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College graduates may struggle to find jobs during this time

It’s been over a month since the University System of Georgia declared that Spring Commencement will be canceled for all 26 USG institutions. Since then, VSU has decided to host a virtual Spring Commencement on May 9 and a special spring graduate recognition event during Homecoming week in the fall semester. But the soon to be VSU alumnae may have ...

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People poll: How has your transition to online classes been?

Due to COVID-19, all universities have shut down and switched to online learning. Everyone has a preferred way of learning whether that may be physically going to class and seeing your professor or tuning in on Zoom for your lecture. With students having to transition to online, everyone might not be settling in as well as the others. Here are ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Alejandro Briceño

Alejandro Briceño is a senior political science and mass media major and public administration minor from Valencia, Venezuela. With his experience in leadership positions through his collegiate career, Briceño is confident in his leadership abilities. Alongside his current position as Senator Director for Academic Affairs of SGA, Briceño is also the Society of International Students president, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Melissa Wolfe

Focused on the health and wellbeing of VSU students, resident junior Melissa Wolfe seeks to truly represent the unheard students of VSU in her bid for the position of SGA president. From Tampa, Florida, Melissa Wolfe’s experience with SGA started at the beginning of freshman year after then-president Maya Mapp, our current SGA president’s predecessor, invited her and others to ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Cassie Katen

SGA presidential candidate, Cassie Katen adapts Valdosta’s slogan “a city without limits” to steer VSU into advancing its campus “Without Limits.” Katen is in her sophomore year, majoring in history and secondary education. She believes that she is ‘the perfect candidate for president because of my drive.” “I am driven to not only better myself but to better everyone and ...

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How to stay active during a pandemic

Although the coronavirus is hindering everyone’s daily lives, that doesn’t mean that your summer body needs to be punished as well. You can still take care of yourself while in isolation.There are many different options as to how you can get a full workout going. You can add a simple workout during your quarantine schedule, such as doing squats while ...

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Throwback Thursday Album Review: The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

“We have a special need/ To feel that we belong/ Come with me inside/ Inside my velvet rope,” Janet said in the opening lines to the title track of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album titled The Velvet Rope The title of the album serves as a metaphor for emotional boundaries and an individual’s need to feel special. A genre-bending ...

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VSU community continues to come together through virtual events

VSU student organizations, including Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and Campus Board Activities continue to keep students actively engaged in the VSU community through virtual events on social media. The most interactive social media platform for VSU organizations is Instagram with a feature that allows students to “go live” and broadcast any events they hold. Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity ...

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Activities that will maintain your mental health while social distancing

You’ve probably already lost your job, social life and basic essentials such as toilet paper and disinfectants. Don’t lose your mind too. Unless you have been living under a rock since February, people are desperate for some type of social interaction. Thanks to COVID-19, people have been forced to practice social distancing, limiting them from physical and close interactions. There ...

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Over 60 masks donated to VDP during the highest peak of pandemic

Face masks have become one of the many necessities that almost about everyone uses to ensure they don’t get exposed to the deadly virus we’ve come to know as the coronavirus. Unfortunately, not everyone owns a mask. Luckily there are a few individuals who have a gift that can help supply those people with the life saving mask that they ...

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