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New Academic Support Center opens, library renovations finish

With a new semester comes new features, and the Academic Support Center has given no less. After half a year of renovations, the ASC officially opened its doors to VSU on Jan. 14. Students both on and off campus have already begun to take advantage of the restored VSU feature. Student employees Alanna Lewis and Candelario Calderon shared excitement after ...

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Campus carry bill: A one year later review

A year ago, the controversial bill known as “Campus Carry,” or HB 280, passed. Many students on college campuses throughout the state of Georgia held differing opinions on the matter. Last year, HB 280 passed through the state senate, making its way to former Gov. Nathan Deal, who signed the legislation therein allowing firearms to be carried on college campuses ...

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Senior Spotlight: Amari Evans

Graduation came and went. With it the VSU community says farewell to the bright minds that have learned in the hallowed halls of the university’s campus. One such bright mind is Amari Evans, senior biology major and chemistry minor, who graduated Dec 8. Starting out with the Biology major, Evans stuck to it throughout her four years here at VSU. ...

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‘Armed and dangerous’: Blanton Commons shooter suspect identified

The Blanton Commons shooting on Nov. 12 left one man dead and its offender in the wind. Now, Valdosta City Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the newly identified offender. VPD notified the public of the identified shooter, Ian Rashad Henry, 23, early Nov. 21. in a press release. They are currently searching for him with intention to arrest ...

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VSU ranked in Georgia’s top 20 online colleges

SR Education Group, an education research publisher, released their 2019 rankings for the best and most affordable online colleges in the United States. Valdosta State University earned top marks in all five of its categories. SR Education Group’s evaluation of these online colleges is based on manually-researched tuition rates, accreditation data, and PayScale salary data. This ensures accurate rankings. These ...

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VSU Nursing department celebrates 50 years

VSU’s Department of Nursing has taught, healed and medicated students, faculty and staff for 50 years. Now, the time has come to celebrate its anniversary once again. In the Spring of 1967, it was announced that the Board of Regents had approved a nursing program to be instituted in the fall of the coming 1968 school year. The four-year baccalaureate ...

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Staton’s station: Former VSU president may leave ECU position

A former VSU president who served a very short tenure here may be up to his old travelling ways. Cecil Staton, who served less than a year as president of VSU in 2015 and 2016, is rumored to be leaving the post he left for, Chancellor of East Carolina University after less than three years. Staton denies these rumors. “My ...

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Preview: Faculty senate proposes student GPA change

The Faculty Senate will meet Thursday to discuss the possibility of introducing a new provision to the way student GPAs are calculated at VSU. The Senate will discuss that subject and other topics at its regular monthly meeting at the Magnolia Room in the University Center at 3:30 p.m. At the recent meeting, VSU Provost Robert Smith proposed calculating student ...

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‘Hallelujah’: VSU Mass Choir wins $1,000 Competition

VSU’s Mass Choir is singing all the way to the bank as it earned a $1000 prize in the Warren Jemarcus Williams Scholarship Fundraiser in Lilburn, GA. Performing “Hope” by Dexter Walker and Zion Movement, Mass Choir managed to beat out Georgia State University’s own team for the prize. According to Aria Dinkens, junior alto, it was the group’s positive ...

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Election Update: Georgia’s governor still undecided

More than a week after Election Day, Georgia voters still don’t know who their governor is. Stacey Abrams has declined to concede victory to Brian Kemp until all ballots cast are counted; Kemp’s campaign has claimed that it’s “mathematically impossible” for Abrams to tally enough votes to force a run-off. There’s also been disagreement regarding the number of votes left ...

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