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Housing allows students to stay over holiday breaks

Before this semester, VSU’s Housing Department would not allow students to stay in their dorms over breaks other than the students in Centennial Hall. This semester however, Housing is allowing students to stay during winter and spring break. Changes have also been made to how food will be provided to accommodate those who decide to stay on campus over these ...

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Student Spotlight: Dustin Wall speaks all

Dustin Wall is a junior interdisciplinary studies major at VSU with a concentration in international studies, ESOL and fine arts. He has a unique set of skills that put him ahead in his major and future career. Originally from Winder, Georgia, Wall has attended VSU since 2013. He had to test the waters before deciding on his current major but ...

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The woman behind the crown

Jayla Flournoy, VSU’s new homecoming queen, is ready to make some changes around campus. Flournoy is a Thompson, Georgia native who plans to graduate with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. She won’t stop there, though. She wants to continue her education to obtain her master’s degree in speech pathology. “The reason I want to become a speech pathologist ...

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VSU hosts Homeless for a Night

On Nov. 10, 51 students attended Homeless for a Night on VSU’s front lawn despite the cold weather. The students arrived at 5 p.m. and stayed until 6 a.m. the following day. LAMP, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Kappa Delta Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mu Omicron Chapter, SGA, CMVSU, Housing & Residence Life, Department of Leadership and Services hosted this event to give students ...

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SGA discusses new advising plans, Student Advisory Council

At this week’s SGA meeting, SGA President Maya Mapp discussed new executive Director of Advising Robert Friedhoff and his plans to make advising better for students. Friedhoff’s plan is to assign three advisors to each student. This includes a financial aid advisor, a professional career advisor and an academic advisor. Mapp also said that the new advisor system would be ...

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VSU proposes new alcohol policy

VSU’s proposed new campus-wide comprehensive alcohol-use policy is currently posted for public comment through the month of November, and could, if approved, be official policy soon after. Under the current arrangement, the general alcohol policy is handled by Student Affairs, while the alcohol at events policy is handled by University Advancement. According to Student Affairs Vice President Vincent Miller, the ...

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Beware the B.A.T.: UPD gives tips on bicycle theft prevention

In October alone, more than five instances of bicycle theft have been reported, with more occurring since, but with the help of the Bicycle Anti-Theft program (B.A.T.), students can potentially reduce the risk of bike theft. Instances of theft on campus happen year-round; however, fall semester is when UPD notice an increase in bicycle thefts. According to Patrol and Investigations ...

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Weekly crime report 10/30 – 11/5

Oct. 30 No crimes reported. Oct. 31 At 9:26 a.m., UPD took a report in reference to a vehicular hit and run at South Georgia Medical Center Parking Structure. Nov. 1 No crimes reported. Nov. 2 No crimes reported. Nov. 3 At 3:50 a.m., an officer issued an individual a citation for underage possession of alcohol at Sustella Parking Deck. ...

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Meet the 2017 homecoming court

On Nov. 1, 10 VSU students were nominated to serve on the 2017 homecoming court. This Saturday, two of these students will be named homecoming king and queen. Though we contacted all of the members on the court, we could not reach everyone. The Spectator presented each homecoming court member with a set of questions to answer about being a ...

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Dr. Scott-McGee expresses love for student health

Over the course of this year, VSU has implemented many changes within the university, including opening the medical director position. After a rigorous process, Dr. Kim Scott-McGee was chosen for the position. “The hiring process for the medical director was led by the Assistant Director for Business Operations Lynette Lewis,” Dr. Vincent Miller, vice president of student affairs, said. “She ...

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