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Photos:Halloween at VSU

Despite COVID-19, VSU still puts decorations around campus to put everyone in a Halloween festive mood. Many resident assistants decorated the residence halls around campus. “I live on campus,” Cavannaugh said. “I like my RA’s decorations” A creepy mannequin is also standing in the entrance of the Student Union with a mask on to not only promote Halloween but also ...

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Fall Graduation set to occur face to face

This morning Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU president, announced that fall commencement will be face to face this semester with a few changes to accommodate the Center for Disease Control Guidelines. Fall commencement will now take place on Monday Dec. 14 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a series of four different commencement programs throughout the day. The College of Humanities and Social ...

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The Killers are back with a new album

On Aug. 21, The Killers brought back early 2010 alternative rock music with a new album called “Imploding the Mirage.” The band was formed in 2001 when singer Brandon Flowers left his band Blush Response, after he realized that his true calling was to form his own band, according to Planet Radio. The Killers first debut hit was “Mr. Brightside,” ...

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Enrollment numbers helping VSU budget

The Budget Advisory Council Meeting was held on Sept. 24 to discuss VSU’s financials and to provide transparency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. VSU’s operating budget was reduced by 15%, or $12.1 million. Reductions included reducing part-time and student employment, eliminating 88 vacant positions and offering a one-time retirement incentive. According to Dr. Robert Smith, provost and vice president for Academic ...

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Crunch Fitness set to open up first location in Valdosta

Crunch , a chain of over 300 fitness clubs, is opening a gym in Valdosta. The new gym will be open in mid-December. The gym will be located in the Valdosta Mall and is offering $0 enrollment and memberships as low as $9.95 a month for members who sign up before Oct. 31. Members may sign up online or stop ...

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how effective are plexiglass shields on campus?

The table tops around campus have recently received an addition. Dining tables now have plexiglass dividers to act as a barrier between students eating together.  These dividers first appeared in Palms Dining Hall and now are in eating areas across campus.  But how effective are these dividers when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19? According to WebMD, these ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Honors Icons

Hispanic and Latino American icons have had a long history in the entertainment industry. Here are just some of the Hispanic Americans who have influenced media today. Selena Quintanilla Selena Quintanilla was a hit Latin American singer in the ‘80s and ‘90s. According to IMDb, Selena began preforming when she was 9-years-old in a band with her brother and sister. ...

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TikTok ban possible

The ever so popular TikTok craze may be coming to an end soon with concerns surrounding the safety of the app. TikTok is a video-sharing app of a Chinese networking service owned by the internet technology company based in Beijing, ByteDance. There are many security and privacy speculations about this company which resulted in a proposed ban on the app ...

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VSU experiences Record High Freshman Count

The amount of freshmen who have enrolled at VSU for fall 2020 has increased by 48% since last year, with an overwhelming 3,437 students. This increase had led to approximately $4 million in increased revenue for VSU, according to VSU President Richard Carvajal. According to Ryan Hogan, VSU’s director of admissions, the increase can be attributed to a variety of ...

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New parking meters create closer parking spots on campus

Parking at VSU has transformed in the fall semester with the addition of four new parking meters available for students. The new parking meters are bright green signs with location numbers listed on them and are located in the Langdale lot, Baytree lot, Café lot and the Student Union lot. Melissa Wolfe, SGA president, said that the parking meters were ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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