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Decorated graduation caps express individuality

By: Jessica Ingram As graduation approaches, the craft stores in the area will begin to get a rush of college students getting prepared to participate in the tradition of decorating their graduation caps. Some schools have initiated a ban on the popular college tradition. So the question is, should graduates be allowed to decorate their grad caps or is it ...

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Spring Electronics Recycling event

Written by: Jessica Ingram The City of Valdosta Public Works Department and the Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful organization hosted another successful Electronics Recycling event in Mathis Auditorium on Saturday. Citizens were asked to drop off old and unwanted electronics, such as computers, cell phones, cables, stereos, VCRs, cameras and televisions. The Electronic Recycling event is one of two annual events intended ...

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‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing three semesters at VSU, her ...

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The GM recall: Compensating tragedy regardless of income

Written by: Jessica Ingram General Motors has made several grave missteps in recent years, and it’s time for the car manufacturer to accept the consequences for its actions. Malfunctioning vehicles built by GM have been linked to 13 deaths and numerous accidents, provoking a recent wave of recalls by the company−1.6 million vehicles on Monday and 2.6 million vehicles earlier ...

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Let’s get physical

Written by: Jessica Ingram The Exercise Physiology Club encourages you to exercise good judgment. On Saturday, the Exercise Physiology Club will host the Exercise is Medicine Symposium from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Jennett Lecture Hall Room 1111. Designed to inform the community about the international Exercise is Medicine initiative, the event, which also occurred last year, features doctors ...

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‘Blazer Buddies’ work to spread literacy

Written by: Jessica Ingram With the help of VSU student volunteers, the Sullivan Literacy Center is helping local children learn how to read. Dr. Gina Doepker, Sullivan Literacy Center director, said the goal of the center is to increase the confidence, motivation, and skills of children in regards to reading and writing. “Our mission is to be an integrated system ...

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VSU students identify what a Blazer really is

Written by: Jessica Ingram When you think about Harvard, you think about arrogant, intellectual, trust-fund-spending, future corporate lawyers. When you think about University of Arizona, you think of “Girls Gone Wild.” But what comes to mind when people think about VSU? The VSU administration is in the process of trying to answer that question. VSU has joined the Atlanta firm ...

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Food, music and nightlife can be found ‘Creekside’

Written by: Jessica Ingram Need the drink without the drunks? Creekside Tavern on Gornto Road is best known around Valdosta as a place for good drinks and live music, but the food should not be disregarded. The menu is small−only one page of meals and beverage offerings−and the prices range from $6 to $20 or more. For my meal, I ...

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Students say ‘game over’ to cancer

Written by: Jessica Ingram Watch out, cancer! Tuesday night in the University Center Rose Room, there was standing room only at the VSU Relay for Life interest meeting. Hosted by VSU Relay for Life committee members, the meeting was designed to get students and potential participants pumped up for this year’s event. You could feel the energy in the room ...

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Folklore meets psychology

Written by: Jessica Ingram Get psyched—and live to tell about it. VSU’s James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services will be hosting a weekend lecture and workshop series titled “Our Stories, Our Selves” on Feb. 21-22. The series features Dr. Jonathan Young, a Jungian psychologist and founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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