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Student Spotlight: Meet Demi Bidot-Miles

Demi Bidot-Miles is a transgender woman who is passionate about educating others, advocating for mental health and being active in her community. She also has a love for musical theatre. Bidot-Miles is a senior early education major who graduates next fall. Outside of the classroom, Bidot-Miles participates in multiple organizations to keep herself busy. She is the president and founder ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Shawna Small

Mashawna Small, or Shawna as her friends call her, is a senior mass media major at VSU. Small was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She considers herself a creative thinker, kind and hardworking. Her hobbies include reading books, traveling, videography, photography and watching movies. Her favorite genres are suspenseful, psychological thrillers, horror and rom-coms. One of her favorite movies ...

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Breaking: Elizabeth II, England’s longest-reigning monarch, passes away at age 96

Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland early this afternoon. The news follows a statement from Buckingham Palace that her health was being monitored early this morning. She was 96-years-old. Her son Charles, heir apparent, has taken the throne as King of England. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the King announced his mother’s death is “a ...

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Stacey Abrams’ campaign trail lands at VSU

Stacey Abrams made a splash at VSU Tuesday afternoon when she came to campus for her OneGeorgia rally, part of a swing through Valdosta during her campaign for governor. Abrams, who is the Democratic candidate running for governor against current office holder Brian Kemp, came to VSU to promote her campaign and appeal to the student voters and faculty of ...

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People Poll: Marvel vs. DC

  “Marvel has become tiresome in terms of movies. Meanwhile, DC’s animated flicks are still amazing.” Daniel DeMesseman, sophomore secondary education major with a concentration in history “I definitely enjoy watching marvel more than DC, so I’m going to have to choose marvel.” Maggie Stewart, freshman pre-medicine biology major “I definitely like Marvel better. I strongly believe that their characters ...

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Opinion: Fan culture helped define our generation

Fan culture has taken social media by storm. Everywhere you go, you can find accounts dedicated to TV shows, movies, fictional characters, content creators and celebrities, especially on Twitter and Instagram. More often than not, what has been named “stan culture” is the butt of a long running online joke. Accounts like these are often seen as cringy or obsessive, ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza returns for 2022

On Aug. 18, the Office of Student Diversity held the widely anticipated Multicultural Extravaganza, an annual event that celebrates the diverse array of cultures and heritages that make up VSU. Several booths were set up around the ballroom by student organizations and volunteers, offering food, cultural resources and activities like balloon animals and henna stains. “I kept getting emails about ...

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Editorial: Biden’s plan to forgive student loans

On Aug. 24, Biden announced via Twitter his plan for forgiving federal student loans, a campaign promise he made during the 2020 election. According to the plan, up to $10,000 of your loans can be cancelled if you didn’t receive Pell Grants, and up to $20,000 if you did receive Pell. This only applies to those earning less than $125,000 ...

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Photos: Class of 2022 departs from VSU

Spring graduates took to the stage May 6 and 7 to receive their degrees, celebrating years of hard work and accomplishments from their time at VSU. Graduate commencement began at 5 p.m. on May 6 in the PE Complex. Friends and family gathered in the stands to watch as faculty and grads took their seats on the floor.   VSU ...

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“Crisis in the Humanities”: What’s going to Happen to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department?

Effective on July 1, the philosophy and religious studies department will no longer be its own separate department and will instead be merged in with the history department. As a result of the upcoming retirement of Dr. Fred Downing, the Department Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies, it has been decided that at the end of the summer semester, students ...

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