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Spring 2017

SGA finds ways to encourage orgs to apply for funding with new changes

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer The Blazer Allocation Process was the main subject during this week’s SGA meeting. The Senators spent majority of the meeting going over the new changes to the guidelines in which students would have to follow to access funding. Up until now, the Blazer Allocation Process entailed co-sponsorship when pertaining to allocating funds to student organizations ...

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Ultimate Blazer Challenge promotes wellness, health

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor On Saturday, VSU held the Ultimate Blazer Challenge, an event replacing this year’s 5k Blazer Dash. The challenge was open to all students and faculty, but participants had to be in teams of two. The challenge consisted of stations where participants would test their minds with puzzles, their bodies with balance beams and ...

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Daylight saving time might be harmful to your health

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Due to the recent time shift, the topic of eliminating Daylight Saving Time has once again made an appearance, but now experts have said it is costing us more money and is harmful to our health. Daylight Saving Time first began in Germany in 1916 to save money during World War I, despite ...

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Editorial: Graduation

Graduation at VSU is 37 days away. Graduating seniors have a little over a month left of undergraduate assignments, tests, quizzes and class. Seniors also only have 37 days to get caps, gowns, friends and family members ready for the big day. If anyone has ever been to a graduation ceremony, particularly at a university, he or she knows it’s ...

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VSU’s Career Opportunities is a must

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Connecting students with employers is the main goal of Career Opportunities at VSU, according to Kevin Taylor, associate director of the career development team. When students begin their journey at VSU, one of their first stops should be Career Opportunities where counselors set them up with a four-year plan that ultimately helps them ...

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Dept. of Information Technology sheds new light on new Verification System

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Employees’ MyVSU accounts have experienced many security breaches over the past two years leading to the Department of Information Technology to create a new verification system. The new verification system is called two-factor authentication or 2FA for short. According to Computer Specialist Rachel Martin, over 300 users—23 repeatedly—had their accounts compromised and a ...

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VSU not content with 8-3

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Championship style. That’s how Head Coach Kerwin Bell described his defense all last season. The defense performed up to Bell’s praise throughout the season, even in the first round exit against UNC-Pembroke where they had five interceptions. The Blazers defense lost key members of the team such as Kenny Moore, Egim Etta-Towa and ...

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Cross-Genres in hip-hop: Big steps into new waves

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Redefining a genre means redefining the listener. With sustainable artists, such as Nujabes and Little Dragon, to eccentric artists, such as Childish Gambino and Kanye West, the standard sound for hip-hop is slowly adapting. Popular genres such as jazz, rock and reggae have begun to seep into hip-hop, creating sounds that extend the bounds of ...

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SGA takes two step forward, one step back

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Growth and stagnation, the weekly SGA meeting featured both. The start of the weekly meeting seemed promising as two new senators were voted in almost unanimously. Clinesha Sims, a sophomore psychology major, was approved as well as D’Layna Jonas, a sophomore psychology major and Spanish minor. The two senators were excited to join ...

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The truth about ‘Zootopia’ is out of the cage

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Contributor With the release of the remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney continues to reuse property from the past that receives little recognition for their creator. On March 21, screenwriter Gary Goldman filed a federal lawsuit against Disney for plagiarizing his idea for their film “Zootopia.” A veteran in the film business, Goldman wrote screenplays ...

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