Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)   MINNEAPOLIS – Ashley Hall remembers clicking “yes” on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it’s because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000. For her first year of
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VSU Steps up in October

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Lia Armistead Organizations across campus strive to ‘Save The Ta-Tas’ One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making the disease the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. VSU organizations do many things each year in
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Georgia colleges report more sex assaults

Oct 12th, 2014 | By

By Shannon McCaffrey and Janel Davis (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The 18-year-old freshman was discovered by fellow students, passed out in a men’s shower stall at a University of Georgia dormitory wearing only an oversized T-shirt that wasn’t hers. Curled up in the fetal position, a dark bruise ran the length of her neck. The last
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VSU student body shrinks

Oct 9th, 2014 | By

By: Kenzie Kesselring     The number of students enrolled at VSU has dropped for the fall 2014 semester, leading many to wonder how it will affect the university.   According to VSU’s Office of Institutional Research, in fall 2013 VSU had 11,885 students enrolled in classes and by spring 2014 that number fell to
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McKinney shifts student affairs

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By ,
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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
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Sigma Nu signs stir controversy

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

Written By: Jordan Barela Students holding inappropriate signs at Saturday’s VSU football game caused an uproar that led to the arrest of a student and the suspension of a VSU fraternity by its National Headquarters. The incident began during the first half of the game between VSU and Delta State at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Members of
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NAACP: Mouths closed, Eyes Open

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: Elan Waite A group of around 50 students gathered between West and Ashley Hall Tuesday, armed with potent signs expressing their outrage for the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a planned protest. The students involved did not speak, not due to lack of opinion, but by choice. The silence was
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Dr. Carson event tonight

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: Cole Edwards The anticipation surrounding the appearance of Fox News personality Dr. Ben Carson will finally be satisfied tonight as Dr. Carson is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. inside Whitehead Auditorium while a multitude of protestors demonstrate outside the facility.   Dr. Carson is expected to give a speech entitled “America the
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Annual Blazer Dash 5k Is Here!

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Alex Tostado The 9th annual Blazer Dash 5K is happening Saturday in front of the Student Recreation Center. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness host the event to encourage community building as well as promote healthy lifestyles. The Student Recreation Center encourages all ages and levels
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Blazers beat the heat: Five ways to stay cool during the heat wave

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written by: Jordan Barela The heat wave is set to emblazon Valdosta with high temperatures in the hundreds. Below are a few tips to help beat the heat this upcoming week. One of the most important things to do is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Another good tactic, eat fruits and vegetables
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