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VSU gets courageous with students

The department of student diversity and inclusion hosted Courageous Conversations, a forum that allows representatives of the university to speak on the current issues that are troubling our country. The representatives were given topics and questions to answer such as how to balance freedom of speech and offensive actions on campus. “We have to provide and serve the needs of ...

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Motorcyclist dies after ‘Deadpool 2’ accident

The set for “Deadpool 2” stopped production after a stunt woman lost her life in a freak accident. Joi “SJ” Harris, 40, died while performing a motorcycle stunt for a scene in newest addition to the series.  Harris was on set in Vancouver when the incident took place. USA TODAY recently obtained a report from the British Columbia Workplace Safety agency that states Harris was rehearsing a scene “that involved driving ...

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SGA adds familiar face to its ranks

Student Government Association called to order their second public meeting of the school year, and its main order of business was to elect a new Chief of Staff. Last year, SGA had no acting Chief of Staff; however, as of Monday, SGA welcomed senior biology major Adam Slaton. Slaton started out as a senator his sophomore year and became the ...

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VSU Dining makes new and expensive improvements

This past summer, $1.5 million in changes were made to the dining services here on campus such as the Blazer Grill switching back to a buffet style, and Palms Dining Hall receiving many changes to its layout and menu. The main changes to the hall include the expansion of Home Zone, which is the buffet area, by taking away the ...

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Housing unveils summer changes

Over the summer, VSU has been steadily working on new updates to revamp the campus, but one department has had more than the rest: housing. New director of housing, Dr. Zduy Chu, and the housing staff are partnering with other departments such as athletics and campus rec to create more events around campus. “This year we have been a little ...

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, Valdosta State students and locals of the area got to experience the first solar eclipse to appear in the United States in 38 years. This solar eclipse was only visible in the United States and featured a path of 100 percent totality in cities such as Salem, Oregon: Nashville, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina. Valdosta, Georgia ...

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Mapp is a team player

SGA President Maya Mapp took the nation’s capital by storm this summer. Mapp worked as a press and scheduling intern for Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia.   Mapp worked in Isakson’s Washington D.C. office for six weeks, working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday.   “I learned that nothing was beneath me, and I learned a lot about myself,” Mapp said. “I learned how to be a better person, and it ...

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Smith named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief VSU has announced its new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Robert Smith, from Armstrong State University, will assume the position today. Dr. Robert Smith, photo courtesy of Armstrong State University. Dr. Smith, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, first moved to the south in 1982 to assume a position as an assistant professor of mathematics ...

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VSU IT department says ‘no’ to phishing

Written by Bryce Ethridge, News Editor In recent years phishing has become a big trend among hackers and scammers, but VSU Chief Information Security Officer Gary Miller and the Information Technology department have the students covered. According to its definition, phishing is the fraudulent sending of emails purporting to be from reputable companies to get people to reveal their personal ...

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VSU hosts Chief Legal Affairs Officer candidates

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief VSU continued its search for the Chief Legal Affairs Officer on June 21 with the first of three open-campus sessions. Karla Walker, a local lawyer and partner at Copeland, Haugabrook and Walker, presented at the first session. Faculty, staff and students were welcome to the session and given a form to evaluate Walker’s credentials. Walker ...

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