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Here’s what students can do to help Harvey victims

This past weekend Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and destroyed major cities such as Houston. Now the citizens are looking for relief, something VSU can help with. Here are some charities to donate to: American Red Cross: Students can visit their website or conveniently text the word “Harvey” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Apple is also allowing ...

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Motorcyclist dies after ‘Deadpool 2’ accident

The set for “Deadpool 2” stopped production after a stunt woman lost her life in a freak accident. Joi “SJ” Harris, 40, died while performing a motorcycle stunt for a scene in newest addition to the series.  Harris was on set in Vancouver when the incident took place. USA TODAY recently obtained a report from the British Columbia Workplace Safety agency that states Harris was rehearsing a scene “that involved driving ...

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SGA adds familiar face to its ranks

Student Government Association called to order their second public meeting of the school year, and its main order of business was to elect a new Chief of Staff. Last year, SGA had no acting Chief of Staff; however, as of Monday, SGA welcomed senior biology major Adam Slaton. Slaton started out as a senator his sophomore year and became the ...

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VSU Dining makes new and expensive improvements

This past summer, $1.5 million in changes were made to the dining services here on campus such as the Blazer Grill switching back to a buffet style, and Palms Dining Hall receiving many changes to its layout and menu. The main changes to the hall include the expansion of Home Zone, which is the buffet area, by taking away the ...

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Housing unveils summer changes

Over the summer, VSU has been steadily working on new updates to revamp the campus, but one department has had more than the rest: housing. New director of housing, Dr. Zduy Chu, and the housing staff are partnering with other departments such as athletics and campus rec to create more events around campus. “This year we have been a little ...

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VSU gives Pine Hall a face lift

Several divisions of the VSU Internet Technology (IT) department, including technical support, are relocating. They’ll move for a short period of time while VSU renovates their home, Pine Hall. Located south of the Student Union along Oak Street, Pine Hall’s first renovations began on June 12 of this year. VSU expects the renovations to last throughout the rest of the ...

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Student Success Center offers tutoring to Valdosta

The Student Success Center has always offered tutoring to VSU students, but starting this semester, they’re expanding. The center will now offer tutoring to local elementary, middle and high school students. “We are looking forward to expanding our tutoring reach to the larger Valdosta community,” Terrance Sullivan, assistant director of the Student Success Center, said. According to Sullivan, the Success ...

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, Valdosta State students and locals of the area got to experience the first solar eclipse to appear in the United States in 38 years. This solar eclipse was only visible in the United States and featured a path of 100 percent totality in cities such as Salem, Oregon: Nashville, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina. Valdosta, Georgia ...

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Cover your eyes: partial eclipse rare but dangerous

This month VSU will witness something that hasn’t been seen in the continental U.S. since 1979, but we’ll have to look carefully. On Aug. 21 around 1 p.m., the VSU community will be able to view the beginnings of a solar eclipse as the path of totality moves across our surrounding states and through the northeast corner of Georgia. The ...

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Mapp is a team player

SGA President Maya Mapp took the nation’s capital by storm this summer. Mapp worked as a press and scheduling intern for Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia.   Mapp worked in Isakson’s Washington D.C. office for six weeks, working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday.   “I learned that nothing was beneath me, and I learned a lot about myself,” Mapp said. “I learned how to be a better person, and it ...

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