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New art history minor for fall 2023

Starting in the fall, VSU students will have another option in their palate – a newly approved minor in art history. The new minor was given the green light during the Faculty Senate’s Academic Committee February meeting. The minor was proposed by Dr. Glenda Swan in the Department of Art and Design. “Offering a minor in art history shows how ...

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Friends remember VSU student Blane Stone

Blane Ashley Stone, a junior psychology major from Valdosta, died unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2023. Stone was a member of Abundant Life Church of God. She enjoyed singing and acting. She also adored her 4-year-old daughter, Blithe Beck. A GoFundMe campaign was organized by close friends of Stone’s that is going to be used to purchase a memorial for her ...

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VSU Dance Presents “WEAVE”

VSU Dance is hosting their performance of WEAVE: The Spring Dance Concert on March 2 through 5. The show, a collection of stories and perspectives, serves as a love letter to the community of culture and a medium for exploring subjects such as grief, individuality, the elements and the concept of life.                 ...

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South Georgia Film Festival back in March

The seventh annual South Georgia Film Festival returns this year to VSU. The festival celebrates the art and the industry of filmmaking and will be held on March 3, 4 and 5. The SGFF brings the film and movie industry to Valdosta and shines a spotlight on local talent. “My goal was to create an event that would draw creative ...

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Future of public relations program unclear

Despite rampant speculation, no decision has been made on the future of the public relations program, according to the interim dean of the College of the Arts. During the first week of the spring semester, communication majors with an emphasis in public relations received some unexpected news about upcoming changes in the PR program. Public relations students were told that ...

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ACTION president arrested

The president of VSU club A Chance To Initiate Opportunities Now was arrested Jan. 28 for battery involving family violence and taken to Lowndes County Jail. In addition to being the president of ACTION, David Jonathan “DJ” Davis is a sociology graduate student and event coordinator for Deep Release Poetry Society. According to Lowndes County Jail records, Davis was released ...

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VSU mourns the loss of a student

Jackson Charles Bebiak, a VSU student and Phi Sigma Kappa brother, died on Feb. 12. President Richard Carvajal released a statement the morning of Feb. 13, informing students of the loss. “Jackson was a first-year management major from Marietta, Florida,” according to the statement. “VSU quickly became his home away from home, and he truly loved his time here. He ...

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Editorial: Florida’s DEI ban erases educational rights

On Jan. 31, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his plan to ban state universities from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as part of his higher education agenda. This announcement came after an earlier promise by presidents of Florida’s two-year community colleges to not teach critical race theory and other related concepts. Many Republicans across the country have ...

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Editorial: Keep the flame burning, Blazers

Many students have already noticed that this semester feels a bit … different than usual. Maybe even the past few semesters, really.  Students seem to be suffering from mental burnout, whether that be from having senioritis, going to school while being a parent, having to juggle jobs, or all three. It is a constant fight to keep up with life while trying ...

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BREAKING: Armed robbery near VSU campus

On Jan. 12, students received a text message and phone call from VSU stating that there had been an armed robbery reported at Azalea Woods. At 8:38 PM, the text message read, “Armed robbery was reported at Azalea Woods (Mary St – Off Campus) Suspect was last seen heading south, away from campus. Avoid this area until further notice.” This ...

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