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VSU Student Health Center now providing on call nurses

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Once doors are locked and “open” signs are flipped to “closed” when 5 p.m. hits, services at the Student Health Center will only be a call away. After SGA reached out to VSU’s Student Health Center, they are now providing an after-hours on call nurse service to students. “Offering the service was a great ...

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Valdosta to house Trump headquarters

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor Valdosta voters could add a bump for Trump. The reality-star-turned-Republican candidate is setting up shop in Valdosta. The headquarters will be located on North Valdosta Road and will open on Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. with a free public event. The grand opening of the center will be run by Lowndes County Trump Manager Barbra ...

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Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer I was never a big fan of coloring inside the lines. I preferred to scribble my heart out until my crayons broke and the paper tore and I felt the piece was colorful enough to fill the blank spots left on the refrigerator by the magnets and old family photos. For the kid in ...

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Black History Month arrives at VSU

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Black History Month has arrived here at VSU and so has a number of wonderful events for everyone to get involved in. Student organizations such as Collegiate Women of VSU, Collegiate Men of VSU, Black Student League, NAACP, along with many others are working together to provide the students and faculty with events happening ...

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Georgia governor signs in new law

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent Michael’s Law passed in Georgia It’s Friday night and time to party with friends, but don’t forget to bring your parents. This will be the reality for many underage college students as Georgia passed Michael’s Law in July. Michael’s Law is also referred to as House Bill 152. This new law will require minors to ...

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Super Bowl features clash of new school vs. old school

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer With the calendar turning to February and winter starting to walk out the door, it can only be time for one event: the Super Bowl. This year is Super Bowl 50, and with it comes two teams that traveled different paths to the greatest game of the year. The first team is a team ...

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Staton promises an unforgettable commencement during press conference

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Staton promises an unforgettable commencement A press conference was held in Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton’s office Thursday morning regarding recent changes to the Spring 2016 graduation on May 7. After much speculation on campus after the new graduation ceremony schedule was posted nearly two weeks ago, Dr. Staton set the record straight. There ...

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Campus Rec gets a facelift

Written by Tierra Bell, Staff Writer The Department of Campus Recreation has plans to repurpose the upstairs area to assist different students. The circuit room, which is located upstairs on the left side near the restrooms, will serve as a CrossFit training area. “We discovered the circuit room doesn’t see as much use as we would like,” Shawn Phippen, associate ...

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Black History Month is here to stay

It’s February, the one month of the year where African Americans are able to celebrate their culture and history. Unfortunately, it’s the only time of the year that public schools focus on black history in the classroom. It’s unfortunate that throughout history the only topics students are taught about black Americans is the civil rights movement and a kid-friendly version ...

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Fandoms, Social media and the hysteria that follows

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Fandom can be expressed in many different ways. Some people write fan fiction devoted to their favorite characters based around scenes that they’ve imagined and dreamed about, and that’s only one end of the fandom spectrum. The ultimate goal is to find others with the same passions. That is why social media is such ...

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