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Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)   MINNEAPOLIS – Ashley Hall remembers clicking “yes” on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it’s because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000. For her first year of
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Campus Wellness smoking ban follow up
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Written By: Marquez Slaughter Campus Wellness has followed up on the tobacco ban on VSU’s campus by providing a program for VSU faculty, staff and students who use tobacco products and are willing to quit. This program is called Freshstart, which is a free smoking cessation program of the American Cancer Society. The Freshstart program
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How To Stop Cravings
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Written By: Hailey Nelson Do you tend to start craving sweet, salty or sugary foods when stress creeps up or when you just want a quick pick-me-up? All of the sugar, carbs and caffeine that we consume on the go only give us a temporary boost of energy. It may take practice to form new
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TrekDesk to Make People Healthier at Work
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Written By: Cole Edwards A former social worker has invented a new approach that will allow millions of working adults to walk the walk and talk the talk.   Steve Bordley, founder and CEO of the Arizona-based TrekDesk, designed a desk small enough to fit around virtually any treadmill that allows for the user to walk
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New Anonymous App Made for Students
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Written By: Mayah Cantave A new anonymous photo-sharing app for college students, Unseen, was recently released at Valdosta State University, and students are taking notice.   “It’s hilarious and entertaining, but it’s bound to piss someone off” Camille Pollitt, senior mass media major, said. “(It will make) me question the next time I Snapchat something.”  
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Election activities heat up at VSU
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Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson It’s election time again, and a few organizations on campus are aiming to encourage college students to vote in the 2014 midterm election.   Nationally, Rock the Vote, a large nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, launched a campaign strictly for that purpose.   The “Care Like Crazy” campaign uses numerous ads to
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Blazers to play final home game
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Written By: Chris Webb It’s not even November yet, but the Blazers last home game is already upon us.   This Saturday at 3 p.m., Valdosta State (4-2, 2-2) will be hosting Shorter University (3-3, 1-2).   “It really hasn’t hit me yet,” senior linebacker Justin Williams said.   Williams, who played high school football
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