McKinney talks football, food and funding by the fire

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kristin Whitman “Look at me about to walk into the fire,” President William McKinney said, laughing as he almost stepped into the projector set up with a scenic fire for the Fireside chat Tuesday night in the Powell Hall Auditorium. It was a time to sit back, relax and cozy up by the
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Students want second chance to raise grade

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tatyana Phelps If SGA’s academic forgiveness bill is approved by the faculty senate, students who make a C or below in a course can retake the class for a better grade. “The bill SGA passed supports changing the grade policy for students who take a class more than once,” Nicholas Buford, SGA vice
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Sociology club ‘bars’ racial discrimination

Nov 20th, 2014 | By ,

Written By: Tierra Francois and Jordan Barela The sociology club is raising the bar for its campaign against discrimination. The sociology club has an ongoing petition for three Remerton Bars to remove their dress code signs. Flip Flops, Mulligans and Milltown are the bars with the signs that display phrases such as “No Sagging,” “No
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SGA discusses new coffee

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: LaShawn Ogelsby Coffee took center stage at the SGA’s Monday night meeting. Taylor Scott Ratliff, junior public relations major, introduced a proposal called “Buck the Menu.” It is intended as a spring semester event with the hopes of becoming a VSU tradition. Ratcliff created a drink at Starbucks called “The Cool Guy,” which
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Bill Maher won’t back down

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Larry Gordon After a weeklong debate over free speech and campus climate, political satirist Bill Maher said he intends to deliver a December commencement address at the University of California, Berkeley despite a controversy surrounding his invitation.   “I want to come, I’m planning to come,” the comedian said Friday night on his “Real
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Growing hair to show you care: Movember at VSU

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Alex Tostado Grover Cleveland in the 1890’s. Charlie Chaplin in the 1930’s. Rollie Fingers in the 1970’s. Magnum P.I. in the 1980’s. These are great mustaches in history. “Movember” is in the news again. As a play from “No Shave November,” Movemeber has men grow only mustaches instead of simply not shaving in
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Student recovering after being hit by car

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: Elan Waite As of Wednesday evening ,the former Lady Blazer basketball player and current VSU student who was struck by a car was doing fairly well according to VSU’s Athletic Department. The student was hit on Monday in the crosswalk on Sustella Avenue, near the Campus Recreation Center. The student was hit by
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Soccer team set to make national run

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kristin Whitman  The goal became a reality for the Blazers soccer this past Sunday as they took down the North Alabama Lions for the team’s first ever Gulf South Conference championship title.   No. 10 VSU (8-2-1) upset the No. 3 UNA (10-1) team in the South Region rankings.   VSU blazed past
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SGA approves grade bill

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby On Monday, the SGA discussed many future events at VSU, including a new academic bill, new food programs on campus, and a fireside chat with President William McKinney,. The SGA voted unanimously in favor of the Academic Forgiveness Bill. If also approved by the faculty senate, this bill will allow students
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Planning and Budget Meeting

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Marquez Slaughter The Planning and Budget Council met for an agenda meeting last Friday morning to follow-up on the conference held on Sept. 12. In the conference, the council detailed the arrangements of how the meeting and future meetings would be held. The meetings have and will continue to stress that planning and
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