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‘We’re doing our jobs’: The Spectator nets five awards

The Spectator staff made their presence felt at the Georgia College Press Association Press Institute on Feb. 15, 2019. It’s evident in the awards they brought home and the board positions they filled. The Spectator’s staff netted three staff awards and two individual awards. Most notably, The Spectator was named as first place winners for the category “Best Website.” Editor-in-Chief ...

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VSU prepares Blazer Summer Research Institute

If you’re tired of lying around like a couch potato all summer while your learning skills dull, it may be time to invest in something new. VSU is offering students a creative and productive way to spend the summer with the launch of the Blazer Summer Research Institute program. Described as competitive, the program is available to faculty and undergraduate ...

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VPD arrests 19-year-old man for vehicle theft

A request for police service led to the arrest of a teenaged man late March 12. Leonard Shuman, 19, was arrested by Valdosta City Police Department after a caller reported that “he witnessed an unknown subject illegally enter an automobile in an attempt to steal.” The caller reportedly “advised” VPD the crime occurred on the “private property” of an apartment ...

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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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Rings of glory: Inside Valdosta’s professional wrestling circuit

Among the pantheon of American sports, professional wrestling is the estranged sibling. It is nebulous, somewhere between sport and artistic performance. Its extravagance and exaggerated violence have been ceded to sitcoms and combat sports in terms of cable television, and it would seem the crest of the professional wrestling wave of the ‘80s and ‘90s has all but broken. It ...

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Student Government Association: The midterm review

During the past six weeks, Student Government has held many delegate meetings, has passed resolutions and has made decisions impacting the student body in a positive way. Members’ continuous efforts to make students heard has paid off in such a short time period. SGA President Jacob Bell believes the organization should be focused mainly on students’ needs and any problems ...

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VSU garners mixed feelings about campus climate

VSU students have received emails week after week, since Jan. 30, enticing them to give their take on campus climate via survey. The topics address sexual violence, gather information on whether a student has experienced sexual violence and gauge students’ overall reactions to sexual assault. But why has VSU given students the survey? Daryl Lowe, assistant vice president of student ...

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GPP hosts South Georgia Regional film meeting at VSU

To wrap up February, the Georgia Production Partnership rolled into town and held the annual South Georgia Regional Meeting at VSU. The meeting was heavily centered on the ever-growing film industry in Georgia, as well as the benefits, challenges and opportunities it brings to the state. The conference kicked off with GPP’s Chair of Community and Industry Relations Malenka Warner ...

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VSU presents ‘Black Women in Modern America’ featuring Beyoncé

For the first time ever, VSU’s African American Studies program is offering a course that uses music icon Beyoncé to teach a wide range of important topics involving women in pop culture. The AFAM 3600 course, called Black Women in Modern America, is using Beyoncé’s second visual album, Lemonade, as a starting point to explain the topics discussed in the ...

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‘It’s my life’: Dr. Brian Gerber named STEAM director

From an education professor to interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Dr. Brian Gerber has gone through a variety of positions throughout his 23 years of employment at VSU. But now, he takes on a new position in life as director of VSU’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Center. On March 1, Dr. Gerber said he finally ...

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UPD preps students for active shooter scenarios

With a presence similar to an epidemic, active shooter scenarios are becoming more common. To combat this, VSU is taking steps to inform its students through Civilian Response to Active Shooter events. CRASE is a program created by VSU’s Department of Public Safety to give students knowledge on responding to the presence of an active shooter. The initial presentation, given ...

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