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Be Cautious Contact Wearers

Nearly 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, and it’s no wonder why. They allow you to see without the added distraction of wearing glasses and are ideal for athletes. However, contact lenses require upkeep and attention on a daily basis. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to increase public awareness and promote ...

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Review: Watch out for the shark cliché

What happens when a scientific deep-sea exploration releases a prehistoric 60 foot killing machine? Based loosely on the novel “Meg,” “The Meg” tells the story of Rescue Diver Jonas Taylor and a group of scientists who encounter rough waters when one of their missions leads them to a dangerous encounter with a Megalodon shark. According to Box Office Mojo, “The Meg” has grossed over $300 million worldwide surpassing the newest installment of “Mission ...

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Remembering our staff

As incoming freshman start classes this semester, our hearts can’t forget those who are no longer with us for this new year of learning. Students and faculty alike mourn these bright individuals who did their best to make VSU’s campus just a tiny bit better. Amelia “Laney” Dowdy, 26, was born Feb. 10, 1992. She was a psychology major at ...

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From Twitter Fingers Back to Trigger Fingers, Net Neutrality Is Shot Down.

Free and open internet was laid to rest on June 11; the death certificate was signed by its killer, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai.  Instead of content on the internet being controlled by the FCC, the Federal Trade Commission will be taking the reins.   This move has sparked considerable controversy in the political arena with Republicans and Democrats split down the ...

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ASL Club educates students with Deaf Deaf World

Until you have walked in someone else’s shoes, you will never understand what they are experiencing, but on Thursday, April 5 at VSU, students had the opportunity to experience firsthand what life is like as a deaf person. The event, titled Deaf Deaf World, was held by VSU’s American Sign Language Club. The ASL Club’s mission for Deaf Deaf World ...

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Kultured Kampus creates scholarship fund for Gambian children

VSU students involved with Kultured Kampus plan to fund schooling for children in Gambia, Africa through a scholarship program.  This scholarship program is organized through Enactus, a national organization committed to helping the community through entrepreneurial action. Enactus has been an on-campus organization for over 25 years. They also manage other programs that focus on community service and entrepreneurial sustainability.  VSU Enactus created Kultured Kampus to import authentic African clothing into the U.S. for resale. This opportunity gives tailors employment ...

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Choosing the right major

Choosing your major in college is a critical decision. However, it takes some students quite a long time to decide what they want to do with their life. In fact, according to a recent Penn State study, 20-50% of students come into college undecided, and 75% change majors while in college. There are several things to consider when choosing a ...

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Academic Support Center opens new tutoring service

Valdosta State University’s Academic Support Center announced recently that, starting in the fall semester, they will provide free, around the clock, online tutoring for current students. While the ASC offers peer tutoring on campus for many subjects, they cannot meet all of the 24/7 needs of VSU students, which is why they have decided to hire an outside company to ...

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‘Studio 18’ showcases senior art majors

Valdosta State University is showcasing 14 graduating seniors work in “Studio 18.” Studio 18 is open April 15-30, featuring drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry metalworking work from the seniors. Cayla Burroughs, Daisy Daniel, Aubree Denton, Zachary Di Zillo, Logan Dotson, Kyndol Ennis, Colin Entz, Marlene Gray, Evan Gunn, Nikki Haggard, Maria Jaime, Selena Mondragon, ...

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VSU buries time capsule to commemorate the split of COAS

The VSU College of Arts and Sciences commemorated the long and stoired history of the college by creating a time capsule to display the work done by the college over the years. On Friday, April 13, 2018,members of the COAS faculty placed a time capsule in the ground. Earlier in the semester the college asked several organizations and faculty to ...

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