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Planet earth is on fire, literally

Plastic shopping bags, plastic toothbrushes and the shirt you’re wearing right now—all things that we use in our everyday lives, but is it worth using those things if it means harming the Earth, where we spend our everyday lives? Climate change has become even more of a hot topic ever since Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old environmental activist, spoke up about ...

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VSU celebrates Ethics Week

To honor the ethical culture and celebrate the hard work of faculty, staff and students, VSU hosted their annual Ethics Week during the week of  Nov. 11. The week included presentations and a featured guest speaker. These events are intended to bring awareness to ethics, recognize hard work of all employees, and promote the values of integrity, excellence, accountability and ...

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The VSU Panda in his prime

Everyone knows Blaze, the official Valdosta State University mascot, but do you know the Panda? Kyle Duke, a student at Valdosta State University, is a 21-year-old senior criminal justice major. He is also the creator of the Panda. He began the journey with the Panda in 2018 and has been going strong and increasing school spirit ever since then. “You ...

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People poll: What should students do if they’re failing at this point in the semester?

Gardner Rogers, Professor in the English Department “At the point in the semester, the best thing a student can do is visit the professor during the professor’s office hours. During the conference, the student should admit to any missed assignments or classes, etc. and concentrate on what to do for remaining graded activities. Students should read the syllabus carefully for ...

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National Council of Negro Women hosts ‘Can you see yourself with a suh?’

Even though Valentine’s day is three months away, a lot of dating events have occurred throughout the semester. One being a speed dating event hosted by The National Council of Negro Women inc. on Nov. 7 titled speed dating “Can you see yourself with a suh?” Taahira Samuels, senior business management major and human resources minor said that her organization ...

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How to stay fit in college

Fitness is something that students are told to implement to have a healthy lifestyle. College students might find that more difficult to achieve. However, it’s important for to remember that there are truly great benefits to fitness especially when it comes to physical as well as mental well-being. Lindsey Freidhoff, Graduate Assistant of Fitness Programs of Campus Recreation, emphasizes the ...

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New game room introduces E-sports

  The Game Room becomes one of VSU’s main attractions with the enhancements of technology.   VSU’s game room had its grand re-opening on Tuesday Nov. 5 where new technology like PlayStation 4s, Xbox1s and gaming PCs were introduced to students.   The new renovations also include new upholstery to the air hockey, ping bong, and pool tables To add to the new look of the Game Room LED strobe lights and LED ...

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People Poll: Why are you registered to vote?

Andrew Miller, freshman computer science major “I am a registered voter and the reason that I’m a registered voter is because I actually do care about what goes on in the community. Eventually, everyone gets older, but at the same time if we don’t actually get out there and get registered then who else is actually going to make the ...

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Student Spotlight: Spivey leads with experience

“She is going to be one of those people who evokes change in the world,” said a peer when talking about Danielle Spivey, a junior Spanish major with dreams to do just that. Spivey is no stranger to taking control and leading others in the right direction. The first organization she was involved with on campus was Spanish Club. By ...

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VSU student makes transitions from student to student DJ

From Atlanta to Valdosta, Brian Bogues, Known professionally as DJ Slim B, has made a splash with not only Valdosta State students, but surrounding universities through his DJing career. Bogues’ journey with Valdosta State began in the fall of 2016. The Atlanta native decided on VSU because of the closer proximity to everything in the city of Valdosta. “Being from ...

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