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Drop-N-Shop continues to give back to community despite COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, one VSU organization has stepped up to the plate to aid students and the community of Valdosta. Operating as a student-run free store, the Drop-N-Shop supplies non-perishable foods and even donates clothes to those in need. Thermometers that were provided by the Health Center were also being handed out. Normally, the shop is located ...

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VSU professor retiring after 47 years of teaching

In Dr. James Baxter’s 47 years of teaching, he was able to see the changes of the university, students, and faculty at Valdosta State University. Dr. Baxter, who is the chairman of the chemistry department in VSU’s College of Mathematics and Science, is the longest tenured professor currently teaching on campus, and will be hanging up his periodic table at ...

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VSU students aren’t the only ones adjusting to online classes

The transition to full online classes has not been an easy one. Many teachers were not prepared for the unexpected change and therefore, had a hard time adapting to the new normal. Dr. Leslie Jones, professor of Biology, stated that the new way of teaching takes more time. “I spend all day on the computer,” Dr. Jones said. “First, it ...

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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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How to stay productive during a quarantine

We all have nothing but time on our hands during this pandemic. Instead of being on your phones all day or binge-watching television shows and movies, now is the time to take advantage of the time we have to do all the things we usually would not have time to do.. If you have time to be bored at home, ...

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First case of virus in Lowndes County confirmed

South Georgia Medical Center officials were notified Wednesday that a patient that had been treated at SGMC has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the new strain of the coronavirus. The Georgia Department of Public Health released a statement Wednesday announcing the case, while also saying that the health risk was low in Lowndes County. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, the ...

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Spring Break: Valdosta Edition

The much needed week-long break from school is right around the corner and while some students will be traveling, others will be staying in Valdosta  For students planning to stay in Valdosta, there are still plenty of fun and inexpensive things to do. Wild Adventure’s theme park will be open Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., 10 a.m. until ...

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45 filmmakers expected at South Georgia Film Fest

The fourth annual South Georgia Film Festival is just a few days away right here in our very own Blazer Nation. The South Georgia Film Festival not only bring filmmakers, students and the community together, but it also draws attention to Valdosta as a whole. With all the attention growing on the south side of Georgia, more filmmakers will be ...

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College courses could stall student graduation

Often, many college students worry about graduating late because the class(es) they need are only offered at certain times. For example, if you need to take ENGL 4500 to graduate the upcoming fall semester, you would have to wait  until the spring semester because that’s when the course is offered. According to the Valdosta State Office of University Advising and ...

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Spectator Spotlight:New student business finding early success

From a wig construction company to several types of quality goods,“Pretty Spoiled Beauteé ‘’ was born after Shanneek Prince decided 2019 was her year of growth. Valdosta State University has had a trend of student business’ growing throughout its campus. Prince’s journey to start Pretty Spoiled Beauteé became something she knew she wanted to make happen. “Throughout the entire 2019 ...

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