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Entrepeneurs who don’t follow the crowd

Written by Mayah Cantave, College Life Editor Kanye West, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg—these are just a few big names who started out in college but decided to cut their losses and try a different route. Many people believe that getting good grades and obtaining a degree are the only steps needed to become successful. But is a formal education really ...

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Medieval expert comes to VSU: Sparks discussions on Islam and Christianity

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Dr. Suzanne Akbari has a lot to say about the misconceptions many Western Christians have of Islam. One of the most interesting: “When Christians describe Muslims in a certain way, they’re also saying something about themselves.” She challenged the audience to drop the common judgement they may have of Islam, because they really may ...

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Sororities help ignite joy through running

Written by John Stephen, Correspondent “If they could just bottle how you feel after the run,” Claire Walton says, describing how running always makes her feel better about herself, her family, her day and her entire life. Walton is the director of Girls on the Run South Georgia, and while she may not be able to package the endorphins released after ...

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Do I have to go back to school? How to get back in school mode

Written by Mayah Catave, College Life Editor It’s hard to jump back into focus after spending a week partying, relaxing or Netflixing on your couch. It’s very easy to stay in vacation mode and forget about everyday life activities. School is the last thing you want to think about when you’ve spent the last 7 or so days relaxing. Here’s ...

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You don’t need Alcohol to have fun: Ways to enjoy Spring Break sober

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Recently a ban was placed on alcoholic drinks on Panama City Beaches, affectionately known as “PCB” to college kids for years. However, this ban puts a damper on Spring Break for many beach-seeking college kids. It’s been a staple for college students so long, they’re left scratching their heads and wondering, “How do I ...

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Low on funds for Spring Break? Ways to make some quick cash

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor Money is tight, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on spring break plans. There are plenty of ways for students to get extra cash without the commitment of a job. Sell your stuff. Anyone can admit to having clothes they no longer wear or junk stuffed under the bed that ...

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Adulting Made Easy: Ways to be more productive

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Staff Writer With all the hustle and bustle of daily college life, it can be hard to balance school, work, homework, fitness, and your social life. It’s easy to become discouraged and feel overwhelmed. Don’t let adult responsibilities get you down and prevent your success. It’s important to tackle your responsibilities head on, rather than procrastinate ...

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Women take the stage for ‘V-Monologues’

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer This past weekend women gathered on campus to enjoy a show about themselves. February 25 through the 27, Valdosta State’s Women’s and Gender Studies program put on The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and women’s activist Eve Ensler, in the student union theater. The theater was transformed into a more intimate stage with a ...

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