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Crime Report 10/29-11/4: Theft, threats and indecent exposure plague VSU

Oct. 30,2018 At 2:22 p.m., a staff member reported a digital camera missing from the media center in Odum Library. At 7:14 p.m., a student reported the theft of a bicycle from a rack outside of Centennial East. Oct. 31, 2018 At 1:01 a.m., a VSU student was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools ...

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SGA preps for Saturday’s game, discusses IT updates

With Election Day on Tuesday and the Battle of the Peach Basket on Saturday, students are in for an eventful week here on campus. SGA, along with The Fire Pit, is encouraging all students to attend VSU’s biggest game this season as the Blazers face off against rival West Georgia. The two undefeated squads are playing for the Gulf South ...

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Event Services unveils new reservation system

Valdosta State University hosts a number of clubs and organizations that, every day, plan new gatherings and host events that liven up the day to day grind of college life. Whether it be a movie night on the front lawn of VSU or a costume party in the halls of the university center, VSU opens the doors of its buildings ...

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‘Don’t forget to vote’: A call to action on election day

Midterm elections have every voter watching the polls, and every candidate doing a political balancing act on public opinion as they make their way closer to Nov. 6. There are seats and positions up for election all over the United States, but for VSU students, the race that everyone has their eyes on is the Georgia’s gubernatorial race of a ...

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New study gives VSU failing mark on catering to black students

If  Valdosta State University received a report card on how it caters to its black students, which it did, it would’ve received three “As” and an “F.” Its equity index average, 2.75, is the highest in the state, but it’s failing grade reveals an issue black students are beginning to discover. Five weeks ago, the University of Southern California’s Race ...

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Crime Report 10/22-10/28: Bike thefts plague students

Oct. 23. 2018 At 11:30 a.m., a VSU student reported a bicycle theft from Langdale Residence Hall. The bike was recovered. At 12: 39 p.m., a VSU student reported a bicycle theft from Reade Residence Hall. The bike was recovered. At 6:50 p.m., a VSU student reported a bicycle theft from outside of Nevins Hall. Oct. 24, 2018 At 1:46 ...

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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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