New publication provides an alternative for women

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams More than 60 percent of VSU students are women, and now they have a publication that speaks directly to them. Launched on March 4, Her Campus Valdosta is an online magazine that empowers, enlightens and entertains VSU women. Ariel Hairston, president and editor-in-chief, started a Her Campus chapter at VSU because
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Game of Thrones serves up more matrimonial carnage

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Normally, it’s uncommon for people to cheer when someone dies. But on Sunday, eager fans of the medieval fantasy show “Game of Thrones” were overjoyed when one of the main characters unexpectedly checked-out of Westeros. The second episode of season four reminded GOT fans of the unforgettable “Red Wedding” at the
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‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
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Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing
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Catching a Dream: Ex-VSU student lends talent to Jamie Lynn Spears

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
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Written by: Veronica Dominicis Every kid dreams of being a rock star, but many never make it. Tyler Tomlinson made it. In 2010, Tomlinson was taking classes at VSU, but today he can be seen on the national stage. “Within the past two months, I’ve been in videos and articles featured on the front page
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Get ‘Wet `n Wild’ with LASA

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams Party Puerto Rican style! The Latin American Student Association (LASA) will hold their annual Carnaval event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. on the front lawn. This year, LASA is celebrating Puerto Rico with a “Wet ‘n Wild” theme that features fun water-based games and traditional Carnaval activities. There will be a
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Backers demand refund

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: Joseph Albahari With the help of generous Kickstarter donations, tech company Oculus VR was set to revolutionize the world of gaming. But in March, much to the dismay of the Internet, Facebook decided to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, commented on the deal after it was
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VSU to welcome eighth annual V-Day performance

Mar 27th, 2014 | By
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Written by: Rikysha Williams Students can join the global movement to help prevent violence against women and girls. VSU’s Women and Gender Studies program will perform its eighth annual rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. next Wednesday through Friday in Bailey Science Center Room 1011. The play, written in 1994 by activist Eve
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VSU serves global snacks

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams The Society of International Students will be hosting the 38th Annual International Dinner March 29 at 6 p.m. This semi-formal event, entitled “Journey Around the World,” will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms. Faculty, staff and students as well as members of the community are invited to come out and
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Pressed for play-time

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: Hillary Straba One month, two plays, $400. That’s the challenge faced by students participating in the Immediate Theatre Project (ITP). The ITP is sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary dramatic fraternity, and is completely student-run. “We take student-written works−10-minute plays or so−and we produce them ourselves, direct them ourselves, cast them
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48-Hour Film Competition Entertains

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: Elan Waite The world was created in seven days, but these films were created in two.  The 48-Hour Film Competition had its public viewing of the contestants’ short films in Jerry and Kay Jennett Lecture Hall Sunday, and no one in attendance seemed to have any regrets. Jennett was filled with an array
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