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Soul to soul: The Brush Up and Big Nick’s team up for Homecoming event

Between the stress of midterms and the nonstop action of Homecoming week, many students wish they could just unwind and relax. The Brush Up aims to provide students and the city in general with that relaxation. The Brush Up is a Valdosta art studio owned by entrepreneur Bionca Ball. According to the website, their mission is “to bring a fun ...

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VSU Bringing the Heat to Wild Adventures with New Ride

The VSU and Wild Adventures co-branding has gone so well that the park decided to introduce a VSU-themed ride among its other attractions. Wild Adventures welcomed students and guests to the ride’s ribbon-burning ceremony on April 26. Previously known as “The Firecracker,” the double-action space tower ride has been renamed the “Blazer Blast Off” in homage to VSU’s football team. ...

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LendEdu ranks VSU in top 500 colleges receiving revenue from application fees

As college students, application fees are a necessary evil in order to segue the route to higher education. This would also be true for the respective universities to which they are applying. After all, they hire professionals to review all their applications that come their way to see if the students would be a good fit for their institution. Those ...

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Brave Space Tackles Sexual Assault on College Campuses

#MeToo, a simple hashtag used to create awareness about sexual assault, spawned into a global movement. With the high-profile takedowns associated with it, the climate to have an honest dialogue about the culture of sexual assault is now more open than ever. This was the reason why Sandra Y. G. Jones, VSU Student Diversity and Inclusion director, made sexual assault ...

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For the Culture: Come to the VSU Carnival

Just because Spring Break is over, it doesn’t mean that the party must stop. VSU is unveiling a new annual event that calls for celebrating: the VSU Carnival. The festivities are set to take place on April 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is the brainchild of the Caribbean Student Association, which wanted to find a way ...

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VSU Welcomes Visiting Professor with an International Perspective on Civil War

If you have attended school for any length of time in America, chances are you have had a course studying, or referencing, the Civil War. Most classes at a high school and college level offer different areas of concentration regarding the war, such as an in-depth look at the Union and Confederate armies, the African-American soldiers and the Reconstruction Era. ...

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‘We will not be silent’: Theta Zeta sends a message

“We will not be silent.” Gabby Randolph, president of the Theta Zeta chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., attests to this, as women still have an uphill battle to face before truly achieving equality. Hosting the chapter’s third annual “Fight Like a Girl” Women’s March on March 8, International Women’s Day, Randolph and Sigma Lambda Gamma members, as ...

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‘It’s my life’: Dr. Brian Gerber named STEAM director

From an education professor to interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Dr. Brian Gerber has gone through a variety of positions throughout his 23 years of employment at VSU. But now, he takes on a new position in life as director of VSU’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Center. On March 1, Dr. Gerber said he finally ...

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We’re All Adults Here: Let’s Talk About Sex

For some reason, whether you’re an awkward 14-year-old being tortured with a lecture about the “birds and bees” from your parents or you’re 30 and trying to communicate with your partner about your likes and dislikes, sex is plain uncomfortable to talk about. It’s quite unfortunate because what people don’t really think about is how impactful sex really is. One ...

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Review: VSU Screening of The Hate U Give

Truth be told, I am not the biggest fan of films that explore social issues. This is because I find many of them to be quite clumsy in the way they portray their messages to the point that their narratives are unrealistic at best and downright implausible at worst. Especially considering the polarizing climate the country is in right now, ...

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