NAACP: Mouths closed, Eyes Open

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: Elan Waite A group of around 50 students gathered between West and Ashley Hall Tuesday, armed with potent signs expressing their outrage for the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a planned protest. The students involved did not speak, not due to lack of opinion, but by choice. The silence was
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SGA talks commencement, FLEX options

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby After the SGA secretary debate Monday night in Jennett Hall, the SGA proceeded to have its usual meeting, and the highlighted topics were the commencement survey, expansion of restaurants students could use with their FLEX card and the new bus app, “Where’s the Blaze.” The commencement survey, which asks what days
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Supporters and protesters show up for Carson event

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
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Written By: Cole Edwards Days after a controversial speaker came to VSU’s campus, people are still buzzing about the event.   A renowned John Hopkins neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, spoke to a sold-out crowd last Thursday at VSU, including Gov. Nathan Deal.   In a speech entitled “America the Beautiful:
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Dr. Carson event tonight

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: Cole Edwards The anticipation surrounding the appearance of Fox News personality Dr. Ben Carson will finally be satisfied tonight as Dr. Carson is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. inside Whitehead Auditorium while a multitude of protestors demonstrate outside the facility.   Dr. Carson is expected to give a speech entitled “America the
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VSU Employee Dies in Head-on Collision

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen A young VSU employee died after colliding head-on with another vehicle on Sept. 4 in Lowndes County, only a few miles from his home, according to an article published by the Valdosta Daily Times.   Cody Morris, a 22-year-old maintenance worker at VSU, was driving through a severe thunderstorm when he
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Armed Robbery in Drexel Park

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Two VSU students became the victims of armed robbery when they were walking through Drexel Park a little after midnight on Sept. 9, according to police reports.   Lt. Cindy Cobb of the VSU Police Department said the offenders – meaning more than one – stole a phone and multiple wallets.
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Students Experience Financial Aid Problems

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: Mayah Cantave Financial aid complications for the Fall 2014 semester are causing trouble for VSU students and employees alike.   It’s been almost four weeks since classes started and students are still having financial aid difficulties. Some recent problems include the inability to pay for fall tuition and the inability to buy books.
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SGA Discusses Meal Plan Abuse, Homecoming

Sep 4th, 2014 | By

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby Dining services and Homecoming were two of many topics discussed during the SGA meeting Tuesday night. The SGA had several faculty guests who attended to become better acquainted with the SGA and discuss their plans for the semester. They encouraged SGA’s input and help for many projects and ideas. Senators and
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Bush To Come To Valdosta

Sep 4th, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Everyone has seen George W. Bush on a screen or in a paper, but now Valdostans will have the chance to see him in the flesh. In December, Bush will be the keynote speaker at Georgia Christian School’s annual Benefit Dinner, which will be held at VSU. GCS is a small,
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Students Save With Open Textbooks

Sep 4th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kayla Stroud The University System of Georgia and college professors throughout the state working to provide cheaper textbooks for students. The new Affordable Learning Georgia initiative will give students the opportunity to save big by supplying them with affordable textbook alternatives. ALG helps students by supporting Open Educational Resource’s want for the adoption,
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