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Sunday alcohol sales bill passes house

Georgia citizens will get a chance to vote on the legalization of Sunday alcohol sales, if Gov. Nathan Deal signs Senate  Bill 10 into legislation. Senate Bill 10 will allow referendums to vote on whether or not they want alcohol to be sold from their local grocery and convenience stores between the hours of 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on ...

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IT Plans to Stop E-Mail Hoaxes

With aftershocks still being felt nationally from Epsilon’s consumer database breach at the end of March, the Valdosta State University Information Technology department will mull a new solution to stop the onslaught of subsequent email hoaxes. Epsilon provides consumer information and market research to thousands of business, ranging from banks to boutiques. The company also gathers information through social networking ...

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CAC fights to end child abuse

As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Lowndes County is working with Prevent Child Abuse Lowndes County and various other organizations to spread awareness of child abuse across the county. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Valdosta State Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) helped sponsor the ...

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You decide your GPA

Contrary to popular belief, social networking sites such as Facebook are not the major cause of a sinking GPA. According to a survey conducted of about 13,900 incoming college freshmen, alcohol is in fact, the most significant factor involving the student GPA. According to Todd Wyatt, a doctoral candidate at George Mason University and director of research at Outside the ...

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Pop Addict: Hollywood’s dark side comes out to play

How’s it going fellow pop addicts!? I would rate my week an 8.5 out of 10. Yes, it was just that great. I have to say that the impersonation show Tuesday was a treat! If you missed the show, you missed out on a lot. It was too much for Twitter—seriously! Anyway, let me get right into it because I ...

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Remakes ignore changing audience

The advent of the Hollywood remake era is upon the entertainment industry, and the responses are mixed beyond explanation. This past Friday, a remake of the classic comedy “Arthur” was released, generating little revenue and lukewarm reviews. The film garnered a mere 37 percent approval rating at Metacritic.com, a site that accumulates the reviews of all the major entertainment publications. ...

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Blazers lose make-up game, 7-3

Last night in non-conference play, the Blazers fell to Georgia Southwestern 7-3.  The game was a make-up of VSU’s first scheduled game of the season which was rained out. VSU starter Cameron Martin took the loss, his first of the year. The righty only lasted 1.1 innings, giving up two earned runs on a hit and a walk. Hurricanes’ starter ...

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VSU provides a safe space

In the last year, LGBTQ students have experienced an increase in bullying and violence as well as self-inflicted harm, but Valdosta State University will offer its first-ever “Safe Space” seminar, aimed at stopping this. The three-hour program will take place on Tuesday, April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom A and will train faculty, staff ...

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Greeks put on step show for charity

Greek Week came to a close with the College Pan-Hellenic Council’s (CPC) annual step show Tuesday night, which donated all proceeds to the Partnership Cancer Fund. Each sorority presented a fun theme to their performances. From Kappa Delta’s “Insane Asylum” to Phi Mu’s “Ballin Out” theme, the audience enjoyed the show and some were even surprised at the sororities’ step ...

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SGA Candidates: Get real

Freedom of speech is one of the most precious rights that citizens in America own, but sometimes it goes too far. When misleading statements become the foundation for popularity and election, the right of freedom of speech becomes abused as politicians show up.

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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