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Research program seeks for more students to participate

The Blazer Summer Research Institute is a competitive program for VSU faculty and undergraduate students. This program emerged last academic year through a collaboration between the Dean’s Council and the Undergraduate Research Council. Through this program, students are able to analyze data or sources through research and  learning how to build and maintain a team to conduct research. This program ...

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How to stay mentally fit in college

As a college student it’s far too easy to go about our day disregarding our mental health. We put it off as being too tired or any other excuse other than being in tune with our mental health. Over the years, mental illness has become a very controversial topic, especially on college campuses. Everyone likes to rave about physical health ...

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VSU’s financial aid pays for book

VSU Day 1 textbook savings program seeks to help students pay for their course materials at lower rates through the bookstore by automatically charging students with the lowest prices by the publishers, according to the auxiliary services. Professors have the option of offering this program to their classes, allowing students to purchase the required texts using their financial aid. The ...

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People Poll: How do you stay mentally fit during college?

Tashara Matthews, senior health science major “I sleep. Anytime I’m not in class or at work I’m just sleeping. I don’t really think about anything else.” Alexis Bass, senior art major “At first I wasn’t worried about being mentally healthy, but the past few years I’ve started doing therapy and taking out me time just to clear my head, stuff ...

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VSU attempts to swipe away hunger

VSU has decided to swipe out hunger. Why? Because some VSU students are struggling with hunger. According to the hunger relief organization, Second Harvest of South Georgia, Lowndes county is among the nation’s top 10 percent for food insecurity in the general population. In hopes of ending this problem, SGA has allowed VSU students to donate one meal swipe from ...

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Local museum opening kicks off Black History Month

According to the VSU’s 2019 fall enrollment update from the Office of Institutional Research, The African American makeup of VSU’s campus is 35.6 percent. African American students are now able to see the great success that those before them have accomplished at the new Copeland African American Museum that opened on Jan. 28. The museum is named after Valdosta’s local ...

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VSU mobile app attempts to connect campus

VSU has recently updated its own app.  It now shows resources  that are more accessible to students. Features include, a campus map, a bus transit map and a direct link to pages such as the dining page. One of the newest features is the campus community feed which is like Valdosta State’s very own twitter feed.  There are six categories ...

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People Poll: What is your favorite part of spring semester?

Tyler Pierce sophomore criminal justice major “I’m on the club rugby team here and we’re going to UGA soon. I’m really excited about that. We’re also going to Nashville for our national qualifiers so I’m actually pretty excited about that. So, you know, going out for a couple of weekends, seeing Georgia and playing Rugby. Sanaa Aine freshman American sign ...

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People Poll: Good advice to start the semester off strong

Ty James, sophomore, biology major “Don’t procrastinate.  It’s ok to party, but don’t’ do it all the time; your work must come first. You should prioritize and maybe even get a planner.” Daniel Sloan, sophomore, music education major “If you did poorly last semester, you should really buckle down for this semester and hit the books; you should get all ...

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eCore classes an option for students

While students are registering for classes, they may see that some courses are offered through eCore. eCore is short for electronic core-curriculum and it gives students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers online. These courses are offered to undergraduates, transient students from other institutions, juniors, seniors, graduate students and students who just need to ...

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