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Greeks to get on campus housing

In Fall 2012, Hopper Hall will house select members of the College PanHellenic Council (CPC) due to the lack of sorority housing available. Among the reasons for moving sororities to on-campus housing, Greek Life hopes to see an increase in members staying in sororities, and an improvement in GPAs among participants—who, on average, stay above the 3.0 GPA range. “Several ...

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Students take early vacation

The highly anticipated spring break tends to leave the classrooms bare as some students opt to skip out on Friday classes in order to jumpstart their spring break plans. On average, students report seeing a 30 percent decrease in class attendance on the days prior to their spring vacation. H owever, some students fear leaving early because of scheduled exams ...

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Superstar Valdosta singing contest coming soon

The 3rd Annual Superstar Valdosta will be hosted by the South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Mathis Auditorium at 7 p.m. March 24. “The 3rd Annual Superstar Valdosta is a contest for all singers,” Taylor Asbury, a junior public relations major working with the South Georgia Chapter, said. “It gives them a chance to show us ...

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Moving for Music! 5K Race and Fun Run held Saturday

Advertisements are buzzing about the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra’s (VSO) event “Moving for Music,” a 5K run and Fun Run, set for Saturday on the Front Lawn. The third annual “Moving for Music,” consists of a 5K race and a Fun Run, where participants who cannot run the 5K can still partake in a one-mile run. Registration for this event begins ...

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Students create their own personal street signs

Tuesday night students packed themselves into the Rotunda of the Student Union to attend the Street Signs event, an event which allowed students to create their own personal street signs. The event was hosted by Campus Activities Board and started at 7 p.m., but students were already crowding in around 6:15 p.m. Freshmen Danielle Shifflett and Savannah Saunder were excitedly ...

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Campus Wellness Committee raises heart health awareness

VSU’s Campus Wellness Committee held a Healthy Heart Luncheon on Tuesday, in awareness of Heart Month, to teach staff and students the risk factors of heart disease and precautions against it. “Campus Wellness based this seminar off of its original program “Go Red for Women,” Rebecca Murphy, current committee chair, said. “We started as a group of faculty and students ...

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SpecTech: New smartphones hit the market, Windows 8 Beta debuts

Welcome to the first day of March! Only one week left until spring break! This edition will introduce you to a ton of phones, the Windows 8 Beta, and the countdown to the iPad 3. The Mobile World Congress event started with a bang as Nokia announced the Nokia 808 PureView; a phone unlike any other. Although it runs the ...

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Super Tuesday primary voting opens in Georgia

Super Tuesday has arrived, offering Georgia voters one last chance to cast their votes in the Presidential Preference Primary. The polls are open until 7 p.m. across all Lowndes County precincts. This map shows the voting location for each precinct. If you are unsure of your precinct, check your voter registration card or call the Elections Office at 229-671-2850. View ...

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Primary voting open early

With Super Tuesday growing ever nearer, time is running out for Georgians to voice their preferences for who will appear on November’s presidential ballot. Super Tuesday refers to the Tuesday in February or March when the greatest number of states hold primary elections. Advanced voting for Georgia’s presidential preference primary is ongoing until 7 p.m. on March 2 at the ...

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Zaxby’s opens 199th Ga. location

There’s a new chicken in town, in Lake Park that is. Zaxby’s recently opened their 199th store in Georgia, just off of Exit 5 with a brand new kitchen and dining room design. This location is a kind of sister store to the one currently being built on St. Augustine Road in Valdosta. Both stores stand on previous Hardee’s locations. ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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