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That’s the tea: Japanese club hosts tea ceremony

The VSU Japanese Club not only recently brought Japan to students but served some tea as well. The Japanese Tea Ceremony event, on April 10, demonstrated a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to teach students about Japanese Culture and to gain interest in the club. It was executed by members of Tallahassee’s Japanese community, whose goal is to promote Japanese culture ...

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Preview: VSU marketing class to present film festival

VSU will soon welcome another film festival onto its campus, putting the festival’s students at the helm once again. But this festival is a bit different than others. This time, there’s a theme: representing women on the silver screen. Born from the strategic planning class, or MKTG4900, a class with more than 20 students, Shades of Representation is designed to ...

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VSU Hosts Fresh Check Day

It isn’t always what it seems. In fact, it usually doesn’t seem like anything at all. Mental illness is often a hidden battle that many lose. So, it’s important students stay aware and know their resources to keep mental illness in VSU’s Fresh Check Day, held on March 28, enticed students to check on their mental health. Hosted by the ...

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Brave Space Tackles Sexual Assault on College Campuses

#MeToo, a simple hashtag used to create awareness about sexual assault, spawned into a global movement. With the high-profile takedowns associated with it, the climate to have an honest dialogue about the culture of sexual assault is now more open than ever. This was the reason why Sandra Y. G. Jones, VSU Student Diversity and Inclusion director, made sexual assault ...

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For the Culture: Come to the VSU Carnival

Just because Spring Break is over, it doesn’t mean that the party must stop. VSU is unveiling a new annual event that calls for celebrating: the VSU Carnival. The festivities are set to take place on April 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is the brainchild of the Caribbean Student Association, which wanted to find a way ...

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People Poll: Do you use VSB to schedule classes?

The Visual Schedule Builder is a new program that allows students to set up their academic schedule based on the classes they need for the semester. Academic advisor Elaina Walker said that this kind of program should have been around when she was a student. “For me personally, I’ve always been a visual learner, so having a scheduler right in ...

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VSU Welcomes Visiting Professor with an International Perspective on Civil War

If you have attended school for any length of time in America, chances are you have had a course studying, or referencing, the Civil War. Most classes at a high school and college level offer different areas of concentration regarding the war, such as an in-depth look at the Union and Confederate armies, the African-American soldiers and the Reconstruction Era. ...

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Visiting Author Jay Atkinson Discusses Inspiration, Motivation, and Narration

An award-winning author added another page to his story when he visited VSU earlier this month to talk about how his own experiences shaped his newest work. New England author and Boston University professor Jay Atkinson visited campus on March 13 and 14 to discuss the craft of narrative writing, give a reading, and sign books. He has published eight ...

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People Poll: Why did you pick your major?

Why did you pick your major? Did the major decide the career? Or did the career decide the major? Alanda Cherestal, a freshman computer science major “I didn’t have a major my senior year of high school, so I looked up majors that colleges provide, and I found computer science, and it turned out to be fun. The major decided ...

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Alumni Spotlight: KPthewolf to play at SXSW

Some VSU alumni go on to claim impressive feats, and one alumnus is claiming his in at the South West Music Festival, commonly known as SXSW. Phillip Walton, known to his friends as KP and to his fans and followers as In fact, his performance at SXSW comes just before the launch of his album “War on Cupid,” which will ...

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