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2015-02-26

First generation students gather to share support

by Tatyana Phelps First-generation students at VSU no longer have to go through the struggles they face alone. The counseling center is forming a support group specifically for VSU students who are the first in their family to attend college. The tentative start date was Feb. 16, but the actual start date and time will be based on the participants’ ...

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‘We train, We win’ pays off

by Allison Thorpe The Valdosta State Men’s Rugby Club continues to be the buzz this side of the state. The club that made it all the way to Nationals 7’s last year is hoping for a repeat come May. But taking each match one day at a time is their focus; just as it was a few Saturdays ago against ...

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Glenda Hatchett gives inspiring words Thomas-Pierce Scholarship Dinner

by John Preer Valdosta State’s campus was visited Tuesday by celebrity judge and community activist Glenda Hatchett. Hatchett was the keynote speaker for the Thomas Paine Scholarship dinner held in the Student Union Ballroom. Hatchett is an Atlanta native and still resides in the city. Between filming for her new show and being a spokesperson for CASA, Hatchett has only ...

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E! anchor makes stereotypical mistake

by Elan Waite The Oscars is a known event where not only the talent but the wardrobe is on display for the world to see. Zendaya, a young actress, was spotted on the red carpet decked out in a long draping gown and faux locks. The controversy started when an E! Network fashion police host commented on her look saying ...

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Editorial: Black History Month deserves continuous support from community

This month there have been many different events catering to the black community here on campus, such as the “What is Black?” photo exhibit, various cookouts, movie nights showcasing black media, peace rallies, forums on knowing your rights and many others. As February comes to a close, we can’t help but wonder if all of these wonderful events will continue. ...

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Williams pays high price

by Kenzie Kesselring Throughout the past month, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been in the spotlight, but not for the usual reason. Brian Williams has been a journalist for NBC since 1993 and he has served as NBC’s Nightly News anchor and managing editor for 10 years. He is a journalist who was adored by many Nightly News ...

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Faculty Senate calls for emergency special session

Jordan Barela Spring cleaning is coming early for faculty senate. After no decision was reached about how to react to allegations made against top VSU administrators at the Feb. 19 faculty senate meeting, a special session of the faculty senate will be held today at 3:30 p.m. A proposal of a no confidence vote was brought on by an anonymous ...

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Albritton aims to build on success

by Lia Armistead Through the cold months of December and January, the VSU women’s softball team practiced almost every day in preparation for the upcoming season that begins every February. One senior has really stood out to those in the VSU softball community. Courtney Albritton is a senior utility player for the Lady Blazers, meaning she is capable of playing ...

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No More Week: SGA tackles sexual assault

  by LaShawn Oglesby SGA Senator Quineshia Claiborne took the floor at Monday night’s SGA meeting to discuss the upcoming No More Week, which is a movement that has spread across the nation to promote awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence and to find a way to end it. The event is scheduled for March 8-14. Claiborne talked about ...

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Program increases VSU’s stock of e-books

by Kristin Whitman It’s no news that technology has become a huge part of everyday life, including VSU campus, but are the students really using these technologies and the ebooks provided? Ingram’s Coutts Information Services Inc. is offering new additions of a wide range of bestselling content from leading publishers, including bestselling frontlist and backlist titles from Penguin Random House. ...

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