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Fraternity starts petition to rename buildings

The Rho Epsilon chapter of the Sigma Lambda International Fraternity created a petition to rename the resident hall buildings of Brown, Lowndes and Patterson, which was submitted to VSU administration on April 19. Michael Tidwell, the president of Sigma Lambda International Fraternity, and the rest of the fraternity decided to prepare this petition as an attempt to break away from ...

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Tips for going Green while living on campus

There are many ways to have a more sustainable living and to recycle more, but it does become hard when someone lives in a cramped place like a dorm with a roommate. Fortunately, there are ways to go green while living on campus. Go Paperless Everyone seems to always have a computer or a phone with them which can be ...

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Black Student League improves campus life for minorities

Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce attended Valdosta State College in 1963, marking the college’s first steps towards integration. Since then, Valdosta State University has changed not only in name but also in its responsibility and sensitivity to the students in attendance. Organizations, like the Black Student League, were created by VSU students to not only help with the transition of ...

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Brown Hall renovation should be ready by fall

VSU’s renovation of the Brown Hall bathrooms has reached the demolition phase, with a goal of completion before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. According to Dr. Chu, there hasn’t been a run-in with concerns or complications at this point. “The projected timeline of completion is this July with it being move-in ready by this fall,” Dr. Zduy Chu, ...

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VSU faculty gives advice on stress and studying for finals

With finals next month, VSU faculty offers advice to students who are stressed and trying to find ways to study. Finals are occurring May 4-May 7, following the last wellness day on May 3. Students may find themselves spending the wellness day preparing for a week of finals. It is important for students to remember to nourish and to rest ...

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Alumni Association offers opportunities for graduates

Graduating from college does not mean you have to leave your friends and memories behind. The VSU Alumni Association is a great way to stay connected to many of your former classmates within different chapters of the association. The VSU Alumni Association is a close-knit group that provides an easy way for graduates to stay connected to their peers and ...

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Alumni say VSU crucial in their career path

There are numbers of VSU Alumni that, since graduating, have made their mark in the world. As current seniors graduate and move past this school they will become Alumni as well.  Kara Jones, marketing director at U.S. Press has worked with this company since she graduated from VSU in 2014. U.S. Press is a commercial printing company located in Valdosta.  ...

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Student raises funds to aid the homeless

Since COVID-19 started, Savannah Croft has had to get creative with how she will do her part in giving back to the community by hosting a donation drive for two outreach programs from Mar. 22 to Apr. 2 at the Honors House. Croft, a junior psychology major, has partnered with The Children’s Advocacy Center and Living Bridges Ministries to start ...

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‘NCIS’ star graduated from VSU

Pauley Perrette, best known for her role as Abby Sciuto on CBS’s “NCIS,” is one of the most well-known actresses out there. What many people do not know is that Perrette is a VSU alumna who studied criminal justice in hopes of someday working in the field. Perrette, graduated from VSU in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and ...

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VSU, like all colleges, faced a COVID-19 dilemma

In March 2020, the state of Georgia was thrust into a lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. VSU closed campus and sent students home to continue their semester at a distance. What followed was a new normal of Zoom calls, social distancing and mask protocols. A little over a year into the pandemic, VSU has ...

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