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That’s the tea: Japanese club hosts tea ceremony

The VSU Japanese Club not only recently brought Japan to students but served some tea as well. The Japanese Tea Ceremony event, on April 10, demonstrated a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to teach students about Japanese Culture and to gain interest in the club. It was executed by members of Tallahassee’s Japanese community, whose goal is to promote Japanese culture ...

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Blazers S.A.V.E. the environment

Environmental activism seemingly becomes more prevalent with each passing week, but one re-established student organization is helping S.A.V.E. the day. Students Against Violating the Environment hopes to inspire students to be more environmentally conscious. Mercedes Myles, the organization’s president, said the group wants to set the example with the students, for the students, through its environmental protection efforts. Despite a ...

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Alumni Spotlight: KPthewolf to play at SXSW

Some VSU alumni go on to claim impressive feats, and one alumnus is claiming his in at the South West Music Festival, commonly known as SXSW. Phillip Walton, known to his friends as KP and to his fans and followers as In fact, his performance at SXSW comes just before the launch of his album “War on Cupid,” which will ...

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VSU presents ‘Black Women in Modern America’ featuring Beyoncé

For the first time ever, VSU’s African American Studies program is offering a course that uses music icon Beyoncé to teach a wide range of important topics involving women in pop culture. The AFAM 3600 course, called Black Women in Modern America, is using Beyoncé’s second visual album, Lemonade, as a starting point to explain the topics discussed in the ...

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Black History Month Spotlight: Sandra Y.G. Jones

VSU Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Sandra Y.G. Jones celebrates Black History Month every day by celebrating diversity, helping all students feel included and raising awareness for social injustices. Her work and time at VSU has not just been as the director of SDI—she’s also a VSU alumna.  Having moved from her home city of Rochester, New York, in ...

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Maker’s Market for local artists comes to Valdosta

The Maker’s Market has a little something for everyone. Debuting April 13 on Main Street in downtown Valdosta, it focuses on supporting local makers and creators of all types, including students. After the first market, it will take place the second Saturday of every month for the rest of the year. Potential creators can become a vendor for a $30 ...

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Preview: Film festival to present 100+ films

Mark your calendars for the first weekend of next month because the third annual South Georgia Film Festival will be taking place right here at VSU. The South Georgia Film Festival is a three-day weekend jam packed with events, including film screenings, panel discussions, exclusive after parties and networking opportunities. The festival will be showing a wide variety of films, ...

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Review: Netflix and Hulu battle for “hottest” documentary

Between super models, beautiful beaches and amazing big name acts, the Fyre Festival was presented as the hottest new music festival, an even more exclusive, prestigious, luxurious and expensive festival than Coachella. It was created by entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, and it ended up being one of, if not, the most notorious scam of our generation thus ...

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Students, faculty react to Odum Library renovations

Though Odum Library renovations debuted on Jan. 14, students, staff and faculty weren’t able to share their opinions until the tour showcased on Jan. 24. For the most part, the tour’s audience seemed equally excited about the renovations made to the library and thinks it’ll be beneficial to students. The renovations included moving the Academic Support Center, formerly Student Success ...

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VSU’s Adult and Military Programs reopen

It’s been a while since VSU offered Adult and Military Programs (AMP) but now, nearly three years since it closed, the program has reopened. While the program has undergone a few changes, AMP Assistant Director Nathan Metzner said the student population they aim to impact remains the same. “The students which we strive to serve [are] the non-traditional students, meaning ...

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