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VSU hosts first annual NEDA walk

Written by: Sydney Devine Take advantage of the sunny spring weather by taking a stroll through VSU’s beautiful campus while supporting a good cause. In partnership with The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), VSU will host the first annual NEDA walk March 8 on the VSU Front Lawn. Tori Baldwin, SGA senator for student affairs, is the event coordinator who ...

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CORE travels west for Thanksgiving

Written by: Abbie Baggerly An opportunity to travel out West could be the best early Christmas present you could ask for. Students interested in going to the Grand Canyon with CORE have until Friday to get registered. The trip will be during Thanksgiving break from Nov. 22-Nov. 30. The once-in-a-lifetime trip will cost $375 for students and $425 for faculty ...

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Campus Rec brings Battleship to life

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Whoever thought the words “battle” and “fundraiser” could be used together? Leave it to Campus Rec to come up with a way to combine the two. Campus Rec is offering Canoe Battleship next Thursday from 7-11 p.m. at the SRC pool. The game will work just like the traditional board game but with actual water and ...

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VSU table tennis proves to be a fierce competitor

Written by: Jordan Barela The VSU Table Tennis Club is becoming a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the often-overlooked sport of table tennis or “pingpong,” as it is often called. Recently, the club won in a tournament that was held in Lakeland, Fla. Kyle Smith, vice president of VSU’s team, received first in his division, and ...

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D&T Personal Training strives for a healthier university

Written by: Olivia Gear   Although bathing suit season is coming to an end, it’s never too late to work toward a beach body. For people seeking one-on-one assistance in and out of the gym, D&T Personal Training may be just what they’re looking for. Founded by Terence Boyd, former VSU fitness consultant, and Dezmon Gray, D&T Personal Training is ...

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Cool down with CORE

Written by: Abbie Baggerly   Anyone looking for an adrenaline rush should be glad to know that CORE will be taking students white-water rafting in the cool Appalachian Mountains on Sept. 28-29. CORE plans to tackle the rapids in Hiawassee, Ga. and Ocoee, Tenn. during the trip which will include rafting, hiking and plenty of water. “Water,” Sean Wilkinson, CORE ...

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CORE to kayak Okefenokee, go horseback riding

Written by Sarah Turner   CORE Outdoors will leave students with no excuse to stay cooped up in their dorms during the next couple weekends with a kayaking trip on March 2 and a horseback riding trip on March 9. “Kayaking the Okefenokee” is a day trip where students will walk a nature trail scattered with Venus fly traps, kayak ...

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Student jams to Zumba with smiles

Zumba has officially swept the nation. Becoming a popular craze over the last few years, Zumba has become popular in gyms and private studios around the U.S. VSU’s Campus Recreation offers students the chance to get the great culture and exercise that Zumba provides. Sophomore fashion design major, DeAnna Dahmer, also a retail management major, is passionate about her job ...

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Be Healthy: New links made in obesity studies

By Devin Crudup   Obesity has become an epic issue that has driven the need for preventative care.   Although obesity affects all Americans, the root of African American obesity stands out. According to the Office of Minority Health, 70 percent of black men are overweight or obese, as well as 80 percent of black women. Due to this overwhelming ...

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‘TakeOver’ brings HIV/AIDS awareness to VSU campus

With World Aids Day this Saturday, VSU HEROs has staged a ‘TakeOver’ on campus to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS prevention. Working with Student Health and the South Health District, VSU HEROs will provide free HIV testing for students, faculty and staff today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the U.C. VSU HERO, which stands for Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out ...

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