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Coding for the community: Azalea Health Hackathon a success

A success with community solutions, the sixth annual Hackathon went according to plan. The Hackathon, held Feb. 9, saw 10 teams, the largest participating number the event has had so far, duke it out by coding the best solution to a problem. This year’s issue, “Coding for the Community,” asked for ways to unite the community. The teams, cloistered in ...

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VSU students get career experience with Groundhog Shadow Day

Navigating the course load of your major is stressful enough, but then there is also the future job search to contend with. VSU’s Career Opportunities helps students alleviate these issues in several ways, including their annual Groundhog Shadow Day. Since 2015, this event has helped students gain successful career exploration by shadowing local professionals. “It’s a pun,” Phenix Culbertson, Career ...

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What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

“I’m going to stay home with my single friends and watch romance movies,” Brianna Todd, a junior health sciences major, said. “I also am taking the day to study.” “I will be participating in the Women’s Appreciation Dinner hosted by Collegiate Men,” Kevin Cambronne, a junior accounting major, said. “We are honoring women and treating them how they are supposed ...

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A Quiet Place: Discovering VSU’s ASL Club

Maybe you’ve heard about an ASL Club around campus. Chances are, even if you have, you really haven’t. VSU’s ASL Club is where voices go down and hands go up. The mission of the ASL Club is to educate students on deaf culture, history and language and to allow them the opportunity to participate in community events with the purpose ...

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Review: Dragon Ball Super: Broly crushes expectations

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the definitive Dragon Ball experience. One that has been years in the making. Though the movie came out in U.S. theaters on Jan. 16, fans have been waiting for this movie since its first trailer. Even before that, for some. Spoilers beware because they’re coming. The movie is the most story-driven Dragon Ball movie yet ...

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African American Male Initiative aims for student success

Blacks and Native Americans are tied for the lowest post-secondary graduation rates, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) hopes to change that. Aimed at minority groups, the organization recently came to fruition at VSU, thanks to Dr. Tameka Hobbs, coordinator of AFAM studies on campus. Through her work, the program has begun this ...

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Fine Arts showcases Carmen at VSU

Last Saturday and Sunday, VSU’s opera students not only took the stage but also took their audience’s breath away when they performed the concert version of “Carmen.” “Carmen,” a tragic love story by Georges Bizet, premiered in 1875. The story takes place in Seville, Spain and follows a free-spirited gypsy woman who finds herself in a love triangle that results ...

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VSU hosts Valdosta National 2019

The Valdosta National competition returns to VSU for its 31st year with an eclectic selection of showcased art. The competition is one of eight annual exhibitions presented at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery and is organized by Gallery Director Julie Bowland. It invites artists across the nation to submit artwork of different styles and media, ranging from classic, practical ...

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Students, faculty react to Odum Library renovations

Though Odum Library renovations debuted on Jan. 14, students, staff and faculty weren’t able to share their opinions until the tour showcased on Jan. 24. For the most part, the tour’s audience seemed equally excited about the renovations made to the library and thinks it’ll be beneficial to students. The renovations included moving the Academic Support Center, formerly Student Success ...

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VSU reflects after MLK Day March

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “I have a dream,” and on Jan. 21 that dream was realized sevenfold with the seventh Annual MLK Day March. The march was hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mu Omicron Chapter, the VSU NAACP, and—for the first time ever—the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. It saw a count ...

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