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Editorial: Loan company takes advantage of students

Sallie Mae Bank, As students of Valdosta State University, we feel like we were taken advantage of. While student debt crisis creeps up to $1.6 trillion, Sallie Mae executives were deciding whether they should lie along the beach or celebrate a record high of $5 billion in loans to 374,000 borrowers. So, the private loan company decided to do both, ...

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Why is Homecoming a big deal?

Homecoming is many students’ favorite time of the school year, whether they are in high school or college. But why is homecoming such a big deal? Homecoming is an American tradition that originated from alumni football games held at colleges and universities in the 19th century. It was made for the social customs of both high schools and universities and ...

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Virtual reality brings VSU classes to life

Imagine yourself in an all-white jail cell where there is only a cold metal bench, a hard bed with one flat pillow and a toilet that sits in the darkest corner of the room. Your imagination won’t help you get the full experience of the life of an inmate, but virtual reality will definitely take you to a whole new ...

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Who will you vote for your 2019 Homecoming king and queen?

It’s officially homecoming week and almost time to crown the 2019 homecoming king and queen. Here are some of the candidates and their reasons why you should vote for them. As voting for the second round begins, there are nine candidates left in the running. Jimmy Dao Jimmy Dao, a senior mass media major, is a Valdosta native who will ...

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Look at the Stars and Back in Time

Students can not only reach for the stars on campus—they can see them. On Thursday, the Society of Astronomy Students hosted its annual “Dawn of the Space Age” event. Students and non-students of all ages, five and up, were in line to see the October night sky and learn about the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet ...

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VSU medical students prepare for medical school

Transitioning to medical school can be a big change for anyone going into the medical field. held an open presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Special guest speakers Paven Patel, Matthew Powell and Griffin Clyatt, medical students from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – , spoke about their experiences so far in medical school. They also shared tips to help transition ...

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People Poll: What easy elective classes would you recommend to other students?

Sierra Dickenson, sophomore pre-nursing major “Greek etymology is just like medical terminology,” Dickenson said. “It was like a hybrid class, so we only had the actual class once a week and the rest was online. She only lectured for like 15 minutes and I did the rest at my own pace.” José Phalonoso, freshmen management major “Public speaking, due to ...

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Recoil jumps into Valdosta

On September 20, Recoil Trampoline Park held its grand opening, bringing new business to Valdosta while also providing a safe and fun environment for everyone. The trampoline park offers a plethora of trampolines, a space for dodgeball, basketball and an obstacle course. Besides taking an hour or two to jump, Recoil also offers party rooms and will soon start hosting ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

Angel Austin, junior international business major “I like the Strawberry Acai with apple juice instead of water and three cups of strawberries,” Austin said. “Apple juice makes the drink sweeter, also light ice so that they don’t rip you off from the drink.”   Randy Spires, sophomore mathematics major “I usually go and get their peppermint mocha frappe. It’s coffee ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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