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The Raw Truth About College

College is a life-altering experience. For many freshmen, it may take a few weeks to properly adjust to the change—from living at home with their parents and depending on them for everything to living on their own and having full independence. While the transition might be difficult for some first-year students, returning students find the first couple of weeks to ...

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VSU Chemistry Department seeks eggshells for project

The chemistry department at VSU is currently seeking donations of eggshells for a project taking place this semester. The eggshells are to be used specifically for experiments here at VSU that will work towards an economical means of developing a type of compound called a bryostatin. Bryostatins are compounds that occur naturally in certain bacteria. These bacteria live symbiotically with ...

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Students mingle at the Multicultural Mixer

On Thursday, Aug. 16, VSU organizations held a multicultural mixer in the Student Union Ballroom to show students how diverse the campus is. The event included about 17 of the campus’s organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha, The Arabic Club and The Caribbean Student Association. To start the program off Mu Omicron Chapter presented a stroll routine. The program then ...

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Blazer Pantry: Campus Service Program Newly Named “Drop-n-Shop” Provides for Blazers in Need

Food insecurity and funding for professional interview clothing are factors affecting more than 40 percent of all college students nationwide. At VSU, over 20 percent of the student body can relate to one or both of these factors. These statistics, along with others, motivated the VSU Department of Student Leadership & Volunteer Services to involve student volunteers to assist in ...

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Be Cautious Contact Wearers

Nearly 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, and it’s no wonder why. They allow you to see without the added distraction of wearing glasses and are ideal for athletes. However, contact lenses require upkeep and attention on a daily basis. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to increase public awareness and promote ...

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Review: Watch out for the shark cliché

What happens when a scientific deep-sea exploration releases a prehistoric 60 foot killing machine? Based loosely on the novel “Meg,” “The Meg” tells the story of Rescue Diver Jonas Taylor and a group of scientists who encounter rough waters when one of their missions leads them to a dangerous encounter with a Megalodon shark. According to Box Office Mojo, “The Meg” has grossed over $300 million worldwide surpassing the newest installment of “Mission ...

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Remembering our staff

As incoming freshman start classes this semester, our hearts can’t forget those who are no longer with us for this new year of learning. Students and faculty alike mourn these bright individuals who did their best to make VSU’s campus just a tiny bit better. Amelia “Laney” Dowdy, 26, was born Feb. 10, 1992. She was a psychology major at ...

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From Twitter Fingers Back to Trigger Fingers, Net Neutrality Is Shot Down.

Free and open internet was laid to rest on June 11; the death certificate was signed by its killer, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai.  Instead of content on the internet being controlled by the FCC, the Federal Trade Commission will be taking the reins.   This move has sparked considerable controversy in the political arena with Republicans and Democrats split down the ...

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ASL Club educates students with Deaf Deaf World

Until you have walked in someone else’s shoes, you will never understand what they are experiencing, but on Thursday, April 5 at VSU, students had the opportunity to experience firsthand what life is like as a deaf person. The event, titled Deaf Deaf World, was held by VSU’s American Sign Language Club. The ASL Club’s mission for Deaf Deaf World ...

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Kultured Kampus creates scholarship fund for Gambian children

VSU students involved with Kultured Kampus plan to fund schooling for children in Gambia, Africa through a scholarship program.  This scholarship program is organized through Enactus, a national organization committed to helping the community through entrepreneurial action. Enactus has been an on-campus organization for over 25 years. They also manage other programs that focus on community service and entrepreneurial sustainability.  VSU Enactus created Kultured Kampus to import authentic African clothing into the U.S. for resale. This opportunity gives tailors employment ...

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