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On-campus living part on freshman experience

Written by: Tyra Mills  We all must go through “the freshman phase.” It seems like your freshman year just flies by; I guess time does fly when you’re having fun. The freshman experience is probably where most of your memories and learning experiences come from. It is the first time many students have total freedom to do whatever they want. ...

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Tuition rising, again

For the third year in a row, VSU’s tuition will increase by 2.5 percent. Written by: Jordan Hill VSU’s current tuition per semester is $1989.60, not including fees. With the 2.5 percent increase, semester tuition will rise to approximately $2,068.60. Student fees will then add another $955 to the tuition total. The USG’s Board of Regents chose to increase the ...

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Students voting up and running for SGA

Written by:Joe Adgie Students can vote online today and tomorrow in the SGA election. Voting started at midnight last night and will continue until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night. Headlining the elections are presidential candidates Tyler Barker and Tamelonie Thomas, who both spoke of their platforms on Wednesday. “I believe a lot of power is in the student body,” Thomas said ...

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Scheduling debate at a close

Written by: John Stephen VSU’s academic schedule has been at the center of intense debate recently, capturing the attention of faculty and students alike. Now, the dust has settled, and a final decision has been made. On Monday, the Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee approved a new schedule that includes a two-day fall break, a three-day Thanksgiving break, the removal ...

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Hopper Havoc

Written by:  Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall. In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.” The letter later read that ...

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New provost: “unambiguous choice”

Written by: Joe Adgie Dr. Hudson Rogers will be VSU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Rogers will come from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he was dean of the Lutgert College of Business. “After a thorough and competitive national search, Dr. Rogers quickly rose to the top and was the clear and unambiguous first ...

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‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing three semesters at VSU, her ...

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Catching a Dream: Ex-VSU student lends talent to Jamie Lynn Spears

Written by: Veronica Dominicis Every kid dreams of being a rock star, but many never make it. Tyler Tomlinson made it. In 2010, Tomlinson was taking classes at VSU, but today he can be seen on the national stage. “Within the past two months, I’ve been in videos and articles featured on the front page of Yahoo, MSN, and TMZ, ...

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America’s biggest loser

Written by: Joseph Albahari While most people are focusing on the Final Four of college basketball, there’s another kind of “March Madness” going on in the world of finance. Electronic Arts, the company behind the Battlefield games, the Madden games and The Sims, has been dethroned as The Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America.” The Consumerist, a consumer’s finance blog, holds ...

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Tobacco: up for debate?

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Four VSU students and faculty members took the stage Wednesday night in Jennett Lecture Hall to debate the new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco on campus, a policy that was approved by the University System of Georgia. On Wednesday, March 19, the USG’s Board of Regents voted in favor of banning tobacco use on all ...

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