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Fearmongering and the 2020 Election

As tensions rise on election day, many people on the internet are seeing a burst of tweets, videos and posts surrounding the results of the 2020 election. These posts mainly say things about the white supremacist group, the Proud Boys, as well as general white supremacists, and their plan to attack on minorities in America. PolitiFact breaks down the legitimacy ...

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SGA recommends more campus protection with election results around the corner

Student Government Association has recently sent out an email on further action on campus after receiving student feedback about their fear and anxiety after the election. SGA has received feedback from students and made recommendations to Dr. Vince Miller, the vice president of Student Affairs, that includes additional lighting to Hopper and Palms Quad, increasing police presence on campus and ...

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One Team Coalition and VSU athletics get student-athletes involved in the 2020 election

The One Team Coalition, created by Valdosta State’s women’s volleyball head coach Kaleigh Zoucha, Associate Athletic Director Jennifer Grubbs and several student leaders within the athletic department, are using a variety of resources to encourage student-athletes to vote. Taj Taylor, a redshirt junior on the football team, is one of the student-athletes who was selected to be a leader within ...

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Your Vote Matters

The heat of the upcoming election has brought skepticism about the legitimacy of voting. It is known throughout the country that the president is ultimately determined by the electoral college, which turns citizens away from voting. The truth of the matter is the popular vote does matter. In all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, the electoral college is ...

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VSU extends withdrawal period due to COVID-19

Students get a breather this semester as the VSU Faculty Senate has decided to give them extra time to withdraw from any classes. The withdrawal date for fall 2020 has been extended from Oct. 15 until Nov. 12, according to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Sharon Gravett. Gravett sent out an email to faculty, students and staff ...

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Student businesses making an impact on campus

Almost all students at some point in their education have a job. For some, this might mean working in a restaurant or retail, but over the course of the past decade, more students have started their own business. Posters are found throughout campus advertising student-run businesses for a variety of services. Some sell accessories like bracelets, stickers and makeup, while ...

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High speed chase disturbs VSU campus

Watch your toes, VSU students, as a dirt bike rider roams free after shaking off VSU Police in a high-speed chase through Pedestrian Mall on Sept. 30. On the night of Sept. 30 around 7:50 p.m. Officer Michael Whitlock initiated a traffic stop after hearing multiple dirt bikes riding down a nearby street. “One of the dirt bikes drove through ...

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Fall Graduation set to occur face to face

This morning Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU president, announced that fall commencement will be face to face this semester with a few changes to accommodate the Center for Disease Control Guidelines. Fall commencement will now take place on Monday Dec. 14 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a series of four different commencement programs throughout the day. The College of Humanities and Social ...

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Enrollment numbers helping VSU budget

On Tuesday, the Budget Advisory Council Meeting was held to discuss VSU’s financials and to provide transparency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One glaring takeaway was the amount of reductions taken by the university. According to the slide show presented, $12.1 million in reductions were taken, reducing overall operating budgets by 15%. Reductions included reducing part-time and student employment, eliminating 88 ...

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Don’t let political party affiliations decide your vote

The Presidential Election is less than a month away, but many students are split as to how they should vote for this year. However, this election will be seeing many first-time voters who are students, many whom are from Generation Z. Younger generations have always been encouraged to vote, yet according to the New York Times, the voter turnout of ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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