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Flu ravages South Georgia

  Written by: John Preer A deadly influenza virus has South Georgia in its crosshairs and is poised to strike again. The flu season is upon us, and reports from the Center for Disease Control suggest that young adults may be at a higher risk than other age groups. In recent months there has been an influx in the number ...

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Smoke free campus

A proposal is being considered by the Board of Regents (BOR) that bans all tobacco use at VSU and the 30 other institutions overseen by the University System of Georgia (USG).   Written by: John Stephen The BOR first discussed the proposal, titled “Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy”, at a recent meeting and plan to make a final vote on ...

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VSU student gets life

  Written by: Eric Jackson Thirteen months after the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin was discovered in Georgia Hall, justice has finally been served. Nineteen-year-old Darien Meheux was found guilty Friday afternoon of murdering VSU student Benjamin in the fifth floor study room of Georgia Hall. Lowndes County Superior Court Judge James Tunsion sentenced Meheux to life in prison ...

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Suspect sought in sexual battery

Written by Will Lewis / Illustration by VSUPD   Individuals on VSU’s campus should be on the lookout for the suspect in a sexual battery case that occurred last July. The VSUPD have released a sketch and description of the suspect on its website. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’7” in height, with a “buzz-cut” hair ...

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SGA debates student fee increase

Written by Joe Adgie   For the students of VSU, mandatory fees could increase for the first time in five years. The fee increase proposals were discussed at a packed SGA meeting in the University Center, a meeting that was attended by students, administrators, and faculty alike. The SGA is required to vote on these proposals before the administration of ...

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SAVE fails to persuade Foundation

by Will Lewis   On Oct. 29 the VSU Foundation’s Board of Trustees denied a request from the Students Against the Violation of the Environment to stop all investment in oil, gas and coal companies. “Compliance with your well-intentioned request is impractical for a number of reasons and perhaps even a breach of the fiduciary responsibility that all of our ...

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Smitty’s brands bottles of bourbon

Written by: Allison Ericson/Photo contributed by: Mike Smith   Members of Blazer Nation may soon be able to see their beloved VSU logo emblazoned upon a bottle in their own personal liquor cabinet. Mike Smith, VSU alumni and owner of Smitty’s Package Store, will be selling a VSU-labeled special edition bottle of Evan Williams bourbon. “I’m giving all the profit ...

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Robbery prompts ATM relocation

Written by: Joe Adgie/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   The ATM at the University Center is moving to the Student Union. That was revealed by VSU President Dr. William McKinney at last Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting during his question and answer session. Dr. McKinney explained the reasoning behind the move. “An ATM should be in the Student Union,” Dr. McKinney said. ...

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Stabbing victim in recovery

Written by: Will Lewis / Photo by: Von Kennedy   The VSU student that was stabbed early Thursday night is recovering and was released from Shands Hospital on Monday. Antoine Bray, sophomore vocal performance major, was questioned by officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and VSUPD on Tuesday about the assault. “I know that (the GBI) have interviewed him,” ...

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BREAKING: Stabbing reported, VSU on lock down

OCT. 10, 2013–At approximately 10 p.m., VSU Communications and Media Relations confirmed a stabbing occurred on the Pedestrian Mall at main campus. An unidentified person was stabbed and rushed to South Georgia Medical Center. There are no current reports confirming if the victim and/or suspect were members of the VSU campus community. There is also no word on the arrest ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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