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Student apartment complexes should ease up on rent during a pandemic

There was an uproar on social media during the summer of 2020 when people were receiving eviction notices after they had been advised to quarantine during the pandemic. One thing many landlords failed to realize was that quarantining meant less job opportunities, and less job opportunities meant financial dead-ends. Unfortunately, eviction during a pandemic isn’t just a problem in the ...

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Trump banned from Social Media

President Donald Trump was stripped of his beloved Twitter account. After the events that took place at our nation’s capital, many social media platforms have swiftly moved to rid Trump of his account. While many Democrats praised this decision, other Democrats feel as though this action was taken far too late because Trump and his colleagues have spread false information ...

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Valdosta State announces high enrollment growth

A virtual press event was hosted on Nov. 16 to give media outlets an opportunity to ask questions about VSU’s enrollment increase between fall 2019 and fall 2020. This is the highest enrollment increase out of all 26 schools in the University System of Georgia. According to USG’s enrollment report, the current enrollment is 12,304 while last fall 2019 had ...

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Flu vaccines are being offered on Valdosta State campus

With the COVID-19, pandemic still running heavily through the nation, experts are urging citizens now more than ever to get their yearly flu vaccine, according to the Center for Disease Control. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a respiratory illness that can have a range of symptoms. Some cases can be more severe than others, especially for older ...

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“Blaze the Ballot” turns into “coping with COVID”

On Nov. 5, the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion held a Brave Space Dialogue program event for students to speak about the election, which turned into a conversation about COVID-19. According to Sara Jones, director of Student Diversity and Inclusion, the initial purpose of the event was to provide an outlet for students to express their feelings while waiting ...

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Democrat Rafael Warnock leads GA Senate race to run-offs

Georgia voting isn’t quite done yet as the special election continues into a run-off scheduled for Jan. 5. Last night on Election Day, Republicans Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins, along with Democrat Rafael Warnock took the polls for a seat in Georgia U.S. Senate. According to 11alive.com, Georgia was the only state with two U.S. Senate seats on the Nov. ...

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A Guide to Voting

Astonishingly, many college students don’t register, or even know how to vote. College students are the future, and if it’s your desire to use your voice, then it’s time to learn what’s happening this November. Hannah O’Donnell, english senior, spoke up about the confusion of voting as a student. “I think that the hardest part about voting is the uncertainty ...

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Your Vote Matters

The heat of the upcoming election has brought skepticism about the legitimacy of voting. It is known throughout the country that the president is ultimately determined by the electoral college, which turns citizens away from voting. The truth of the matter is the popular vote does matter. In all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, the electoral college is ...

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VSU extends withdrawal period due to COVID-19

Students get a breather this semester as the VSU Faculty Senate has decided to give them extra time to withdraw from any classes. The withdrawal date for fall 2020 has been extended from Oct. 15 until Nov. 12, according to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Sharon Gravett. Gravett sent out an email to faculty, students and staff ...

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High speed chase disturbs VSU campus

Watch your toes, VSU students, as a dirt bike rider roams free after shaking off VSU Police in a high-speed chase through Pedestrian Mall on Sept. 30. On the night of Sept. 30 around 7:50 p.m. Officer Michael Whitlock initiated a traffic stop after hearing multiple dirt bikes riding down a nearby street. “One of the dirt bikes drove through ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!