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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Melissa Wolfe

Focused on the health and wellbeing of VSU students, resident junior Melissa Wolfe seeks to truly represent the unheard students of VSU in her bid for the position of SGA president. From Tampa, Florida, Melissa Wolfe’s experience with SGA started at the beginning of freshman year after then-president Maya Mapp, our current SGA president’s predecessor, invited her and others to ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Cassie Katen

SGA presidential candidate, Cassie Katen adapts Valdosta’s slogan “a city without limits” to steer VSU into advancing its campus “Without Limits.” Katen is in her sophomore year, majoring in history and secondary education. She believes that she is ‘the perfect candidate for president because of my drive.” “I am driven to not only better myself but to better everyone and ...

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SGA narrows on financial aid issue in Monday meeting

SGA stands up to GBPI about the burden of financial aid. On Sept. 30, the Student Government association sat down with Jennifer Lee, policy analyst from Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for a listening session. SGA had a chance to answer questions about how attending VSU affects their daily lives. “We started doing these listening sessions a few years ago. ...

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Editorial: VSU’s parking model is even worse than before

The new parking model for the North Oak parking deck that forces commuters and residents to share a garage did nothing but prove that the VSU administration and SGA are tone deaf about “student satisfaction.” The current parking model has been a source of contention for years. Most students complain about the long walking distances to class in the hot ...

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Student Government Association: The midterm review

During the past six weeks, Student Government has held many delegate meetings, has passed resolutions and has made decisions impacting the student body in a positive way. Members’ continuous efforts to make students heard has paid off in such a short time period. SGA President Jacob Bell believes the organization should be focused mainly on students’ needs and any problems ...

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SGA proposes GPA calculation changes

This may only be its second meeting of the semester, but the Student Government Association is ready to get down to business for the semester. A final resolution to the Speaker of the Senate vote (tabled during last Monday’s meeting), a new Chief of Staff and the induction of 19 new senators were just the tip of SGA’s iceberg. After ...

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SGA preps for Saturday’s game, discusses IT updates

With Election Day on Tuesday and the Battle of the Peach Basket on Saturday, students are in for an eventful week here on campus. SGA, along with The Fire Pit, is encouraging all students to attend VSU’s biggest game this season as the Blazers face off against rival West Georgia. The two undefeated squads are playing for the Gulf South ...

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‘Be there for the big things’: Bell looks to a philanthropic future

It’s a hard job juggling school, work and organizations, but regardless of the struggle, Jacob Bell hopes to leave a legacy that inspires others to the same drive to see room for change. Bell’s greatest concern has always been others and making sure they have an outlet to feel heard and valued; however, this concern has not always been given ...

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Building better bridges: SGA hosts first ‘All Committees’ meeting

Divided into four chambers and several committees, SGA plans to tackle issues here at VSU head on this year. On Monday, Sept. 17, SGA had their first All Committees meeting, officially presenting the chair people for each committee and dividing senators amongst them. The chambers include Academic Affairs, Campus Affairs, Finance and Civic Service & Public relations. Sen. Bolanle Dahunsi, ...

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