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Renovated herbarium unveiled today

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer  The $100,000 renovation of a storage facility that houses more than 71,000 plant specimens will be unveiled today at 4 p.m. by VSU’s biology department. The facility, known as the herbarium, is collection of specimens documenting biodiversity in Georgia’s coastal plain. “We’re going to have an open house,” Dr. Richard Carter, curator of the ...

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Q&A with 2016-2017 SGA Candidates

*EDITOR’S NOTE: This post will be updated after dealing with technical difficulties with audio interviews. Belinda Bell, The Grand Ticket, President  Belinda Bell, The Grand Ticket, President What made you want to run for SGA? I made the decision to run for this position because over the last year I have come to love this University and would be honored to ...

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Letter from the Editor: The Trump Affair

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Yesterday was a big day at Valdosta State. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, held a rally that flooded the PE Complex. Trump supporters from all over the South came to hear what Trump had to say. Media outlets from all over came to hear what Trump to had to say. We were there to hear what ...

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Campus to test emergency alert system

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  A brief test of the emergency notification system will go into effect tomorrow morning. Starting at 10 a.m., the emergency test will include both an email and text alert to any registered devices. The test will also utilize a new desktop alert. A sample alert message will display to anyone logged on a campus computer. The ...

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Dean departs for Georgia Southern

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor  Last Tuesday, the landscape of Valdosta State’s sports scene changed.  Head football coach David Dean accepted a job offer at Georgia Southern University. Dean accepted a position as co-offensive coordinator for Tyson Summers’ new Golden Eagles staff. “I’ve been coaching for 28 years, and 20 of those were spent at Valdosta State,” Dean said. ...

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Star Wars soars out of box office, Steve Harvey fumbles Miss Universe, and more.

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor   One Direction hard at work Now that One Direction’s window of relevancy is coming to an unfortunate close, its PR team is hard at work finding new ways to keep its client’s names in the media. Immediately coming out with solo music? Yep. Hosting gigs lined up? Of course. Suspiciously looking PR relationships? ...

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Interim President Cecil Staton appoints new administrative positions

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  In an email sent to the VSU community earlier today, Interim President Cecil Staton appointed several new members to administrative positions. Staton appointed a total of five administrative positions, three of which were vacant dean positions. “During my almost six months as interim president at Valdosta State, one of the most encouraging things I have ...

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Spec How To: Voting for Homecoming King and Queen

1. Go to the VSU homepage at www.valdosta.edu and log in to MyVSU 2. Click on the Homecoming King/Queen icon for online voting, which will take you to CampusConnect. 3. The voting link will be at the top of the page. Follow the directions to cast your vote for one (1) person for Homecoming Queen and one (1) person for ...

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VSU Alert: Shots fired early Sunday morning

Editor’s Note: This story will update whenever more information is made available. Early Sunday morning, a VSU alert was sent out stating that gun shots were fired in the 1400 block of Sustella. According to the alert, three people were seen in a silver Accura headed towards a university parking lot. Text and email alerts were sent out around 2 a.m. ...

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“Scream Queens”; A bloody, campy laugh fest

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Things are about to get bloody and bitchy. FOX premiered its highly anticipated new series “Scream Queens” this past Tuesday and the two-hour premiere left viewers gagging. Literally. “Scream Queens” follows blonde terminator Chanel (Emma Roberts), who gives Regina George a run for her money in the mean girl department. Chanel is president of Kappa ...

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