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Student politician seeks statewide office

Written by Gabe Burns, editor-in-chief Already chairman of the VSU College Republicans, Joel Pollack has set his sights higher. Pollack, a junior, is running for vice chairman of the Georgia Association of College Republicans. He currently serves as the GACR’s southern regional director, overseeing five chapters. He and the candidate chairman, Joshua Aaron of ABAC, are running on the unprecedented ...

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Website provides an alternative way to seek academic help

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer With the semester coming to an end and finals right around the corner, students are beginning to find ways to finish their semesters off strong. Although the Student Success Center offers free tutoring, sometimes the times conflict with class and work schedules or there’s not enough tutors to fulfill the needs of the students. This ...

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Where are our girls?

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Lawmakers called on the FBI to find the string of missing black girls in Washington, D.C. Social media has shed a bright light on the abducted young women, and the Congressional Black Caucus wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to search for them. In the first three months of 2017, 501 juveniles have been reported ...

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Students question VSU President about the university’s future

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The Student Government Association held up its promise by holding a forum with President Richard Carvajal where students could ask any question without having to go through an appointment. Dr. Carvajal brought along Vice President Vincent Miller for subjects Carvajal wasn’t sure of. Although the event did not have a big turnout (only ...

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SGA finds ways to encourage orgs to apply for funding with new changes

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer The Blazer Allocation Process was the main subject during this week’s SGA meeting. The Senators spent majority of the meeting going over the new changes to the guidelines in which students would have to follow to access funding. Up until now, the Blazer Allocation Process entailed co-sponsorship when pertaining to allocating funds to student organizations ...

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Dept. of Information Technology sheds new light on new Verification System

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Employees’ MyVSU accounts have experienced many security breaches over the past two years leading to the Department of Information Technology to create a new verification system. The new verification system is called two-factor authentication or 2FA for short. According to Computer Specialist Rachel Martin, over 300 users—23 repeatedly—had their accounts compromised and a ...

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SGA takes two step forward, one step back

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Growth and stagnation, the weekly SGA meeting featured both. The start of the weekly meeting seemed promising as two new senators were voted in almost unanimously. Clinesha Sims, a sophomore psychology major, was approved as well as D’Layna Jonas, a sophomore psychology major and Spanish minor. The two senators were excited to join ...

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Resumes prepped for Spring Career Expo

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor The Office of Career Opportunities held a walk-in Resume Prep Day on March 22 to provide students with advice and feedback for their resumes. Students attended this event to prepare for the 2017 Spring Career Expo held on March 23. Career specialists hold resume prep days every semester, and it is open to ...

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Proposed Bill stirs controversial conversation in SGA

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Senator Silas David returned from his hiatus Monday to propose a bill with the potential to change the way SGA operates. “I felt like this bill needed to be presented and I’m ready to get back to work,” David said. David proposed the “Good March” bill which would cause a temporary prohibition of ...

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Malcom Mitchell honored by Valdosta

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor March 6 is Malcom Mitchell Day. The City of Valdosta gathered at Bazemore-Hyder stadium Monday night to honor Mitchell for his accomplishments on and off the football field. Before Mitchell became a wide receiver and Super Bowl champion for the New England Patriots, he played football for the Valdosta Wildcat’s. Before the event, ...

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