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VSU copes with lost time after Irma

As VSU jumps back into gear after the damage of Hurricane Irma, students and professors are trying to find ways to cope with the loss of time. After returning to classes from the unintended break, teachers and students have to accommodate for missed classes, labs and other university related work. Provost and Vice President of academic affairs, Dr. Robert Smith, ...

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Housing plans unapproved renovations for Langdale Hall

As of Monday, Sept. 18, the housing department began planning and approving renovations for Langdale Residence Hall. They are working with Lott and Barber Architects to draw up a blueprint. “At this time, we are conducting a feasibility study to determine how much it would cost to renovate Langdale for a better residential experience,” Dr. Zduy Chu, director of housing, ...

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VSU students speak out on college struggles

Throughout September, VSU sent out a survey to all students, calling for them to “speak out” on their college experience. The “Speak Out” survey asks questions about the living, financial and work situations that current students are going through. Acting director of the Wisconsin HOPE lab, Jed Richardson, said the survey was sent to get a better grasp on what ...

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CORE issues survey for National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month in September brings awareness to substance abuse disorders and celebrates those who’ve reached recovery. In honor of the special occasion, the Core Institute of Southern Illionois University is conducting their biennial alcohol and drug survey. This survey finds the general consensus among the substance use/abuse group on college colleges such as VSU. All participation is voluntary and ...

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VSU gets students ready for success

This year, VSU is starting up the Blazer Ready program once again to prepare students and alumni for life after college. The Blazer Ready program is a series of workshops designed to help develop professionalism and gain confidence in pursuing career goals. Students learn different skills depending on the workshop. VSU is offering eight workshops for the fall and spring ...

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VSU stands tall after Irma

Hurricane Irma hit VSU lightly compared to cities in Florida, but that does not mean that it is not without damages. Throughout campus, trees have fallen and debris has filled sidewalks. Streets like North Oak St. and North Patterson St. have multiple stoplights out. Many of the fallen trees have not affected anything directly on campus but it has affected some ...

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Lowndes area suffers damage after Irma

Lowndes County and a majority of South Georgia experienced massive damage from tropical storm Irma early Monday morning. Power crews are working to fix downed power lines and restore power to the cities. This could take several days due to the amount of damage by fallen trees in cities such as Valdosta. Some power crews are being told they are ...

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Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

On Sept. 9, 2017 at 5 p.m. the National Weather Service released new predictions that show Hurricane Irma set to make landfall north of Naples, Florida early Sunday morning. This is after the storm passes over Key West, Florida and could potentially make landfall as a category 4 or even a category 5 hurricane over Key West. It is expected ...

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Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.

On Sept. 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. the National Weather Service released new predictions that show Hurricane Irma set to make landfall north of Naples, Florida early Sunday morning. This is after the storm passes over Key West, Florida and could potentially make landfall as a category 4 or even a category 5 hurricane over Key West. It is expected that winds ...

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Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.

On Sept. 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. the National Weather Service released new predictions that show Hurricane Irma set to make landfall in Naples, Florida early Sunday morning. This is after the storm passes over Key West, Florida and could potentially make landfall as a category 4 or even a category 5 hurricane over Key West. It is expected that winds ...

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