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Undergrad Research Symposium takes over VSU

From April 10-13, VSU students showcased the results of their undergraduate research that some have worked on for two years. The 24th annual VSU Undergraduate Research Council Program Symposium showcased various research projects through panel discussions, paper sessions, 3-minute research videos, and the poster session. Research topics varied from pop culture in the media to creating a portable air pollution ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Sylandi Brown

Sylandi Brown is a sophomore speech communication major from Hawkinsville, Georgia who has always had a passion for being involved and being a beacon to assist others. Brown enjoys drinking coffee, drawing, eating macaroni and cheese and spending time with family and friends. She is a university ambassador, Blue Key Honor Society member, Baptist Collegiate Society member, and SGA secretary ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Jacob Bell

Baxley, Georgia native, Jacob Bell, is a 20-year-old sophomore economics major with his eyes on the prize. In the sixth grade, Bell read a statement made by Nelson Mandela: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of ...

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SGA announces election debate, administrative review survey

It was business as usual at SGA’s weekly meeting on April 2. The organization discussed a few topics on a short agenda in preparation for election debates next week. President Maya Mapp opened the meeting with a greeting to the audience. Vice President Aisha Johnson then presented an update on the Blazer Trail Color Dash saying funds were due last ...

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Preview: SGA prepares for campaign season

It’s that time of the year again: VSU’s annual SGA elections. Each year elections are held to fill all the positions in office. Campaigning begins March 30. “Terms last for one year, and elections fill each position in SGA,” Christopher Thompson, SGA senator, said. “The positions include president, vice-president, comptroller, secretary and senators.” To apply for a senator position, candidates ...

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A guiding light: Dr. Prosper Yao Tsikata

VSU professor Dr. Prosper Yao Tsikata died March 18 but according to multiple sticky notes from students and faculty around VSU, he will surely be missed. With high energy and contagious personality Dr. Tsikata was not only a leader, but also a friend. Senior speech communication major, Chobi Young, is one of the many students Dr. Tsikata was able to ...

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RezFest sees low turnout for its newest feature

On the week of March 19 to 25, the Residence Hall Association hosted their annual RezFest week. This year, they added a new twist to an old tradition: the very first RezFest Olympics. The event was a field day for RezFest weekend and was open to all residents on campus. Junior Olympic Coordinator Christopher Thompson made sure the event was ...

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SGA announces future alumni benefits, Blazer Safe Ride updates

On Monday, Feb. 26, SGA opened their weekly meeting with an introduction of a new proposal for campus recreation given by Shawn Phippen, Director of Campus Recreation. Phippen discussed post-college benefits for alumni living in Valdosta. “We are trying to reach those students who have graduated from here and still want to be involved with on-campus activities such as the ...

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VSU says “End It” to worldwide slavery

On Feb. 22, Valdosta State University hosted the first annual End It Movement event. The End It Movement is an anti-sex slavery movement where people pledge to be advocates, raise awareness and help fight against sex trafficking. During the ceremony, students, faculty and staff all gathered for stories, a candle vigil, prayer and words from Taylor O’Neal, a sexual assault ...

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Opinion: Emergency situations should be taken seriously at VSU

Due to the recent school shooting at Parkland High School in Parkland, Florida, gun control conversations sparked across the nation. Faculty, staff, students and parents across America can’t help but prepare for the unexpected. Though gun control has been a topic of discussion since incidents such as Sandy Hook, the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida and the Las ...

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