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University uses infomercials to get kids to graduate on time

By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal / (MCT) AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron is joining the ranks of the Snuggie, OxiClean and Ronco Spray-on Hair. Yes, UA has entered the fast-talking, quirky world of infomercials. And it’s hoping funny videos urging students to graduate on time are just as effective as selling off-beat products. So far, it is. ...

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Volleyball climbs to No. 3 in GSC rankings

Written By: Neil Frawley With yet another win on Tuesday night at the University of West Georgia, the VSU volleyball team (19-7, 14-4) secured its third straight win and has ascended to third place in the Gulf South Conference. Two home matches remain on VSU’s schedule, Mississippi College (5-23) have lost its last seven matches, and University of West Alabama ...

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First year head coach takes team to GSC tournament

Written By: Kristin Whitman Your attention please, your attention please I would like to introduce you to first year coach Rebecca Nolin and her playoff-bound soccer team.   VSU will be headed to the Gulf South Conference Tournament starting with a game of revenge against the West Florida Argonauts on Friday, Nov. 7.   After a rocky start to the season, ...

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Do celebratory months unite or create divisions?

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring Pro:  When it comes to American history, Caucasian men are constantly celebrated. A white male was the first president of the United States. White males have been credited with solving some of the world’s largest problems, and have been the ones running the government since the beginning of American history. After growing weary of being oppressed, ...

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Benefit and Wellness fair at VSU

Written By: Kristin Whitman Flu season is in the works—are you prepared?   The 9th annual Benefit and Wellness Fair took place this past Tuesday on the third floor of the Student Union and included free massages, prize giveaways and free or inexpensive flu shots.   There were over 60 exhibitors at the event handing out information on health and ...

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Domestic violence awareness panel meets

 Written By: Tyra Mills As the midterm elections came to a close Tuesday night, VSU students gathered in a Bailey Science Center classroom to partake in a Domestic Violence Awareness Panel hosted by the Office of Social Equity. Topics discussed included if and when a man should defend himself against women and how a man should do so if the ...

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Internet experts: ‘Widespread harm’ likely from cyber attack in next decade

By Jeff Gelles The Philadelphia Inquirer / (MCT) Be afraid of potentially devastating cyber attacks, and be better prepared to guard against them. But also be wary of the risks _ especially to privacy _ that accompany a growing focus on cyber security that may exaggerate some threats. Those are among the major themes and dissents that emerge from a ...

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Ethics office finds ‘substantial reason to believe’ Georgia Rep. Broun broke law

 By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON – The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia broke the law by using official congressional office funds to pay for communications help in his political campaigns. The committee made public the details of the Broun investigation on Wednesday. The committee said it launched the probe at the ...

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West Hall renovations still in progress

Written By: Tierra Francois West Hall has been under renovation since last summer, and the renovation still continues. The renovations began in the west wing and the second renovation will begin replacing the HVAC in the south wing, where many students complain of the high humidity in classrooms. Replacing HVAC is very costly and time consuming. The HVAC has to ...

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Students “Carry that weight”

Written By: Tyra Mills Armed with signs, slogans and a twin-sized mattress, a group of VSU students walked up and down the Pedestrian Mall in support of the “Carry That Weight” movement. The students, made up of the sociology club and Women’s and Gender Studies club, were participating in the National Day of Action to fight campus sexual assaults. This ...

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