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VSU hosts Disney-themed Relay for Life

When faced with danger, most people run for their lives. These people run for others’ lives. VSU hosted Relay for Life, an annual fundraising event dedicated to raising money for the American Cancer Society, on April 12. Campus organizations like Black Student League, Gamma Sigma Sigma and the Blazer football team gathered on the front lawn to raise money for ...

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That’s the tea: Japanese club hosts tea ceremony

The VSU Japanese Club not only recently brought Japan to students but served some tea as well. The Japanese Tea Ceremony event, on April 10, demonstrated a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to teach students about Japanese Culture and to gain interest in the club. It was executed by members of Tallahassee’s Japanese community, whose goal is to promote Japanese culture ...

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Preview: VSU marketing class to present film festival

VSU will soon welcome another film festival onto its campus, putting the festival’s students at the helm once again. But this festival is a bit different than others. This time, there’s a theme: representing women on the silver screen. Born from the strategic planning class, or MKTG4900, a class with more than 20 students, Shades of Representation is designed to ...

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VSU explores faculty salary increase via study

An ongoing study into the level of salaries earned by faculty members at VSU is nearing completion. Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia has overseen the study, which aims to help officials from state and local governments achieve their goals. The study was originated at the request of VSU’s administration. Presented in a VSU Senate Faculty ...

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The next step for VSU: West hall gets an update, more on the way

VSU continued its trend of “out with the old, in with the new” after the two-semester-long renovation of West Hall’s first floor left wing, finalized during spring break. The new renovation, unveiled to the greater VSU public on March 25, saw an increase in size of the presidential and administrative suite, a glass door for semi-transparency and the loss of ...

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Blazers S.A.V.E. the environment

Environmental activism seemingly becomes more prevalent with each passing week, but one re-established student organization is helping S.A.V.E. the day. Students Against Violating the Environment hopes to inspire students to be more environmentally conscious. Mercedes Myles, the organization’s president, said the group wants to set the example with the students, for the students, through its environmental protection efforts. Despite a ...

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VPD investigates car accident death, possible shooter

City of Valdosta Police Officers found a man dead after arriving to the scene of a vehicular accident; however, evidence shows more to his death. Discovered in a crashed vehicle on the 300 block of East Moore Street, VPD found Xzavier Haggins, 36, dead early March 23 with a possible gunshot wound. He nor the vehicular accident were their original ...

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VSU prepares Blazer Summer Research Institute

If you’re tired of lying around like a couch potato all summer while your learning skills dull, it may be time to invest in something new. VSU is offering students a creative and productive way to spend the summer with the launch of the Blazer Summer Research Institute program. Described as competitive, the program is available to faculty and undergraduate ...

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VPD arrests 19-year-old man for vehicle theft

A request for police service led to the arrest of a teenaged man late March 12. Leonard Shuman, 19, was arrested by Valdosta City Police Department after a caller reported that “he witnessed an unknown subject illegally enter an automobile in an attempt to steal.” The caller reportedly “advised” VPD the crime occurred on the “private property” of an apartment ...

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