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Microsoft introduces more affordable gaming with a catch

If you don’t already own a game console or if you’re still a generation behind, here’s a well-known fact: game systems cost a ton. Do you want any newly released games after already emptying your wallet? You’ll need to wring out another $60. Luckily for the United States, Microsoft’s decided to make peace through their new service Xbox All Access.   The perk of Xbox All ...

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‘Their voice is valued’: SGA cabinet makes students top priority for 2018

The students and staff of VSU work hard, but SGA is working even harder. Bringing in a new academic year, the SGA cabinet, consisting of President Jacob Bell, Vice President Amea Thompson, Secretary Rachel Tessin and Comptroller Krupesh Patel, have big plans for the students. According to them, the students are their reason for joining. “In the university committee, the ...

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Review: “Sweetner” shows cohesion and growth

Ariana Grande is one of the ex-Nickelodeon acts that continue to prove to everyone why the “ex” is a good thing. Grande is always trying to move pop music forward for future generations, and her fourth studio album, “Sweetener,” was nothing different. Out of her four studio albums, this one shows the most growth and cohesion as a body of ...

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Letter to the Editor: Balloon Policy

Dear Editor, As I walked home from summer classes and received the email containing this proposed policy; I admittedly was awestruck. Respectfully sir, the frivolousness behind the enaction of such a policy is something I would akin to Washington, D.C., or more recently Atlanta, GA. There are several issues with the textual language of the policy of which I discuss ...

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Get Rid of Bullying for Good

When we think of a bully, our minds stray to the stereotypes we’ve learned from teen flicks and children’s shows. We may imagine the infamous “swirly” subjecting its victims to a face full of toilet water and hopelessly flailing limbs. We may even picture the typical geek in his thick-rimmed, black glasses looking on meekly as his abuser strolls away, ...

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VSU Implements Mental Minutes

VSU has announced a student service program this semester called Mental Minutes. The VSU Counseling Center offers the Mental Minutes student service to faculty. Mental Minutes is a 10 minute presentation available upon faculty request during class time. According to VSU’s website, a member of the VSU Counseling Center staff will provide a brief presentation and give helpful handouts to ...

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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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