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New on-campus restaurant The Drop offers revamped dining options

Students have likely noticed there’s a new dining option on campus to satisfy their everyday cravings. The Drop, a new eatery located in Hopper Hall that replaced The Blazer Grille, is an effort to offer the VSU community a restaurant/bar-like atmosphere. VSU hosted a grand opening for the newly renovated restaurant on Sept. 26. VSU President Richard Carvajal as well ...

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Unfinished apartment complex continues to push back move-in date

Magnolia Reserve, an unfinished apartment complex targeted towards VSU students, continues to leave many students without a permanent residence. The apartment complex has sent emails saying the move-in date would be soon, but there has been little progress in the last three months. An email was sent Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, stating that move-in would start this weekend. Similar move-in ...

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Professor investigated for writing racial slur

On Sept. 27, a professor wrote a racial slur on a whiteboard in front of his class, leading to an investigation. Dr. Fred Earls, a communication professor at VSU, wrote the n-word on a whiteboard during his lecture, which has caused controversy. The lecture was on how language changes depending on who uses it, using the n-word as the lead ...

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TigerCon comes to VSU

On Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, around 200 comic book and manga enthusiasts attended a popular event known as Tiger Con at the Student Union on VSU campus. Tiger Con offers its attendees an opportunity to network, learn and enjoy their favorite pastimes. The crowd was made up of VSU students, as well as con goers from Florida and surrounding ...

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Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performs with world-class violinist

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra gave their first performance of the year, where they revisited one of their award-winning performances. VSO performed their concert, “Rush,” for a full house in the Whitehead Auditorium. The performance included pieces from both Tchaikovsky and Florence Price, and featured special guest Melissa White on violin for Price’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in ...

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“Blue Beetle”: Family is the strongest superpower

“Blue Beetle” was released in early August as the first superhero film with a Latino character as the lead. The film follows college graduate Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) as he moves back home to Palmera City to pursue a career with his recently obtained college degree to provide a better life for his family. After being fired from his job, ...

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Austin’s Angles: Has conference realignment gone too far? 

I’m sure every college sports fan at this point is well aware of the ongoing massive wave of conference realignment that’s sweeping the nation.   While college athletics is no stranger to realignment, this wave is unlike any that have been seen before.   Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on whether conferences have gone too far in their quests for power, ...

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Valdosta Cinemas continues Studio Ghibli film festival

Valdosta Cinemas is continuing to show all 10 of Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic animated films during studio Ghibli’s first nationwide festival event. The movie festival is for devoted fans who want to experience the illuminating worlds of their favorite films on the big screen again. The 10 Japanese animated films that are shown at the cinema include Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited ...

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Fall 2023 Semester Underway at VSU

August has arrived and so has the fall semester at Valdosta State University. The scenic campus is once again teeming with life. Students have locked in their classes for the rest of the year and are settling into the hustle and bustle that comes with college. When asked how they feel about VSU, student’s responses varied. Some enjoy the diversity ...

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Odum Now Closed on Saturdays

Odum Library’s hours of operation have changed as Valdosta State University continues to face unemployment rates. Odum is now closed on Saturdays, but the staff still offers all the previous resources. Services Director at VSU, Laura Wright, found when Odum is used most frequently by focusing on traffic patterns. “Very few students use the library after 10 p.m. Saturday was ...

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