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Two for two: Stacey Abrams returns to VSU

Chanting and “woo-ing” filled Jennet Lecture Hall as a crowd composed of students, faculty and community members of over 300 individuals vocalized their zeal for Stacey Abrams’ return to Valdosta. VSU’s Young Democrats orchestrated the event once again allowing Abrams to engage with students and drill in the importance of voting. The Democratic 2018 gubernatorial candidate stood front and center ...

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Baytree Villa stands tall through weather delays

Junior Kyle Duke was excited to see his new apartment in August, but he never expected to move into it after school started. “Constructions of the apartments themselves were on time, but it was mother nature that put some things behind,” Duke said. Construction on Baytree Villa apartments began at the beginning of the summer and didn’t get finished until ...

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Dina Titus: ‘History has become her-story’

When most people think of politicians, many descriptors come to mind, but “female” is rarely among them. Dr. Dina Titus, United States Representative for Nevada’s first congressional district, speaks for just that reason— to remind us of past accomplishments made by women and be the inspiration to empower female millennials today. Dr. Titus spoke here at VSU on Monday, Sept. ...

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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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Students and Valdosta residents take in Abrams’ message

Empowering, inspirational and wonderful are just some of the words used in reaction to Stacey Abrams’ visit to VSU. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee visited VSU on Thursday, Aug. 23 in hopes of inspiring the Valdosta masses to look forward to future opportunities. “Valdosta is emblematic as to why we need to be thinking about all of Georgia,” Abrams said. “You ...

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Undergrad Research Symposium takes over VSU

From April 10-13, VSU students showcased the results of their undergraduate research that some have worked on for two years. The 24th annual VSU Undergraduate Research Council Program Symposium showcased various research projects through panel discussions, paper sessions, 3-minute research videos, and the poster session. Research topics varied from pop culture in the media to creating a portable air pollution ...

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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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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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