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Crime Report: Wallets and marijuana prevail

Valdosta State’s crime rate for November is still seemingly low compared to the whole month of October. Other than several drug law violations, Valdosta State’s crime cache still seems to be keeping the trend of larceny with full force, with students reporting missing wallets, purses and other miscellaneous items. On Nov. 5, two students were arrested for Misdemeanor Possession of ...

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VSU seeks to advise students better

“I’ve known what I want to do in life since day one, so the problem wasn’t me,” Marissa Roper, a sophomore majoring in health science said. “I changed my major because when I went to advising the first time, they told me one thing and then the next time I went they told me another. I’m going to school to ...

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VSU Counseling Center helps students identify ‘Pressure Points’

For some, it’s the most wonderful time of year. For others, it’s the most stressful. Finals week is almost here, and the VSU Counseling Center is stepping in to help students cope with stress. The Counseling Center is now hosting “Pressure Points.” The last event will be on December 3, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Odum Library, room 1604. It was ...

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World Aids Day comes to VSU early

World Aids Day is coming to an end but VSU made sure to celebrate it before the Thanksgiving break to help spread awareness about it to college students. VSU Campus Wellness partnered with the Department of Public Health to celebrate World Aids Day by showing “The Ryan White Story” on Nov. 1 with popcorn and drinks. The movie explores a ...

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Planet earth is on fire, literally

Plastic shopping bags, plastic toothbrushes and the shirt you’re wearing right now—all things that we use in our everyday lives, but is it worth using those things if it means harming the Earth, where we spend our everyday lives? Climate change has become even more of a hot topic ever since Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old environmental activist, spoke up about ...

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Financial aid breakdown: Title IV to place holds on student accounts

With the fall 2019 semester coming to an end, you may have received emails from the Bursary Office concerning Title IV Authorization and some of the changes taking effect beginning spring 2020. But what does it mean? Every student registered for spring 2020 will be required to accept a Financial Responsibility Statement. This agreement is the only banner blocking agreement ...

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Familiar faces could cross paths in Blazers playoff run

Coming off its second-straight undefeated regular season and a Gulf South Conference record of 25-consecutive victories, the VSU football team have sealed the top seed in the Super Region Two for the Division II Football playoffs. Lenoir-Rhyne follows the Blazers with the No. 2 seed, while Bowie State and Wingate round out the third and fourth sports, respectively. The Blazers ...

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Goff credits players for winning GSC Coach of the Year

When Gary Goff arrived at VSU, the expectations seemed insurmountable. But he still found a way to achieve those expectations, and that is why the Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year award he received is well warranted. The Blazers football team was coming off of an undefeated, national championship season. With a lot of returning talent, 2018 head coach ...

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People Poll: What are you wearing this fall?

  Hot Girl Summer is over ladies and gentlemen, fall has arrived. It is time to break out your hoodies, jean jackets, plaid pants, sweaters and, of course, your pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. This year’s fashion consists of lots of layering, overalls, animal prints, mellow relaxed fall colors, and camouflage. Here are how a few VSU students feel about ...

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VSU celebrates Ethics Week

To honor the ethical culture and celebrate the hard work of faculty, staff and students, VSU hosted their annual Ethics Week during the week of  Nov. 11. The week included presentations and a featured guest speaker. These events are intended to bring awareness to ethics, recognize hard work of all employees, and promote the values of integrity, excellence, accountability and ...

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The VSU Panda in his prime

Everyone knows Blaze, the official Valdosta State University mascot, but do you know the Panda? Kyle Duke, a student at Valdosta State University, is a 21-year-old senior criminal justice major. He is also the creator of the Panda. He began the journey with the Panda in 2018 and has been going strong and increasing school spirit ever since then. “You ...

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Valdosta mayoral election results in runoff

Valdosta’s mayoral elections took place on Tuesday, Nov. 12. According to WTXL Tallahassee, the main topic of interest for the election for Valdosta and Bainbridge was whether or not businesses would be allowed to serve alcohol as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays. This bill is called The Brunch Bill Referendum.  “According to election results sent to ABC 27 on ...

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Flu season looms: How to stay safe

It’s that time of year where the flu virus is most active, and each year thousands of Americans catch it. The flu, according to the Center for Disease Control, is a virus that is contagious for the United States in the months of May-October. It’s something that anyone can catch. Georgia currently has a moderate amount of people, according to ...

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Crime Report: Trends decrease from October

Valdosta State’s crime rate for November is still seemingly low compared to the whole month of October’s thirty-six reports. Other than several drug law violations, Valdosta State’s crime cache still seems to be keeping the trend of larceny with full force, with students reporting missing wallets, purses and other miscellaneous items. On Nov. 5, two students were arrested for Misdemeanor ...

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