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Review: VSU Screening of The Hate U Give

Truth be told, I am not the biggest fan of films that explore social issues. This is because I find many of them to be quite clumsy in the way they portray their messages to the point that their narratives are unrealistic at best and downright implausible at worst. Especially considering the polarizing climate the country is in right now, ...

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People Poll: What is Greek Life to You?

Gabriel Soriano, a junior Psychology major “Greek Life is a means of finding new friends through a similar set of interests in college. I have not personally joined one, as I see no personal merit in Greek Life, as my goals don’t align with the kind of prospects set in their groups.”   Kate Jackson, a sophomore Voice major “I ...

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Consider the Tortoise…and the Hare…2

Tortoise vs. Hare 2: This Time It’s Personal is, at first glance, a charming 45 minute long children’s play put on by VSU Theatre and Dance, but keen observers will see it for what it is: a dark look into the deeply rooted, tribal conflicts of man. It is set in a dystopian future after the titular race between the ...

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VSU Discovers the Past, Present and Future of Black Nurses

Black History Month is a time of reflection and celebration of African American culture and achievement. It is not only a time to look back on great leaders of the past, but a time to look forward to trailblazers of the future. VSU is celebrating Black History month with four faculty lectures organized by Dr. Leslie Jones, associate professor of ...

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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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