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SGA Discusses Meal Plan Abuse, Homecoming

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby Dining services and Homecoming were two of many topics discussed during the SGA meeting Tuesday night. The SGA had several faculty guests who attended to become better acquainted with the SGA and discuss their plans for the semester. They encouraged SGA’s input and help for many projects and ideas. Senators and attendees were allowed to ask ...

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Bush To Come To Valdosta

Written By: John Stephen Everyone has seen George W. Bush on a screen or in a paper, but now Valdostans will have the chance to see him in the flesh. In December, Bush will be the keynote speaker at Georgia Christian School’s annual Benefit Dinner, which will be held at VSU. GCS is a small, private institution in Valdosta that ...

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Students Save With Open Textbooks

Written by: Kayla Stroud, Web Editor The University System of Georgia and college professors throughout the state working to provide cheaper textbooks for students. The new Affordable Learning Georgia initiative will give students the opportunity to save big by supplying them with affordable textbook alternatives. ALG helps students by supporting Open Educational Resource’s want for the adoption, adaptation, creation and ...

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New Equipment To End Overloaded Servers

Written By: Brittney Penland Students trying to log on to campus computers last week may have experienced trouble due to the server being overloaded, but the university has purchased $1.2 million worth of equipment to fix the problems with the wireless network.   “At the time we were experiencing the overloaded server issue, 21,000 devices were trying to connect to ...

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President Won’t Cancel Carson

Written By: Cole Edwards Due to overwhelming debate over a scheduled Sept. 11 appearance by Fox News personality Ben Carson at VSU, President William McKinney released a letter stating he supports Carson’s appearance and will not rescind the invitation. “Our public colleges and universities exist to serve the public good through the free and open exchange of ideas,” Dr. McKinney ...

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SGA Lays Out Plans For New Year

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby The Student Government Association (SGA) swore in all of the sophomores, upperclassmen and graduate senators before going over their strategic plan for the academic year at their first meeting of the semester. Last Monday at 8 p.m. in the University Center, the president of SGA, Tyler Barker, read and explained SGA’s strategic plan for the upcoming ...

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Foxs News Personality Coming To VSU

Written By: Cole Edwards Controversy is brewing over a scheduled Sept. 11 appearance by a Fox News commentator for which VSU is paying $43,000. Titled “An Evening with Dr. Ben Carson,” the event is billed as a non-partisan fundraiser. A pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author, Carson plans to deliver a keynote speech titled “America the Beautiful: Rediscovering ...

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West Hall Gets Needed Makeover

 Written By: Jessica Cooke After being under construction since spring 2014, West Hall is showing signs of further progression due to the efforts of architects to meet the scheduled completion date. Construction began as a result of issues with the air conditioning equipment. According to Raymond Sable, director of Physical Plant and Facilities Planning, West Hall’s renovations in 1985 consisted ...

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Underprivileged Youth In Georgia

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson Every thirty-two seconds an infant is born into poverty. These impoverished adolescents grow up without the proper necessities to further their development.   The unfortunate youth who live in poverty are hindered from basic needs for survival all because their parents are financial incapable of supporting them. Sometimes, these guardians realize that they are economically crippled ...

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Off to the Races: VSU’s 5k Blazer Dash

Written By: Kayla Stroud The 9th Annual Blazer Dash was quite the event. Over a hundred participants showed up in hopes of being the first to cross the finish line. VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness hosted the event, promoting healthy living and community building. The race began in front of the Student Recreational Center on a sunny, humid morning; ...

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