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Two for two: Stacey Abrams returns to VSU

Chanting and “woo-ing” filled Jennet Lecture Hall as a crowd composed of students, faculty and community members of over 300 individuals vocalized their zeal for Stacey Abrams’ return to Valdosta. VSU’s Young Democrats orchestrated the event once again allowing Abrams to engage with students and drill in the importance of voting. The Democratic 2018 gubernatorial candidate stood front and center ...

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A ‘plus-sized’ opening: Perfectly Priscilla settles in Valdosta

Downtown Valdosta received another addition to its chic plaza on Oct. 8 with the grand opening of Perfectly Priscilla, a “curvy girl” clothing boutique. Originally operating out of a warehouse and selling online, Perfectly Priscilla’s Valdosta location would be the company’s first major physical location. Deidre Thompson, CEO and main fashion designer, said she’s excited about their new location. She ...

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Crime Report 10/15-10/21: Multiple students receive marijuana charges

October 15, 2018 At 10:12 a.m., a VSU student reported the loss/theft of their book bag containing a room key, One Card, and other items from the Student Union. October 16, 2018 At 12:35 p.m., a VSU student reported the loss/theft of money in Lowndes Residence Hall. At 8:26 p.m., a VSU student was found in possession of a small ...

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Baytree Villa stands tall through weather delays

Junior Kyle Duke was excited to see his new apartment in August, but he never expected to move into it after school started. “Constructions of the apartments themselves were on time, but it was mother nature that put some things behind,” Duke said. Construction on Baytree Villa apartments began at the beginning of the summer and didn’t get finished until ...

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UPD’s annual report shows optimistic future

The arrival of VSU PD’s Annual Fire and Safety Report brings with it hope for a safer campus and a brighter future for VSU. The numbers are encouraging, showing an overall improvement in the number of cases reported. Overall, 23 crimes were reported, and 54 arrests were made on campus during the 2017 year. Two thousand sixteen received 42 crimes ...

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Hurricane Michael storms through Valdosta

By now, students will have either made their trek home or shacked up inside their housing accommodations as they prepare for Hurricane Michael to flow through Valdosta. At 8 p.m. on Oct. 10, Michael became a Category 1 storm and was tracked at being about 20 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia, reported CBS News. The maximum wind speed moved to ...

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Crime Report 10/1-10/7: A three-day theft spree erupts

October 1, 2018 At 7:30 p.m., a computer CPU was reported as missing from Brown Residence Hall’s front desk area. The report was marked as larceny and its disposition is open. October 2, 2018 At 8:54 p.m., a VSU student reported their wallet as lost/ stolen from a VSU shuttle. Later, the financial cards inside the wallet were used by ...

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A Foamy Feat: Five fire extinguishers found in creek

Five fire extinguishers were found in the creek running alongside the Azalea Trail. Philip Foster, a VSU employee, stumbled upon the odd scene on Sept. 26 at 10:21 a.m. The fire extinguishers had been discharged, likely late the night before or early that morning. The perpetrator of the incident is unknown. Whoever is responsible will be charged with Interference with ...

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The state of voting: A look at the importance of college voters

“America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote.” This is a quote from 1970s Kansas City Star Columnist William E. Vaughn in reference to voter apathy in this country. September is National Voter Registration month, yet many college students, members of an underrepresented voting population, ...

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