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Dr. Vince Miller’s Passion Reflects Career Choice at VSU

Dr. Vince Miller, vice president for student affairs at VSU, has had a busy year due to COVID-19, but he hasn’t allowed that to put a damper on his passion for VSU’s students. The Louisiana native began his journey in 1997 at Louisiana Tech University, where he received his bachelor’s in marketing and master’s in industrial psychology. After 10 years, ...

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Georgia back in the ‘red zone’ and holiday travel

On Nov. 12, Valdosta Daily Times announced that Georgia was back in the COVID-19 ‘red zone,’ which could be an outcome of holiday travel and COVID-19 fatigue. The White House Coronavirus Task Force reported that 25% of Georgia counties have high levels of community transmission. As of Dec. 1, Lowndes County has had 384 positive COVID-19 cases in the last ...

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Column series: What it’s like being a student journalist during a pandemic

As a student journalist, I’m charged with the responsibilities of collecting and delivering concise, accurate information to readers who desire it. It may seem like an easy job to others, but, in reality, it consists of various obstacles and steps to achieve the ultimate goal of delivering correct information. This semester has been a series of revelations for me. I’ve ...

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Possible new transit system in Valdosta

During a conference with VSU student journalists on Oct. 22, Mayor Scott Matheson discussed the possibility of a newer, cheaper public transit system in Valdosta. Being a talk radio host, Matheson said he has been told by other mayors they will or will not accomplish a new transit system, but it never got done. There was about a 10-year period ...

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What studying abroad during a pandemic could look like

The VSU history department is offering a virtual study abroad program in Poland during the Maymester 2021. This program was proposed by Dr. John Dunn, professor of history, on Nov. 3 to help students earn experiental credit. According to Dr. Dunn, experiential knowledge is obtained through internships, volunteer work for a nonprofit or study abroad which is required for VSU ...

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“Blaze the Ballot” turns into “coping with COVID”

On Nov. 5, the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion held a Brave Space Dialogue program event for students to speak about the election, which turned into a conversation about COVID-19. According to Sara Jones, director of Student Diversity and Inclusion, the initial purpose of the event was to provide an outlet for students to express their feelings while waiting ...

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A Guide to Voting

Astonishingly, many college students don’t register, or even know how to vote. College students are the future, and if it’s your desire to use your voice, then it’s time to learn what’s happening this November. Hannah O’Donnell, english senior, spoke up about the confusion of voting as a student. “I think that the hardest part about voting is the uncertainty ...

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Your Vote Matters

The heat of the upcoming election has brought skepticism about the legitimacy of voting. It is known throughout the country that the president is ultimately determined by the electoral college, which turns citizens away from voting. The truth of the matter is the popular vote does matter. In all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, the electoral college is ...

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Spring Break changed to accommodate for COVID-19

On Oct. 16, the VSU Office of Academic Affairs announced there will be no spring break. Although there is no spring break, those five days will be spread throughout the semester as “wellness days.” These wellness days are Feb. 16, March 17, April 2, April 15 and May 3, which include no classes, homework or assessments. This decision was made ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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