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People Poll: What Advice Would You Give Incoming Freshmen?

  “Do not procrastinate, if your teacher assigns something do it that same day,” he said. “Put your assignments before going out until you have free time. Don’t be a yes man.”   “Don’t let your friendships or relationships obscure you from your academics,” she said. “The relationships and bonds you create are not promised, you should focus on obtaining ...

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“It Chapter Two” – cutting edge horror or simply controversial?

For a movie whose opening scene includes the brutalization of a young gay couple, you’d think that the writers just wanted to catch your attention quickly with shock value writing. In the case of It Chapter Two, you would be sorely mistaken. One of the first lines you hear in the movie is, “you got a problem [explicit]?” A young ...

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It Happened: 2019 The Happening a Success

From on-campus movie clubs to community churches, The Happening was every student’s one stop shop for any and every extracurricular activity they had in mind. The event last Thursday showcased 100 plus organizations for students to explore and decide what worked best for them. Jade Ricks, a sophomore biology major and member of the Feminist Film Club, said that she ...

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Student Health Center, an often overlooked resource.

Many students at VSU often miss out on many of the services the Student Health Center provides. Cecilia Pierce, a nurse at the Student Health Center, is aware of this and said this is due mostly to Freshmen’s perception of the Health Center as a limited student resource. “Many freshmen do not utilize the Student Health Center due to the ...

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Multicultural Mixer Mixes Up Student Body

Students, faculty and staff came out to this year’s annual Multicultural Mixer to enjoy a night  full of food, performances and giveaways. The event was originally started by Director of Career Opportunities Dr. Gerald Williams, and is continued by Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Sandra Jones. This year Jones decided to allow student organizations to participate in the event ...

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What’s Happening at VSU?

VSU’s annual event The Happening presents VSU students the opportunity to get involved in many different organizations on campus and around the Valdosta community. With over 100 organizations officially in attendance, students will be hard-pressed not to find the right organization for them. The Happening takes place every August during the second or third week of school. This year, it’s ...

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Blazers’ XC 5K Race set for Aug. 24

The VSU Blazer Cross Country 5k Road Race will take place Aug. 24 at 7:30 a.m. An email was sent to students by Alice Smoot, a VSU Library Assistant, regarding the road race 5k course: The course will start near the corner of Azalea Drive and College Street at the VECA School. Travels Azalea Drive to a left turn on ...

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VSU Bringing the Heat to Wild Adventures with New Ride

The VSU and Wild Adventures co-branding has gone so well that the park decided to introduce a VSU-themed ride among its other attractions. Wild Adventures welcomed students and guests to the ride’s ribbon-burning ceremony on April 26. Previously known as “The Firecracker,” the double-action space tower ride has been renamed the “Blazer Blast Off” in homage to VSU’s football team. ...

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People Poll: What’s Your Favorite Restaurant?

Briasia Young, a freshman nursing major “My favorite place [to eat] is Cook Out because it’s cheap and it has a variety of food. You’ll spend $5, and you can get stuff like burgers, fries and a shake.” Cook Out is located at 990 N St Augustine Rd.   Tierra Lewis, a senior early childhood education major “I love [to ...

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Column: The VSU town hall didn’t accomplish its goal

On Monday, April 30,  in the Student Union ballroom, President Richard Carvajal hosted a Town Hall-style meeting on the subject that’s created an undercurrent of tension across VSU’s sunbaked campus – the impending commencement speech to be delivered by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. An estimated 200-plus students filled the ballroom. A prayer was held among a few dozen students as ...

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