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VSU students are Running to the Polls for the 2022 Midterm Election

The polls are open for the 2022 Midterm Election, and many Georgians are running to vote for who will take control of congress for the last two years of President Joe Biden’s term and the next Georgia governor.  The candidates that are running for the U.S senate position during this midterm election are Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock.  ...

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BREAKING: Armed robbery near VSU campus

On Jan. 12, students received a text message and phone call from VSU stating that there had been an armed robbery reported at Azalea Woods. At 8:38 PM, the text message read, “Armed robbery was reported at Azalea Woods (Mary St – Off Campus) Suspect was last seen heading south, away from campus. Avoid this area until further notice.” This ...

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Freezing temperatures make for icy Christmas

Freezing is an understatement these days.   Valdosta has gotten some frosty weather this month, starting at a nice 55-60 degrees and dropping rapidly to 26 degrees and lower.  According to WALB 10 News, this will be the coldest winter Lowndes County has seen in five years.   Staying inside and keeping warm is a huge priority. Layering up with ...

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Biology professor given ultimatum by her dean after controversial lecture

A VSU biology professor said she was told to change her course lectures after a complaint by a parent. Since 2004, Dr. Leslie S. Jones, an associate professor of the biology department, has been known for teaching about topics surrounding the biological aspects of religion, sex and gender and race in her introductory biology course, BIOL 1010 “Evolution and the ...

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VSU Students Rank Tops in Global Virtual Sales Competitions

On Monday, Nov. 21, six VSU students in the Professional Selling (MKTG 4130) class taught by Associate Professor Dr. Gary Futrell were recognized during a virtual ceremony. “These students showed amazing dedication and a desire to excel,” Dr. Futrell said. “This is the first time we’ve participated in the competition, and they performed even better than I could have imagined. ...

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VSU’s enrollment decrease could hurt programs in the music department

Christina Kato, a junior psychology major, walked into Whitehead Auditorium with a joyous feeling during her freshman year. This was her first concert with Concert Band. After finding her seat in a u-shaped pattern that was spaced out in perfect symmetry, Kato pulled out her instrument. Time crawled and crawled until it reached 6:30. Showtime! The conductor finally raised her ...

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VSU continues to see a decrease in enrollment this fall semester

Although the pandemic is starting to die out and the world is trying to pick back up, VSU is still struggling to increase enrollment numbers. With the exception of a spike in fall 2020, enrollment has been down since the start of the pandemic. The Budget Council discussed enrollment at the meeting that took place on Oct. 21. Rodney Carr, ...

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Guide: Top 3 ways to stay safe on Campus

No one likes walking in the dark, especially alone. Imagine you’re walking to your car after a long day of classes. You’re excited to get some food from your favorite fast-food place or even just to have a minute to listen to your music as loudly as you want. As you’re rounding the curb that’s covered by overhanging trees, you ...

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Latest Budget Council Meeting angers VSU biology professor

The Budget Council met in the Cypress Room at the University Center on Oct. 21. The meeting was led by Dr. Robert Smith, the provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Traycee Martin, vice president of Finance and Administration. They discussed the financial expectancies of the fall and spring semesters, leaving some professors and department heads with a limited ...

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SISTUHS Inc on a roll with 19 Chapters

While the number of joining members is still rapidly growing today, SISTUHS Inc. has done so many great things for women of color and the community. In 1992, Akiba Jackson and Germaine Smith-Baugh sought out a way to empower and unite the African American women of Florida State University’s campus. Little did they know that this organization would be thriving ...

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