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Fearmongering and the 2020 Election

As tensions rise on election day, many people on the internet are seeing a burst of tweets, videos and posts surrounding the results of the 2020 election. These posts mainly say things about the white supremacist group, the Proud Boys, as well as general white supremacists, and their plan to attack on minorities in America. PolitiFact breaks down the legitimacy ...

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President Trump to visit Valdosta this Saturday

According to a press release from the Republican National Committee, on Dec. 5, President Donald Trump is set to visit Valdosta on behalf of Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The event is scheduled to take place at Valdosta Regional Airport at 7 p.m., and doors are set to open at 3 p.m. Alongside Trump, Perdue and Loeffler, the ...

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Valdosta State announces high enrollment growth

A virtual press event was hosted on Nov. 16 to give media outlets an opportunity to ask questions about VSU’s enrollment increase between fall 2019 and fall 2020. This is the highest enrollment increase out of all 26 schools in the University System of Georgia. According to USG’s enrollment report, the current enrollment is 12,304 while last fall 2019 had ...

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Possible new transit system in Valdosta

During a conference with VSU student journalists on Oct. 22, Mayor Scott Matheson discussed the possibility of a newer, cheaper public transit system in Valdosta. Being a talk radio host, Matheson said he has been told by other mayors they will or will not accomplish a new transit system, but it never got done. There was about a 10-year period ...

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New Brown Hall renovations anger residents

On Oct. 29, Housing and Residence Life announced that they will be starting renovations in Brown  Hall in Jan. 2021. The renovations are expected to be finished by Aug. 2021. The renovations will focus on updating the style of the community bathrooms to private shower and toilet bathrooms with changing space. Brown Hall currently has 178 residents who all have ...

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Flu vaccines are being offered on Valdosta State campus

With the COVID-19, pandemic still running heavily through the nation, experts are urging citizens now more than ever to get their yearly flu vaccine, according to the Center for Disease Control. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a respiratory illness that can have a range of symptoms. Some cases can be more severe than others, especially for older ...

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SGA holds last face-to-face meeting of the semester

President Richard Carvajal was the guest speaker and addressed his wishes to increase the number of face-to-face classes on campus on Nov. 2 when the Student Government Association held their last face-to-face general meeting of the semester. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Melissa Wolfe, SGA president, delivered the state of the SGA, in which she commended ...

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“Blaze the Ballot” turns into “coping with COVID”

On Nov. 5, the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion held a Brave Space Dialogue program event for students to speak about the election, which turned into a conversation about COVID-19. According to Sara Jones, director of Student Diversity and Inclusion, the initial purpose of the event was to provide an outlet for students to express their feelings while waiting ...

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Democrat Rafael Warnock leads GA Senate race to run-offs

Georgia voting isn’t quite done yet as the special election continues into a run-off scheduled for Jan. 5. Last night on Election Day, Republicans Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins, along with Democrat Rafael Warnock took the polls for a seat in Georgia U.S. Senate. According to 11alive.com, Georgia was the only state with two U.S. Senate seats on the Nov. ...

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A Guide to Voting

Astonishingly, many college students don’t register, or even know how to vote. College students are the future, and if it’s your desire to use your voice, then it’s time to learn what’s happening this November. Hannah O’Donnell, english senior, spoke up about the confusion of voting as a student. “I think that the hardest part about voting is the uncertainty ...

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Where They Stand: A Definitive Guide to the U.S. Presidential Election on Day Two

We’ve reached the afternoon on day two of the 2020 US Presidential Election, and the result remains undecided. Former Vice President Joe Biden is holding a 238 to 214 vote lead over President Donald Trump in the Electoral College, with five or six states still not officially called. These states represent paths to victory for either candidate, but much of ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!