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Party drug sweeps VSU

A new recreational drug that has become popular with students in recent weeks has been banned in at least one state and under investigation in a number of other states. NightLights, a single-packaged red horse pill, is sold at shops such as An Even Greater Divide and some places near Atlanta and is said to produce feelings similar to ecstasy. ...

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SGA Candidates: Get real

Freedom of speech is one of the most precious rights that citizens in America own, but sometimes it goes too far. When misleading statements become the foundation for popularity and election, the right of freedom of speech becomes abused as politicians show up.

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ROTC honors POW of Bataan Death March 

 Last Friday and Saturday, 12 cadets of Detachment 172 and two civilians conquered a noble task – they marched 26.2 miles in honor of the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II in the Bataan Death March.  The cadets, unable to make it to the march in New Mexico, wore Airman Battle Uniforms and carried a rucksack full ...

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Doggone College Life

 A dog is a man’s best friend…or is it?  For some college students, owning a dog can be a hassle, while for others, a dog can be a relief from everyday stress.  Josh Goforth, junior mass media major, and Bailey Ragan, sophomore sociology major, own Olive, a 13-week-old chocolate lab who they say helps them learn more about themselves.  “We ...

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Support prevents tragedy

 Depression. Hopelessness. Emptiness. Suicide. These words might not ring a bell to you, but to someone you know, this could be a way of life.  When any of these words are brought up, the first instinct for most is to run the other way because of our overexposure to antidepressant medication commercials and overall desensitization.     The reality is that depression ...

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Former student found dead

   Carlton Quintez “Tez” Wimbish, a former VSU student who pursued a mechanical engineer major, died on Jan. 1.   Authorities believe it was suicide, but the case is still under investigation by the Valdosta Police Department, said Lt. Aaron Kirk of the VPD.  Wimbish was born in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 1, 1989.   He graduated from Stockbridge High School ...

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Stealing music not worth it

  Since the recent Limewire situation, where the program was unexpectedly shut down, many students are not only shocked but disappointed. Downloading free music in homes is not the only issue; students downloading music on campus could possibly cause ethical and future cost issues for the school.    The hardest part of having this program shut down is, believe it or ...

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VSU basketball season set to start soon

 Beginning Nov. 12, the Blazers will start the season off by playing Saint Leo at 8 p.m.   I am extremely excited for the beginning of the season because VSU school spirit is at its finest.  The students pack the Complex with their red and black attire, while the basketball teams feel the presence of the students as they yell ...

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Peace corps to recruit at Valdosta

 VSU students who are interested in indulging in another culture, while helping a community flourish can attend a Peace Corps recruitment event on Nov. 18 in the Magnolia Room in the UC.  The Peace Corps is an independent government-funded agency that sends volunteers to live and work in one of 77 countries for 27 months.  The volunteers must commit to ...

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Program helps athletes find jobs

 For the second year, a program is in place to help VSU’s athletes find jobs after their college playing days are over.  The program is called Career Assistance for Athletes and is run by Career Athletes, a Kansas-based company that serves more than 1,200 colleges and universities nationwide.  “It starts them before their graduation and prepares them while they’re in ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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