Sociology club ‘bars’ racial discrimination

Nov 20th, 2014 | By ,

Written By: Tierra Francois and Jordan Barela The sociology club is raising the bar for its campaign against discrimination. The sociology club has an ongoing petition for three Remerton Bars to remove their dress code signs. Flip Flops, Mulligans and Milltown are the bars with the signs that display phrases such as “No Sagging,” “No
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SGA approves grade bill

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby On Monday, the SGA discussed many future events at VSU, including a new academic bill, new food programs on campus, and a fireside chat with President William McKinney,. The SGA voted unanimously in favor of the Academic Forgiveness Bill. If also approved by the faculty senate, this bill will allow students
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VSU student struck by car near Rec Center

Nov 11th, 2014 | By
A Valdosta City Police car blocks off the road near the scene where a VSU student was hit by car. The student is a former Lady Blazer basketball player.

  This story was written by Alex Tostado.  A current Valdosta State student was struck by a car on Monday night around 6:30 p.m. at the crosswalk on Sustella Ave. by the Student Rec Center. The student is a former basketball player for the Lady Blazers but her identity has not been released. The student was taken
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Election follows historic pattern

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

 Written By: Austin Wells  The Republican party’s overwhelming victory on Tuesday night can be at least partly explained by past history, according to a political science professor at VSU.   Dr. Richard Saeger, a political science professor at VSU, explained how the Republican party’s success shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the president’s low popularity.
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McKinney orders probe

Oct 30th, 2014 | By ,

 Written By: John Stephen and Jordan Hill  VSU President William McKinney has ordered a third-party investigation into a clash between a former adjunct professor and VSU alumnus that occurred this summer over the use of state resources for political purposes.   Dr. Mark George, the professor involved in the conflict, has filed a formal complaint
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Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)   MINNEAPOLIS – Ashley Hall remembers clicking “yes” on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it’s because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000. For her first year of
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VSU Steps up in October

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Lia Armistead Organizations across campus strive to ‘Save The Ta-Tas’ One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making the disease the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. VSU organizations do many things each year in
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Georgia colleges report more sex assaults

Oct 12th, 2014 | By

By Shannon McCaffrey and Janel Davis (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The 18-year-old freshman was discovered by fellow students, passed out in a men’s shower stall at a University of Georgia dormitory wearing only an oversized T-shirt that wasn’t hers. Curled up in the fetal position, a dark bruise ran the length of her neck. The last
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VSU student body shrinks

Oct 9th, 2014 | By

By: Kenzie Kesselring     The number of students enrolled at VSU has dropped for the fall 2014 semester, leading many to wonder how it will affect the university.   According to VSU’s Office of Institutional Research, in fall 2013 VSU had 11,885 students enrolled in classes and by spring 2014 that number fell to
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McKinney shifts student affairs

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By ,
Russell Mast x2

Written By: Elan Waite & John Stephen   One day he was in, and the next he was out. Russell Mast, a VSU staff member since 1989, no longer works for VSU in any capacity as of last Thursday, according to VSU President William McKinney.   On Sept. 25, Dr. McKinney sent an email to
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