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People Poll: Who would you like to see in music this year?

Fourteen days into 2021, and some of today’s popular music artists are already coming out with hits such as “Good Days” by R&B artist SZA and the female rap collaboration “Best Friend” by Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, which is currently trending at number one on YouTube. During the first two weeks in 2021, popular music artist SZA and Saweetie came ...

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Feature: VSU Student Uses Voice on Podcast

VSU student Taylor Richards, a freshman psychology major, shares words of encouragement through her podcast,“Melanin Teen Therapy,” in order for listeners to have a platform where they can relate to. “I decided to start a podcast because I knew that there were a lot of women and girls out here around my age that felt like they did not have ...

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Tips: How to avoid student burnout this semester

As we begin taking on another semester of college, facing a global pandemic due to COVID-19 can be a challenge. During this time, it’s important to keep our minds healthy and engaged in our classrooms, even if we are unable to physically be there. Here are some helpful tips for student burnout and frustration during the spring semester. If you ...

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Pop Addict: Inauguration Edition

Welcome back, pop addicts of VSU, and thank you for tuning into a very special edition of our beloved pop culture column. Let’s cut to the chase and get right into it! Today is a very important day for Americans. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were respectively sworn into office this morning. You may be asking: “What ...

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Student apartment complexes should ease up on rent during a pandemic

There was an uproar on social media during the summer of 2020 when people were receiving eviction notices after they had been advised to quarantine during the pandemic. One thing many landlords failed to realize was that quarantining meant less job opportunities, and less job opportunities meant financial dead-ends. Unfortunately, eviction during a pandemic isn’t just a problem in the ...

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Gallimore tries to take changes in stride

Lio’undre Gallimore is a wide receiver at VSU who has overcome a lot, but football has been there for him through life’s difficulties. The first time Gallimore stepped on a football field was in Miami, Florida, the coach put him at quarterback, but he hated it. Gallimore wanted to be a running back and wanted the ball in his hands ...

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People Poll: Do you prefer Xbox or PlayStation?

  Maegan Calhoun, freshman music education major “PlayStation most definitely. I just prefer the layout of the controller and it’s a lot cheaper for online gaming in my opinion.”   Dominick Jones, sophomore art major “PlayStation. I’ve grown up with PlayStation and I have never really changed. Also, because the controller is bigger than Xbox so it fits in my ...

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Column: Five defining moments in 2020 Politics

When 2020 began, many of us were not expecting just how life-changing, unprecedented and groundbreaking the year was going to be. Through racial unrest, political division and a global pandemic, we are ending the year anticipating that the next year will be a lot better. To look back at some of this year’s biggest moments, here are five of the ...

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Georgia back in the ‘red zone’ and holiday travel

On Nov. 12, Valdosta Daily Times announced that Georgia was back in the COVID-19 ‘red zone,’ which could be an outcome of holiday travel and COVID-19 fatigue. The White House Coronavirus Task Force reported that 25% of Georgia counties have high levels of community transmission. As of Dec. 1, Lowndes County has had 384 positive COVID-19 cases in the last ...

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Social Media, Ethics, and You

Social media is an important topic for college students, especially in 2020, due to the increased usage of the platforms that has resulted from the worldwide societal effects of COVID-19. The fallout from this rise in usage was the focus of a virtual panel titled “Social Media, Ethics and You” conducted last month as part of Ethics Awareness Week, an ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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