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‘We will not be silent’: Theta Zeta sends a message

“We will not be silent.” Gabby Randolph, president of the Theta Zeta chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., attests to this, as women still have an uphill battle to face before truly achieving equality. Hosting the chapter’s third annual “Fight Like a Girl” Women’s March on March 8, International Women’s Day, Randolph and Sigma Lambda Gamma members, as ...

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Rings of glory: Inside Valdosta’s professional wrestling circuit

Among the pantheon of American sports, professional wrestling is the estranged sibling. It is nebulous, somewhere between sport and artistic performance. Its extravagance and exaggerated violence have been ceded to sitcoms and combat sports in terms of cable television, and it would seem the crest of the professional wrestling wave of the ‘80s and ‘90s has all but broken. It ...

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Student Government Association: The midterm review

During the past six weeks, Student Government has held many delegate meetings, has passed resolutions and has made decisions impacting the student body in a positive way. Members’ continuous efforts to make students heard has paid off in such a short time period. SGA President Jacob Bell believes the organization should be focused mainly on students’ needs and any problems ...

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VSU garners mixed feelings about campus climate

VSU students have received emails week after week, since Jan. 30, enticing them to give their take on campus climate via survey. The topics address sexual violence, gather information on whether a student has experienced sexual violence and gauge students’ overall reactions to sexual assault. But why has VSU given students the survey? Daryl Lowe, assistant vice president of student ...

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GPP hosts South Georgia Regional film meeting at VSU

To wrap up February, the Georgia Production Partnership rolled into town and held the annual South Georgia Regional Meeting at VSU. The meeting was heavily centered on the ever-growing film industry in Georgia, as well as the benefits, challenges and opportunities it brings to the state. The conference kicked off with GPP’s Chair of Community and Industry Relations Malenka Warner ...

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VSU presents ‘Black Women in Modern America’ featuring Beyoncé

For the first time ever, VSU’s African American Studies program is offering a course that uses music icon Beyoncé to teach a wide range of important topics involving women in pop culture. The AFAM 3600 course, called Black Women in Modern America, is using Beyoncé’s second visual album, Lemonade, as a starting point to explain the topics discussed in the ...

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‘It’s my life’: Dr. Brian Gerber named STEAM director

From an education professor to interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Dr. Brian Gerber has gone through a variety of positions throughout his 23 years of employment at VSU. But now, he takes on a new position in life as director of VSU’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Center. On March 1, Dr. Gerber said he finally ...

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UPD preps students for active shooter scenarios

With a presence similar to an epidemic, active shooter scenarios are becoming more common. To combat this, VSU is taking steps to inform its students through Civilian Response to Active Shooter events. CRASE is a program created by VSU’s Department of Public Safety to give students knowledge on responding to the presence of an active shooter. The initial presentation, given ...

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‘It’s a way to meet students where they are’: Formal vs. informal teaching

Students and teachers coexist here at VSU. Professors have the job of teaching information to the best of their ability while students have the job of obtaining that information and using it in their desired field of study. But can professors’ methods of instruction affect how well students obtain the information? Some professors have an informal teaching style while others ...

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Georgia film industry gathers at VSU today

“The Walking Dead.” “Captain America: The First Avenger.” “Trouble with the Curve.” These are all major productions filmed right here in Georgia. More film projects like these may be the result of the South Georgia Regional Meeting of the Georgia Production Partnership, which will be held Feb. 28, here at VSU in the Student Union Theatre from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The ...

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