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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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SGA announces new bike service, parking survey

On Monday, Feb. 19, SGA began its meeting off with an inspirational message from Sen. Bob Greenbaum. Greenbaum opened the floor for discussion to the question: “What makes a good leader?” The floor sat silent, but Greenbaum came prepared with the answer. “The art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and ...

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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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SGA reviews new parking plan, energizer booths

On Monday, Feb. 12, SGA started its weekly meeting off with a review of the Tiered Parking Model Proposal for the upcoming year. VSU Parking and Transportation Director Jill Ferrell and Auxiliary Services Director Shannon McGee explained the proposal to the gallery. Over the past few months, SGA, as a whole, worked with auxiliary services on editing the proposal to ...

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NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha host annual MLK Day march

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NAACP and the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted their annual march. Starting at 11 a.m., the march began at the University Center lasting for about 45 minutes to an hour and a half. At its end, the march was immediately followed by a candle light vigil. The ...

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