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New professor brings diverse clubs to VSU

A new professor stands in front of his American Literature class explaining the nuances of the Native American oratory that a white man translated many years ago. The professor paces the front of the classroom and speaks with his hands as he invites his students to dig a little deeper, asking critical question after critical question to explore how the ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Heather Gay

Heather Gay is a senior early childhood education major who transferred to VSU this fall. Gay will be graduating at the end of this semester, and her current dream is to be a teacher. She has always had a gift with children and loves looking after them. Before she decided to go into teaching, Gay was a nurse at Colquitt ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Kimberly Amy

Kimberly Amy is a sophomore history major here at VSU. Amy enjoys baking and working in the archives on the fourth floor of Odum Library. If she had to pick a favorite movie, it would be “The Age of Adaline.” “Outlander” is her favorite TV show. Amy’s favorite school subject is history. Her dream job is to become a museum ...

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Column: The risks of cancel culture

The act of canceling a celebrity, politician or musician has become a staple for internet users in recent years. Someone with a large platform and high social standing makes a remark or performs an action that is met with public backlash, to which they will either apologize or stand by what they’ve done. According to Pew Research Center, the idea ...

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Editorial: Students deserve a voice in future changes

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, President Richard Carvajal sent a video to faculty and staff addressing a strategic plan to focus on current and future VSU students. The video addressed declining enrollment of traditional students, or undergraduates attending in-person classes on campus, and how despite efforts to up recruitment, numbers have been steadily decreasing at schools around the nation for almost ...

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Photos: Things to do on campus

With midterms right around the corner, you may be searching for some ways to de-stress before your big exams. However, you may be struggling to find something to do. My suggestion: Take an opportunity to explore some of the things VSU has to offer right here on campus. VSU is the perfect place to interact with your fellow students, participate ...

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2022 MTV Video Music Awards Review

On Sunday August 28, the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards were held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Some news bombs were dropped, performances shocked fans, guests were jaw dropping and many more. One of the most spine-tingling moments of the night would be Taylor Swift’s grand reveal. She won Video of the Year for her self-directed “All ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Demi Bidot-Miles

Demi Bidot-Miles is a transgender woman who is passionate about educating others, advocating for mental health and being active in her community. She also has a love for musical theatre. Bidot-Miles is a senior early education major who graduates next fall. Outside of the classroom, Bidot-Miles participates in multiple organizations to keep herself busy. She is the president and founder ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Shawna Small

Mashawna Small, or Shawna as her friends call her, is a senior mass media major at VSU. Small was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She considers herself a creative thinker, kind and hardworking. Her hobbies include reading books, traveling, videography, photography and watching movies. Her favorite genres are suspenseful, psychological thrillers, horror and rom-coms. One of her favorite movies ...

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Breaking: Elizabeth II, England’s longest-reigning monarch, passes away at age 96

Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland early this afternoon. The news follows a statement from Buckingham Palace that her health was being monitored early this morning. She was 96-years-old. Her son Charles, heir apparent, has taken the throne as King of England. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the King announced his mother’s death is “a ...

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