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Loud music damages hearing

According to a new study, you could be one of the five Americans affected by hearing loss. In an article written by Danielle Dellorto, CNN senior medical producer, the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that more than 48 million Americans over age 12 have trouble hearing in one or both ears. Although most people think that ...

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Tuition increases 8.3 percent in Georgia

Tuition increases, most dramatically at research institutions, are happening nationwide due to budget cuts by the state. According to The Associated Press, average in-state tuition and fees at four- year public colleges rose 8.3 percent this semester, or $631 in comparison to last year. The cost of a full tuition load totals to more than $8,000.The government helps families through ...

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Obama eases student debt

Everybody wants an education, but paying for a good one has become harder and harder. According to USA Today, this year will be the first time loans will exceed 1 trillion dollars. Reports from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards. When it comes to student loans, debt ...

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Homecoming brings pep rally, parade, step show

   Despite the constant threat of rain, many students considered homecoming week a success. The week’s events, including a pep rally, parade and step show, brought forth crowds of students full of school spirit.A pep rally was held in the PE Complex on Thursday. This year the pep rally included a themed lip sync contest.The performances were comprised different themes ...

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Students can file SCIR

VSU’s Student Conduct Office has implemented a new Student Conduct Incident Report available for students, faculty and staff members to report incidents of student misconduct. According to Richard C. Lee, assistant dean of students for student conduct, the SCIR is a component of the school’s conduct management software program, called Maxient, which was implemented by the VPSA/DOSO in 2010. “It ...

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College invades students’ rights

Students at Linn State Technical College were met with a new and unnecessary drug testing policy on Sept 7. The tests will be included in student fees at a cost of $50 and will test for 11 drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. Even if it is a technical college, using a drug test to determine whether someone should be ...

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UGA profs teach banned illegals

Five University of Georgia professors have started a program called Freedom University that will be open to undocumented students who are unable to attend public universities due to a new anti-immigrant policy. Responding to concerns from the public that colleges in Georgia “were being overrun by illegal immigrants….and legal residents were being displaced,” the university system’s Board of Regents implemented ...

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Housing enforces new id cards for students

Starting this fall semester, all main campus residence halls have implemented a color coded ID system suggested by a former RA. The new system has made the monitoring of people entering and leaving residence halls more efficient. Before the new system, a card swipe and a front desk worker acted as the only points of security when people entered the ...

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VSU gets new innovative printers

Next week, if all goes according to plan, all Ricoh printers will be replaced by Xerox printers for students to use and will be located in all the computer labs with one in Centennial Hall. “The new system will allow students to print from any computer and from their own computers if they are logged into the VSU network,” Joe ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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