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Former VSU employee files lawsuit against the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia is being sued by a former VSU employee, who is alleging a VSU administrator sexually harassed her and tampered with her employment status. Jamie T. Bird, who served as VSU’s dual enrollment director until her dismissal on Nov. 16, 2020, made a series of allegations against Dr. Rodney Carr, vice ...

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Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band return to Valdosta

On Apr. 1, Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band returned to The Salty Snapper in Valdosta and gave the audience an unforgettable show. Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band is completely managed and made up by Logan Lee, who has been singing his whole life but only learned guitar after becoming bed-bound due to a torn ACL. Lee has been ...

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Blazers falter against lowly Christian Brothers

The runaway VSU train was stopped in its tracks this weekend by an unlikely foe in the Christian Brothers Buccaneers. Despite the Bucs residing in last place in the Gulf South Conference standings, they took two out of three games against the Blazers, marking VSU’s first series loss of the year. Close games marked the series as each game was ...

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Column: Universities should be the safe space that diversity needs

Anti-LGBTQ+ bills are being proposed through legislation that could cause harm towards the community, and if they are passed, universities should be a safe space and include diversity. Nearly 240 bills were proposed in legislation that restricts the rights of the transgender community and the LGBTQ+ community. One law that has been passed in Florida, known as the “Don’t Say ...

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VSU hosts Research Symposium Week

VSU’S Symposium Week will consist of many presentations and contests from April 4 to 8. It will consist of a guest speaker, oral presentations, poster presentation, and a video contest. There will also be a graduate student portion of the symposium. The events are open to all VSU students, staff and faculty. The Keynote Address for the Undergraduate Research Symposium ...

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Georgia Army National Guard Recruits at VSU

The National Guard office opened on VSU’s campus on Oct. 1, 2019. The previous Battalion Commander, Col. McDougal, came up with the idea of opening the office because the National Guard offers state tuition assistance for public universities. He took his idea to the Board of Regents, who then took the idea to multiple universities in GA. The resources that ...

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Blazers down Flagler, 9-5, in midweek showdown

Offense just comes so easy to this Blazers squad. After winning the weekend series against Mississippi College by throwing 26 runs up on the board, Valdosta State put another nine runs up against the visiting Flagler College to take the one-game meeting 9-5. The Blazers took the game despite a rough start from the pitching staff. Sophomore starter Scott Curran ...

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Pete Pihos’ legacy lives on at VSU

People from all walks of life traverse these VSU halls. While they may all seem like everyday students, faculty and staff, you may never know whether your dance professor is just somebody with a master’s degree, or say, a direct descendent of a professional football legend. The latter is the case with assistant Professor of Dance at VSU, Melissa Pihos. ...

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The act of queerbaiting: Why is it so bad?

If you spend any time looking at the Tweets and Instagram posts for your favorite shows and movies, queerbaiting is probably a term you’ve heard before. Queerbaiting is a trope often found in entertainment industries where creators will allude to an LGBTQ+ character or same-sex relationship without ever depicting it in their content. It is often used as a tactic ...

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‘Turning Red’ causes parents to wave red flags

“Turning Red” was released March 1 on Disney Plus, immediately earning millions of views from all ages. The movie is based in Toronto, Canada and follows 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian, Mei Lee, where she becomes a red panda when she can’t control her emotions. The movie shows the struggle of growing up in a traditional family while balancing family honor and honoring ...

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