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Faculty Senate addresses salaries at VSU

On Oct. 17, VSU’s Faculty Senate met and discussed a controversial salary modification study, along with several other topics at its monthly meeting in the University Center. President Richard Carvajal addressed the senate, beginning the meeting by touching on the coming changes to VSU’s current compensation and classification policies. According to President Carvajal, there are faculty members across several different ...

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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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Organized and modernized: VSU Bookstore completes renovations

  Recently, Valdosta State’s bookstore has been drawing a lot of attention. With the construction going on, many are wondering what could be next for the bookstore and what is to come of the second floor, which was previously used as the upper level area for clothing and textbooks. Construction for the new campus bookstore began on September 29 and ...

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VSU freshman enrollment down 8%

Updated on Nov. 13, 2019: The fall 2018 freshman enrollment was originally stated as 1,650. It has now been corrected to 1,640. There has been an 8% decrease in freshman enrollment at VSU. In Fall 2018, 1,640 freshman enrolled while in Fall 2019 only 1,530 enrolled. Tee Mitchell, associate vice president for enrollment management, and Barrie Fitzgerald, director of institutional ...

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Blazers freshman has practice to remember under Helfer

There’s a high chance that guard Zach Sinclair will spend much of his freshman season buried on the edge of the Blazers bench on game days. If the team gets a big enough lead late in games, Sinclair could come in during garbage time. That would be sweet, much like his jumper that he so eloquently demonstrates in practice. None ...

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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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