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Free COVID-19 testing Locations Around Valdosta You Should Know About

As college students, we are always worried about money, and now with the pandemic, we are worried about contracting a life-threatening disease. However, to ease that worry, there are free testing locations in Valdosta that students can get tested at for free. According to Georgia’s Health Department, Lowndes County currently has 3,848 positive COVID-19 cases and some VSU students are ...

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Photos: VSU’s campus transforms during COVID-19

It’s been five weeks of classes for students at VSU during the coronavirus pandemic. To make sure students, faculty, and staff stay as safe as possible, a multitude of precautions have been put in place. Possibly the biggest everyday change on campus is our role as a community to wear a mask to stop the spread of the virus. When ...

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Column:Find your American Tune to help get you through COVID-19

“We come in the age’s most uncertain hour and sing an American Tune.” Though it hasn’t been in the charts since it was released on Paul Simon’s 1973 album There Goes   Simon, this line is surprisingly accurate and comforting in 2020’s pandemic-stricken world. Lots of music comes out every year, and this year has been no exception. Most of ...

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Music Industry

It’s no secret that something like a pandemic would ruin things for the entertainment business. Among many other things that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected, the music industry has taken quite the blow as well. The global music industry collects two main income streams, the first being live music and the other being recorded music. Live music events, as ...

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Editorial: VSU isn’t giving us enough information on COVID-19 numbers

On Friday Aug. 28, Valdosta State University finally began posting their numbers for COVID-19 cases among students and faculty. As of Sept. 4, there have been 27 new positive cases, bringing the total number of active cases in a 10-day period to 47. VSU has done a great job coming up with a way to update students about active cases ...

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How has COVID-19 impacted the film and theater industry?

Known as the “Hollywood of the South,” Georgia’s film and performance industries added a whopping $9.5 billion to the state’s revenue in 2019. However, after the country was overrun with the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s film industry took a major hit. After big productions such as Lionsgate’s adaptations of The Hunger Games and AMC’s The Walking Dead showcased many of Georgia’s ...

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VSU COVID-19 updates compared to other Georgia colleges

VSU students no longer need to play the guessing game as VSU will begin conducting weekly data updates of COVID-19 cases on campus. “VSU will be releasing its data weekly and on Fridays starting this week,” Robbyn DeSpain, the director of strategic communications said. “The data that will be available is current active cases involving faculty/staff and current active cases ...

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CDC does not recommend masks with valves

All masks are not created equal. On Aug. 6, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that certain masks are not as effective as others. The University System of Georgia and CDC have partnered in requiring all schools providing face-to-face curriculum to wear masks on-campus for safety purposes. The four basic masks consist of surgical, cloth, KN95, and masks ...

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How COVID has affected the Deaf community on campus

VSU is one of the only colleges in Georgia that provides a community for Deaf students and provides majors like Deaf Education and American Sign Language interpreting. Since school started on Aug. 17, students have been required to wear masks on campus. However, it’s harder for people of the deaf community to communicate with others with a mask covering their ...

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Parties on campus disregarding pandemic

Five parties have taken place in the just the first week of classes. Dr. Vince Miller, vice president for student affairs, is aware of at least one of these parties, and was quite shocked to learn that students were disregarding the safety standards in place. “A block party happened on campus,”  Dr. Miller said. “It was not expected. There were ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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