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Just a thought: VSU’s growing numbers tell a story of its diversity

Recently, I overheard a conversation between two students in the dining area of the Student Union. They were talking about the racial demographics of VSU and wondering aloud what percent of VSU students are black or African American. Thinking about their conversation made me want to do some research, so I reviewed enrollment by race or ethnicity data from the ...

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Brown reveals film festival’s origins

This year’s South Georgia Film Festival is slated to be the largest yet, featuring 113 films from around the globe and 13 panels. The festival will span over three days, and screenings will be available in two locations on campus. However, the festival has not always been the powerhouse it is today. It came from humble beginnings and an unlikely ...

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Senior Spotlight: Jonas finishes on an uplifting note

“No matter what keep pushing.” It’s with these five words that senior D’Layna Jonas describes herself and her life’s journey up until this point. Jonas is slated to graduate on Dec. 14 with an interdisciplinary studies degree, and after her four years spent at VSU, she can heartily say, “It’s time for me to go.” “I just feel like I’ve ...

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Crime Report 2/11 – 2/17: UPD makes multiple marijuana arrests

A non-student driver is facing charges after a traffic stop revealed his intoxication to a VSU police officer. Bryan Brown, 31, was pulled over and arrested by Officer Jonathan Schultz on Feb. 17. He was charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and DUI refusal. Brown was driving his gray Nissan Titan down ...

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‘We’re doing our jobs’: The Spectator nets five awards

The Spectator staff made their presence felt at the Georgia College Press Association Press Institute on Feb. 15, 2019. It’s evident in the awards they brought home and the board positions they filled. The Spectator’s staff netted three staff awards and two individual awards. Most notably, The Spectator was named as first place winners for the category “Best Website.” Editor-in-Chief ...

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Cinnaholic comes to Valdosta

Dessert shop, Cinnaholic, is coming to the greater Valdosta area, and it isn’t your average sweets stop, according to manager Garrett Garland. Cinnaholic is a gourmet cinnamon bun store where customers can create their own cinnamon bun. It sounds similar to Cinnabon, but Cinnaholic’s ingredients are purely vegan. It also serves coffee on the side. “We have a vegan product, ...

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Preview: Film festival to present 100+ films

Mark your calendars for the first weekend of next month because the third annual South Georgia Film Festival will be taking place right here at VSU. The South Georgia Film Festival is a three-day weekend jam packed with events, including film screenings, panel discussions, exclusive after parties and networking opportunities. The festival will be showing a wide variety of films, ...

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Dean Bernstein answers what’s next for Odum Library

Last semester, a portion of VSU’s Odum Library closed to students so renovations could be completed on half of the second floor. Curiosity arose, and questions developed. Those encumbered asked, “Why did the renovation happen in the first place? Why was that specific location chosen? What effect does this change have on student life? Was it worth it?” Dr. Alan ...

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Drink up: Georgia Beer Company opens in Valdosta

A $1.2 million investment in the making, the Georgia Beer Company held its grand opening on Feb. 4. Citizens, students and faculty are already calling it a Valdosta staple. During the two weeks prior, it held “soft” openings to introduce itself to the townsfolk. VSU President Richard Carvajal even made an appearance and revealed that he couldn’t help but notice ...

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Government shutdown: Time is ticking

The U.S. Government officially reopened last week, but Congress only has two weeks to reach a resolution or America risks being put under another shutdown. While Congress is presently unable to reach an agreement on border security, federal workers in Valdosta and across the nation went back to work after receiving no pay for over month. According to NBC News, ...

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