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A mapped out life: Maya Mapp looks to a bright future

Maya Mapp took her place as SGA president over two years ago. Since then she has shown a fiery passion for helping the student body and her surrounding peers, but before all of this, Mapp’s life never went according to plan. Mapp hails from Milledgeville, Georgia or “Millie Vegas” as she calls it. Here, she lived in a two-parent household ...

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CORE goes to the Grand Canyon

How are your spending your spring break? Near the beach soaking up all the sunlight? That is a typical spring break for most people, but VSU’s Center for Outdoor Recreation Events (CORE) has a different plan in mind. It involves going deep into the Earth. CORE will be taking a group of students to the Grand Canyon for spring break. ...

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‘Plates in the Park’ helps feed the homeless

On Saturdy, March 3, Replenish Women and the Collegiate Men of VSU collaborated for an event know as “Plates in the Park.” The event was held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. under the bridge downtown. Volunteers handed out food, hygiene packets, sheets and even clothes to residents of nearby shelters as well as any homeless person walking by. Story ...

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‘Roots’ caps off Black History Month

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Collegiate Men of VSU collaborated with the Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and NAACP to host the 2nd annual Roots scholarship dinner. This event took place in the Magnolia room in the University Center and allowed attendees a chance to win a $100 scholarship and an ATM voucher. The winner was ...

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SGA announces future alumni benefits, Blazer Safe Ride updates

On Monday, Feb. 26, SGA opened their weekly meeting with an introduction of a new proposal for campus recreation given by Shawn Phippen, Director of Campus Recreation. Phippen discussed post-college benefits for alumni living in Valdosta. “We are trying to reach those students who have graduated from here and still want to be involved with on-campus activities such as the ...

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VSU Out of the Darkness walks to raise money, awareness for suicide prevention

Students and community members will walk “Out of the Darkness” on March 3 to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFP). This will be VSU’s second annual Out of the Darkness campus walk. Individual students and groups have already raised over $1,000 of the $5,000 goal. According to their website, AFP uses the funds from the walks ...

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NAACP celebrates Black History Month with the “N Word”

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People kicked off Black History Month with a discussion of the “n word.” The event,”N Word,” was hosted by NAACP Historian Tyler Gibbs and NAACP Membership Coordinator Quiane Turner. The event gave people of different races the opportunity to give their thoughts on how the “n word” should be used. Photos by ...

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Crime Report 2/5 – 2/13: Theft inherently remains on-campus

Feb. 5, 2018 At 10:54 a.m., a student reported a bicycle theft from the east side rack at Georgia Residence Hall. Feb. 7, 2018 At 6:02 a.m., UPD arrested Valdosta resident Ralph Donaldson, 58, in connection to a recent wave of bicycle thefts across campus. At 7 p.m., a student reported the theft of their wallet from the Student Union ...

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SGA reviews new parking plan, energizer booths

On Monday, Feb. 12, SGA started its weekly meeting off with a review of the Tiered Parking Model Proposal for the upcoming year. VSU Parking and Transportation Director Jill Ferrell and Auxiliary Services Director Shannon McGee explained the proposal to the gallery. Over the past few months, SGA, as a whole, worked with auxiliary services on editing the proposal to ...

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VSU ignites The Bonfire blog

On Monday, Feb. 12, the VSU website announced that “The Bonfire is now live.” The Bonfire coins itself as “the official blog of Blazer Nation.” “We’ve had the idea for a while now, but we’ve been actively dreaming up ideas, creating content, and designing Bonfire about five months now,” Halle Zimmerman, VSU’s communications specialist, said. Jessica Pope, the communications and ...

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