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Photos: Math Media reigns victorious in Triviarama event

On Aug. 25, Odum Library hosted Triviarama, a trivia game that tests students’ knowledge on the library.   Students played in teams of four. If students did not have a team, they were able to group with others. Once the groups were formed and a team name was made, groups set off with a time limit to complete the game. ...

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Photos: Mockingbird gift shop soars during pandemic

Mockingbird, a locally owned and operated gift shop in Downtown Valdosta, sells a variety of different items including home décor, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts and other small items. Pamela Akins, the owner of Mockingbird, opened the gift shop in January 2003. “It [Mockingbird] has afforded me to meet so many people in our community and become friends with them,” Akins ...

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Photos: Local flower shop continues to serve the community

Weddings, proms, holidays and even apologies can all be made better by flowers. Susan Mullis, owner of the Flower Gallery, has been servicing Valdosta and the surrounding areas with beautiful flowers for the last 20 years. “I love gardening and flowers, and I had a natural affinity for beautiful things,” Mullis said. “I just have a good eye for decorating.” ...

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What does Black History Month mean to you?

Jonothan Smith, freshman political science major “Black history month to me is more appreciation of Black people who are actively making history. People today that are influencing the future of Blacks in America.” Robin T. Harrison, graduate student choral conducting major “Black History Month to me means remembering the people and events that gave me the liberties to live comfortably ...

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Photos: VSU Student orgs host annual MLK March

Monday, NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and VSU Diversity and Inclusion all came together to host the annual MLK March.   Members of the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. led a large group of people from the University Center to Palms Quad. Joseph Mays, senior art major and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ...

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Photos: Over 1,300 graduates received their degrees at face to face fall graduation

Approximately 1,000 fall graduates and 300 returning spring graduates walked across the stage at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Dec. 14 at four different graduation ceremonies. COVID-19 guidelines were upheld and followed at the graduation. Each graduate’s seat was spaced 6 feet apart and all graduates were required to wear face masks. COVID-19 guidelines and procedures for the ceremony were also displayed ...

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Photos: Local Voting Lines

People across the country went to the polls today to place their votes for the next US President, but many states, including Georgia, reported long lines, according to the Associated Press. One polling location in Valdosta was the Trinity Presbyterian Church. According to one volunteer, the church reportedly had a line of voters waiting for the polls to open this ...

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Photos: A Look Into VSU’s First Blazer Week

Blazer Week was held Oct. 12 – 16 to take place of homecoming, which has been moved to the spring, to help keep the Blazer spirit alive, according to Robin Vickery, the director of VSU. On the first day , the Campus Activities Board hosted a bingo night in the third-floor Student Union ballrooms. Pictured are students at bingo night. ...

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Photos: Halloween at VSU

Despite COVID-19, VSU still puts decorations around campus to put everyone in a Halloween festive mood. Many resident assistants decorated the residence halls around campus. “I live on campus,” Cavannaugh said. “I like my RA’s decorations” A creepy mannequin is also standing in the entrance of the Student Union with a mask on to not only promote Halloween but also ...

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Photos: COVID-19’s affect on campus environment

When walking through campus there is a huge and frankly disappointing amount of litter. The cups, bottles, wrappers, and trash in general is piling up outside garbage bins. However, now we have the added trash from disposable masks, disinfectant wipes, and gloves.  According to the Environmental protection agency in 2013, the average American created 4.40 pounds of trash per person ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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