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Feature: Omnino sets students up for success

For many students working in fields requiring extensive research, one of the best ways to gain opportunities is through having your work published. From chemistry to criminal justice, recognition through published and printed research can look great on a resume.  That’s where Omnino comes in.  Omnino is VSU’s peer-reviewed journal, where students can submit their work to be cross-referenced and ...

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VSUPD Crime Blotter: Rumors and Suspicious Activity

Yik Yak users create sexual rumors on VSU campus  On April 3, 2024, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Officer Kent James with the Valdosta State University Police Department responded to the Hopper Hall front lobby in reference to harassment.   Upon arrival, he contacted the anonymous female student who stated that a group of unknown individuals spread damaging information concerning her through ...

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John Robinson: Artist and Survivor

  In the annals of history, there are stories that stand as a testament of the human spirit. Among those stories is the journey of John Robinson, a man who has experienced both racial discrimination and terminal illness, and turned his experiences into art.  Born in Lowndes County, Georgia, Robinson was born at the height of the civil rights acts. ...

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VSU Opera presents “Opera After Dark: Vibrant Voices”

On April 4, VSU’s Department of Music hosted its Opera After Dark show “Vibrant Voices,” the department’s spring show. It showcased student, alumni and faculty talent in an impressive display of artistry and skill. The show included selections from operas such as “Carmen”, “Don Giovanni”, “The Magic Flute” and “Queen of Spades”, among others. The show also included non-operatic performances ...

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The Potential TikTok ban, is it acceptable or not?

On March 13, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution 7521, a bill titled Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act.   It has commonly been called the TikTok ban, as this bill states that if TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is not sold to an American company or shareholders it will be banned ...

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Levitt Amp Music Series Continues in Valdosta

Ending on May 17, the Turner Center for the Arts will be hosting the free Levitt Amp Music series at their art park which includes free concerts from various artists around the country. The most recent artists featured was country singer Britnee Kellogg who was a contestant on season 11 and season 12 of American Idol. Kellogg was joined by ...

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VSUPD Crime Blotter: Collisions and Collapses

Collision in Hopper Circle On Monday, March 25, at 9:49 a.m., Officer Kenny McDonald with the Valdosta Police Department responded to a private property collision in Hopper Circle, where later both drivers decided to handle the incident themselves. A white Ford Fusion driven by Akasha Williams hit an orange Honda Pilot owned by Leslie J. Slaughter. Officer McDonald reported no ...

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ACT ii: Cowboy Carter Album Review

After the success of the Renaissance, Beyoncé has released the second part of her trilogy album: Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter pays homage to Beyoncé’s Texas roots while also including black country artists who are making their way into the spotlight.  The album starts off with AMERIICAN REQUIEM which gives the audience Beyoncé’s point of view when dealing with haters and defending who she ...

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Counseling Center helps students with final exam stress

Final exams are approaching, which means this is when most students put in the slightest effort to achieve good grades and turn in any missing assignments they may have. Final exams can also bring on a lot of stress and anxiety for students due to studying and the stress of trying to get a good grade. In an article posted ...

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SGA and campus police team up for student event

VSU’s Student Government Association (SGA) held a combined event with the campus police department and offered free coffee to students to build a stronger unity between students and the police. The event took place at Converse Square on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event was open to all passing students and had a consistent flow of ...

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