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VSU plans to officially induct Carvajal as president

After 10 months on campus, Dr. Richard Carvajal will be offically installed as the 10th president of VSU on Oct. 27. The university will host a three-day festival surrounding the installation, which will include appearances by dignitaries and well-known alumni, live music performances, a presidential tailgate and several other events. Carvajal will be sworn in by the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, Steve Wrigley. Carvajal took over as president on Jan. 1 of this year. Before this, he served ...

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SGA discusses intramural sports code of conduct, ‘Battle of the Orgs’

SGA is going straight to the students. On Oct. 16 and 19, SGA plans to host an energizer booth on the pedestrian mall that will focus on students’ concerns. SGA is looking for new and innovative ways to interact with the student body in an effort to create a close relationship. A majority of the senate voted in favor of the booth. Later in the meeting, Vice President Aisha Johnson spoke to ...

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Review: iPhone X & iPhone 8 worth the price

On Sept. 12, Apple debuted their two new iPhones, the iPhone 8/8+ and iPhone X. The iPhone 8 is an adaptation to the numerical iPhone series (5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, etc.). The iPhone X is Apple’s top of the line model, separate from the numerical series. The iPhone 8/8+ comes in three colors, silver, gold and space gray. There ...

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Pop Addict: Cardi B, Kylie Jenner and ‘Will & Grace’

Hello to all the guys, girls and pop addicts on the VSU campus. This week I’m serving hot chamomile tea. Let’s get in to it. Kylie Jenner is pregnant. Well, maybe. Reportedly, Travis Scott, the singer/songwriter is the soon-to-be father. Most of the general public has mixed feelings about the news. Personally, I think it was a planned accident. This ...

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Wild Adventures’ VSU night cancelled

VSU and Wild Adventures will not be hosting the annual Homecoming VSU Night this semester according to Robin Vickery, director of student life. VSU Night has been a homecoming staple for several years, appearing in the VSU News homecoming calendar for the first time in 2012, though the event may go back further. According to Vickery, complications with Wild Adventures ...

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Review: Madden 18 best football game yet?

The latest installment for sports gaming has touched down in stores and later, consoles everywhere. As of August 25th, EA Sports released Madden NFL 18. This new game is comprised of many groundbreaking features, with the most notable being it’s new Frostbite engine.   The engine intensifies the visuals and gives the user the feel of on-field play. From new voice audibles to impactful bone-crushing effects, EA Sports has shown the gaming community ...

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SGA discusses homecoming, allocation funds

At Monday’s SGA meeting,  Vice President Aisha Johnson spoke about the Homecoming plans for this year. As the voice for the students, SGA wants to make sure homecoming week will be one to remember. “Homecoming will be Oct. 30 through Nov. 5,” Johnson said. “We want to go big this year. Last year when Big Nick’s catered, we also had floats and a really great time.” Mapp also announced the theme of ...

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Editorial: Dreamers deserve protection

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—a five-year-old Obama era policy. Congress has been given a six-month window until March 5 to come up with an alternate deal. As of Wednesday night, negotiations are ongoing. In June 2012, President Barack Obama announced DACA’s implementation. The policy allowed immigrants brought illegally to ...

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Review: ‘I and You’ an emotional ride

VSU performed the play I and You by Lauren Gunderson on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The play starred Daniel Lennox, Jr. and Mahogany Wesley as the main characters Anthony and Caroline. These two teens are brought together by an American Literature assignment and form an unlikely bond with one another. The show is carried by setting, performance, costume, music ...

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Pop Addict: NYFW, Kim K and Fenty

I’m here to serve some tea, and it’ll be Lipton. So, let’s get to it my Pop Addicts. Kim Kardashian is going for baby number three with her husband, Kanye West. She is going to have a surrogate this go-round. What would seem like a joyous occasion for any expectant mother has turned into a publicity nightmare for Kim because ...

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