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VSU hosts Valdosta National 2019

The Valdosta National competition returns to VSU for its 31st year with an eclectic selection of showcased art. The competition is one of eight annual exhibitions presented at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery and is organized by Gallery Director Julie Bowland. It invites artists across the nation to submit artwork of different styles and media, ranging from classic, practical ...

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Students, faculty react to Odum Library renovations

Though Odum Library renovations debuted on Jan. 14, students, staff and faculty weren’t able to share their opinions until the tour showcased on Jan. 24. For the most part, the tour’s audience seemed equally excited about the renovations made to the library and thinks it’ll be beneficial to students. The renovations included moving the Academic Support Center, formerly Student Success ...

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VSU reflects after MLK Day March

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “I have a dream,” and on Jan. 21 that dream was realized sevenfold with the seventh Annual MLK Day March. The march was hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mu Omicron Chapter, the VSU NAACP, and—for the first time ever—the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. It saw a count ...

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What to do when you have no clue: A guide for the undecided

College, for some, can seem like a confusing web of roads. Not sure where to go, and not sure how to get there. Choosing a major isn’t easy. Collecting all of your talents, interests, your passions, and selecting a field of study, an academic career path that they fit into perfectly. It’s a daunting task, and not one everyone is ...

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‘Hallelujah’: VSU Mass Choir wins $1,000 Competition

VSU’s Mass Choir is singing all the way to the bank as it earned a $1000 prize in the Warren Jemarcus Williams Scholarship Fundraiser in Lilburn, GA. Performing “Hope” by Dexter Walker and Zion Movement, Mass Choir managed to beat out Georgia State University’s own team for the prize. According to Aria Dinkens, junior alto, it was the group’s positive ...

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Stay vigilant: What you can do to prevent theft at VSU

On October 23rd, VSU lay witness to one of the most high-volume days of bike theft in the university’s history. At 11:30 a.m., a student reported that their bike had been stolen from Langdale Residence Hall. A little over an hour later, and only a few hundred feet away, another student reported their bike stolen from Reade Hall. For now, ...

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VSU Students, Faculty and Staff to Visit Legacy Museum

On Saturday, Nov. 17, The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Housing and Residence Life and the African American Studies program is sponsoring a trip to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. According to the Legacy Museum’s website, “The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration is an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequality and ...

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Registration Trouble? Not with VSU’s Visual Scheduler Builder

Aside from the final stretch of classes, VSU student now have a new issue to contend with: Registering for next semester. Unlike high school, whenever you meet up with your academic adviser, they do not schedule your classes for you. You have to do the leg work yourself. From what other students say, hunting for your classes is not easy. ...

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How to Keep Up a Long Distance Friendship

There are plenty of cards and movies on the joyful bonds connected to friendship, but so much of those focus on ease. These best friends have a house you can walk or drive to, will go with you to any event and will come over after a life catastrophe just to put a smile on your face. Overall, both of ...

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How Faculty Sees Students

For many, myself included, being a student is one of the most challenging roles to fulfil each day. It’s a role riddled with anxiety and insecurity, and as college students, these uncertainties are only amplified. We often spend our passing days fretting and ruminating about things outside of our control. Did I perform well enough on my math exam to ...

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