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Recap of homecoming: What students thought

The homecoming theme this year was unveiled this past week revealing a masquerade theme. The week kicked off with a casino night hosted by CAB in the student union, where students were encouraged to partake in game tables, slot machines, and more. Students could win up to $5,000 in prizes. “I think the theme is fun,” Jamisha Hillsman, a junior ...

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VSU hosts annual pep rally to mixed reviews

On Nov. 2, VSU celebrated homecoming week with the annual Glow-in-the-Dark Pep Rally in the P.E. Complex at 7 p.m. Before entering the gym where the event was held, student volunteers handed out glow in the dark paraphernalia to go along with the theme of the event. The gym was dimly lit and packed with students sporting VSU t-shirts and other merchandise to ...

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Meet the 2017 homecoming court

On Nov. 1, 10 VSU students were nominated to serve on the 2017 homecoming court. This Saturday, two of these students will be named homecoming king and queen. Though we contacted all of the members on the court, we could not reach everyone. The Spectator presented each homecoming court member with a set of questions to answer about being a ...

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Student Diversity and Inclusion hosts Dia De Los Muertos celebration

Student Diversty and Inclusion presented a Dia De Los Muertos celebration, also known as Day of the Dead, on Nov. 1 to give recognition to Latino culture on campus. Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday observed in Mexico and other regions with large Hispanic populations. It is a holiday meant form people to pray and remember beloved friends and family that have passed away. The holiday is three days long, beginning on ...

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Students win big at CAB casino night

The Campus Activities Board kicked off Homecoming week with a Casino Night Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union.  Hundreds of people showed up to VSU’s Casino Night for a fun evening of games, prizes and finger food. There were over 100 tables of different casino games such as black jack, Chuck-a-Luck, poker, roulette, three-card poker, three-card black jack, and much more.   CAB held the event in the Student ...

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Students say homecoming court is based on popularity

Each year, current students and alumni look forward to homecoming week. The fun filled experience, happening between Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, includes events such as Casino Night, Masquerade Mystery Mission, Glow in the Dark Pep Rally and of course, the homecoming football game. Aside from the events, some of our fellow Blazers have taken on the task of running ...

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Students upset with cancellation of VSU night at Wild Adventures

For the past nine years, VSU held an event during homecoming week at Wild Adventures theme park called “VSU Night.” The park admitted free entrance to students on VSU night. This year, there is no special night. However, the park is offering a $15 ticket price on Friday nights in October for students with a valid VSU ID. While this ...

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Wild Adventures’ VSU night cancelled

VSU and Wild Adventures will not be hosting the annual Homecoming VSU Night this semester according to Robin Vickery, director of student life. VSU Night has been a homecoming staple for several years, appearing in the VSU News homecoming calendar for the first time in 2012, though the event may go back further. According to Vickery, complications with Wild Adventures ...

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SGA discusses homecoming, allocation funds

At Monday’s SGA meeting,  Vice President Aisha Johnson spoke about the Homecoming plans for this year. As the voice for the students, SGA wants to make sure homecoming week will be one to remember. “Homecoming will be Oct. 30 through Nov. 5,” Johnson said. “We want to go big this year. Last year when Big Nick’s catered, we also had floats and a really great time.” Mapp also announced the theme of ...

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