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Downtown Valdosta urges VSU students to join the experience

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor Valdosta’s Mainstreet Program directors Misty Smith and Ellen Hill are looking for ways to increase VSU student’s involvement with downtown Valdosta. “Ultimately we want to bridge the gap between Mainstreet and the VSU student body,” said Smith. “What most students don’t see is all the things downtown has to offer,” said Sharlie Keaton, senior, ...

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Mass media students dive into film and video

Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer The Film and Video Society at VSU is an organization modeled around the expansion of knowledge for film enthusiasts and filmmakers alike. While the organization is based around mass media majors, Nathan Ragland, president of The Film and Video Society, said the organization welcomes other students. “[We] try to include every and anyone who ...

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Students unite in hopes of change

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor What began as outrage from hateful speech written on a bathroom stall turned into a plea for equality. On Friday afternoon, racial hate speech was found inside of Lowndes Residence Hall. Campus Police were alerted of the incident and began an investigation into the matter. The writings were not removed until Saturday, after several ...

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5 things we wouldn’t have without black inventors

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Garrett Morgan Invention: three-position traffic signal According to History, around 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio, Morgan opened up his own sewing machine repair shop after years of experience, and he later added a widely successful garment shop. Due to his success, he was able to start a newspaper in 1920, called the Cleveland Call, which ...

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What in the world ever happened to WVVS Blaze FM 90.9?

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Blaze FM was an on campus radio station, controlled by students. The station became defunct due to there being no students to take it over. After three years, VSU’s then president, Dr. Cecil Staton, turned the station over to Georgia Public Broadcasting, after creating a contract with them in 2016. GPB was supposed to ...

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VSU golf looking to keep high finishes coming

Written by Jake Johnson, Contributor VSU golf will tee off on the 2017 portion of their 2016-2017 campaign after a scorching hot start in 2016 on Feb. 13 and 14 in The Matlock. The team finished in the top five in its first three tournaments, including a win at the UIS Island Getaway in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. Head Coach ...

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VSU ranked in 2017 most affordable online colleges

Written by Alex Dunn, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is ranked in the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges, offering degrees at a reduced price for their master’s and doctoral programs. Schools can be ranked on four different degree levels: associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral. VSU was ranked third for its Doctoral degrees and 17th for their Masters. VSU’s online doctoral ...

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VSU holds poverty simulation

Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as an immigrant in the U.S., undocumented, and working for a mere $20 a day, or maybe a struggling college dropout living off of odd jobs for cash around their city? On Thursday, February 2, Dr. Consuela Ward hosted a unique poverty simulation. ...

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Condom Casino raises awareness for safe sex

Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer On Thursday, Feb. 9,  the Residence Hall Association hosted a free event called Condom Casino where students learned about safe sex by using condoms that they got to keep as their playing chips. There were over 100 students who attended this event where they learned information about sexual education while playing casino games such as ...

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A new look at the trials and success of New Edition

Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer “The New Edition Story” premiered on Jan. 24 through 26 on Black Entertainment Television. “The New Edition Story” is a six-hour long, three-part series biopic that shows the rise to fame of American boy band New Edition. Six black men, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johny Gill, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe , ...

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