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Professors personalize house calls to students

By:Kristin Whitman VSU Residence Life changed up the traditional meaning of a commonly known phrase with its “House Calls” program Sept. 29 and 30.   If you’re familiar with the term “house call,” you know it involves a doctor coming to check up on you if you’re sick. However, for this “House Calls” program, VSU Residence Life invited not doctors ...

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Week of tobacco ban still leaves students seperated

By: Elan Waite With a week of enforcement behind it, the tobacco ban is in full effect at VSU. Campuses in Georgia have gone smoke free and the reaction to the new policy varies. On Oct. 1, VSU enforced the smoking ban put into place by University System of Georgia Board of Regents. According to the ban, all forms of ...

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Board of Regents comes to VSU, long haitus over

Written By: Jordan Barela Valdosta State University is set to host the next meeting for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on Oct. 14-15. “It is a great honor to be selected to host our esteemed board, and I am truly looking forward to having them visit our beautiful campus and community,” VSU President William McKinney ...

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McKinney shifts student affairs

Written By: Elan Waite & John Stephen   One day he was in, and the next he was out. Russell Mast, a VSU staff member since 1989, no longer works for VSU in any capacity as of last Thursday, according to VSU President William McKinney.   On Sept. 25, Dr. McKinney sent an email to all VSU students, faculty, staff ...

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VSU raises awareness of sexual assault on campus

Written By: John Preer Sexual assault on college campuses has been in national headlines recently because of President Obama’s newly appointed task force. Colleges nationwide have been experiencing a rise in sexual assault against students and as a result, many have undergone some policy changes. California recently passed a law that outlines what qualifies as consent. No longer will silence ...

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Professor’s program saves students money on books

Written By: Cole Edwards Students fed up with high textbook prices now have an option to pay it forward to benefit themselves and students who follow.               In recent years, the national average cost of college textbooks has reached an all-time high, hovering around $1,100 per two semesters with the figures only continuing to rise with inflation, according to ...

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Soccer dropped a conference game on Sunday, look to weekend

Written By: Kristin Whitman The Lady Blazers soccer team fell short in its fourth Gulf South Conference game to Lee University with a 0-1 loss. However, the Blazers outshot the Flames 12-9 on Sunday, Sept. 28. This was the first loss for VSU in GSC play, making their overall record 3-4 and 3-1 in GSC. The Flames back up goalkeeper, ...

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VSU student independently publishes own poetry book

Written By:Lia Armistead VSU junior Maya Newsome has successfully made one of her dreams come true: in June, she self-published her first book of poems, “Things I Wrote by the Window.” All written within the past two years, the 25 poems found in “Things I Wrote by the Window” encompass love, self, faith, the world and life observations. Newsome started ...

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Yoga for better sleep

Written By: Hailey Nelson During midterm, we can’t help but feel pressured and stressed out with all the tests and lists of things we have to do. Developing the habit of doing certain relaxation poses before bed can help with better sleep and establish a clear mindset. Yoga allows us to bring attention to our bodies and come into a ...

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Stand together to end sexual assault

With sore shoulders, rape victim Emma Sulkowicz carries her mattress across campus in protest while her alleged rapist walks the same campus path. In Sulkowicz’s opinion, Columbia University did nothing to punish her alleged rapist. She plans to carry the mattress around campus until she no longer goes to school with her alleged rapist. One student at the University of ...

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