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VSU STEAM center opens exhibit on weather

On November 16, VSU’s STEAM Center unveiled their new interactive exhibit, The Art and Science of Weather.   The exhibit featured several topics regarding weather and weather-adjacent phenomena. These include the water cycle, extreme weather, wind currents, and even rainbows and light refraction.  The entire event was interactive, meant to not only be seen, but touched and walked through. There were ...

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No Nightmares Here: Divine Modeling Troupe is a Dream Come True

The Divine Modeling Troupe left heads turning in their stunning show on November 16, titled “Dreams and Nightmares.” The runway show served not only as a display of talent, but as the finale to their sixth season of Next Top Model.  The final show of Next Top Model was used as a final challenge of three. Prior to this show, ...

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Investigation continues into shooting death of VSU student

Law enforcement is actively investigating last month’s fatal shooting of a VSU student outside of a bar in Remerton. Brianna Long, a bartender at The Pier, was shot at about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 after the establishment had closed and employees finished closing duties. Long died later at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. Jamy Steinberg, the Georgia ...

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Editorial: Colleges Should Help Service Voter Registration Efforts for Students 

 With the city and county elections underway, and the upcoming presidential election around the corner, most college students unfortunately face significant challenges when trying to register to vote.  Part of being in college is about getting ready for adult life. Being an adult, voting is one of the biggest freedoms and privileges.  Many college students, especially those out of state, are ...

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Column: What I learned from F.I.R.E.’s Free Press Workshop

As Americans, we are taught that we have an inalienable right and responsibility to free speech written into our Constitution. However, many students are unsure of how to use this right to change the world for the better. One group that is well-versed in their First Amendment rights are journalists, but even they need a push in the right direction.   ...

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VSU hosts Halloween events on campus

Another Halloween has passed at VSU, with events old and new set up for students to participate in. Though the annual Trunk r’ Treat did not happen this year, the holiday was still jam-packed with activities across campus throughout the week. On Monday, Oct. 30, Campus Activity Board hosted the annual Haunted House in the recreation department. It was a ...

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Photos: A Recap of Homecoming

VSU Homecoming has come and gone, and with its Mardi Gras theme and action-packed week, there’s a lot of events to cover.   The night of Sunday, Oct. 15 was Midnight Madness, the inaugural event. Guests were treated to games, snacks, and music throughout the night, and it marked the beginning of the chalk art competition between fraternities and organizations across ...

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VSU announces findings in baseball coach investigation

VSU officially announced the conclusion of its investigation into accusations of discrimination within the baseball team, finding wrongdoing on the part of the head coach and offering reinstatement for a former player. Head Coach Greg Guilliams was previously accused of racial discrimination regarding a player’s hair length in August. However, a committee led by VSU’s Office of Human Resources found ...

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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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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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