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2014-02-10

McKinney shifts student affairs

Written By: Elan Waite & John Stephen   One day he was in, and the next he was out. Russell Mast, a VSU staff member since 1989, no longer works for VSU in any capacity as of last Thursday, according to VSU President William McKinney.   On Sept. 25, Dr. McKinney sent an email to all VSU students, faculty, staff ...

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Historic house in danger

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU students, faculty and staff members assembled Wednesday night to listen to an architectural historian lecture about the Nichols House, a historic home near campus that has recently been threatened with demolition. Dr. Alfred Willis, a Valdosta native that now lives in Tennessee, gave a presentation titled “Valdosta’s Ultramodern Masterpiece: The Nichols House on Baytree” to ...

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VSU raises awareness of sexual assault on campus

Written By: John Preer Sexual assault on college campuses has been in national headlines recently because of President Obama’s newly appointed task force. Colleges nationwide have been experiencing a rise in sexual assault against students and as a result, many have undergone some policy changes. California recently passed a law that outlines what qualifies as consent. No longer will silence ...

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Professor’s program saves students money on books

Written By: Cole Edwards Students fed up with high textbook prices now have an option to pay it forward to benefit themselves and students who follow.               In recent years, the national average cost of college textbooks has reached an all-time high, hovering around $1,100 per two semesters with the figures only continuing to rise with inflation, according to ...

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SGA discusses blood drives, complaints

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby The Red Cross, student complaints and the financial budget were the main topics of discussion at SGA’s Monday meeting. Kathy Dallas from the American Red Cross was SGA’s first guest speaker. She talked about VSU’s annual blood drive and the challenge that goes along with the drive. VSU competes with the University of West Georgia for ...

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Soccer dropped a conference game on Sunday, look to weekend

Written By: Kristin Whitman The Lady Blazers soccer team fell short in its fourth Gulf South Conference game to Lee University with a 0-1 loss. However, the Blazers outshot the Flames 12-9 on Sunday, Sept. 28. This was the first loss for VSU in GSC play, making their overall record 3-4 and 3-1 in GSC. The Flames back up goalkeeper, ...

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VSU Rec Center starts using new Intramural app

Written By: Will De Lorenzo VSU Recreation has partnered with IMLeagues to introduce a new user-friendly application “REC* IT.” This app allows users to access their individual IMLeagues’ profiles and manage their intramurals directly from their phones. “Students can look at their schedule, add and drop members, and put in re-schedule requests [directly from the app.],” said interim Assistant Director ...

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Cross Country teams take wins in first home race

Written By: Austin Wells This past Saturday was VSU’s first home cross country meet in more than a decade, with the men’s and women’s teams both placing first overall.   With the first place finishes and some personal bests from seniors Jesse Prince and Juliana Boehm, head coach Clinton Bell is happy with the results but still thinks the team ...

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Volleyball looks to improve on offense, stay solid on defense

Written By: Neil Frawley The VSU volleyball team improved its record to 8-3 after defeating the University of West Georgia on Tuesday in a three set sweep. Despite the sweep, Mike Swan recognizes when the score doesn’t match the performance that he expects out of his team. According to Swan, he is pleased with his team’s improvement thus far, but ...

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VSU student independently publishes own poetry book

Written By:Lia Armistead VSU junior Maya Newsome has successfully made one of her dreams come true: in June, she self-published her first book of poems, “Things I Wrote by the Window.” All written within the past two years, the 25 poems found in “Things I Wrote by the Window” encompass love, self, faith, the world and life observations. Newsome started ...

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