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Students learn how to fight sexual assaulters

VSU is stepping up its game in order to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. Several new classes and additions have been made to promote awareness and prevent sexual assault crimes. VSU now offers Rape Aggression Defense as a four-hour credit course. “This is a huge, huge accomplishment for RAD in general, we have never been able to offer it ...

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Campus dining strives for nutritional value

A number of students have complained about not being informed about what is in the foods they are eating in Palms and Hopper Dining. Some students are finding it hard to make healthy choices under non informed circumstances. “At Valdosta State University I’ve gained five pounds in two months,” Peter Akiti, a VSU freshman, said. “I do find it hard ...

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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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