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Four VSU students affected in multi-car accident

Bee Garrell was returning to her car from class in hopes of preparing for a trip back home to South Carolina, but now she can’t because her car is totaled and there’s no family around to help her. On Sept.6, she and three other Valdosta State University students came back to Oak parking lot only to find their cars either ...

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VSU parking officials reveals parking updates

News of a new parking model came out at SGA’s first meeting of the year, but students will have to wait a little longer for the finished product, according to VSU’s top parking official. Last year, the Parking and Transportation Department of VSU came up with a model to improve the parking system on campus. This model was ultimately rejected. ...

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West Hall to be first major renovation since 1986

Renovations to West Hall have caused class disruptions, but VSU administration worked with the contractors to minimize distractions to students and professors, according to officials. Students likely noticed a rather jarring change to West Hall’s appearance upon arriving back at VSU this August. Large wooden planks have blocked the bottom floor of the southern wing of the academic hall from ...

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Communication students receive new computer lab

Students in the Communication Arts program at Valdosta State were welcomed back in style with $293,000 worth of upgrades around the department. Dr. Mark Borzi, communication arts department head, said the upgrades were made with students as its most important priority. The upgrades included two major projects and a few minor ones throughout the entire department. The first major project ...

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Wild Adventures reveals road to VSU partnership

Valdosta State University announced a new deal with Wild Adventures Theme Park—free season passes—a little under three weeks ago on Aug. 10. According to Wild Adventures Public Relations Manager Adam Floyd, this deal was a year in the making. “VSU and Wild Adventures have always had a relationship since Wild Adventures began,” Floyd said. “VSU and Wild Adventures have always ...

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Spotlight: Former alumna becomes VSU director

This year VSU has gained not just a new set of eager freshman for the 2018 fall semester, but also a new staff member to guide and provide them with ample opportunities to feel included. Sandra Jones became VSU’s director of Student Diversity and Inclusion on June 22. As the former employee relations coordinator, Jones knows she must welcome all ...

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VSU student arrested for marijuana charge

A VSU student is facing charges for possession of marijuana after an arrest late Aug. 21. UPD Officer Caleb Lee arrested Demetrius Tharpe, 18, during a routine patrol which found the student allegedly smoking near Georgia Residence Hall. According to the police report, Lee began driving towards Georgia Avenue with the windows down. It was then that he reports smelling ...

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‘Their voice is valued’: SGA cabinet makes students top priority for 2018

The students and staff of VSU work hard, but SGA is working even harder. Bringing in a new academic year, the SGA cabinet, consisting of President Jacob Bell, Vice President Amea Thompson, Secretary Rachel Tessin and Comptroller Krupesh Patel, have big plans for the students. According to them, the students are their reason for joining. “In the university committee, the ...

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Crime Report week 8/20-8/26: Larceny plagues the campus

August 20, 2018 At 1:06 a.m., a VSU student reported being struck by a relative of an ex-girlfriend at Langdale Hall. The incident is still under investigation. At 5:28 p.m., a VSU student reported a sexual assault at Langdale Hall. The crime was marked as sexual assault, but the incident is still under investigation. August 21, 2018 At 4:24 p.m., ...

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Recap: Stacey Abrams sends VSU a message

“My name is Stacey Abrams and I intend to be the next governor of Georgia.” It’s this statement that the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia used to impact and draw in the crowd. At an event hosted by the Young Democrats of Valdosta State University on Aug. 23 in Powell Hall, Abrams discussed her vision for Georgia in ...

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