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City of Valdosta battles homelessness

Valdosta is bringing in the new year with a community service project: The Points in Time Homeless Count. At its core, the project involves city officials and volunteers to get a count of Valdosta’s homeless population. This year’s project will see the Georgia Department of Community Affairs spearheading the count by utilizing citizens’ smartphones and tablets for mobile surveys. Vanessa ...

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Mark Williams says goodbye to VSU

After 20 years as the Assistant Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Education, Mark Williams has decided to call it a career. VSU will hold a ceremony to celebrate his work on Friday. Along his journey to retirement, Williams has helped create a supportive culture in the Counseling Center and has made a lasting impact on his friends and colleagues. ...

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Editorial: Library renovations worth the wait

After 191 days of construction and limited access to the building, this spring semester finally unveiled the renovations of Odum Library, and the wait was well worth it. The front entrance portion of the second floor has upgraded into a sleek and modernized study space that invites students to come in and be productive. Refurbished study rooms now have glass ...

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Crime wrap-up: Criminally low

VSU ranked 211 out of all accredited universities in America for campus safety. Alarms.org ranked VSU’s safety based on the number of violent and property crimes on campus, as supplied by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey. This puts VSU in the top 8 percent of safest college campuses, and the numbers don’t lie. The ...

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Don’t wait: Waitr app comes to Valdosta

From Louisiana, a brand new business graces the busy streets of Valdosta, GA. A food delivery business in the palm of your hands, Waitr is a new online service that allows you to bring the restaurants of Valdosta to your front door, all for the flat fee of $5, no matter the distance or size of the order. After its ...

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VSU’s Adult and Military Programs reopen

It’s been a while since VSU offered Adult and Military Programs (AMP) but now, nearly three years since it closed, the program has reopened. While the program has undergone a few changes, AMP Assistant Director Nathan Metzner said the student population they aim to impact remains the same. “The students which we strive to serve [are] the non-traditional students, meaning ...

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New Academic Support Center opens, library renovations finish

With a new semester comes new features, and the Academic Support Center has given no less. After half a year of renovations, the ASC officially opened its doors to VSU on Jan. 14. Students both on and off campus have already begun to take advantage of the restored VSU feature. Student employees Alanna Lewis and Candelario Calderon shared excitement after ...

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Campus carry bill: A one year later review

A year ago, the controversial bill known as “Campus Carry,” or HB 280, passed. Many students on college campuses throughout the state of Georgia held differing opinions on the matter. Last year, HB 280 passed through the state senate, making its way to former Gov. Nathan Deal, who signed the legislation therein allowing firearms to be carried on college campuses ...

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Three-and-out: Bell leaves Blazers for Bulls

After a three year stint as head coach of Valdosta State Football, Kerwin Bell is moving on. Reports that Bell met with University of South Florida coach Charlie Strong began last week and it will be announced that Bell is joining the program soon. The decision to leave VSU comes on the heels of Bell’s first national championship with the ...

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Senior Spotlight: Amari Evans

Graduation came and went. With it the VSU community says farewell to the bright minds that have learned in the hallowed halls of the university’s campus. One such bright mind is Amari Evans, senior biology major and chemistry minor, who graduated Dec 8. Starting out with the Biology major, Evans stuck to it throughout her four years here at VSU. ...

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