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Remerton shooting leaves questions unanswered

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief A man was injured by gunfire and the perpetrator remains at-large after an incident near campus Wednesday. The Valdosta Police Department responded to a shooting at Jackson Square Apartments on Melody Lane early in the afternoon. Investigator Derrick Sinclair confirmed a male victim was shot in the leg by an unidentified male aggressor. The wound ...

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VSU’s Halloween policy

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Halloween is on Monday and some students may even want to wear their costumes around campus, but does VSU allow that? “There is no policy,” said Dr. Vincent Miller, Vice President of Student Affairs. With this revelation, students probably feel like they can pretty much wear anything they want, but Dr. Miller had something ...

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SGA proposes impeachment

Written by Juston Lewis, Stadd Writer A rarity occurred at the weekly SGA meeting when Senator Dillon Rountree was proposed for impeachment by Senator Aisha Johnson. SGA held its weekly public meeting on Monday night even with the absence of SGA president Maya Mapp who was in Atlanta working on the Presidential Search Committee. The meeting was conducted by SGA ...

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Mediacom out, VSU contracts with Philo

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer VSU has ended its contract with Mediacom; Philo is now the only on-campus television provider for the next three years. Philo was introduced to the student body at the beginning of the 2016 spring semester. The DVR feature and unlimited online access provided by Philo were among highlighted features. According to their website, Philo.com, ...

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Homecoming is here

Written by Michaela Leung, Copy Editor Oct. 17 – 23 is Homecoming Week and the theme is the 1980s. The line-up for next week’s events has been released to the public. VSU Student Life will be placing Rubik’s Cubes all over campus in secret locations and prizes will be given to those who find them. Hints to the location of ...

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VSU establishes Department of Diversity and Inclusion

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer   In recent years, society as a whole has realized that we as people need to start recognizing or start to capitalize off our diversity. Universities around the nation have begun departments focused on diversity and inclusion. Starting Oct. 1, 2016, VSU will have its own Department of Diversity and Inclusion led by interim ...

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Williams summoned for new department

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer On Oct. 1, Dr. Gerald Williams was named the interim director of the newly established Department of Student Diversity and Inclusion at Valdosta State University. Dr. Williams’ motto is to make the day productive; whether it turns out good or bad is irrelevant. Productivity is the goal, and it’s built Dr. Williams a solid ...

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Matthew strikes the Southeast

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Hurricane Matthew has become a deadly storm and although it probably won’t make full landfall in Georgia, Valdosta may still experience tropical storm conditions. According to CNN, Matthew is a Category 3 hurricane that has caused counties in Florida and South Carolina to announce a state of emergency.  The storm is predicted to build ...

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SGA meeting features guests, music

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer  VSU’s Student Government Association hosted its weekly meeting with the addition of four guest speakers as well as a performance from a senator’s band. The first order of business came from Shawn Pippen. He provided the senators with updates about VSU’s annual Haunted Trail. Pippen asked senators to come out, promote and encourage student ...

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