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SGA grows in quality and quantity

A year ago SGA struggled to find a group of committed members to serve the student body. Now they have a plethora of new senators ready to serve the campus. At the weekly SGA meeting, the senate heard five new applicants to fill vacant senator seats. This came a week after president Maya Mapp swore in new freshman senators. Those ...

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Flooding causes Blazer Grille to close for the night

Wednesday, a major water leak occurred in Hopper Residence Hall right above the Blazer Grille, which prevented it from opening. VSU dining services used Twitter to apologize and notify that the grille will be closed for the night. Fortunately for students, Palms Dining Hall was open until 9 p.m. VSU contacted Servpro Valdosta, a water damage restoration service, to assess ...

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Wild Adventures’ VSU night cancelled

VSU and Wild Adventures will not be hosting the annual Homecoming VSU Night this semester according to Robin Vickery, director of student life. VSU Night has been a homecoming staple for several years, appearing in the VSU News homecoming calendar for the first time in 2012, though the event may go back further. According to Vickery, complications with Wild Adventures ...

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#TakeAKnee causes mixed feelings

Over a year ago, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a major protest by sitting on the benches during the national anthem. Kaepernick’s actions went unnoticed at first, but made headlines when he sat during the 49ers first three preseason games, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. According to SB Nation, Kaepernick began gaining attention for his protest ...

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VSU copes with lost time after Irma

As VSU jumps back into gear after the damage of Hurricane Irma, students and professors are trying to find ways to cope with the loss of time. After returning to classes from the unintended break, teachers and students have to accommodate for missed classes, labs and other university related work. Provost and Vice President of academic affairs, Dr. Robert Smith, ...

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Housing plans unapproved renovations for Langdale Hall

As of Monday, Sept. 18, the housing department began planning and approving renovations for Langdale Residence Hall. They are working with Lott and Barber Architects to draw up a blueprint. “At this time, we are conducting a feasibility study to determine how much it would cost to renovate Langdale for a better residential experience,” Dr. Zduy Chu, director of housing, ...

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VSU students speak out on college struggles

Throughout September, VSU sent out a survey to all students, calling for them to “speak out” on their college experience. The “Speak Out” survey asks questions about the living, financial and work situations that current students are going through. Acting director of the Wisconsin HOPE lab, Jed Richardson, said the survey was sent to get a better grasp on what ...

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CORE issues survey for National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month in September brings awareness to substance abuse disorders and celebrates those who’ve reached recovery. In honor of the special occasion, the Core Institute of Southern Illionois University is conducting their biennial alcohol and drug survey. This survey finds the general consensus among the substance use/abuse group on college colleges such as VSU. All participation is voluntary and ...

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VSU gets students ready for success

This year, VSU is starting up the Blazer Ready program once again to prepare students and alumni for life after college. The Blazer Ready program is a series of workshops designed to help develop professionalism and gain confidence in pursuing career goals. Students learn different skills depending on the workshop. VSU is offering eight workshops for the fall and spring ...

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VSU stands tall after Irma

Hurricane Irma hit VSU lightly compared to cities in Florida, but that does not mean that it is not without damages. Throughout campus, trees have fallen and debris has filled sidewalks. Streets like North Oak St. and North Patterson St. have multiple stoplights out. Many of the fallen trees have not affected anything directly on campus but it has affected some ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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