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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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Editorial: Students should promote public health instead of party flyers

Like many students at universities across the country, a portion of VSU students have ignored advice and have attended and hosted off-campus parties. As college students, we look forward to a night out on the town. A night where we can forget about school work, daily responsibilities and the overwhelming stress from worrying about succeeding in everything we do. A ...

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COVID-19 and its effect on mental health

The mental health of college students has been considered an epidemic by the American College Health Association since the early 2000s. Recent studies have found that COVID-19 has had a serious effect on the overall mental health of University students. The Census Bureau holds a yearly Household Pulse Survey where questions about mental health are used to identify what percentage ...

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First debate a slugfest with no KO

On Sept. 29, the first presidential debate of the 2020 election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was an absolute mess, to put it lightly. A fiery and entertaining debate was expected, and this debate sure had plenty of fireworks. Right out of the gate, both candidates came out swinging within the first few minutes. While discussing the pandemic, Biden ...

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Presidential Debate Preview

Less than two months before the election, we are now transitioning into the debate period, which truly represents the spirit of election season. The first of three presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden will take place Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. EST. President Trump, the incumbent, represents the Republican Party, while Joe Biden ...

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Free COVID-19 testing Locations Around Valdosta You Should Know About

As college students, we are always worried about money, and now with the pandemic, we are worried about contracting a life-threatening disease. However, to ease that worry, there are free testing locations in Valdosta that students can get tested at for free. According to Georgia’s Health Department, Lowndes County currently has 3,848 positive COVID-19 cases and some VSU students are ...

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Photos: VSU’s campus transforms during COVID-19

It’s been five weeks of classes for students at VSU during the coronavirus pandemic. To make sure students, faculty, and staff stay as safe as possible, a multitude of precautions have been put in place. Possibly the biggest everyday change on campus is our role as a community to wear a mask to stop the spread of the virus. When ...

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‘Work It’: Sabrina Carpenter dances her way into the spotlight

Finding a good Netflix original film has always been touch-and-go.However, one Netflix original that should be on everyone’s watch list is the newest film “Work It.” “Work It” is a jukebox dance comedy directed by Laura Terruso and produced by Alicia Keys. It stars Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher, Liza Koshy, Keiynan Lonsdale and Michelle Buteau. When genius high school senior ...

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People Poll: Are you registered to vote?

The 2020 presidential election is quickly approaching. In November many students will vote for the first time. Kayla Ellis, sophomore biology major “Yes! I voted in this past election. I’m eighteen. Obviously not the presidential election, but the election for the nominees. I voted because I want to have a voice and I want to participate in voting for people ...

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Column:Find your American Tune to help get you through COVID-19

“We come in the age’s most uncertain hour and sing an American Tune.” Though it hasn’t been in the charts since it was released on Paul Simon’s 1973 album There Goes   Simon, this line is surprisingly accurate and comforting in 2020’s pandemic-stricken world. Lots of music comes out every year, and this year has been no exception. Most of ...

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People Poll: Do you think VSU should have started the semester face-to-face?

Ian Penix, junior biology major “No, because of the way that the U.S.A. is handling the pandemic and the spike in coronavirus cases, it seems like a bad idea for college students, of all people, to come back to campus where social activities are still going to occur.”   Carter Gilbert, senior environmental geosciences major “No, they also should’ve given ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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