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Student organization presidents meet at roundtable

by Alexis Waters   Student organization rules have been a popular topic on campus for the past week. Just in time to address concerns, the first Presidents’ Roundtable meeting was held yesterday at 6 p.m. “I’m here to make sure you have tools to be successful,” Kirk Johnson, graduate assistant of student organizations, said. The room started with five presidents ...

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Housing makes house calls for first-year residents

by Alexis Waters   In the old days, doctors would make “house calls” for their sick patients by knocking on their doors and checking on them. Housing and Residence Life has implemented that same concept by conducting “House Calls” for the past three years now, helped largely by the positive feedback from students and faculty. During each house call, faculty ...

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Fall enrollment down five-percent

by Brian Hickey, Jr.   This fall, campus may seem less crowded than usual, but enrollment administrators are trying to appeal to potential students and increase the amount of students on campus. VSU is a Division II university that educates roughly 12,000 students as of 2012, a large number for such a small institution located in South Georgia. Students travel ...

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Outdoor classroom confuses students

by Hillary Straba   Over the past few months, there have been numerous changes made to the VSU campus—new retainer gardens, flowering shrubs,  art installations— but perhaps the most misunderstood addition to the campus has been the outdoor classroom behind West Hall. Completed in August, the outdoor classroom is one of the larger improvements scheduled to take place on campus, ...

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Student Life plans to enforce GPA policy

by Jennifer Gleason   Last week, campus buzzed with rumors that student organization members would be required to have a 2.5 GPA to be involved. “That is, as many things in life are, just a rumor,” said Erin Sylvester, Greek Life assistant director for organizational development. The truth: Student Life is finally enforcing a policy in which members are required ...

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SGA: New members elected to Senate

by Joe Adgie   The SGA continued to fill its ranks on a night that also saw a refresher course on parliamentary procedure and the SGA fumbling on a decision to support the upcoming Mr. VSU pageant. In total, 20 new members of the SGA and one returning member, between the legislative and judicial branches, were sworn in on Monday ...

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Court date pending for Benjamin case

by Alexis Waters   An ex-VSU student charged with murder may get his day in court. Darien Meheux, indicted by a Lowndes County grand jury for the murder of VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin on June 3, may face trial in January or February. The body of Benjamin, 17, was discovered in a study room in Georgia Hall late in the ...

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Second autopsy reveals foul play in Johnson case

by John Preer   Last January, teen Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a gym mat at Lowndes High School. The initial autopsy report ruled the teen’s death an accident as a result of positional asphyxiation. The report also stated that there were no indications of foul play. On June 15, the Johnson family received a judge’s permission to exhume ...

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Student 3-D printing privileges pushed back

by Brian Hickey   Although there are no flying cars just yet, we may already be living in the Jetsons-esque future that we’ve long awaited. Once costing $20,000, the MakerBot Replicator 1 now sells online for less than $1,000. This past January, VSU purchased two of the devices for about $2,000 each and the filament used for the machines, which ...

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Peace Corps opens ranks to VSU students

by Khiry Clements   On August 21, the Peace Corps held an interest meeting for students interested in joining. The informational, held in Powell Hall, gave students insight to what the Peace Corps is about and which steps they should take to begin their Peace Corps career. “This is also to help seniors get a chance to finally get signed ...

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