Campus Wellness smoking ban follow up

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Campus Wellness has followed up on the tobacco ban on VSU’s campus by providing a program for VSU faculty, staff and students who use tobacco products and are willing to quit. This program is called Freshstart, which is a free smoking cessation program of the American Cancer Society. The Freshstart program
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How To Stop Cravings

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Hailey Nelson Do you tend to start craving sweet, salty or sugary foods when stress creeps up or when you just want a quick pick-me-up? All of the sugar, carbs and caffeine that we consume on the go only give us a temporary boost of energy. It may take practice to form new
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TrekDesk to Make People Healthier at Work

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Cole Edwards A former social worker has invented a new approach that will allow millions of working adults to walk the walk and talk the talk.   Steve Bordley, founder and CEO of the Arizona-based TrekDesk, designed a desk small enough to fit around virtually any treadmill that allows for the user to walk
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New Anonymous App Made for Students

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Mayah Cantave A new anonymous photo-sharing app for college students, Unseen, was recently released at Valdosta State University, and students are taking notice.   “It’s hilarious and entertaining, but it’s bound to piss someone off” Camille Pollitt, senior mass media major, said. “(It will make) me question the next time I Snapchat something.”  
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Election activities heat up at VSU

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson It’s election time again, and a few organizations on campus are aiming to encourage college students to vote in the 2014 midterm election.   Nationally, Rock the Vote, a large nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, launched a campaign strictly for that purpose.   The “Care Like Crazy” campaign uses numerous ads to
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Blazers to play final home game

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Chris Webb It’s not even November yet, but the Blazers last home game is already upon us.   This Saturday at 3 p.m., Valdosta State (4-2, 2-2) will be hosting Shorter University (3-3, 1-2).   “It really hasn’t hit me yet,” senior linebacker Justin Williams said.   Williams, who played high school football
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CCC discusses changes made to VSU’s homepage and more

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Mayah Cantave On Oct. 16, 2014 the Creative Content Coordinatiors met together to discuss the most effective way to get information to students at VSU.   According to the VSU website, the CCC is a network of VSU faculty, staff, and graduate assistants responsible for creating content via web, e-newsletters, printed publications, social
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Professor who lost university job offer lashes out at school administrators

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By ,

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)  Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him. Salaita, in a wide-ranging, 40-minute speech at Northwestern University, the first of
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Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)   MINNEAPOLIS – Ashley Hall remembers clicking “yes” on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it’s because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000. For her first year of
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History of the pink ribbon

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By:  Cole Edwards Nearly everyone is aware that October is unofficially designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, staged as an annual international health campaign. It’s organized by the major breast cancer charities to increase both funds for disease prevention and consciousness of the early detection signs. This grassroots event has grown so much that
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