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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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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 ‘Would you date 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 on Nov. 7 titled “Would you date a suh?” Taahira Samuels, senior business management major and human resources minor said that her organization decided to host this event ...

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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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Financial Aid registration opens for VSU students

FAFSA just opened their application for the 2020-21 school year. Financial aid plays such an important role in many students’ reason for being able to pursue their education. Free Application for Student Aid or FAFSA is often the best place to begin when it comes to financial aid. FAFSA is a great baseline to know how much money the government ...

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VSU Police Department hosts self-defense seminar for students

The Valdosta State Police Department hosted a self-defense seminar on Oct. 16 at 6p.m. in the University Center North Cypress Room. Heidi Browning, Administrative Sergeant-State Certification Manager said that the reason the VSU police department decided to host this type of event is because of the high traffic events which usually occur around this time. “It’s homecoming week, a lot ...

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National Coming Out Day overlooked at VSU

Oct. 11 was National Coming Out Day and on that same weekend, Atlanta had their Pride Festival. VSU did nothing to celebrate the LGBTQ Community. It’s not for lack of LGBT+ related organizations. There is the Queer Book Club and the Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA). Although VSU has these programs, that does not necessarily mean that VSU itself is ...

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Editorial: Loan company takes advantage of students

Sallie Mae Bank, As students of Valdosta State University, we feel like we were taken advantage of. While student debt crisis creeps up to $1.6 trillion, Sallie Mae executives were deciding whether they should lie along the beach or celebrate a record high of $5 billion in loans to 374,000 borrowers. So, the private loan company decided to do both, ...

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