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Photos: COVID-19’s affect on campus environment

When walking through campus there is a huge and frankly disappointing amount of litter. The cups, bottles, wrappers, and trash in general is piling up outside garbage bins. However, now we have the added trash from disposable masks, disinfectant wipes, and gloves.  According to the Environmental protection agency in 2013, the average American created 4.40 pounds of trash per person ...

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VSU will not have early voting

As of now, VSU will not host early voting regardless of the state of global health.   Other USG schools such as UGA have announced they have been approved for early voting to help accommodate students, faculty, and staff with following CDC guidelines and avoiding bigger crowds when voting in-person.   According to UGA their hope is to “dissuade their ...

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Editorial: Students should promote public health instead of party flyers

Like many students at universities across the country, a portion of VSU students have ignored advice and have attended and hosted off-campus parties. As college students, we look forward to a night out on the town. A night where we can forget about school work, daily responsibilities and the overwhelming stress from worrying about succeeding in everything we do. A ...

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COVID-19 and its effect on mental health

The mental health of college students has been considered an epidemic by the American College Health Association since the early 2000s. Recent studies have found that COVID-19 has had a serious effect on the overall mental health of University students. The Census Bureau holds a yearly Household Pulse Survey where questions about mental health are used to identify what percentage ...

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Free COVID-19 testing Locations Around Valdosta You Should Know About

As college students, we are always worried about money, and now with the pandemic, we are worried about contracting a life-threatening disease. However, to ease that worry, there are free testing locations in Valdosta that students can get tested at for free. According to Georgia’s Health Department, Lowndes County currently has 3,848 positive COVID-19 cases and some VSU students are ...

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Photos: VSU’s campus transforms during COVID-19

It’s been five weeks of classes for students at VSU during the coronavirus pandemic. To make sure students, faculty, and staff stay as safe as possible, a multitude of precautions have been put in place. Possibly the biggest everyday change on campus is our role as a community to wear a mask to stop the spread of the virus. When ...

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Column:Find your American Tune to help get you through COVID-19

“We come in the age’s most uncertain hour and sing an American Tune.” Though it hasn’t been in the charts since it was released on Paul Simon’s 1973 album There Goes   Simon, this line is surprisingly accurate and comforting in 2020’s pandemic-stricken world. Lots of music comes out every year, and this year has been no exception. Most of ...

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Music Industry

It’s no secret that something like a pandemic would ruin things for the entertainment business. Among many other things that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected, the music industry has taken quite the blow as well. The global music industry collects two main income streams, the first being live music and the other being recorded music. Live music events, as ...

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Editorial: VSU isn’t giving us enough information on COVID-19 numbers

On Friday Aug. 28, Valdosta State University finally began posting their numbers for COVID-19 cases among students and faculty. As of Sept. 4, there have been 27 new positive cases, bringing the total number of active cases in a 10-day period to 47. VSU has done a great job coming up with a way to update students about active cases ...

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How has COVID-19 impacted the film and theater industry?

Known as the “Hollywood of the South,” Georgia’s film and performance industries added a whopping $9.5 billion to the state’s revenue in 2019. However, after the country was overrun with the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s film industry took a major hit. After big productions such as Lionsgate’s adaptations of The Hunger Games and AMC’s The Walking Dead showcased many of Georgia’s ...

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