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Get to know the SGA vice presidential candidate: Amea Thompson

Initially running for secretary, the public relations major and VSU sophomore, Amea Thompson, is now running to be the next SGA vice president. “I wasn’t expecting to be running for vice president, but I’m really excited because this is something I’m really passionate about,” Thompson said. “I feel as if I’m prepared for it.” Thompson is a current senator in ...

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Crime Report 4/2-4/9: UPD arrests non-VSU student for marijuana

April 4, 2018 At 9:57p.m., UPD made a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. According to the police report, UPD detected the smell of weed while approaching the car. The driver allowed UPD to search the vehicle but found no illegal contraband. Afterwards, UPD searched the passenger’s bag where they found a gram of marijuana. UPD arrested the ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Sylandi Brown

Sylandi Brown is a sophomore speech communication major from Hawkinsville, Georgia who has always had a passion for being involved and being a beacon to assist others. Brown enjoys drinking coffee, drawing, eating macaroni and cheese and spending time with family and friends. She is a university ambassador, Blue Key Honor Society member, Baptist Collegiate Society member, and SGA secretary ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Jacob Bell

Baxley, Georgia native, Jacob Bell, is a 20-year-old sophomore economics major with his eyes on the prize. In the sixth grade, Bell read a statement made by Nelson Mandela: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of ...

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Crime Report 3/26-4/2: Crime lags but stays nonetheless

March 29, 2018 At 9:35 p.m., UPD responded to an assault that occurred in the Student Recreation Center. The victim is a VSU student who received a black eye. The offender was a black male only known as “Dev.” According to the report, the offender works in Palms Dining Hall, but is not a VSU student. The victim is pursuing ...

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SGA senator proposes mandatory community service for VSU

SGA senator, Tyler Tucker, plans to get VSU students more involved in the community with his mandatory community service proposal. Tucker’s proposed bill makes it mandatory for students to participate in at least three hours of community service. Tucker said SGA and his high school’s 4-H program influenced him to come up with this proposal. “Being involved in the 4-H ...

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Crime Report 3/5-3/19: A wave of thefts go unchecked

Mar. 5, 2018 At 3:41 p.m., a student reported theft of a bookbag from a bench near the basketball court. Mar. 6, 2018 At 2 p.m., a student reported being pushed and slapped by a known person. The subject is not a current VSU student. Case turned over to Investigations. Mar. 6, 2018 At 2:18 p.m., a student reported theft ...

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Beloved VSU professor passes away

On March 18, 2018, Valdosta State University Professor Dr.  Prosper Yao Tsikata, 45, passed away after exercising in the Physical Education Complex. According to Chief of Police Alan Rowe, Dr. Tsikata felt weak while exercising and collapsed. Soon after, four UPD officers who were also exercising in the P.E. Complex, responded to the situation. The officers used CPR to try ...

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A mapped out life: Maya Mapp looks to a bright future

Maya Mapp took her place as SGA president over two years ago. Since then she has shown a fiery passion for helping the student body and her surrounding peers, but before all of this, Mapp’s life never went according to plan. Mapp hails from Milledgeville, Georgia or “Millie Vegas” as she calls it. Here, she lived in a two-parent household ...

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