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VSU hosts annual pep rally to mixed reviews

On Nov. 2, VSU celebrated homecoming week with the annual Glow-in-the-Dark Pep Rally in the P.E. Complex at 7 p.m. Before entering the gym where the event was held, student volunteers handed out glow in the dark paraphernalia to go along with the theme of the event. The gym was dimly lit and packed with students sporting VSU t-shirts and other merchandise to ...

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Student Diversity and Inclusion hosts Dia De Los Muertos celebration

Student Diversty and Inclusion presented a Dia De Los Muertos celebration, also known as Day of the Dead, on Nov. 1 to give recognition to Latino culture on campus. Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday observed in Mexico and other regions with large Hispanic populations. It is a holiday meant form people to pray and remember beloved friends and family that have passed away. The holiday is three days long, beginning on ...

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Debunking a college misconception

A myth has been circulating around college campuses that states if your college or university is burned down, all current students graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Dr. Vincent Miller, president of Student Affairs said this myth is simply not true. “The college experience is most certainly tied to the physical structure of the building, but as we know, changing education, ...

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VSU hosts 26th annual ‘The Happening’

The annual The Happening occurred on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on VSU’s front lawn. Celebrating its 26th  anniversary, The Happening gave over 300 organizations, venders and shops the pleasure of showing the community and the university what they have to offer. The Happening is an event that has been put on every year for the past 26 ...

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Part-Time Job Fair prepares students for success

To kick off fall semester of each school year, VSU presents a part-time job fair to the student body organized by the Career Opportunities Employer Relations Coordinator, Sandra Y.G. Jones. Held for the first time in the Student Union ballroom on Aug. 16, over 500 students and 35 preregistered businesses attended the fair. The turnout more than doubled the expectations that ...

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Saturday morning cool-down

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer On April 8, Campus Rec held its first Official Frontline Yoga event on the front lawn. Students gathered in a semi-circle under the 9 a.m. sun to start their day off on a positive note. Adrian Marsh and two other assistants—who demonstrated alternative positions for both advance and beginner yoga enthusiasts—led the session. “Official Frontline Yoga is something we came up with ...

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23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosts Student Debate

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Features Editor Four students from the national championship Forensics Team held a debate in the Student Union Theater on April 11, arguing whether the House believes violent protests are a legitimate counter action to oppression. Dr. Michael Eaves, professor of communication arts, was the moderator of the debate. Two of the students, Kelsey Townsend and ...

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Ultimate Blazer Challenge promotes wellness, health

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor On Saturday, VSU held the Ultimate Blazer Challenge, an event replacing this year’s 5k Blazer Dash. The challenge was open to all students and faculty, but participants had to be in teams of two. The challenge consisted of stations where participants would test their minds with puzzles, their bodies with balance beams and ...

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VSU’s Career Opportunities is a must

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Connecting students with employers is the main goal of Career Opportunities at VSU, according to Kevin Taylor, associate director of the career development team. When students begin their journey at VSU, one of their first stops should be Career Opportunities where counselors set them up with a four-year plan that ultimately helps them ...

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A review of Mama’s Best

Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Valdosta State students gathered on Feb. 20 in support of Black History Month by attending Mama’s Best Cook Off & Neo-Soul Concert. Mama’s Best Cook Off & Neo-Soul Concert is an event hosted by the Theta Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated to showcase multiple dishes and deserts based on traditional soul ...

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