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The state of voting: A look at the importance of college voters

“America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote.” This is a quote from 1970s Kansas City Star Columnist William E. Vaughn in reference to voter apathy in this country. September is National Voter Registration month, yet many college students, members of an underrepresented voting population, ...

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Dina Titus: ‘History has become her-story’

When most people think of politicians, many descriptors come to mind, but “female” is rarely among them. Dr. Dina Titus, United States Representative for Nevada’s first congressional district, speaks for just that reason— to remind us of past accomplishments made by women and be the inspiration to empower female millennials today. Dr. Titus spoke here at VSU on Monday, Sept. ...

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Crime Report 9/24-9/30: Theft runs rampant at VSU

September 24, 2018 At 4:40 a.m., a non-student was arrested and charged with DUI, Stop Sign Violation, and Open Container following a traffic stop on W. Mary St. At 6:00 a.m., a student reported that her vehicle was broken into and items were taken at Sustella parking deck. At 1:13 p.m., a student reported his vehicle was broken into and ...

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Faculty Senate looks into shade awnings for VSU campus

The Faculty Senate considered the idea of peppering VSU’s campus with shade awnings to protect the VSU community from damaging rays from the sun. This and other issues were discussed at the Faculty Senate’s monthly meeting Sept. 20 at University Center. Dr. Jennifer Beal, a professor of ASL/interpreting and deaf education, submitted a request for shade awnings at pedestrian crosswalks ...

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Editorial: A simple solution to student satisfaction

Blocked walkways, caution tape, boarded hallways, fences and loud engines are the results of the constant construction around VSU which, since the beginning of the fall semester, every student has seen and experienced. West Hall, Sustella and Oak Parking Decks, and Odum Library are all visibly under construction; however, this doesn’t scratch the surface of the future development planned at ...

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‘Be there for the big things’: Bell looks to a philanthropic future

It’s a hard job juggling school, work and organizations, but regardless of the struggle, Jacob Bell hopes to leave a legacy that inspires others to the same drive to see room for change. Bell’s greatest concern has always been others and making sure they have an outlet to feel heard and valued; however, this concern has not always been given ...

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Preview: Congresswoman Titus comes to VSU

With only an hour until the event starts, Tifton native and Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus is coming to Valdosta State University for her presentation: “How Women are Changing Legislatures: Politics, Policy and Process.” The Women and Gender Studies program is hosting the event, however, Dr. Catherine Oglesby, head of the program, is the reason for her coming. She said she ...

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Lemony Whisker’s: A series of un-FUR-tunate felines

They’re strays. Feral, some would say. They have no companion, friend or owner. No one to tend to them, feed them or give them a name. Until about nine o’clock each night, when Jessica Yeagle leaves her dorm, headed for her usual spot where the cats are always waiting. They wait at a place in the middle of campus, where ...

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Building better bridges: SGA hosts first ‘All Committees’ meeting

Divided into four chambers and several committees, SGA plans to tackle issues here at VSU head on this year. On Monday, Sept. 17, SGA had their first All Committees meeting, officially presenting the chair people for each committee and dividing senators amongst them. The chambers include Academic Affairs, Campus Affairs, Finance and Civic Service & Public relations. Sen. Bolanle Dahunsi, ...

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