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Blazer soccer prepares for last stretch of season

Written By: Kristin Whitman With the season winding down, things look promising for the Blazers soccer team after securing a spot in the Gulf South Conference tournament.   The Blazers still need to face GSC opponents No. 6 West Florida (7-3) and No. 4 West Alabama (7-2-1) for the last two games in regular season play.   VSU starts with ...

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Letter to the Editor: Faculty awaits clarification on BOR policy

I write in support of your article “Domestic abuse project hung out to dry”. I was in the Faculty Senate Meeting when this issue was raised by Dr. Tracy Meyers, Director , WGST. Dr. Meyers told the Senate what she had been told relative to the clothesline project and that it could be deemed political activity that is prohibited by ...

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Education should focus on real life skills

By: Jordan Hill The Pythagorean theorem, Beowulf and how atoms form are all things students have studied in high school or college, but that information is not helpful when it comes to real life. Why is it that we’re never taught the things that are actually going to benefit us in the “real world?” By the time high school students ...

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Who should get experimental Ebola medications? And are they safe?

By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau / (MCT) WASHINGTON – As Ebola continues to devastate West Africa and new patients slowly bring the disease to other countries, experts fear the growing crisis could one day create an ugly scrum for the limited supply of experimental treatments and vaccines. Deciding which patients should be at the head of the line to ...

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Atlanta Symphony cancels performances as lockout drags on

By David Ng Los Angeles Times / (MCT) The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has canceled its opening night celebration as well as performances through Nov. 8 as a labor dispute with its musicians drags on with no end in sight. The company locked out its musicians earlier this month following a breakdown in contract negotiations. Stanley Romanstein, the orchestra’s president, said ...

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Campus Wellness smoking ban follow up

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 provides two series throughout the ...

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How To Stop Cravings

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 cravings that are more beneficial ...

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TrekDesk to Make People Healthier at Work

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 while busy at work, thus ...

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New Anonymous App Made for Students

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.”   The app can be downloaded ...

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Election activities heat up at VSU

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 inspire young people to hit ...

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