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VSU construction: Light at the end of the tunnel

As the end of the year approaches, so—finally does nearly a decade of major construction projects on VSU’s main campus. According to Thressea Boyd, director of communications, the final project is north campus’ Health Sciences and Business Administration building, costing $32 million. VSU expects construction to be completed in January 2014. According to Boyd’s article on the building, the project ...

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Blazer-a-thon: Dance Marathon hosts fundraiser for kids

VSU’s Dance Marathon will host its annual Blazer-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Student Union Ballrooms A, B and C. Blazer-a-thon is an event that raises money for the “Miracle Families” that have had kids helped by Shands Hospital for Children located in Gainesville, Fl. “Our purpose is to raise awareness, help raise money for the ...

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Power outage strikes Saturday

Students awoke to the beeps of appliances and hot air in their rooms Saturday morning on main campus after a squirrel chewed through an electrical line causing a power outage according to VSU’s Director of Communications, Thressea Boyd. “I woke up and wondered why the fan wasn’t on,”Shaniqua Bonvillain, a junior, biology major, said.  “Eventually I realized it wasn’t coming ...

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Students use sheet signs for campus advertising

If you see three sheets in the wind, don’t worry, it’s not about drinking—it’s about advertising. Many students are looking for efficient and creative ways to advertise their organizations, events and even conduct personal business. Most organizations often revert to using sheet-signs. Student looking to hang sheet signs are required to bring them to the Student Life office in the ...

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SGA is not a money machine

The SGA declared an end to large funding of projects. It came through a budget amendment that was proposed by Yannick Gill, an SGA senator, and was passed by the senate. This amendment puts a theoretical cap on all SGA donations to organizations at $500. “As our President mentioned last week, ‘SGA isn’t simply a funding mechanism,’” Gill said. “Our ...

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Sarah Whetsell named Miss VSU

The title of Miss VSU could only go to one young woman, and on Saturday Sarah Whetsell, a junior nursing major, began the reign of the newly crowned Miss VSU. Twelve contestants competed in front of a supportive and energetic crowd Saturday in the historic return of the Miss VSU pageant. A stage full of talented, smart and beautiful women ...

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CWVSU holds Men’s Appreciation dinner

Behind every successful man is a strong collegiate woman. On Wednesday night, the Collegiate Women of VSU hosted their first annual Men’s Appreciations Dinner. “Men do so much around campus, they deserve a home cooked meal,” India Green, president of CWVSU, said. “We appreciate them.” Men were seated by members of CWVSU. They were excited to see the menu. There ...

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Lowndes walks for healthy hearts

Tie up your laces and grab a bottle of water because Saturday marks the date for the American Heart Association’s annual Lowndes Heart Walk at 8 a.m. at Mckey Park.  This year AHA is hoping to raise $10,000 for critical cardiovascular disease research and education. There are only eight teams registered, but everyone has the option to join a team ...

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Miss VSU pageant returns

For the first time since 2008, one young woman will hold the title of Miss VSU.  Thirteen young women will vie for the coveted crown, but only one will become the face of the university. The Miss VSU Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Whitehead Auditorium. Alisha Stabler, director of the Miss VSU Pageant, has put ...

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