Black History Month is a nearly 100-year-old tradition that, over the years, has become widely recognized across VSU campus and the entire country. It seems to garner more attention than other ethnically dedicated months, such as Indian Heritage Month, Asian Heritage Month, and many others. The African American Studies Program has been partnering with student organizations on campus to celebrate ...Read More »
How vegan-friendly is VSU?
VSU is a large school that has multiple options when it comes to food choices. There are on-campus restaurants, markets, and even two reputable buffet style dining areas. These places offer a variety of nutritional meals for students, teachers, and faculty. While the some students enjoy the food at these places, there are some students and teachers that practice other ...Read More »
VSU Young Democrats host senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico
Thursday, the Valdosta State Young Democrats hosted a rally for Democratic senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico at the University Center Theater. Amico, who was running mate to Stacey Abrams in 2018, is running against Republican incumbent David Purdue. She made it clear that her main message to students is to get engaged. “If you take away nothing else from this ...Read More »
Pop addict: Get the tea with TJ!
Hello, my favorite pop addicts at VSU, and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. This week has been kind of dead, but there are still things to discuss. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the tea! The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony took place of Feb. 9. The award show honored some of the best films of ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Black History Month playlist: 10 essential songs
Throughout history, musicians have used their art as a form of communicating messages. For minorities, not only can music relay a message, but it can be a form of protest, a call to action, a celebration of cultures and more. Black artists have used their voices to create an everlasting impact in the music industry through genres such as country, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Dear black people: Stop begging for a seat at the table
A couple of weeks ago, social media went into an uproar because the Academy Award nominations seemed to include only white people. That is nothing new: a few years ago, #ocarssowhite was trending on Twitter for similar reasons. The end goal of the hashtag was to make the Academy more inclusive, which they were. That lasted about one award season. ...Read More »