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Spring Break changed to accommodate for COVID-19

On Oct. 16, the VSU Office of Academic Affairs announced there will be no spring break. Although there is no spring break, those five days will be spread throughout the semester as “wellness days.” These wellness days are Feb. 16, March 17, April 2, April 15 and May 3, which include no classes, homework or assessments. This decision was made ...

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Third 2020 Presidential Debate Recap

The third and final Presidential Debate was held October 22, 2020 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The debate was the second to feature both presidents simultaneously, after the planned second debate was cancelled in favor of dueling town halls held at separate locations. The debate featured a variety of topics, specifically COVID-19, climate change, race and an   a section ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about fall 2020 commencement now being in person?

  Austin Blanton, senior communication major “People deserve it (graduation), and I know people are able to come back and walk as well so I think that’s pretty cool. We’re on campus full-time, so I think what’s the point of us not having a graduation. Hopefully, in the spring, it (face to face graduation) will carry on, and I’ll be ...

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Fall Graduation set to occur face to face

This morning Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU president, announced that fall commencement will be face to face this semester with a few changes to accommodate the Center for Disease Control Guidelines. Fall commencement will now take place on Monday Dec. 14 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a series of four different commencement programs throughout the day. The College of Humanities and Social ...

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How Effective are Plexiglass Shields on Campus?

The table tops around campus have recently received an addition. Dining tables now have plexiglass dividers to act as a barrier between students eating together.  These dividers first appeared in Palms Dining Hall and now are in eating areas across campus.  But how effective are these dividers when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19? According to WebMD, these ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Honors Icons

Hispanic and Latino American icons have had a long history in the entertainment industry. Here are just some of the Hispanic Americans who have influenced media today. Selena Quintanilla Selena Quintanilla was a hit Latin American singer in the ‘80s and ‘90s. According to IMDb, Selena began preforming when she was 9-years-old in a band with her brother and sister. ...

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TikTok ban possible

The ever so popular TikTok craze may be coming to an end soon with concerns surrounding the safety of the app. TikTok is a video-sharing app of a Chinese networking service owned by the internet technology company based in Beijing, ByteDance. There are many security and privacy speculations about this company which resulted in a proposed ban on the app ...

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VSU experiences Record High Freshman Count

The amount of freshmen who have enrolled at VSU for fall 2020 has increased by 48% since last year, with an overwhelming 3,437 students. This increase had led to approximately $4 million in increased revenue for VSU, according to VSU President Richard Carvajal. According to Ryan Hogan, VSU’s director of admissions, the increase can be attributed to a variety of ...

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New parking meters create closer parking spots on campus

Parking at VSU has transformed in the fall semester with the addition of four new parking meters available for students. The new parking meters are bright green signs with location numbers listed on them and are located in the Langdale lot, Baytree lot, Café lot and the Student Union lot. Melissa Wolfe, SGA president, said that the parking meters were ...

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Homecoming moved

Annual traditions are being postponed due to COVID-19 and VSU homecoming is no exception. It will now be replaced with Blazer Week. Homecoming is an annual tradition which showcases the best of Blazer Nation for new and returning students, alumni and countless other traditions. However, this year is different because of COVID-19, which caused the postponement of homecoming to a ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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