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First presidential debate: Romney victorious

Mitt Romney needed a strong performance, and his showing during Wednesday night’s debate with President Obama was exactly that: strong. Those that watched the debate tended to agree, too. 67% of those polled in a CNN poll right after believed that Romney was the victor over Obama, and with good reason. The Governor set the tone very early, detailing his ...

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New Homepage goes live

VSU’s Web Content Manager John Bennett and Computer Support Specialist Kathy Sundin are excited about the launch of the new website and community feedback. There were two sessions held Tuesday night to preview the new VSU website. “If you’ve never been to VSU, you would never know our campus was so beautiful,” Bennett said. “That means we weren’t doing a ...

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NAACP hosts a voter registration drive today

Are you registered to vote? Today VSU’s NAACP is hosting a voter registration drive for students, faculty and staff. NAACP hopes to reach out to the community and encourage people to register to vote in this election. Chris Hawkins, the political action chair of the NAACP and coordinator of the drive, said NAACP is inspired by the national scale of ...

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GSA talks National Coming Out Day

October is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month or LGBT Pride Month, and VSU Gay Straight Alliance is gearing up to celebrate with numerous events – especially National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. GSA met Monday night to list upcoming events on the agenda. Two interns from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Joshua Waters and Anthony Potter, spoke ...

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New officers join VSU’s police department

This semester, VSU welcomes to its police department new officers Caleb Reid, Cody Engleman and Artesia Frederick. Reid was born in Florida and is brand new to both Valdosta and VSU. He begins school next summer. Here’s how he’s coping with the new changes. Q: Why did you choose to become a police officer? A: I just always like interacting ...

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Roomies agreements ease disagreements

Love thy neighbor—only if they’re not annoying. As midterm comes around, some students are not only finding out how hard it is to maintain grades but also how hard it is to live with their roommates. VSU Housing and Residence Life is offering roommate workshops for students who have never lived with a roommate prior to the beginning of the ...

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Campus orgs spread breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and many students and organizations are opening up to the cause. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer effecting women in the United States. The women of Zeta Tau Alpha and the Collegiate Women of VSU are doing their part in making sure that VSU is ...

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WGST kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness month

The month of October, for the Women and Gender’s Studies department, is Domestic Violence Awareness month. WGST has planned a few events to help spread awareness of domestic violence—particularly domestic violence against women. Some of the faculty and staff from WGST involved in the cause are: Dr. Tracy Woodard-Meyers, Teresa Paliwoda, Helen Wishart, Dr. Mark George, Andrea Ramirez, Felicia Hilson ...

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Smoking areas in near future

Pretty soon, those that want to smoke may have to do so in a designated area. A possible restriction on smoking was discussed at the first SGA town hall meeting of the semester. The SGA voted to form a subcommittee to draft legislation for these new smoking restrictions. The proposed legislation would be sent to the Faculty Senate. “This smoking ...

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Hookah smoking gains popularity

Hookahs have become increasingly popular with VSU’s students, however, its popularity also comes with new health risks. Hookahs are an all-natural tobacco mixed with honey, molasses and fruit extract and is flavored with different scents. Recently, hookahs were found have some of the same health issues as smoking cigarettes. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, hookah is ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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