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VPD investigating shotgun incident

Written by Will Lewis   The investigation continues into an alleged attempted robbery and the shotgun blast that followed, according to the Valdosta police. Late Sunday evening, VSU student Don Beard claimed that he opened his door to the barrel of a gun with the robber behind it. He said that roommates ended the episode with a blast from his ...

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Poet coming to campus

By Von Kennedy   Author and poet Paul Hostovsky will be visiting VSU Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room to share his love of poetry. Hostovsky has written four full-length poetry books since 2008 and compiled nine works total in his collection. Hostovsky has been featured in online anthologies such as Poetry Daily and the ...

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VSU not hit by flu epidemic

By Jessica Ingram   The flu has reached epidemic status in the nation, however much of VSU’s campus community said they have not had the flu.   According to area experts—Lynette Lewis, assistant director and administrator at the Student Health Center, and Dr. Edwin Hiatt, M.D. Director at the Student Health Center—the flu season started abnormally early and is now ...

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City, county to host Parade of Champions

By Ace Espenshied   Beginning with the 2011 men’s tennis team and followed by the 2012 softball and football squads, VSU has seen three national championships in the past 19 months. The city of Valdosta and Lowndes County have announced that they will honor all three championship teams by hosting a Parade of Champions on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 4 ...

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Parking opens up room for commuters

VSU Parking and Transportation changed their overnight parking policy during the break. Students who park in the Oak Street lots F, G and H can no longer park in F. This change is to benefit the large numbers of commuters that need the parking during the day. This also means resident students will need to utilize the Sustella parking deck ...

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Community to host MLK Day events

VSU will hold its Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration celebration tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room. The keynote speaker for the event will be Bakari T. Sellers of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Some may argue that since the civil rights era has long been over, younger members of the community might fail to see the ...

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Flu virus reaches epidemic in Ga.

Influenza, a virus better known as the flu, has reached epidemic status in Ga. and VSU is doing what it can to help keep students from getting infected with the virus.   VSU students are able to go to the Student Health Center to receive a flu vaccination by appointment. The cost of the vaccination is $10 for students and ...

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Arrest made in Benjamin homicide case

New developments have surfaced in the homicide case involving the possible murder of 17-year-old freshman Jasmine Benjamin on November 17. The GBI has announced that Darien Meheux, 18, had been arrested in connection with the case. According to a press release from the GBI on Friday, Meheux was arrested at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schley County Sheriff’s Office in ...

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Benjamin investigation continues

   The investigation continues into the death of Jasmine Benjamin as authorities attempt to determine whether her death is a homicide. The 17-year-old nursing major was found dead in Georgia Hall Nov. 18 in the fifth floor study room. “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the VPD are still following up and interviewing people individually and collecting evidence to be ...

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SGA discusses parking for commuters, residents

Commuters will get around 200 more parking slots in the Oak Street Lot. That proposal was brought out by Ryan Baerwalde, SGA President, during Monday night’s SGA meeting, the last of the semester. The new slots will come at the expense of residents, who will have their parking area in that lot slashed in half. “I think we’ve all seen ...

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