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Trump banned from Social Media

President Donald Trump was stripped of his beloved Twitter account. After the events that took place at our nation’s capital, many social media platforms have swiftly moved to rid Trump of his account. While many Democrats praised this decision, other Democrats feel as though this action was taken far too late because Trump and his colleagues have spread false information ...

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Editorial: The importance of Democracy in American Institutions

Americans were happy to see 2020 come to an end considering all the controversial events and the life-threatening pandemic that occurred throughout the year. However, 2021 is not proving to be any better. The Senate runoff race is over with it resulting in the Democratic Party taking control of the senate. In response, pro-Trump supporters raided the U.S. Capitol building ...

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Democrats clinch the senate

The Georgia runoffs for the Senate have officially closed, and the Democratic party reigns victorious. In a historic pair of victories, Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Kelly Loeffler, becoming Georgia’s first Black senator, and Jon Ossoff defeated David Perdue, becoming the youngest Democrat elected to the Senate since Joe Biden in 1973. Apart from history being made for both Warnock and ...

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Column: Five defining moments in 2020 Politics

When 2020 began, many of us were not expecting just how life-changing, unprecedented and groundbreaking the year was going to be. Through racial unrest, political division and a global pandemic, we are ending the year anticipating that the next year will be a lot better. To look back at some of this year’s biggest moments, here are five of the ...

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Georgia senate races heating up

As of Dec. 14, early voting has commenced in Georgia for the Senate runoff races which will determine if Republicans or Democrats control the United States Senate. So far, it seems as though the Senate races have garnered a lot of interest. According to numbers obtained by 11 Alive, 1.2 million absentee ballots have already been requested. In addition, a ...

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Georgia back in the ‘red zone’ and holiday travel

On Nov. 12, Valdosta Daily Times announced that Georgia was back in the COVID-19 ‘red zone,’ which could be an outcome of holiday travel and COVID-19 fatigue. The White House Coronavirus Task Force reported that 25% of Georgia counties have high levels of community transmission. As of Dec. 1, Lowndes County has had 384 positive COVID-19 cases in the last ...

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Social Media, Ethics, and You

Social media is an important topic for college students, especially in 2020, due to the increased usage of the platforms that has resulted from the worldwide societal effects of COVID-19. The fallout from this rise in usage was the focus of a virtual panel titled “Social Media, Ethics and You” conducted last month as part of Ethics Awareness Week, an ...

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Trump Travels to Valdosta, Holds Rally for Senate Runoff

In what some might regard as a surprising location, President Trump campaigned in Valdosta Friday for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. This, of course, is because a critical U.S. Senate runoff race is coming up on Jan. 5, which will determine if Republicans maintain control of the Senate, or if Democrats flip the Senate and control both chambers ...

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President Trump to visit Valdosta this Saturday

According to a press release from the Republican National Committee, on Dec. 5, President Donald Trump is set to visit Valdosta on behalf of Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The event is scheduled to take place at Valdosta Regional Airport at 7 p.m., and doors are set to open at 3 p.m. Alongside Trump, Perdue and Loeffler, the ...

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Valdosta State announces high enrollment growth

A virtual press event was hosted on Nov. 16 to give media outlets an opportunity to ask questions about VSU’s enrollment increase between fall 2019 and fall 2020. This is the highest enrollment increase out of all 26 schools in the University System of Georgia. According to USG’s enrollment report, the current enrollment is 12,304 while last fall 2019 had ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!