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Drink responsibly for Alcohol Awareness Month

  Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness month was created in 1987. It was created in order to reduce the disgrace associated with alcoholism. It does this by encouraging people to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic progressive disease ...

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Blazer Guardian app provides more safety on campus

The VSU Police Department has introduced a new app called “The Blazer Guardian App” to enhance students’ safety on and off campus. The app allows students to create safety profiles that streamline communication with UPD as well as friends, family members and classmates. The app also features a virtual escort which can be used to alert police when a student ...

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Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ a silent killer in the box office

“A Quiet Place,” the latest thriller/horror film directed and written by “The Office” star John Krasinski, tells a suspenseful story of a family that avoids deadly monsters by staying silent and communicating via American Sign Language. The movie is set in 2020 in a post-apocalyptic world.  The family has been able to survive in their town for over a year ...

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and there’s never been a better time to learn about autism, its effects and what you can do to help improve the lives of those affected by it. Autism is a complex condition that’s classified as a spectrum disorder. This means individuals with autism can exhibit any number of the signs or symptoms medical professionals ...

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Trisha Taylor recounts 22 years of experience at VSU

Many students know the name, Trisha Lynn Taylor, but they don’t know her on a personal level. She is the administrative assistant for Student Life and does more than send out emails. “I do secretary work,” Taylor said. “It includes hiring, training and sometimes firing student assistants. I handle payroll union staff and handle the scheduling. Lastly, I work closely ...

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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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