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Visiting Author Jay Atkinson Discusses Inspiration, Motivation, and Narration

An award-winning author added another page to his story when he visited VSU earlier this month to talk about how his own experiences shaped his newest work. New England author and Boston University professor Jay Atkinson visited campus on March 13 and 14 to discuss the craft of narrative writing, give a reading, and sign books. He has published eight ...

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People Poll: Why did you pick your major?

Why did you pick your major? Did the major decide the career? Or did the career decide the major? Alanda Cherestal, a freshman computer science major “I didn’t have a major my senior year of high school, so I looked up majors that colleges provide, and I found computer science, and it turned out to be fun. The major decided ...

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We’re All Adults Here: Let’s Talk About Sex

For some reason, whether you’re an awkward 14-year-old being tortured with a lecture about the “birds and bees” from your parents or you’re 30 and trying to communicate with your partner about your likes and dislikes, sex is plain uncomfortable to talk about. It’s quite unfortunate because what people don’t really think about is how impactful sex really is. One ...

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People Poll: Laptops usage in the classroom

The use of laptops and other devices in classrooms is becoming more relevant as time progresses. The adaptation to hybrid courses and overall advancement of technology has made the lives of students easier, but is it really helping their overall performance? Is it distracting or not as effective as normal note taking? Does typing or taking notes by hand help ...

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Maker’s Market for local artists comes to Valdosta

The Maker’s Market has a little something for everyone. Debuting April 13 on Main Street in downtown Valdosta, it focuses on supporting local makers and creators of all types, including students. After the first market, it will take place the second Saturday of every month for the rest of the year. Potential creators can become a vendor for a $30 ...

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Review: VSU Screening of The Hate U Give

Truth be told, I am not the biggest fan of films that explore social issues. This is because I find many of them to be quite clumsy in the way they portray their messages to the point that their narratives are unrealistic at best and downright implausible at worst. Especially considering the polarizing climate the country is in right now, ...

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People Poll: What is Greek Life to You?

Gabriel Soriano, a junior Psychology major “Greek Life is a means of finding new friends through a similar set of interests in college. I have not personally joined one, as I see no personal merit in Greek Life, as my goals don’t align with the kind of prospects set in their groups.”   Kate Jackson, a sophomore Voice major “I ...

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Consider the Tortoise…and the Hare…2

Tortoise vs. Hare 2: This Time It’s Personal is, at first glance, a charming 45 minute long children’s play put on by VSU Theatre and Dance, but keen observers will see it for what it is: a dark look into the deeply rooted, tribal conflicts of man. It is set in a dystopian future after the titular race between the ...

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VSU Discovers the Past, Present and Future of Black Nurses

Black History Month is a time of reflection and celebration of African American culture and achievement. It is not only a time to look back on great leaders of the past, but a time to look forward to trailblazers of the future. VSU is celebrating Black History month with four faculty lectures organized by Dr. Leslie Jones, associate professor of ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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