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Governor’s Chief of Staff makes Georgia history

Lauren Curry made history by being the first female chief of staff for the Governor’s office in Georgia.  Brian Kemp announced on Jan. 12 that Curry will assume the role permanently beginning on Jan. 15.    Curry has served in numerous roles before this position, allowing her to gain experience and prepare for this job.  According to Gov.Georgia, Curry has worked ...

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New addition to Valdosta Mall leaves shoppers curious

The Valdosta Mall is gaining a new store by Feb. 29.  Construction is seen taking place where Bed, Bath and Beyond once was. There is much discussion over what the store could be, as it is hidden from the public.  James Dolen, the Valdosta Mall’s general manager, says adding stores will allow for growth.  “We have a new 20,000-square-foot store ...

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Investigation continues into shooting death of VSU student

Law enforcement is actively investigating last month’s fatal shooting of a VSU student outside of a bar in Remerton. Brianna Long, a bartender at The Pier, was shot at about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 after the establishment had closed and employees finished closing duties. Long died later at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. Jamy Steinberg, the Georgia ...

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SGA holds vigil for Brianna Long

SGA held a candlelight vigil on the VSU front lawn on Nov. 1 to remember a VSU student’s death where family, friends and community came together. Brianna Long was a senior and dental hygiene major. With only one semester left until graduation, VSU will be presenting her family with her bachelor’s degree in May. Long died unexpectedly early Sunday morning ...

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President Carvajal speaks at October senate meeting

VSU President Richard Carvajal spoke at the VSU faculty senate meeting on Oct. 19 to discuss the university’s current issues, improvements it has seen, and goals it wishes to accomplish. A main concern has been the enrollment rates that the university has experienced. COVID-19 played a significant role in the decrease of college students state-wide, and VSU was no exception. ...

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Professor investigated for writing racial slur

On Sept. 27, a professor wrote a racial slur on a whiteboard in front of his class, leading to an investigation. Dr. Fred Earls, a communication professor at VSU, wrote the n-word on a whiteboard during his lecture, which has caused controversy. The lecture was on how language changes depending on who uses it, using the n-word as the lead ...

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Students left outraged at alarming mold growth

Students living in VSU residence halls have reported mold growing at an alarming rate in their rooms. Mold has been seen in Hopper, Georgia, and Centennial. Students have brought awareness to this by posting anonymous pictures of their dorms to the social media platform YikYak. With the increased attention, many other students have said they have seen mold in their ...

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VSU students share their experiences during Hurricane Idalia

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Hurricane Idalia hit Valdosta with a category two force and caused city-wide power outages, closed roads, and flooding.  VSU allowed residential students to continue living on campus. Many students were unaware of how strong the storm would be and shared similar experiences.   Other students who commute to VSU and live in nearby apartments also faced the ...

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Hurricane Idalia hits VSU causing campus power outage

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, VSU was struck by Hurricane Idalia. The storm brought strong winds and hard rain. There has been reported damage across campus and the city. The power is out citywide and when it will return is still unknown. Class is canceled until Tuesday, Sept. 5.  During the storm, some students living on campus were told to move ...

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