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Editorial: Black trauma in movies does more harm than good

Recently, two films have been trending on social media regarding the trauma in Black communities and how it does not benefit the community in any way. The Amazon Prime Original movie “Them” was released on April 9. It focuses on the hardship of a Black family transitioning from North Carolina to California to live a better life in an all-white ...

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VSU works to recover the most common crime on campus

VSU Police Department has a method they encourage all students to take advantage of that will help handle the most common crime on campus, petty theft. Administrative Sergeant-State Certification Manager, Heidi Browning, said petty theft is the most common crime on campus and consists of students stealing items such as laptops, phones, game systems or anything of similar value. VSUPD ...

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VSU set to have five guest speakers for spring 2021 commencement

On May 7 and 8, VSU will have five guest speakers at the commencement who are healthcare workers to honor frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Crawford, vice president for university advancement, says the five speakers are VSU graduates. One of the speakers are psychiatric nurse practitioner Nishben Patel, who received her master’s degree at VSU in 2018 and ...

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Tips for going Green while living on campus

There are many ways to have a more sustainable living and to recycle more, but it does become hard when someone lives in a cramped place like a dorm with a roommate. Fortunately, there are ways to go green while living on campus. Go Paperless Everyone seems to always have a computer or a phone with them which can be ...

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Feature: VSU Theater Department continues to thrive

Many students have had a change in lifestyle because of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting in early 2020. VSU had to switch from face-to-face to remote learning almost instantaneously once students were sent home. One of the biggest changes affected the theatre department as their upcoming show was canceled, in-person rehearsals were put on hold and auditions were beginning to be ...

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Black Student League improves campus life for minorities

Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce attended Valdosta State College in 1963, marking the college’s first steps towards integration. Since then, Valdosta State University has changed not only in name but also in its responsibility and sensitivity to the students in attendance. Organizations, like the Black Student League, were created by VSU students to not only help with the transition of ...

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MLB is striking out in response to the new GA voting bill

On April 2, the MLB announced that it would be relocating its All-Star game on July 13 from Atlanta to Denver in response to a controversial voting bill that was passed in Georgia. I don’t think they made the right choice at all. According to the MLB, the new voting bill is restrictive and racist. That’s what the left is ...

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Lady Blazers prepare to continue winning vs West Ala

The VSU softball team looks to continue their hot streak as they take on West Alabama in a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday at Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park. The Lady Blazers enter the series at 22-3 overall, including a 16-2 record in Gulf South Conference play. The Lady Blazers moved up to No. 3 in the latest National ...

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VSU appears to prioritize student-athletes over students

The problem of dealing with unwanted sexual contact exists on college campuses all throughout the U.S. Victims deal with the physical and mental toll that non-consensual sexual contact forces on them while campus officials deal with determining the appropriate punishment for perpetrators who are proven guilty. VSU is not exempt from this issue. To protect the identity of those involved, ...

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Newly signed election reform law stirs controversy

A new law aimed at reforming the election process in Georgia has brought much attention to the peach state. The law, signed by Governor Brian Kemp and formally known as the Election Integrity Act of 2021, takes precise measures to overhaul voting requirements and procedures. Some of the key parts of the law include requiring an ID number to apply ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!