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Pop Addict: Get the Tea with TJ!

Hello, pop addicts of VSU and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. It’s been a while since we’ve discussed the latest news in pop culture and I’ve missed you guys, so without further a due, let’s get right into it! The 77th Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 5, 2020. There was a variety of winners, ...

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People Poll: Good advice to start the semester off strong

Ty James, sophomore, biology major “Don’t procrastinate.  It’s ok to party, but don’t’ do it all the time; your work must come first. You should prioritize and maybe even get a planner.” Daniel Sloan, sophomore, music education major “If you did poorly last semester, you should really buckle down for this semester and hit the books; you should get all ...

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eCore classes an option for students

While students are registering for classes, they may see that some courses are offered through eCore. eCore is short for electronic core-curriculum and it gives students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers online. These courses are offered to undergraduates, transient students from other institutions, juniors, seniors, graduate students and students who just need to ...

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MLK’s legacy still lives on at VSU

VSU celebrated Martin Luther King Day with an extended schedule this year. The department of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC, NAACP, and Leadership and Volunteer Service hosted events Jan. 18 through Jan. 20. Events included blood drives, an evening worship service, luncheon and a march around VSU campus. Sandra Y.G Jones, director of Student Diversity and ...

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Refuel with Huel?

Huel is a brand that wishes to offer students in the United States an alternative way to get their daily nutrition through meal replacement. Based in the United Kingdom, Huel started in 2016 with the idea to help people get their nutrition in a way that is both easy and tasty. Leila Hughel-Deeds, Director of Sports Nutrition for VSU, spoke ...

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Fight to the finish: how to survive finals week

It’s the last hurdle before the finish line. Finals are next week with winter break following immediately after. It might seem hectic, but if students can prepare for final exam week it will go by smoothly. Students know the typical tips when preparing for finals, such as making sure you get enough sleep at night and eating healthy meals before ...

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World Aids Day comes to VSU early

World Aids Day is coming to an end but VSU made sure to celebrate it before the Thanksgiving break to help spread awareness about it to college students. VSU Campus Wellness partnered with the Department of Public Health to celebrate World Aids Day by showing “The Ryan White Story” on Nov. 1 with popcorn and drinks. The movie explores a ...

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Planet earth is on fire, literally

Plastic shopping bags, plastic toothbrushes and the shirt you’re wearing right now—all things that we use in our everyday lives, but is it worth using those things if it means harming the Earth, where we spend our everyday lives? Climate change has become even more of a hot topic ever since Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old environmental activist, spoke up about ...

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VSU celebrates Ethics Week

To honor the ethical culture and celebrate the hard work of faculty, staff and students, VSU hosted their annual Ethics Week during the week of  Nov. 11. The week included presentations and a featured guest speaker. These events are intended to bring awareness to ethics, recognize hard work of all employees, and promote the values of integrity, excellence, accountability and ...

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The VSU Panda in his prime

Everyone knows Blaze, the official Valdosta State University mascot, but do you know the Panda? Kyle Duke, a student at Valdosta State University, is a 21-year-old senior criminal justice major. He is also the creator of the Panda. He began the journey with the Panda in 2018 and has been going strong and increasing school spirit ever since then. “You ...

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