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2018 Budget takes VSU two steps forward, one step back

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The school year has come to an end, so Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal announced the budget plans for next year which show a variety of change for the university. Carvajal said that since the school has been in an enrollment decline in the past years, the current plans for next year ...

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SGA Election results announced

Written by  Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor With over 670 votes submitted, the Student Government announced its new and returning representatives for the next academic year. Maya Mapp, a political science major, was elected as SGA President for a second year, as 500 students voted for Maya to remain president and 172 voted to abstain. Mapp gave her input over ...

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“Redefined” an upcoming web series focused on VSU students

Written by Michaela Leung, Entertainment/Web Editor We had a Q & A session with Quanesha Johnson, junior, mass media major about her upcoming web series “Redefined.”   ML: What is your series about? QJ:  Overall, the series signifies the many occurrences we may experience while being college students. The series will follow the life of Journey Harris, a recent high school ...

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Eric Sheppard violates probation, in custody

Written by Michaela Leung, Web Editor Former VSU student Eric Sheppard was taken into custody for violating probation, according to Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk. The warrants said that Sheppard violated his probation in taking a trip to Texas and making harassing phone calls while there. Sheppard first made headlines in April 2015 after an encounter with former Air Force trainer ...

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Board recommends Carvajal for VSU president

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief When Dr. Richard Carvajal spoke with students at a VSU forum Nov. 10, he said he had a special “love” for and connection to South Georgia that was “hard to understand.” It may be a lot easier to comprehend now. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced Thursday it recommends the ...

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VSU football’s season ends after 24-21 loss to UNC-Pembroke

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU will be kicking themselves after a three point loss in the first round of the playoffs against the University of North Carolina Pembroke that saw 11 turnovers. The Blazers couldn’t overcome their six turnovers in the game, which included four interceptions from quarterback Adam Robles and two fumbles from return specialist Gary Simon. ...

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Editorial: VSU needs long-term president

A letter to the future president of VSU in the aftermath of a polarizing election: Welcome to our college. We hope you stick around. Valdosta State has had three presidents in the last year and a half, and it’s in need of some stability. Prior to 2002, the average presidential tenure at VSU was just over 17.5 years, with the ...

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Games Corner: 11-10-16

Print this out and see if you can complete our games page! Complete the grid so that every row, column, diagonal and 3×2 box contains every digit from 1 to 6 inclusive. Good luck! (Solutions: Click Here) Find the words hidden in the grid of letters. (Solutions: Click Here) Come back Thursday for more!

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Lifestage: the new Facebook app

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Recently, Facebook quietly released a stand-alone app for teens only, specifically high schoolers. The app, Lifestage, was designed by Michael Sayman, a 19-year-old employee of Facebook, who immediately left high school to work for the social media empire. Similar to Snapchat as I have come to find, the app, which is free, opens to ...

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