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Senior Spotlight: Amari Evans

Graduation came and went. With it the VSU community says farewell to the bright minds that have learned in the hallowed halls of the university’s campus. One such bright mind is Amari Evans, senior biology major and chemistry minor, who graduated Dec 8. Starting out with the Biology major, Evans stuck to it throughout her four years here at VSU. ...

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World Aids Day comes to VSU early

World Aids Day is coming to an end but VSU made sure to celebrate it before the Thanksgiving break to help spread awareness about it to college students. VSU Campus Wellness partnered with the Department of Public Health to celebrate World Aids Day by showing “The Ryan White Story” on Nov. 1 with popcorn and drinks. The movie explores a ...

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Planet earth is on fire, literally

Plastic shopping bags, plastic toothbrushes and the shirt you’re wearing right now—all things that we use in our everyday lives, but is it worth using those things if it means harming the Earth, where we spend our everyday lives? Climate change has become even more of a hot topic ever since Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old environmental activist, spoke up about ...

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VSU celebrates Ethics Week

To honor the ethical culture and celebrate the hard work of faculty, staff and students, VSU hosted their annual Ethics Week during the week of  Nov. 11. The week included presentations and a featured guest speaker. These events are intended to bring awareness to ethics, recognize hard work of all employees, and promote the values of integrity, excellence, accountability and ...

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The VSU Panda in his prime

Everyone knows Blaze, the official Valdosta State University mascot, but do you know the Panda? Kyle Duke, a student at Valdosta State University, is a 21-year-old senior criminal justice major. He is also the creator of the Panda. He began the journey with the Panda in 2018 and has been going strong and increasing school spirit ever since then. “You ...

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People poll: What should students do if they’re failing at this point in the semester?

Gardner Rogers, Professor in the English Department “At the point in the semester, the best thing a student can do is visit the professor during the professor’s office hours. During the conference, the student should admit to any missed assignments or classes, etc. and concentrate on what to do for remaining graded activities. Students should read the syllabus carefully for ...

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VSU student Diamond makes others shine

Being a full-time college student is no easy feat. Most students find it nearly impossible to maintain going to school and keeping a job. Running a successful business and frequently traveling seems to be out of the question. Diamond Champion rises to that challenge. Champion, a junior Communications/PR major, is a professional makeup artist and the owner of Diamond Pearle ...

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National Council of Negro Women hosts ‘Can you see yourself with a suh?’

Even though Valentine’s day is three months away, a lot of dating events have occurred throughout the semester. One being a speed dating event hosted by The National Council of Negro Women inc. on Nov. 7 titled speed dating “Can you see yourself with a suh?” Taahira Samuels, senior business management major and human resources minor said that her organization ...

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How to stay fit in college

Fitness is something that students are told to implement to have a healthy lifestyle. College students might find that more difficult to achieve. However, it’s important for to remember that there are truly great benefits to fitness especially when it comes to physical as well as mental well-being. Lindsey Freidhoff, Graduate Assistant of Fitness Programs of Campus Recreation, emphasizes the ...

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New game room introduces E-sports

  The Game Room becomes one of VSU’s main attractions with the enhancements of technology.   VSU’s game room had its grand re-opening on Tuesday Nov. 5 where new technology like PlayStation 4s, Xbox1s and gaming PCs were introduced to students.   The new renovations also include new upholstery to the air hockey, ping bong, and pool tables To add to the new look of the Game Room LED strobe lights and LED ...

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Editorial: Homecoming could use a new spin

Homecoming is one of the many occasions where the campus can come out and show school pride while having fun. All across the country, universities welcome back alumni to show off what’s new on campus and to help them relive memories from their time in college. That is a fine tradition, is that all that Homecoming can be, or can ...

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