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Editorial: We need to take personal responsibility now; The government won’t save us

Gov. Brian Kemp officially announced that “due to favorable data and more testing,” fitness, beauty and some entertainment centers have the option of reopening on April 24 with “basic operations.” This pretty much shortens his original shelter-in-place-order by 6 days, since going bowling and getting your nails filled in isn’t exactly “essential.” According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Alejandro Briceño

Alejandro Briceño is a senior political science and mass media major and public administration minor from Valencia, Venezuela. With his experience in leadership positions through his collegiate career, Briceño is confident in his leadership abilities. Alongside his current position as Senator Director for Academic Affairs of SGA, Briceño is also the Society of International Students president, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Melissa Wolfe

Focused on the health and wellbeing of VSU students, resident junior Melissa Wolfe seeks to truly represent the unheard students of VSU in her bid for the position of SGA president. From Tampa, Florida, Melissa Wolfe’s experience with SGA started at the beginning of freshman year after then-president Maya Mapp, our current SGA president’s predecessor, invited her and others to ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Cassie Katen

SGA presidential candidate, Cassie Katen adapts Valdosta’s slogan “a city without limits” to steer VSU into advancing its campus “Without Limits.” Katen is in her sophomore year, majoring in history and secondary education. She believes that she is ‘the perfect candidate for president because of my drive.” “I am driven to not only better myself but to better everyone and ...

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Over 60 masks donated to VDP during the highest peak of pandemic

Face masks have become one of the many necessities that almost about everyone uses to ensure they don’t get exposed to the deadly virus we’ve come to know as the coronavirus. Unfortunately, not everyone owns a mask. Luckily there are a few individuals who have a gift that can help supply those people with the life saving mask that they ...

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Google is publicizing your location data due to coronavirus; how Georgia can be affected

Taking a page out of George Orwell’s “1984”, Google has officially launched a tool that publicizes users’ location and movements in order to help health officials develop a plan of attack for COVID-19, according to the company’s blog post. The first data report was published on April 3. These findings are “Community Mobility Reports”: They detail the places people have ...

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Gov. Kemp orders statewide shelter-in-place to curve coronavirus spread

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp held a televised news conference Wednesday afternoon to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to curve the new coronavirus. The governor said he would sign the order on Thursday, and it will go into effect on Friday. Also, Kemp ordered that all public schools remain closed for the rest of the academic school year. Georgia has a ...

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Editorial: Concern for our nation in coronavirus pandemic

As I’ve observed the response of the U.S. government to the coronavirus pandemic, my level of concern has been on the same trajectory as the number of reported cases in our country. My two primary areas of concern are combatting the pandemic efficiently and simultaneously dealing with the economic implications that come with it. As of now, the U.S. has ...

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