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Board of Regents Ignores Recommendations to Change Problematic VSU Building Names

Buildings on VSU's campus named after problematic historical figures

The USG Board of Regents decided against renaming more than 70 building across the university system last semester that are named after those who partook in slavery, oppression, anti-Semitism and supremacy. Five of these buildings are located on VSU’s campus, including residence halls. They are Ashley Cinema, Brown Hall, Langdale Hall, Lowndes Hall and Patterson Hall. The buildings are named ...

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The BA.2 Omicron Variant

A new variant of the infamous COVID-19 Omicron strand, now accounting for the resurgence of COVID, has begun to spread and is now named The Stealth variant. This strain now makes up 12% to 20 % of the diagnosed cases, and it has doubled in the last few weeks from a minor contributor to being one of the most dominant ...

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Gas Prices Are Rising: Blame it on the Pandemic

Gas prices at Murphy Express on Inner Perimeter set at $4.19

Gas prices in Valdosta, Georgia have been increasing as a result of the fluctuating supply and demand for oil since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with the addition of the effects of Russia’s War on Ukraine. Valdosta locals and VSU students have all been paying the price to drive. However, gas is not the only resource that has been ...

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CAB – Hot Ones Event

The Campus Activity Board (CAB) held a “Hot Ones” trivia event in the Student Union Theater at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. This event was inspired by the YouTube channel “First We Feast” and their “Hot Ones” series where celebrities come and answers questions while trying hot wings with different sauces. Pairs were chosen to complete three rounds of questions that ...

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Spring Break Extravanganza

On March 2, Campus Wellness hosted their Safe Spring Break Extravaganza for students on campus. The event handled issues such as drinking, drugs, sexual assault and other topics that may come up during spring break. There were also activities and games all meant to help provide resources, education and guidance to students. Students were encouraged to join the event with ...

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Ukraine and Russia: An Ongoing Crisis

On Feb. 24, Russia has officially invaded Ukraine, causing a major crisis in Ukraine. A week later, many citizens are still trying to escape from the attacks, leaving with only what they can carry and a hope that they can get out safely. However, there are many events leading up to Russia’s invasion. Ukraine has a rich and complex history, ...

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Sigma Lambda Gamma Hosts Annual Women’s March

The VSU chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma (SLG) commemorated International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by hosting their sixth annual Women’s March on campus Tuesday afternoon, March 8. SLG, a multicultural sorority whose mission is to serve the community, provide a safe learning environment and uplift students, puts a special focus on women empowerment while cultivating and embracing diversity. ...

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Four must-watch games for the first week of the NCAA Tournament

Springtime is right around the corner, and you know what that means for fans of collegiate sports: It’s March Madness. It’s time for the NCAA tournament, brackets, upsets and Cinderella stories. The official bracket for the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament was released Sunday, and here are four must-watch potential matchups for the first two rounds of the tournament. ...

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Candle Palace comes to Valdosta

Candle Palace is a new business in Valdosta that brings a fun experience through candle making. People can come by the store and make 12 oz candles with classes that they provide. The experience is reservation only with a class on the history and process of candle making while guests melt, mix and pour their own creations. The owner, Antoinette ...

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Annual Azalea Festival Comes Back to Valdosta

The 22nd Annual Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival will be making its comeback at Drexel Park this upcoming weekend from March 12-13 to share and celebrate the culture of South Georgia. The Annual Azalea Festival is a community event where people from all over are invited to support local businesses and enjoy the festivities that the region has to offer. The festival ...

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