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Professors take advantage of IDEA Center

Written by: Jordan Barela Believe it or not, professors have feelings too. Professors were able to express those feelings Tuesday in the monthly workshop, “The Stories We Tell.” The workshop was one of many meetings expected to be held in VSU’s new Innovative Designs for Enhancing the Academy Center. “The Stories We Tell” is a workshop for professors to share ...

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Alumni to encourage English majors

Written by: Cole Edwards Keep calm, English majors. Jobs are out there, and the English department is here to keep you motivated. The English department will be holding the conference, “What to Do with a Degree in English?” on Oct. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. in the University Center Rose Room. The event will offer students an opportunity to ...

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Vegas to get piece of Britney

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, world—Anthony here bringing you all the pop culture events from the last week that had us talking. It’s Britney, Bitch! The pop princess made her return to hearts this past week. But let’s be honest. She never left. Ms. Spears’ new single “Work Bitch” leaked Sunday morning. The leak prompted Spears’ team to move up ...

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Campus celebrates 50 years of integration

by Shane Thomas and Von Kennedy Photos by Rebecka McAleer and Von Kennedy   50 Years of Integration: A Celebration of Inclusion from VSUspectator   VSU celebrated 50 years of integration with the Heritage Community Cookout and “A Look 50 Years Back and 50 Years Forward Kickoff Reception” on Wednesday. Robert Pierce and Drewnell Thomas, the first African-American male and ...

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D&T Personal Training strives for a healthier university

Written by: Olivia Gear   Although bathing suit season is coming to an end, it’s never too late to work toward a beach body. For people seeking one-on-one assistance in and out of the gym, D&T Personal Training may be just what they’re looking for. Founded by Terence Boyd, former VSU fitness consultant, and Dezmon Gray, D&T Personal Training is ...

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Cool down with CORE

Written by: Abbie Baggerly   Anyone looking for an adrenaline rush should be glad to know that CORE will be taking students white-water rafting in the cool Appalachian Mountains on Sept. 28-29. CORE plans to tackle the rapids in Hiawassee, Ga. and Ocoee, Tenn. during the trip which will include rafting, hiking and plenty of water. “Water,” Sean Wilkinson, CORE ...

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Regulating body art

Written by: Isaiah Smart   Body piercings and tattoos have had a long-standing relationship with humans throughout history. In some cultures, body art represents history, lineage or religion, but in other cultures a tattoo may simply represent a drunken night.   In March, Arkansas Senate Bill 387 was passed. The bill redefined “body art” and included scarification—the etching, scratching or cutting ...

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Students, quit blaming the system

Written by: Jennifer Gleason   When I was in the second grade, the quadratic formula, variables and polynomials were the last things on my mind.   That’s what elementary school students are now learning: algebra—a subject that already befuddles many middle and high school students. I can’t imagine being seven years old and having to learn algebra (that might also be ...

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Ladies soccer team tie in first conference matchup

Valdosta State women’s soccer team opened conference play against the Union Bulldogs and neither team was able to walk away a victor in a 2-2 double overtime tie Friday night. The Blazers had plenty of chances to win the game as they outshot the Bulldogs 14-6. “We didn’t show up first half,” Head Coach Mel Heinz said. “We showed up ...

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Natural High hosts free game night

Story and photos by Elan Waite   Laughter could be heard throughout the Student Union as Natural High hosted their Free Game Night in the Student Union Game Room Thursday. The group, Natural High, offers alternative activities and functions that are drug and alcohol free for students. Mallory King, a freshman and newcomer to the group, called the event “pretty ...

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