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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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Alumni Spotlight: KPthewolf to play at SXSW

Some VSU alumni go on to claim impressive feats, and one alumnus is claiming his in at the South West Music Festival, commonly known as SXSW. Phillip Walton, known to his friends as KP and to his fans and followers as In fact, his performance at SXSW comes just before the launch of his album “War on Cupid,” which will ...

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‘We will not be silent’: Theta Zeta sends a message

“We will not be silent.” Gabby Randolph, president of the Theta Zeta chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., attests to this, as women still have an uphill battle to face before truly achieving equality. Hosting the chapter’s third annual “Fight Like a Girl” Women’s March on March 8, International Women’s Day, Randolph and Sigma Lambda Gamma members, as ...

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Flashback Spotlight: First black VSU graduates

To look back is to see how far you’ve come. What valleys you have walked through and mountains you have climbed. In 1954, with the conclusion of Brown vs the Board of Education, it was decided by the United States Supreme Court, in a 0-9 unanimous vote, that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” And so began a period of ...

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Brown reveals film festival’s origins

This year’s South Georgia Film Festival is slated to be the largest yet, featuring 113 films from around the globe and 13 panels. The festival will span over three days, and screenings will be available in two locations on campus. However, the festival has not always been the powerhouse it is today. It came from humble beginnings and an unlikely ...

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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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