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Get to know the SGA vice presidential candidate: Amea Thompson

Initially running for secretary, the public relations major and VSU sophomore, Amea Thompson, is now running to be the next SGA vice president. “I wasn’t expecting to be running for vice president, but I’m really excited because this is something I’m really passionate about,” Thompson said. “I feel as if I’m prepared for it.” Thompson is a current senator in ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Sylandi Brown

Sylandi Brown is a sophomore speech communication major from Hawkinsville, Georgia who has always had a passion for being involved and being a beacon to assist others. Brown enjoys drinking coffee, drawing, eating macaroni and cheese and spending time with family and friends. She is a university ambassador, Blue Key Honor Society member, Baptist Collegiate Society member, and SGA secretary ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Jacob Bell

Baxley, Georgia native, Jacob Bell, is a 20-year-old sophomore economics major with his eyes on the prize. In the sixth grade, Bell read a statement made by Nelson Mandela: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of ...

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SGA announces election debate, administrative review survey

It was business as usual at SGA’s weekly meeting on April 2. The organization discussed a few topics on a short agenda in preparation for election debates next week. President Maya Mapp opened the meeting with a greeting to the audience. Vice President Aisha Johnson then presented an update on the Blazer Trail Color Dash saying funds were due last ...

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SGA senator proposes mandatory community service for VSU

SGA senator, Tyler Tucker, plans to get VSU students more involved in the community with his mandatory community service proposal. Tucker’s proposed bill makes it mandatory for students to participate in at least three hours of community service. Tucker said SGA and his high school’s 4-H program influenced him to come up with this proposal. “Being involved in the 4-H ...

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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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