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Preview: SGA prepares for campaign season

It’s that time of the year again: VSU’s annual SGA elections. Each year elections are held to fill all the positions in office. Campaigning begins March 30. “Terms last for one year, and elections fill each position in SGA,” Christopher Thompson, SGA senator, said. “The positions include president, vice-president, comptroller, secretary and senators.” To apply for a senator position, candidates ...

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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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SGA reveals potential end for a tuition fee

With only a few days until spring break, SGA held nothing back on Monday’s meeting as they moved forward in making VSU a better place for students. The meeting started off with Director of Campus Recreation, Shawn Phippen, who asked SGA a question: What would students do with an extra $30? Phippen informed SGA that the bond representing VSU’s debt ...

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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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SGA announces new bike service, parking survey

On Monday, Feb. 19, SGA began its meeting off with an inspirational message from Sen. Bob Greenbaum. Greenbaum opened the floor for discussion to the question: “What makes a good leader?” The floor sat silent, but Greenbaum came prepared with the answer. “The art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and ...

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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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Striving for excellence, Chris Thompson aims to motivate VSU

Born in Tallahassee, Florida and raised in Suwanee, Georgia, Christopher Thompson splits up his jam-packed days between work, school organizations and classes. However, his real passion is helping people better themselves, and he somehow finds ways to incorporate that desire into everything he does. “There’s a drive in me that always pushes me to be a little bit better,” SGA ...

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SGA discusses new plan for parking, Blazer Trail Color Rush

Moving into the fourth week of the spring 2018 semester, SGA is pushing the envelope to make campus life better. The meeting’s agenda started with the introduction of Executive Director of Advising Robert Friedhoff, who opened the floor for discussion. Majority of the students in attendance asked questions about how advising has been from a student’s perspective. They expressed how ...

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SGA discusses energizer booths, rec center, new student fee

With the third week of the spring 2018 semester in the books, SGA has begun to settle into the swing of things. The first resolution of 2018 concerning the implementation and scheduling of energizer booths was unanimously passed.  These booths are aimed at collecting student suggestions and feedback to foster student participation and usage of the many university amenities at ...

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