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SGA explores safety concerns

by Joe Adgie   Is VSU safe? The SGA asked that question during Monday night’s meeting while discussing ways that campus safety could be improved. This was in response to the stabbing incident that took place late Thursday night. The stabbing was not the first violent incident to occur at VSU this month. Exactly one week before, on Oct. 3, ...

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BREAKING: Stabbing reported, VSU on lock down

OCT. 10, 2013–At approximately 10 p.m., VSU Communications and Media Relations confirmed a stabbing occurred on the Pedestrian Mall at main campus. An unidentified person was stabbed and rushed to South Georgia Medical Center. There are no current reports confirming if the victim and/or suspect were members of the VSU campus community. There is also no word on the arrest ...

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SGA wants change in transcript policy

by Joe Adgie   If the SGA has its way, students could be forgiven for failing a class if they pass it a second time. That, along with several other issues, was discussed at Monday night’s SGA meeting at the University Center, a meeting that was also marked by the filming of a rap video. Presently, the policy for academic ...

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SGA: Faculty Senate rexamines fall semester break, exam schedule

by Joe Adgie   How about having both a fall break and a full week for Thanksgiving break? Faculty Senate vice president and president-elect, Aubrey Fowler, proposed such a schedule change during Monday’s SGA meeting. The proposal suggested starting fall semester three days earlier, allowing for a return of Fall Break, a full week off at Thanksgiving. These changes also ...

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U.S. Rep: ‘We can’t police the whole world’

by Joe Adgie   On Monday, Washington came to Valdosta. Congressman Austin Scott, who represents Georgia’s 8th district, which includes Valdosta, came to VSU to speak to the community at a meet and greet. Scott spoke to a packed Ballroom A about what was going on in Washington, the differences between Congress and the Georgia general assembly and his stance ...

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SGA pulls funding, speaker discusses guns on campus

by Joe Adgie   A speaker came to Monday’s SGA meeting to speak about upcoming legislation that would legalize concealed carry on college campuses, while an organization had its funding removed due to internal issues. The organization is the Film and Video Society, who had asked for $450 during the previous week’s meeting for a screening of the movie “Land ...

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Leave your guns off campus

Written by: Joe Adgie   Let’s not kid ourselves. We live in a very high-stress environment here at college. Between the pursuit of grades that serve as the official yardstick for whether or not we’re worth people’s time or not and the various obligations that all of us must serve to on top of that, it’s a lot to handle ...

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SGA makes a deal

by Joe Adgie   The SGA traded off help for a $450 fee on Monday night. This $450 fee was directed to the Film and Video society for the screening of “Land of Higher Peace”, a Q&A with filmmaker Mark Ezra Stokes, and the rights for VSU students to screen the film whenever they want. For the $450 aid, the ...

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SGA: New members elected to Senate

by Joe Adgie   The SGA continued to fill its ranks on a night that also saw a refresher course on parliamentary procedure and the SGA fumbling on a decision to support the upcoming Mr. VSU pageant. In total, 20 new members of the SGA and one returning member, between the legislative and judicial branches, were sworn in on Monday ...

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SGA gets a visit from McKinney

by Joe Adgie   VSU president Dr. William McKinney spoke to the SGA on a night where four justice nominees were announced and committees were formed. Dr. McKinney and first lady Dacia Charlesworth stayed at Monday night’s meeting for only a brief time but gave an inspirational speech for those in attendance during that short time. “I need you all ...

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