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Financial Aid registration opens for VSU students

FAFSA just opened their application for the 2020-21 school year. Financial aid plays such an important role in many students’ reason for being able to pursue their education. Free Application for Student Aid or FAFSA is often the best place to begin when it comes to financial aid. FAFSA is a great baseline to know how much money the government ...

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VSU Police Department hosts self-defense seminar for students

The Valdosta State Police Department hosted a self-defense seminar on Oct. 16 at 6p.m. in the University Center North Cypress Room. Heidi Browning, Administrative Sergeant-State Certification Manager said that the reason the VSU police department decided to host this type of event is because of the high traffic events which usually occur around this time. “It’s homecoming week, a lot ...

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National Coming Out Day overlooked at VSU

Oct. 11 was National Coming Out Day and on that same weekend, Atlanta had their Pride Festival. VSU did nothing to celebrate the LGBTQ Community. It’s not for lack of LGBT+ related organizations. There is the Queer Book Club and the Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA). Although VSU has these programs, that does not necessarily mean that VSU itself is ...

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Editorial: Loan company takes advantage of students

Sallie Mae Bank, As students of Valdosta State University, we feel like we were taken advantage of. While student debt crisis creeps up to $1.6 trillion, Sallie Mae executives were deciding whether they should lie along the beach or celebrate a record high of $5 billion in loans to 374,000 borrowers. So, the private loan company decided to do both, ...

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Why is Homecoming a big deal?

Homecoming is many students’ favorite time of the school year, whether they are in high school or college. But why is homecoming such a big deal? Homecoming is an American tradition that originated from alumni football games held at colleges and universities in the 19th century. It was made for the social customs of both high schools and universities and ...

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Virtual reality brings VSU classes to life

Imagine yourself in an all-white jail cell where there is only a cold metal bench, a hard bed with one flat pillow and a toilet that sits in the darkest corner of the room. Your imagination won’t help you get the full experience of the life of an inmate, but virtual reality will definitely take you to a whole new ...

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Who will you vote for your 2019 Homecoming king and queen?

It’s officially homecoming week and almost time to crown the 2019 homecoming king and queen. Here are some of the candidates and their reasons why you should vote for them. As voting for the second round begins, there are nine candidates left in the running. Jimmy Dao Jimmy Dao, a senior mass media major, is a Valdosta native who will ...

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Look at the Stars and Back in Time

Students can not only reach for the stars on campus—they can see them. On Thursday, the Society of Astronomy Students hosted its annual “Dawn of the Space Age” event. Students and non-students of all ages, five and up, were in line to see the October night sky and learn about the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet ...

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