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The Biden era begins

After the long 2020 election cycle proceeded by two months of uncertainty and election controversy, the United States is officially under new leadership, President Joe Biden. At noon on Jan. 20, longtime senator and former vice president Joe Biden became the President of the United State. Biden’s former running mate Kamala Harris was officially sworn in as vice president, becoming ...

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Democrats clinch the senate

The Georgia runoffs for the Senate have officially closed, and the Democratic party reigns victorious. In a historic pair of victories, Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Kelly Loeffler, becoming Georgia’s first Black senator, and Jon Ossoff defeated David Perdue, becoming the youngest Democrat elected to the Senate since Joe Biden in 1973. Apart from history being made for both Warnock and ...

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Georgia senate races heating up

As of Dec. 14, early voting has commenced in Georgia for the Senate runoff races which will determine if Republicans or Democrats control the United States Senate. So far, it seems as though the Senate races have garnered a lot of interest. According to numbers obtained by 11 Alive, 1.2 million absentee ballots have already been requested. In addition, a ...

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Trump Travels to Valdosta, Holds Rally for Senate Runoff

In what some might regard as a surprising location, President Trump campaigned in Valdosta Friday for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. This, of course, is because a critical U.S. Senate runoff race is coming up on Jan. 5, which will determine if Republicans maintain control of the Senate, or if Democrats flip the Senate and control both chambers ...

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Enrollment numbers helping VSU budget

On Tuesday, the Budget Advisory Council Meeting was held to discuss VSU’s financials and to provide transparency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One glaring takeaway was the amount of reductions taken by the university. According to the slide show presented, $12.1 million in reductions were taken, reducing overall operating budgets by 15%. Reductions included reducing part-time and student employment, eliminating 88 ...

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First debate a slugfest with no KO

On Sept. 29, the first presidential debate of the 2020 election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was an absolute mess, to put it lightly. A fiery and entertaining debate was expected, and this debate sure had plenty of fireworks. Right out of the gate, both candidates came out swinging within the first few minutes. While discussing the pandemic, Biden ...

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Presidential Debate Preview

Less than two months before the election, we are now transitioning into the debate period, which truly represents the spirit of election season. The first of three presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden will take place Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. EST. Incumbent President Trump represents the Republican Party, while Joe Biden represents ...

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2020 U.S. Census affects students financially

When one thinks of the year 2020, they might think of the presidential election, COVID-19 or the fact that we have entered a new decade. However, something that might get lost in all the madness is the 2020 census. The census is mandated by Article 1, section 2 of the Constitution that is a population count of every living person ...

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Column: A Country’s Crumbling

The killing of George Floyd was truly a turning point in American history. If the social and political consequences from the aftermath are allowed to go unchecked, the rule of law as we know it could wither away. What started in Minneapolis on May 28, was soon mimicked in several cities across the country: mass protests, but also riots, violence, ...

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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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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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