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Valdosta City School closed Wednesday due to coronavirus case, VSU remains open

Valdosta City Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 11, due to a potential coronavirus case. According to a statement released by Valdosta City Schools on late Tuesday, March 10, a student teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary School had indirect contact with family members who may have previously contracted the virus (COVID-19). The statement added that the student teacher or family ...

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VSU continues to try to keep COVID-19 cases down

Last week, VSU welcomed back students alongside 27 COVID-19 cases. According to their website, VSU has a total of 46 active cases on campus since Jan. 15. There are 24 students and three employees who have been added to this list, making 27 new cases in total. There are a total of 1,390 employees and 12,407 students at VSU this ...

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People Poll: Who would you like to see in music this year?

Fourteen days into 2021, and some of today’s popular music artists are already coming out with hits such as “Good Days” by R&B artist SZA and the female rap collaboration “Best Friend” by Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, which is currently trending at number one on YouTube. During the first two weeks in 2021, popular music artist SZA and Saweetie came ...

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Feature: VSU Student Uses Voice on Podcast

VSU student Taylor Richards, a freshman psychology major, shares words of encouragement through her podcast,“Melanin Teen Therapy,” in order for listeners to have a platform where they can relate to. “I decided to start a podcast because I knew that there were a lot of women and girls out here around my age that felt like they did not have ...

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Tips: How to avoid student burnout this semester

As we begin taking on another semester of college, facing a global pandemic due to COVID-19 can be a challenge. During this time, it’s important to keep our minds healthy and engaged in our classrooms, even if we are unable to physically be there. Here are some helpful tips for student burnout and frustration during the spring semester. If you ...

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Blazers basketball team starts the season on a high note

The VSU men’s basketball team has started the 2020-21 season off at 6-2. The season began on Dec. 12 with an away game at West Georgia, and the Blazers remained without a loss through Jan. 12 when they defeated West Florida. According to Head Coach Mike Helfer, getting ready for the season this year has looked a little different in ...

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Lady Blazers basketball starts the season off strong

The VSU Lady Blazers basketball team has started the season at 8-1—their best start since 2007. The Lady Blazers opened the season with a win against West Georgia on Dec. 12 and proceeded to win 6 games straight. The 8-1 Lady Blazers were predicted to finish fourth in the GSC eastern division, behind Lee (first), Montevallo (second) and West Georgia ...

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Blazers basketball head coach Mike Helfer back with team after bout with COVID-19

Mike Helfer, the VSU men’s basketball head coach, tested positive for COVID-19 in Dec., resulting in the cancelation of two home games. “It’s not anyone’s fault, especially in sports, it’s not anyone’s fault if you get it,” Coach Helfer said. “But, it’s real. It’s very real and we have to respect that it is and be careful.” Helfer said there ...

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Pop Addict: Inauguration Edition

Welcome back, pop addicts of VSU, and thank you for tuning into a very special edition of our beloved pop culture column. Let’s cut to the chase and get right into it! Today is a very important day for Americans. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were respectively sworn into office this morning. You may be asking: “What ...

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Editorial: Student apartment complexes should ease up on rent during a pandemic

There was an uproar on social media during the summer of 2020 when people were receiving eviction notices after they had been advised to quarantine during the pandemic. One thing many landlords failed to realize was that quarantining meant less job opportunities, and less job opportunities meant financial dead-ends. Unfortunately, eviction during a pandemic isn’t just a problem in the ...

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People Poll: How did you feel about the Inauguration?

Julianna Massey, Junior, Business Management “I’m really glad that with everything that was going on that President Biden was able to get into office Ok, and there weren’t any attempts on his life. I’m glad everything went smoothly.”   Jasmine Haynes, Freshman, Psychology Major “I was ready; it’s been a long day coming! We’ve been waiting, and he has a ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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