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Protect yourself by learning the right self-defense moves

College campuses can be dangerous and it is important for both women and men to know how to defend themselves. With Sexual Assault Awareness Month in full swing, students across campus should make it their mission to be informed not only on how to avoid sticky situations, but also how to protect themselves should dire circumstances arise. There a few ...

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Get to know the fencing club at VSU

The fencing club is something VSU has not had since 2009. However, the resurgence of the club looks like it will be here to stay for years to come. There are still a few obstacles for the organization to overcome, but once they do, they will be set up to grow quickly. The fencing club is centered around the sport ...

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Get to know the African Student Association

When Shayla Vidal, a senior criminal justice and political science major, re-joined the African Student Association her junior year, she said it was the best decision she had ever made. “The African Student Association has been the main organization that I’m always actively involved with forever,” Vidal said. “I love it, I really do.” Now the president of ASA, Vidal ...

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Take back the night talks about sexual assault prevention

Tuesday night, VSU hosted an event with the peculiar title of “Can I Kiss You?” a 90-minute presentation at the Student Union ballrooms that covered a wide-variety of issues relating to sexual assault in society. The event’s speaker was Mike Domitrz, the founder of the DATE SAFE project, which is an organization committed to educating schools, universities, communities, and the ...

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Get to know the Japanese Club

  Valdosta State has 200+ organizations and student activity groups, but it wasn’t until fall 2017 that the Japanese Club emerged. Made up of a variety of students– sociology majors, art majors, freshman and seniors– Japanese club welcomes all who wish to know more about Japanese culture. “I was fortunate to study abroad for a semester and I really enjoyed ...

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Preview: Night on Fire

The Division of Student Affairs will once again host Night on Fire, the official student awards and recognition celebration on April 24. This year, Housing and Residence Life will be recognizing: Resident Assistant of the year Front Desk Worker of the year Facility Assistant of the year Hall Director of the year The individual student awards include the Burning Bright ...

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The do’s and don’ts of a job interview

There’s a ton of advice out there for people seeking jobs, and if you’re in the position of interviewing for a job, it could be helpful to have all of it in one place. Here’s some “classic” interview advice that you can use to prepare for any job interview you may have. DO: Research the company and the position you’re ...

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Preview: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Each year an increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is a high-spirited opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes and effects of men’s ...

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The College Republicans, Young Democrats host The Great Debate

The College Republicans and Young Democrats at VSU hosted The Great Debate last Thursday on March 22 for students, faculty and the public. SGA President Maya Mapp, Dr. Vincent Miller and Dr. James LaPlant were also in attendance for the live debate. “I’m excited to moderate and particularly honored to watch the students participate in an open debate.” Dr. LaPlant ...

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