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Baytree Villa stands tall through weather delays

Junior Kyle Duke was excited to see his new apartment in August, but he never expected to move into it after school started. “Constructions of the apartments themselves were on time, but it was mother nature that put some things behind,” Duke said. Construction on Baytree Villa apartments began at the beginning of the summer and didn’t get finished until ...

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UPD’s annual report shows optimistic future

The arrival of VSU PD’s Annual Fire and Safety Report brings with it hope for a safer campus and a brighter future for VSU. The numbers are encouraging, showing an overall improvement in the number of cases reported. Overall, 23 crimes were reported, and 54 arrests were made on campus during the 2017 year. Two thousand sixteen received 42 crimes ...

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Crime Report 10/1-10/7: A three-day theft spree erupts

October 1, 2018 At 7:30 p.m., a computer CPU was reported as missing from Brown Residence Hall’s front desk area. The report was marked as larceny and its disposition is open. October 2, 2018 At 8:54 p.m., a VSU student reported their wallet as lost/ stolen from a VSU shuttle. Later, the financial cards inside the wallet were used by ...

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UPD arrests four females for alleged possession of marijuana

Four females are facing a possession of marijuana charge after a late night stop went awry. Officer Caleb Lee arrested Sierra Salem, 18, Destiny Crumpler, 18, Shania Kendrick, 19, and Tayler Castleberry ,18, late Sept. 12 at approximately 9:55 p.m. However, they were not originally stopped for the possession charge. According to Sgt. Mark Williams, the four were originally pulled ...

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Four VSU students affected in multi-car accident

Bee Garrell was returning to her car from class in hopes of preparing for a trip back home to South Carolina, but now she can’t because her car is totaled and there’s no family around to help her. On Sept.6, she and three other Valdosta State University students came back to Oak parking lot only to find their cars either ...

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Communication students receive new computer lab

Students in the Communication Arts program at Valdosta State were welcomed back in style with $293,000 worth of upgrades around the department. Dr. Mark Borzi, communication arts department head, said the upgrades were made with students as its most important priority. The upgrades included two major projects and a few minor ones throughout the entire department. The first major project ...

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Wild Adventures reveals road to VSU partnership

Valdosta State University announced a new deal with Wild Adventures Theme Park—free season passes—a little under three weeks ago on Aug. 10. According to Wild Adventures Public Relations Manager Adam Floyd, this deal was a year in the making. “VSU and Wild Adventures have always had a relationship since Wild Adventures began,” Floyd said. “VSU and Wild Adventures have always ...

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Spotlight: Former alumna becomes VSU director

This year VSU has gained not just a new set of eager freshman for the 2018 fall semester, but also a new staff member to guide and provide them with ample opportunities to feel included. Sandra Jones became VSU’s director of Student Diversity and Inclusion on June 22. As the former employee relations coordinator, Jones knows she must welcome all ...

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Crime Report week 8/20-8/26: Larceny plagues the campus

August 20, 2018 At 1:06 a.m., a VSU student reported being struck by a relative of an ex-girlfriend at Langdale Hall. The incident is still under investigation. At 5:28 p.m., a VSU student reported a sexual assault at Langdale Hall. The crime was marked as sexual assault, but the incident is still under investigation. August 21, 2018 At 4:24 p.m., ...

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Recap: Stacey Abrams sends VSU a message

“My name is Stacey Abrams and I intend to be the next governor of Georgia.” It’s this statement that the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia used to impact and draw in the crowd. At an event hosted by the Young Democrats of Valdosta State University on Aug. 23 in Powell Hall, Abrams discussed her vision for Georgia in ...

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