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Country star “comes home” to The Complex

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by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis Kip Moore’s “Coming Home” concert on April 11 has been the talk of the town. As a former golfer at VSU from 2000 to 2002, Kip will return to his old stomping grounds to blaze up the complex. Students, faculty and locals alike are looking forward to hearing the country vocals of the platinum recording superstar. “It’s ... Read More »

Police brutality becomes nationwide epidemic

Officer guarding city hall wears two name tags

by Alex Corbitt In one of the most recent cases of police brutality a man known as “Africa” was shot five times and killed after being hit with a taser beforehand. The cops claim that he was reaching for one of their guns because the taser did not work, but Africa was an unarmed, homeless and disabled man who should ... Read More »

Editorial: Align VSU’s Spring Break with other universities


Any break from the daily grind of classes and homework is always something to be appreciated, and students often mark Spring Break week on their calendars long before the new semester even begins. As we slowly limp into the weekend, classes are taking less precedence in students’ mind, replaced with the desires for warm beaches, refreshing mountains or the simple ... Read More »

Student shot at party

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by Lia Armistead The Valdosta Police Department responded to an alert one March 15 at 1:15 a.m. off Baytree Drive near the Gates apartments after gunshots were fired in a large crowed of people. According to Adam Floyd of the Valdosta Daily Times, police are now looking for the person who supposedly started shooting in the crowd of people. The ... Read More »

$53 Million campaign said to bring major changes to VSU

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by LaShawn Oglesby President William McKinney addressed SGA about the capital campaign which is part of the Valdosta State University’s Strategic Plan that started in 2013 and will continue on until 2019. A study was conducted last year which led to this campaign that launched in July 1. This is VSU’s “first ever” public comprehensive capital campaign. According to McKinney, ... Read More »

New law seeks to protect bargoers


by Jordan Barela, Alex Corbitt, and Erin Martin A proposed law could lead to a radical change in the popular Remerton bars. Michael’s Law, or HB 152, would implement numerous changes to the way bars are run, not just in Remerton, but across Georgia. Michael Gatto was killed by a bouncer at Rude Rudy’s, a bar in Statesboro, GA. Following ... Read More »

Student charged with falsifying robbery


by Cole Edwards The VSU student who was arrested on Tuesday for falsifying a robbery report has hired a lawyer and hopes to prevent any further action from being taken against him against him. Matthew Tito, 21, of Snellville, Georgia, was determined by the VSU Police Department to have called in a false report and is in Lowndes County Jail ... Read More »

Editorial: Drivers/pedestrians need to be more cautious


Every driver has experienced it—some carefree pedestrian taking his or her sweet time to stroll across a busy street. Every pedestrian has gone through it— some irresponsible driver speeding through an intersection in some inexplicable hurry to get nowhere important. Many VSU students have the pleasure of experiencing both sides of the coin because they have to commute to campus ... Read More »

Out with the old, in with the ‘Oz’


by Kristin Whitman After 35 years, VSU’s Police Chief Scott Doner is calling it a day. Doner said he decided to retire to make up for lost time with family that accrued because of his crucial position. “I was starting my 36th year of campus law enforcement,” Doner said. “My family had sacrificed a lot with all the late-night phone ... Read More »