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Sororities help ignite joy through running

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Written by John Stephen, Correspondent “If they could just bottle how you feel after the run,” Claire Walton says, describing how running always makes her feel better about herself, her family, her day and her entire life. Walton is the director of Girls on the Run South Georgia, and while she may not be able to package the endorphins released after ...

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VSYOU marketing campaign spike applications for fall

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Written by John Stephen, Correspondent VSU may finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to enrollment. With undergraduate applications up 77 percent compared to this time last year, VSU President Cecil Staton says he is confident the university will see its first enrollment growth in several years with the freshmen class of 2016. Not ...

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New exercise building to open today

The new Center for Exercise Medicine & Rehabilitation, which offers extensive therapeutic and clinical services to the entire VSU community, will hold its grand opening tonight from 5-7 p.m. in the HSBA building.

Written by John Stephen, Correspondent A new extension of the Student Health Center will now allow all VSU students and employees access to preventive and therapeutic clinical services previously offered only to university athletes. The Center for Exercise Medicine & Rehabilitation (CEMR) will host its grand opening ceremony and reception tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include information ...

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Trump Stumps the Critics

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump during the GOP debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

  Written by John Stephen, Staff Writer Political analysts all over the country are admitting that they were wrong; after predicting a quick demise of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he’s still in the game. In fact, he’s stronger than ever. According to CNN, Trump is leading nearly every poll nationally and in early voting states. Plenty of people still dislike ...

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American flag supporters rally around campus, remain peaceful

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Written by: John Stephen, Print Editor  One week after protesters walked on the American flag at Valdosta State’s campus, hundreds of students, veterans and community members rallied along VSU’s perimeter under a clear blue sky to show support for the American flag. Around 1,000 people took part in the “Flags Over VSU” demonstration – according to Valdosta Police Chief Brian ...

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Two protests unite under common flag: Students, veterans and Valdosta citizens come to campus to support their cause

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Written by: Jordan Barela, Digital Editor & John Stephen, Print Editor  Hundreds of VSU students, alumni and Valdosta citizens gathered on VSU’s Pedestrian Mall Monday at 3 p.m. to show support for the American flag, in the exact same spot where Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart was detained by police on Friday for attempting to take the American flag from ...

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McKinney to address faculty over complaints

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by John Stephen VSU’s highest officials will attend today’s faculty senate meeting to discuss a report detailing the senate members’ numerous problems with VSU’s administration and current condition. “The last couple of weeks have brought to light a number of issues at VSU we cannot ignore, distracting us from our success stories, and holding us back at a time when ...

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“A Royal Affair” is in the air

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by John Stephen It’s time to break out the tiaras and dust off the tuxedos. SGA and the campus organization Model Mentors are collaborating to host a couples pageant at the end of the semester. The pageant, titled “A Royal Affair,” will take place April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. This event is free to the ...

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Anonymous document proposes no-confidence vote on VSU president and provost at Feb. 19 faculty senate meeting

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By John Stephen Update: Posted Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The faculty senate did not perform a no-confidence vote at its Feb. 19 meeting. Members discussed this issue near the end of the meeting, but ultimately the matter was tabled. More updates to come soon. ——————– An anonymous document allegedly sent by numerous VSU professors to faculty senate members led to an emergency meeting by ...

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Roadwork causes campus detour

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by John Stephen Detour for students: check. This week, students who normally use Georgia Avenue or College Street for their commute were rerouted due to maintenance taking place on those two roads. The City of Valdosta is resurfacing portions of Georgia Avenue and College Street, and this work should be complete by the end of the week, according to Sementha ...

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