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VSU Welcomes Visiting Professor with an International Perspective on Civil War

If you have attended school for any length of time in America, chances are you have had a course studying, or referencing, the Civil War. Most classes at a high school and college level offer different areas of concentration regarding the war, such as an in-depth look at the Union and Confederate armies, the African-American soldiers and the Reconstruction Era. ...

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Visiting Author Jay Atkinson Discusses Inspiration, Motivation, and Narration

An award-winning author added another page to his story when he visited VSU earlier this month to talk about how his own experiences shaped his newest work. New England author and Boston University professor Jay Atkinson visited campus on March 13 and 14 to discuss the craft of narrative writing, give a reading, and sign books. He has published eight ...

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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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