual “Dawn of the Space Age” event. Students and non-students of all ages, five and up, were in line to see the October night sky and learn about the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet ...

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VSU medical students prepare for medical school

Transitioning to medical school can be a big change for anyone going into the medical field. held an open presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Special guest speakers Paven Patel, Matthew Powell and Griffin Clyatt, medical students from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – , spoke about their experiences so far in medical school. They also shared tips to help transition ...

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People Poll: What easy elective classes would you recommend to other students?

Sierra Dickenson, sophomore pre-nursing major “Greek etymology is just like medical terminology,” Dickenson said. “It was like a hybrid class, so we only had the actual class once a week and the rest was online. She only lectured for like 15 minutes and I did the rest at my own pace.” José Phalonoso, freshmen management major “Public speaking, due to ...

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Recoil jumps into Valdosta

On September 20, Recoil Trampoline Park held its grand opening, bringing new business to Valdosta while also providing a safe and fun environment for everyone. The trampoline park offers a plethora of trampolines, a space for dodgeball, basketball and an obstacle course. Besides taking an hour or two to jump, Recoil also offers party rooms and will soon start hosting ...

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Hustlers: edgy and quotable

On Sept. 13, the highly anticipated movie Hustlers was released in theatres. Directed by Lorene Scafaria, who also directed movies such as “The Meddler” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, “Hustlers” featured a star-studded cast, with Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Cardi B, Lizzo, and more. Usher even makes a surprise ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

Angel Austin, junior international business major “I like the Strawberry Acai with apple juice instead of water and three cups of strawberries,” Austin said. “Apple juice makes the drink sweeter, also light ice so that they don’t rip you off from the drink.”   Randy Spires, sophomore mathematics major “I usually go and get their peppermint mocha frappe. It’s coffee ...

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‘One Voice, One Message’ draws attention to new polling location

A new polling location at the University Center makes it easier than ever before for student’s voices to be heard, but a recent meeting hosted by the Caribbean Student Association revealed that many students are unaware of the new polling place’s existence. The CaribSA held “One Voice, One Message,” an informational session for voters, on Sept. 6 in the Student ...

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City of Valdosta ready to skate ‘n play

The long-awaited Skate and Play Family Fun Center is finally here. Its grand opening was on Sept. 5 and many local residents are excited about the new addition. The initial family fun center, Jungle Jym, was bought by the owners of Skate and Play, Janki and Neil Patel, in January. Construction began around April and ended on Sept. 1. Shannon ...

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People Poll: What are your thoughts about parking at VSU?

Payton Pritchard, freshman mass media major “I think there should be more on campus (parking)  options,” She said. “Sometimes even trying to get to your dorm, you have to make your own parking spot because there are no more options.”       Ciara Gilbert, sophomore mass media major “(The parking is) terrible! It’s never enough space. Students park in ...

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Is VSU branding project for spirit or recruitment?

School spirit is a lot of things. It’s showing up to football games in all your red and black gear. It’s promoting any VSU events. It’s even wearing a VSU t-shirt to class. But is it putting up VSU logos in different places around the school? “Environmental branding” is anything on the physical campus to help brand the campus and ...

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