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It’s a big Deal: Georgia Gov. to speak at spring commencement

By Alex Dunn Graduation is coming up fast with only two weeks to go. It will be filled with smiles, cheer and also one very prominent commencement speaker, Gov. Nathan Deal. VSU’s President Richard Carvajal sent an email to the faculty and staff last Friday, announcing the big news. He expressed how exciting it is to have a notable speaker ...

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VSU recognizes Student Employment Week

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor VSU celebrated National Student Employment Week from April 10-14, recognizing the 1,200 students who work on campus. Human Resources and Student Employment hosted events that taught students about job employment and how to prepare for jobs in their future career fields. Nancy Deida-Carballo, human resources specialist, was in charge of the events and ...

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SGA Meeting turned Q&A Session: SGA discusses elimination of Student Organization Offices and more

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Monday’s SGA meeting ran a little differently than normal. Besides the usual agenda, the executive board held a Q&A session with the student body to discuss any of their concerns. The decision to eliminate the student organization offices was one of the main discussion topics. Maya Mapp, president of SGA, said the decision ...

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Student politician seeks statewide office

Written by Gabe Burns, editor-in-chief Already chairman of the VSU College Republicans, Joel Pollack has set his sights higher. Pollack, a junior, is running for vice chairman of the Georgia Association of College Republicans. He currently serves as the GACR’s southern regional director, overseeing five chapters. He and the candidate chairman, Joshua Aaron of ABAC, are running on the unprecedented ...

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Website provides an alternative way to seek academic help

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer With the semester coming to an end and finals right around the corner, students are beginning to find ways to finish their semesters off strong. Although the Student Success Center offers free tutoring, sometimes the times conflict with class and work schedules or there’s not enough tutors to fulfill the needs of the students. This ...

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Where are our girls?

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Lawmakers called on the FBI to find the string of missing black girls in Washington, D.C. Social media has shed a bright light on the abducted young women, and the Congressional Black Caucus wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to search for them. In the first three months of 2017, 501 juveniles have been reported ...

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Students question VSU President about the university’s future

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The Student Government Association held up its promise by holding a forum with President Richard Carvajal where students could ask any question without having to go through an appointment. Dr. Carvajal brought along Vice President Vincent Miller for subjects Carvajal wasn’t sure of. Although the event did not have a big turnout (only ...

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SGA finds ways to encourage orgs to apply for funding with new changes

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer The Blazer Allocation Process was the main subject during this week’s SGA meeting. The Senators spent majority of the meeting going over the new changes to the guidelines in which students would have to follow to access funding. Up until now, the Blazer Allocation Process entailed co-sponsorship when pertaining to allocating funds to student organizations ...

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Dept. of Information Technology sheds new light on new Verification System

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Employees’ MyVSU accounts have experienced many security breaches over the past two years leading to the Department of Information Technology to create a new verification system. The new verification system is called two-factor authentication or 2FA for short. According to Computer Specialist Rachel Martin, over 300 users—23 repeatedly—had their accounts compromised and a ...

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SGA takes two step forward, one step back

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Growth and stagnation, the weekly SGA meeting featured both. The start of the weekly meeting seemed promising as two new senators were voted in almost unanimously. Clinesha Sims, a sophomore psychology major, was approved as well as D’Layna Jonas, a sophomore psychology major and Spanish minor. The two senators were excited to join ...

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