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Student Spotlight: Meet Demi Bidot-Miles

Demi Bidot-Miles is a transgender woman who is passionate about educating others, advocating for mental health and being active in her community. She also has a love for musical theatre. Bidot-Miles is a senior early education major who graduates next fall. Outside of the classroom, Bidot-Miles participates in multiple organizations to keep herself busy. She is the president and founder ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Maria Hernandez

Maria is a junior business major here at VSU. She graduated high school in 2020; as a COVID-19 senior, she spent her graduation day in quarantine. Maria is an avid bookworm who has a hard time putting down her Kindle when she’s been introduced to a good book. At the moment, her favorite book is “Normal People” by Sally Rooney. ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans is a senior applied mathematics major who loves math, foreign languages and philosophy. His hobbies include playing the guitar and keyboard, yoga, meditation and learning languages. His favorite song is “Jacaranda Tree” by Josh Garrels, and his favorite genres are folk, Americana, funk and blues. His favorite movie is “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp. Evans admires his sister, mother, ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Johnny Welch

Johnny Welch, a freshman elementary education major, has always been interested in teaching. As a child, he wanted to be a doctor or a teacher. Now, his dream is to be a superintendent of Worth County Schools district by 40. His favorite school subject is math, and he enjoys a wide variety of activities, literary and television genres. He enjoys ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Dred Jones

Dred Jones is a freshman psychology major who has a dog named DaBaby. He enjoys working out, exploring nature and meditating. Jones also wrestled for six years. His favorite movie is “Into the Wild” and his favorite TV show is “Futurama”. Jones’s favorite song is “Chamber of Reflection” by Mac Demarco, and his favorite book is “The Glass Castle”. Jones ...

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Senior Spotlight: Jonas finishes on an uplifting note

“No matter what keep pushing.” It’s with these five words that senior D’Layna Jonas describes herself and her life’s journey up until this point. Jonas is slated to graduate on Dec. 14 with an interdisciplinary studies degree, and after her four years spent at VSU, she can heartily say, “It’s time for me to go.” “I just feel like I’ve ...

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‘Be there for the big things’: Bell looks to a philanthropic future

It’s a hard job juggling school, work and organizations, but regardless of the struggle, Jacob Bell hopes to leave a legacy that inspires others to the same drive to see room for change. Bell’s greatest concern has always been others and making sure they have an outlet to feel heard and valued; however, this concern has not always been given ...

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Student Spotlight: Rosser sings from dynamic background

Junior music major Makinsey Rosser, one of the five opening acts for Waka Flocka Flame on Feb. 9, does more than just sing R&B covers. Rosser grew up in and was exposed to church and gospel music at an early age. “I loved the harmonies and the spirit,” Rosser said. “I sang at church more often the older I got. ...

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Student Spotlight: Dustin Wall speaks all

Dustin Wall is a junior interdisciplinary studies major at VSU with a concentration in international studies, ESOL and fine arts. He has a unique set of skills that put him ahead in his major and future career. Originally from Winder, Georgia, Wall has attended VSU since 2013. He had to test the waters before deciding on his current major but ...

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Student Spotlight: Lang Amaru

Stefan Roberts knew music was going to be a part of his life as early as 13 years old. With self-determination and strong support from his family and community, pursuing an education and his passion in music are two aspirations within his reach.  Stefan, or Lang Amaru, is a 20 year old hip-hop artist from Monticello, Fl.   “Lang is an acronym for Love Ain’t No Good, which I developed when ...

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