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Column: How to be a good roommate

Living away from home is hard, and having to share your space with a stranger on top of that may seem scary.  However, living with a roommate isn’t all that bad, especially if you play your part.  Here are just a few tips on how to live with a roommate.  Establish boundaries Putting boundaries in place when you first start ...

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CAB hosts Paint and Sip

As a way to get everyone in the spirit of love for Valentine’s Day, CAB has been hosting activities on campus as a part of their month-long Sending You Love campaign. Events for this month ranged from movie nights in the Student Union to Blazer Ball speed dating. On Feb. 7, CAB held a Valentine’s Paint & Sip. The event ...

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Diversity and Inclusion discuss “Being a Black Sheep in the Creative Community”

On February 10, VSU’s Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion hosted their Creative Forum event. The title of the event was “Being a Black Sheep in the Creative Community,” and dealt with issues such as the creative and educational identity of the African-American community in 2022, how the past and present have affected these identities, and how the surrounding communities ...

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Top five dinner ideas for couples and singles this Valentine’s day

There are many ways to spend Valentine’s day whether alone, with your significant other or with friends, here are five fun dinner ideas to fulfill any needs for the holiday. Have a picnic This is my all-time favorite date idea for any day, but it’s easy to make a picnic extra romantic for Feb. 14. Dress up a little, grab ...

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Fraternity Has “The Sex Talk” That Every Student Needs to Hear

On Wednesday night, Jan 26, the Sigma Iota Chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity hosts a panel discussion called Let’s Have the Sex Talk, which touched on various topics involving sexuality, gender identification and mental and sexual health About 30 students attended the event and participated in the discussion, sharing their own experiences about how they came into their ...

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Deep Release Poetry Society hosts first wednesday open mic

The Africana Studies Department and Deep Release Poetry Society held a poetry open mic at the University Center’s cypress room at 6 p.m. for the first Wednesday Wind Down on Jan. 26. Keshawn Everett, Vice President of Deep Release Poetry Society, ran the event and even performed his own piece that showcased self-reflection. The event showcased eight students who spoke ...

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Column: Commuter parking being override by residents

Parking at VSU has been a common problem where many residents park closer to campus, making it harder for commuters to get better parking spots. In total, there are 6,048 parking spots on campus, 4,251 of those are for student parking. While this does seem like enough, when you compare it to how many commuter parking lots that we have ...

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VSU introduces Squid Game event for students

On Jan 18, VSU Student and Diversity and Campus Recreation hosted a Squid Game event for students, with five games increasing in difficulty. Students who entered the competition had the opportunity to play for cash prizes up to $300, or sit to the side to watch their friends compete. “I’m playing to win, it’s all about the money,” Izayah Weaver, ...

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Organization fair gives student groups the spotlight

Campus organizations are one of the biggest components of student life at VSU, and the Get the Scoop Organization Fair gave many of them the chance to highlight and showcase their groups to the student body. Get the Scoop was held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to Maggi Hole, VSU’s ...

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Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery kicks off the new year with an art competition

The Valdosta National 2022 All-Media Art Competition kicked off last Tuesday at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery at 6 p.m. with a reception where the winners were announced. Michael T. Schmidt, Associate Dean of College of the Arts, announced that the show was curated by Professor Julie Bowland from 344 pieces, by 136 artists from 39 different states. Samuel ...

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