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High speed chase disturbs VSU campus

Watch your toes, VSU students, as a dirt bike rider roams free after shaking off VSU Police in a high-speed chase through Pedestrian Mall on Sept. 30. On the night of Sept. 30 around 7:50 p.m. Officer Michael Whitlock initiated a traffic stop after hearing multiple dirt bikes riding down a nearby street. “One of the dirt bikes drove through ...

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Editorial: In-person commencement the right decision

Despite concerns about COVID-19, Valdosta State University is going ahead with a face-to-face commencement ceremony. “On Monday, Dec. 14, VSU will host multiple ceremonies at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium,” Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal said in a video announcement. According to Dr. Carvajal, the stadium will allow for adequate social distancing and each graduate a designated number of tickets for guests. ...

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Hiking opportunities for VSU students

This fall, all sports at VSU were cancelled except for cross country and golf. Instead of participating in or spectating at team sporting events, students can get involved in hiking, since it only requires one person to do the activity. There are plenty of locations throughout Georgia where students can travel to hike. Some popular hiking locations—almost all are around ...

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Photos: Halloween at VSU

Despite COVID-19, VSU still puts decorations around campus to put everyone in a Halloween festive mood. Many resident assistants decorated the residence halls around campus. “I live on campus,” Cavannaugh said. “I like my RA’s decorations” A creepy mannequin is also standing in the entrance of the Student Union with a mask on to not only promote Halloween but also ...

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Fall Graduation set to occur face to face

This morning Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU president, announced that fall commencement will be face to face this semester with a few changes to accommodate the Center for Disease Control Guidelines. Fall commencement will now take place on Monday Dec. 14 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a series of four different commencement programs throughout the day. The College of Humanities and Social ...

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The Killers are back with a new album

On Aug. 21, The Killers brought back early 2010 alternative rock music with a new album called “Imploding the Mirage.” The band was formed in 2001 when singer Brandon Flowers left his band Blush Response, after he realized that his true calling was to form his own band, according to Planet Radio. The Killers first debut hit was “Mr. Brightside,” ...

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Enrollment numbers helping VSU budget

The Budget Advisory Council Meeting was held on Sept. 24 to discuss VSU’s financials and to provide transparency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. VSU’s operating budget was reduced by 15%, or $12.1 million. Reductions included reducing part-time and student employment, eliminating 88 vacant positions and offering a one-time retirement incentive. According to Dr. Robert Smith, provost and vice president for Academic ...

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Crunch Fitness set to open up first location in Valdosta

Crunch , a chain of over 300 fitness clubs, is opening a gym in Valdosta. The new gym will be open in mid-December. The gym will be located in the Valdosta Mall and is offering $0 enrollment and memberships as low as $9.95 a month for members who sign up before Oct. 31. Members may sign up online or stop ...

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How Effective are Plexiglass Shields on Campus?

The table tops around campus have recently received an addition. Dining tables now have plexiglass dividers to act as a barrier between students eating together.  These dividers first appeared in Palms Dining Hall and now are in eating areas across campus.  But how effective are these dividers when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19? According to WebMD, these ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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