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How to volunteer or donate to South Georgia storm relief

Written by Michaela Leung, Web Editor After deadly storms devastated areas of South Georgia, residents are left picking up the pieces. On Monday, VSU students went to Adel to aid in the community clean up and accepted donations to give to families in need. If you were unable to help, there are still ways that you can get involved in the ...

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Hamilton signs with Dodgers

Above:  Blazers pitcher, Austin Hamilton, who led the the Gulf South Conference in strikeouts with 103.  Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University. Written by Juston Lewis, Sports Editor. VSU Baseball’s Austin Hamilton is heading west after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed pitcher joined the organization as an undrafted free-agent on Wednesday. Hamilton appeared in 17 games for ...

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Dr. Carr named vice president for student success

Written by Darla Dunning, Content Editor. Photo courtesy of  Bainbridge State College. Dr. Rodney Carr will be returning to his alma mater in July as the new vice president of student success. For Dr. Carr, this is more than just a job, but the opportunity to transform students’ lives at an institution that has been there for his family during ...

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Volunteering: the cure for summer blues

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor If you find yourself stuck in Valdosta over the summer and want to fill those long days with something productive, volunteering might be a good choice. Not only is it a great way to give back to others, but certain volunteer opportunities could benefit your area of study. On-campus opportunities are easy to ...

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Titletown football is campin’

Above: University of Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh, in his famous khakis and crewneck outfit at the ‘Night of Champions’ camp hosted by VSU Football Written By Joshua Miller, Contributor / Photos by Seth Willard, Media Editor VSU football kicked off the summer camp season on June 4 with khakis and a crewneck. More than 700 high school student-athletes attended VSU’s ...

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Chu named Director of Housing and Residence Life

Written by Hunter Terrell, Engagement Editor VSU has announced a new Director of Housing and Residence Life for fall 2017. Dr. Zduy Chu previously held the position at Georgia State for six years. In this role, Chu had oversight for comprehensive residential academic initiatives and services. He also coordinated first-year residential programs in addition to the programmatic curriculum for multiple residential learning ...

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Odum follows USG catalog change

Written by Darla Dunning, News Editor / Photo courtesy of Odum Library VSU’s Odum Library transitioned to a new library catalog system on May 26 so students, faculty and staff would have one catalog to search for materials at Odum Library and other University System Georgia (USG) libraries. USG decided to transition to what is known as a “next-generation library ...

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Road trips: the good, the bad and the ugly

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Content Editor Road trips with friends cross country or to another state might sound like a good idea until the A/C breaks, you’re sweating next to your friend’s smelly dog and sleep is a thing of luxury. Unfortunately trips don’t always go as planned, especially when they’re hardly planned at all. Take the time to figure ...

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Summer classes are no joke

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor For some, summer is the time when that long-needed break from school has finally come. For others, it’s an opportunity to get those extra credit hours and finish classes sooner. However, it is not as easy as one might think. Since the term is much shorter than a regular semester, there is a ...

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The Odradek unveils new issue

Written by Darla Dunning, News Editor The Odradek: VSU’s Literary Arts Magazine, hosted its annual unveiling and gala celebration for the 2016-2017 issue on Thursday, May 18, in the UC Theater. For the past 25 years, contributors and editors have submitted their work to the Odradek which is filled with writings of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations and visual art. During ...

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Summer semester is time to explore

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief During summer semester, classes can seem like a race to the finish. If you’re taking multiple classes over Maymester or during June and July, you might be in class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll study for and complete the same amount of work over four or eight weeks that you normally would over ...

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