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Crime Report: Wallets and marijuana prevail

Valdosta State’s crime rate for November is still seemingly low compared to the whole month of October. Other than several drug law violations, Valdosta State’s crime cache still seems to be keeping the trend of larceny with full force, with students reporting missing wallets, purses and other miscellaneous items. On Nov. 5, two students were arrested for Misdemeanor Possession of ...

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VSU seeks to advise students better

“I’ve known what I want to do in life since day one, so the problem wasn’t me,” Marissa Roper, a sophomore majoring in health science said. “I changed my major because when I went to advising the first time, they told me one thing and then the next time I went they told me another. I’m going to school to ...

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VSU Counseling Center helps students identify ‘Pressure Points’

For some, it’s the most wonderful time of year. For others, it’s the most stressful. Finals week is almost here, and the VSU Counseling Center is stepping in to help students cope with stress. The Counseling Center is now hosting “Pressure Points.” The last event will be on December 3, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Odum Library, room 1604. It was ...

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Financial aid breakdown: Title IV to place holds on student accounts

With the fall 2019 semester coming to an end, you may have received emails from the Bursary Office concerning Title IV Authorization and some of the changes taking effect beginning spring 2020. But what does it mean? Every student registered for spring 2020 will be required to accept a Financial Responsibility Statement. This agreement is the only banner blocking agreement ...

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Valdosta mayoral election results in runoff

Valdosta’s mayoral elections took place on Tuesday, Nov. 12. According to WTXL Tallahassee, the main topic of interest for the election for Valdosta and Bainbridge was whether or not businesses would be allowed to serve alcohol as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays. This bill is called The Brunch Bill Referendum.  “According to election results sent to ABC 27 on ...

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Flu season looms: How to stay safe

It’s that time of year where the flu virus is most active, and each year thousands of Americans catch it. The flu, according to the Center for Disease Control, is a virus that is contagious for the United States in the months of May-October. It’s something that anyone can catch. Georgia currently has a moderate amount of people, according to ...

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USG students experience decrease in state funding

“I didn’t know,” Jabarri Bradley, a junior majoring in mass media, said. “It upsets me because they don’t understand that they are setting us up for failure. Putting us more in debt will not help anything.” Since 1987, the state support of VSU has decreased by 22.9%, inconveniencing VSU students by raising the tuition. The state support as a percentage ...

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Test-only college admissions may spark racial discrimination

Researchers at Georgetown University have come out with a study that involves higher education only accepting students based on standardized test scores. Standardized tests are used to give all students with different backgrounds a fair chance with the same criteria. However, they can be a disadvantage for students whom don’t test well. Traditional college and university admissions usually include letters ...

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Crime Report: Aggravated assault, burglary decrease from 2016

Valdosta State’s crime on campus is nowhere near being obsolete, but in the first week of November, it seems to be slowing down compared to last month. With the fall coming in, you can snuggle up inside and read the resources the Valdosta State Police provides for students. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides students with information on ...

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Student loan debt at all-time high; should education be free?

Many American students must take out student loans to attend higher education institutions. As a result, the national student debt is $1.6 trillion. There is always that question of whether institutions should be offering college for free or what would happen if college was free? Currently students can receive federal financial aid and use scholarships first before resulting to student ...

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