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5 inexpensive ways to have fun this summer

Summer is in full swing, and seeing your fellow college students live it up on Instagram, is kind of making you jealous. How are they affording all these trips and lavish activities while you’re over here just surviving? I get it. Some of us are working at least one job in order to pay for the upcoming semester, and that ...

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Column: Is the NBA MVP the new Heisman Trophy?

From the start of any season, media members, players, and the public generate their picks for who they feel will take home the big individual award at the seasons conclusion. Some take in to account stats, while others factor in team success or just pure greatness. This year, the NBA MVP race seems to be a close one, but should ...

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Valdosta aims to change the conversation on homelessness

On Friday, April 20 Joni Staton, mental health benchmark coordinator, hosted a quarterly community collaborative conference that addressed and aimed to increase the awareness surrounding Valdosta’s  homelessness, mental health and substance abuse issue. The conference was a collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), along with a ...

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ASL Club educates students with Deaf Deaf World

Until you have walked in someone else’s shoes, you will never understand what they are experiencing, but on Thursday, April 5 at VSU, students had the opportunity to experience firsthand what life is like as a deaf person. The event, titled Deaf Deaf World, was held by VSU’s American Sign Language Club. The ASL Club’s mission for Deaf Deaf World ...

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Ways students can earn extra cash this summer

Summer is finally here, and VSU students are ready for a break. Whether it’s soaking up the sun on a beach in our neighboring state of Florida, escaping to a cooler climate by heading up north or just catching up on long needed beauty sleep, many are happy to kick up their feet for 10 weeks. Thinking about an upcoming ...

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Valdosta honors Madeline Pitts with “Maddie Day”

June 9 will officially be known as “Maddie Day” in honor of Valdosta native, 13-year-old Madeline Pitts who is fighting two forms of terminal cancer. The event will take place in Veterans Park. Maddie has been an advocate in the pediatric cancer fight for 13 years as she supported her sister Elizabeth who had the same form of cancer she ...

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The Pier plans to stay this time around

The Pier, formerly known as Flip Flops, has reopened in Remerton and has announced big plans for the bar in order to keep it open this time around. “The owner and management have years of experience, a real passion and a hands-on approach to see it succeed,” Cale Waley, the general manager, said. The bar opened on March 22 to ...

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Kultured Kampus creates scholarship fund for Gambian children

VSU students involved with Kultured Kampus plan to fund schooling for children in Gambia, Africa through a scholarship program.  This scholarship program is organized through Enactus, a national organization committed to helping the community through entrepreneurial action. Enactus has been an on-campus organization for over 25 years. They also manage other programs that focus on community service and entrepreneurial sustainability.  VSU Enactus created Kultured Kampus to import authentic African clothing into the U.S. for resale. This opportunity gives tailors employment ...

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VSU waves goodbye to three hoop stars

On May 5, VSU’s Madi Mitchell, Kenya Samone’ Dixon and Taylor Buie will be walking across the stage as their final days as a student athletes wind down. Their accomplishments in the classroom and on the hardwood will not be forgotten as they become alumnae of VSU. “It is a great place, and I will walk around bragging to anybody ...

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Helfer’s cardinal criteria

Mike Helfer’s success as Valdosta State’s head coach is predicated on more than just talented athletes and what plays he draws up on a white board. Coach Helfer has lead the Blazers to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and has turned Valdosta into a basketball powerhouse in the Gulf South Conference Helfer’s style of play is fast and to constantly apply ...

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