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Housing updates security

Life is beginning to move on in Georgia Hall. Students who live in the residence hall, the one where Jasmine Benjamin lived, have reported sadness and a different atmosphere around the hall, but the only differences have been added security. “At first it was a little eerie, you know, people are thinking about it,” Alyssa Stringer, a freshman early childhood/special ...

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Students believe Odum has a computer shortage

Although the Odum Library at VSU provides more than 200 computers to students, staff and faculty, some students think VSU needs more to satisfy the growing population.   The Galileo lab, located on the second floor near the printers and reference desk, is the most frequently used. Despite its 120 computers, several students complain of the inadequate amount of workstations. ...

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Vigil planned in Benjamin’s memory

It is with great sadness that Valdosta State says good-bye to fellow Blazer Jasmine Benjamin. A candlelight vigil ceremony for Jasmine will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday on the steps of Georgia Hall. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple–Jasmine’s favorite color. Any questions, concerns, or suggestions in regards to the planning of the vigil can be directed to William ...

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The ‘freshman fifteen’: Fact or fiction?

A number of students have complained about not being informed about what is in the foods they are eating in Palms and Hopper Dining. Some students are finding it hard to make healthy choices under non informed circumstances. “At Valdosta State University I’ve gained five pounds in two months,” Peter Akiti, a VSU freshman, said. “I do find it hard ...

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Student found dead in Georgia Hall

VSUPD responded to a call of an unresponsive student in Georgia Hall on Sunday. The student, later identified as 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin, was declared dead by the Lowndes County Coroner. This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this case should contact VSUPD at 229-333-7816.

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Students learn how to fight sexual assaulters

VSU is stepping up its game in order to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. Several new classes and additions have been made to promote awareness and prevent sexual assault crimes. VSU now offers Rape Aggression Defense as a four-hour credit course. “This is a huge, huge accomplishment for RAD in general, we have never been able to offer it ...

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Campus dining strives for nutritional value

A number of students have complained about not being informed about what is in the foods they are eating in Palms and Hopper Dining. Some students are finding it hard to make healthy choices under non informed circumstances. “At Valdosta State University I’ve gained five pounds in two months,” Peter Akiti, a VSU freshman, said. “I do find it hard ...

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VSU construction: Light at the end of the tunnel

As the end of the year approaches, so—finally does nearly a decade of major construction projects on VSU’s main campus. According to Thressea Boyd, director of communications, the final project is north campus’ Health Sciences and Business Administration building, costing $32 million. VSU expects construction to be completed in January 2014. According to Boyd’s article on the building, the project ...

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Blazer-a-thon: Dance Marathon hosts fundraiser for kids

VSU’s Dance Marathon will host its annual Blazer-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Student Union Ballrooms A, B and C. Blazer-a-thon is an event that raises money for the “Miracle Families” that have had kids helped by Shands Hospital for Children located in Gainesville, Fl. “Our purpose is to raise awareness, help raise money for the ...

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Power outage strikes Saturday

Students awoke to the beeps of appliances and hot air in their rooms Saturday morning on main campus after a squirrel chewed through an electrical line causing a power outage according to VSU’s Director of Communications, Thressea Boyd. “I woke up and wondered why the fan wasn’t on,”Shaniqua Bonvillain, a junior, biology major, said.  “Eventually I realized it wasn’t coming ...

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