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SGA discusses energizer booths, rec center, new student fee

With the third week of the spring 2018 semester in the books, SGA has begun to settle into the swing of things. The first resolution of 2018 concerning the implementation and scheduling of energizer booths was unanimously passed.  These booths are aimed at collecting student suggestions and feedback to foster student participation and usage of the many university amenities at ...

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Students react to new sign

Members of the VSU community, along with a good portion of Valdosta commuters, have probably noticed a flashy new electric sign popping up around campus. In early January, the new sign was first positioned on the lawn in front of the Student Union at the intersection of North Oak Street and Baytree Road. The first message that was broadcasted at ...

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Temperature drop leaves students freezing

VSU students were left shivering and shocked Wednesday night as temperatures dropped into the 20s, causing the National Weather Service to issue a hard freeze warning for Lowndes County. The VSU Athletic Department reacted by delaying upcoming basketball games which were scheduled for Thursday and Saturday due to dangerous driving conditions for traveling teams. All games were moved back one ...

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Editorial: Protect yourself from the flu

It’s finally here! No, not the Super Bowl, we’re talking about Influenza, and we are at the peak of its season. Right now, the flu is widespread in 49 states, Georgia especially getting hit hard. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), there have been over 307 influenza hospitalizations and five deaths in a matter of 14 weeks. ...

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People poll: How do you feel about politics after 2017?

“My views have changed only because we went from Obama to Trump and I don’t know how to deal with it,” Devin Neal, a junior business major, said. “My views on politics haven’t really changed. Trump with this wall though; I see his purpose, but there are many ways he can work around that. With all this foreign policy, I ...

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People poll: How do you deal with stress?

“I deal with stress by listening to gospel music,” Essence Gram, a junior criminal justice major, said. “I pray to God every morning and every night so when I encounter problems I know how to deal with them,” Ashanti Henderson, a sophomore biology pre-pharmacy major, said. “I make a list and I check everything off so I make sure I get ...

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Ceiling collapses; VSU Bookstore suffers major flood damage

On Nov. 8, at 10 a.m., a portion of the ceiling collapsed on the first floor of the VSU Bookstore causing over $55,000 in damages. According to Lee Ann Johnson, the VSU Bookstore director, a maintenance crew was trying to flush out the drainage line connected to the Student Union food services, which caused a cast iron pipe to burst ...

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Graduate school: Is it worth the time?

Some students decide that they want to go to graduate school to receive their MA after they receive their undergraduate degree. Going to graduate school can be considered an investment in one’s future. By taking an extra year or two to focus on your career, you will be more qualified for jobs in your field than somebody with just a ...

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Students consider if Thanksgiving should be celebrated

Thanksgiving holds a lot of different meanings for people all over America. To most college students, the holiday serves as a much-needed break from their studies and a time to clear their minds and fill their stomachs just before they go back to pulling all-nighters and cramming for finals. For sophomore mass media major, Denver Vaughn, it’s a time to ...

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People Poll: Should guns laws be more strict?

“If a way is found to help people feel safer on campus, I think that they wouldn’t feel the need to carry on campus as much,” Robert De La Cruz, a junior computer science major, said. “I don’t think that the law should even really be in place, but I do understand why they are there. I am not really ...

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