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The history of Black History Month at VSU

February is known as Black History Month. Americans use this month to recognize the achievements and contributions that African-Americans have left on the United States. Black History Month came about through a “Negro History Week.”  According to History.com, Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The ANSLH was dedicated ...

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Increased screen time can negatively impact happiness

In an age where media is the prime source of communication,  people spend more time logging on rather than hanging out. This can affect their happiness in the long run according to a recent study. In an article by Jean Twenge on The Conversation, she discusses the importance of leisure time and how it can relate to happiness. In her ...

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The keto diet: pros and cons

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the ketogenic diet has successfully been used since the ’90s to treat epilepsy, but over the years more people are using the low carb diet to lose weight. Ketosis is a process that helps us to survive when food intake is low and during this, we produce ketones. These are produced from the breakdown of ...

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People poll: Students weigh in on new student diversity roundtable

“It probably won’t solve anything, but I think it’ll be effective because it’ll bring more awareness to the situation,” Tydelle Skinner, a freshman business major, said. “I think it’ll be a way for everybody to heart with others opinions,” Carmen Greenway, a freshman sociology major, said. “I think it’s a good idea because its good to have a discussion about ...

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Valdosta State University sends out accidental acceptance letters

For some students, getting accepted into college is the achievement of a lifetime. But, for some prospective VSU students, this lifetime achievement lasted only one day. On Jan. 23, an automated email was sent from the VSU Admissions Department to prospective students and students who did not apply to VSU congratulating them on their acceptance to VSU. “On Tuesday morning, ...

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Editorial: Hey VSU, enough with the emails

It’s 2018, and notifications drive your everyday life. You get social media notifications, grades and class cancellation emails, and that doesn’t even include text or missed call notifications. Unfortunately, an overflowing surge of these notifications subconsciously forces many of us to not pay attention when we receive them and this can to our detriment. They can save you from forgetting ...

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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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Students react to new sign

Members of the VSU community, along with a good portion of Valdosta commuters, have probably noticed a flashy new electric sign popping up around campus. In early January, the new sign was first positioned on the lawn in front of the Student Union at the intersection of North Oak Street and Baytree Road. The first message that was broadcasted at ...

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Temperature drop leaves students freezing

VSU students were left shivering and shocked Wednesday night as temperatures dropped into the 20s, causing the National Weather Service to issue a hard freeze warning for Lowndes County. The VSU Athletic Department reacted by delaying upcoming basketball games which were scheduled for Thursday and Saturday due to dangerous driving conditions for traveling teams. All games were moved back one ...

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Editorial: Protect yourself from the flu

It’s finally here! No, not the Super Bowl, we’re talking about Influenza, and we are at the peak of its season. Right now, the flu is widespread in 49 states, Georgia especially getting hit hard. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), there have been over 307 influenza hospitalizations and five deaths in a matter of 14 weeks. ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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