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VSU COVID response still evolving

VSU has been offering incentives for students and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccines, but not everyone is on board with being “bribed” to get the vaccine. The fall semester has started to return to “normal” because masks are strongly encouraged inside campus building but are not required. Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks. ...

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Chipotle is finally coming to Valdosta

For those who like their Mexican food au naturel, your time is now. Construction is underway for Valdosta’s first Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is slated to open later this fall, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. As of Wednesday afternoon, construction workers were on-site, as Valdosta’s newest restaurant begins to take shape. The restaurant will be on one of Valdosta’s ...

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Are you offended by these team names or just bored?

What do sports teams who are—or used to be—named after Apaches, Braves, Indians, Mohawks, Redmen, Warriors, etc. have in common? People who love to manufacture stories and narratives that accuse others of being hateful find them very offensive. I’ll tell you what: I could not care any less about what a football team chooses to call itself, barring that they ...

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Lady Blazers and No. 9 West Fla end match in a draw

The Lady Blazers soccer team began Gulf South Conference games with a thrilling 0-0 double-overtime draw against No. 9 West Florida.   A stellar defensive performance from VSU is what kept this game a tie as West Florida outshot VSU 21-4. Junior Samantha Blanford was blocking off shots all game with 11 total saves and saving a potential game-winner in the first overtime.   “Sam Blanford has been good,” head coach Stephen Andrew ...

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Column: COVID-19 brings uncertainties to studying abroad

VSU is hoping to complete a study abroad program, led by English language director David Starling, in summer 2022. Starling, who has been at VSU for twenty years, has lead study abroad programs since 2001. VSU has been unable to do in-person study abroad programs for two years due to COVID-19. Starling said the safety of going to Japan was ...

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A simple guide to make it through college

Higher education can be a daunting, hard-to-navigate transition, so we have provided a simple guide with tips and tricks to help you succeed: Attend every class As a student, it is imperative that you attend every class. You can be easily left behind on assignments if ditching class becomes a habit. It is your responsibility to obtain the information that ...

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Oops! Period Packs made accessible at VSU

On Sept. 21, VSU’s Sigma Lambda Gamma put together 100 emergency period packs to help with accessibility of feminine products on VSU’s campus. These packs contained a pad, tampon, panty liner and a piece of candy The event was held to not only provide a unique form of community service, but to also open a discussion on periods. Menstruation has ...

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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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Photos: Logan Lee steals the spotlight in Valdosta

After a year without live music, Logan Lee and The U-Pang Band came to play at The Salty Snapper on Sept. 9. Logan Lee has been performing professionally since the 2010s. Originally from Ottawa, Illinois, he now resides in Jefferson, Georgia. While he has been singing most of his life, it wasn’t until after he tore his ACL and became ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza

Hosted by The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion on Aug. 19, the Multicultural Extravaganza highlighted and exposed a wide range of cultures and traditions to a vast range of students on campus. Students who attended the event had an inside look at the cultural differences amongst one another. They were able to unite and learn about various cultures and ...

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