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Photos: The demolition of Converse Hall

Demolition began on the Converse Hall Annex this week to make way for more green space on campus. Check out photos of the demolition project below.     The demolition began on Feb. 5. An excavator was delivered to campus the morning of Feb. 6.      Construction team members oversee the demolition.      Water is sprayed on the building as ...

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Demolition of Converse Begins after Five-Year Vacancy

The demolition of Converse Hall Annex has begun after a five-year vacancy. It was rumored that there was asbestos founded in the building; however, this is untrue. In the pre-demolition asbestos inspection in Sept. 2018, Regulatory Compliance Services reported no discoveries of asbestos containing materials in Converse Hall Annex. Alan Sanderson, associate director for facilities planning, said this space was ...

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Editorial: Parents should not determine a child’s education

The Office of Gov. Brian Kemp held a General Assembly on Jan. 10 where multiple bills and legislation addressing regulation of K-12 education were proposed, most of which give power to parents when it comes to a child’s education. According to appenmedia.com, some of the bills included a banning of race-based curriculum, complaint resolution policies focusing on parent concerns about ...

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VSU revises two university-wide policies

Students and faculty have been informed by an email sent from the policy administration at Jan. 25 of the modifications made on the anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies. These policies included adding gender identity and expression and other groups of individuals and changing the binary and non-inclusive wording. The policy changes included the additional categories of individuals that were not mentioned ...

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Top five dinner ideas for couples and singles this Valentine’s day

There are many ways to spend Valentine’s day whether alone, with your significant other or with friends, here are five fun dinner ideas to fulfill any needs for the holiday. Have a picnic This is my all-time favorite date idea for any day, but it’s easy to make a picnic extra romantic for Feb. 14. Dress up a little, grab ...

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Photos: A history of Converse Hall

On Thursday, VSU’s Parking and Transportation Department sent an email to students letting them know that the Hopper Hall circle and parking spaces located in it would be closed on Feb. 5 to prepare for the demolition of Converse Hall. Converse has been blocked off since the beginning of the spring semester.          Converse Hall was built in ...

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Fraternity Has “The Sex Talk” That Every Student Needs to Hear

On Wednesday night, Jan 26, the Sigma Iota Chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity hosts a panel discussion called Let’s Have the Sex Talk, which touched on various topics involving sexuality, gender identification and mental and sexual health About 30 students attended the event and participated in the discussion, sharing their own experiences about how they came into their ...

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Lady Blazers bounce back big time against West Florida

The Lady Blazers (15-4) dominated the paint at home to beat Gulf South Conference rivals West Florida (14-5) 81-54. Coming into the game, the Lady Blazers had dropped their previous two games on the road by just four points combined. Prior to that, they had won 12 of their last 13 games and were 14-2. So, the Lady Blazers had ...

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Photos: Pastors spark student protest at Palms Quad

Two members of PinPoint Evangelical sparked a protest at Palms Quad on Jan. 26 after some members of the student body felt they were spreading hateful messages. Pastor Kerrigan Skelly and a man called Brother Adam arrived on campus around 11 a.m. According to students, the men began shouting hateful comments in front of the Student Union and Nevins Hall ...

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Brand new Blazers prepare for baseball season

It’s a new season and a new squad for Blazer baseball. The 2022 regular season starts on the road for the Blazers with a three-game weekend series on the road at Embry Riddle, starting on Feb. 4. The team just wrapped up their preseason in a losing effort against Tallahassee CC on Jan. 23 to go 3-2 in preseason. Last ...

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