Recent Posts

Student strives to beat Guinness World Record

Spike Cook, sophomore mass media major, is not your average punk with piercings. Cook can be seen on campus dressed in head-to-toe black, black boots, leather jacket, a hoodie, chains, and shades. Both of his ears are pierced as well as his tongue, nose, and lip. “I look unapproachable,” Cook says, “but if somebody talks to me I’ll talk right ...

Read More »

Learn the truth about being a vegetarian

Vegetarianism is perceived differently by everyone. Some go the meatless route due to religious reasons, while others due it out of a more PETA friendly perspective. However, there are those who pass on the meaty goodness to lose weight. Not all veggie lovers are created equal. There is a difference between a vegan and a vegetarian according to Lisa Dorfman, ...

Read More »

Mayer, shut your mouth

Well, John Mayer, it looks like you still want to run through the halls of your high school. I thought “kissing and telling” went out the window once a certain age was reached. Apparently this guy didn’t get the memo. Not only did he put one foot in his mouth with the racial slur during his interview with “Playboy,” he ...

Read More »

Amelia Island: Island getaway not too far away

The thought of not having another break from school until Spring Break in March can cause students to lose some steam. To keep this from happening, consider taking a weekend trip to Amelia Island, Fla. to relax and recharge. Amelia Island, located in northeast Florida, is approximately a two hour and 26 minute (roughly 153.8 miles) drive from Valdosta. According ...

Read More »

Having a really bad day?

Alexander is having a bad day, a terrible day even. His day is so bad; it’s horrible, no good. It’s just a very bad day all together. Starting Fri. Feb. 5, the Valdosta and VSU communities are invited to share in Alexander’s bad day by attending a performance of the play, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad ...

Read More »

SGA approves $825 for Delta Sigma Theta

The voting process was messy at SGA’s meeting on Monday. However, SGA approved $825 for an upcoming Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. laser tag event. Also on the agenda were smoking on campus, SGA elections and Student Union food prices. Jasmine Peterson and Candace Atchison, representatives from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, presented the organization’s request for funds for a laser ...

Read More »

Phi Beta Sigma helps in Haitian relief

Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., raised $500 and gathered 10 boxes of clothing and food for Haiti relief during a fundraiser Wednesday afternoon on the Pedestrian Mall. According to Phi Beta Sigma president Jaymien Kelly, around 300 people came out to the event and an estimated 150 people donated clothing, food and money for the cause. Kelly expressed why hosting the ...

Read More »

Valdosta Task Force raises awareness about violence in Lowndes County

People in the community visited the past in order to change the future as the Valdosta Task Force held a forum Tuesday night raising awareness about violence in the Lowndes County. City officials, pastors, off duty police officers and retired law officials were in attendance. Though numerous topics were discussed, the main topic was public safety. During the public safety ...

Read More »

Information Technology planning a revision to current security system

In response to an information security audit conducted by the Board of Regents last year, VSU’s Information Technology Division is planning a revision of the current security system. On Dec.11 of last year, Joe Newton, Director of Information Technology, reported an incident of unauthorized access to a VSU server. The server contained sensitive information on faculty from 1996 to present ...

Read More »

People Poll: Do you want a Fall Break and a three day Thanksgiving or a week for Thanksgiving?

Jordan Bradford, Freshman, Undecided “I would rather have fall break and Thanksgiving out because it breaks up the semester.” Ebony Njie, Freshman, Psychology/Counseling “I would like a week out for Thanksgiving because I would have more time with my family.” Haley Gay, Junior, Pre-Pharmacy “It’s nice having two different breaks during the semester so I hope we keep fall break.” ...

Read More »