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Get Rid of Bullying for Good

When we think of a bully, our minds stray to the stereotypes we’ve learned from teen flicks and children’s shows. We may imagine the infamous “swirly” subjecting its victims to a face full of toilet water and hopelessly flailing limbs. We may even picture the typical geek in his thick-rimmed, black glasses looking on meekly as his abuser strolls away, ...

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VSU Implements Mental Minutes

VSU has announced a student service program this semester called Mental Minutes. The VSU Counseling Center offers the Mental Minutes student service to faculty. Mental Minutes is a 10 minute presentation available upon faculty request during class time. According to VSU’s website, a member of the VSU Counseling Center staff will provide a brief presentation and give helpful handouts to ...

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The Raw Truth About College

College is a life-altering experience. For many freshmen, it may take a few weeks to properly adjust to the change—from living at home with their parents and depending on them for everything to living on their own and having full independence. While the transition might be difficult for some first-year students, returning students find the first couple of weeks to ...

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Former VSU star returns during ‘Dine with the Blazers’

On Wednesday, VSU athletics held their annual “Dine in the Blazers” at the Blazer Sports Grille. This allows VSU students to get up close and personal with the Blazer athletes as seasons are beginning to creep up. The VSU football team was the main attraction of the event as they are preparing for their season opener against rival, Albany State ...

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VSU Chemistry Department seeks eggshells for project

The chemistry department at VSU is currently seeking donations of eggshells for a project taking place this semester. The eggshells are to be used specifically for experiments here at VSU that will work towards an economical means of developing a type of compound called a bryostatin. Bryostatins are compounds that occur naturally in certain bacteria. These bacteria live symbiotically with ...

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Students mingle at the Multicultural Mixer

On Thursday, Aug. 16, VSU organizations held a multicultural mixer in the Student Union Ballroom to show students how diverse the campus is. The event included about 17 of the campus’s organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha, The Arabic Club and The Caribbean Student Association. To start the program off Mu Omicron Chapter presented a stroll routine. The program then ...

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Blazer Pantry: Campus Service Program Newly Named “Drop-n-Shop” Provides for Blazers in Need

Food insecurity and funding for professional interview clothing are factors affecting more than 40 percent of all college students nationwide. At VSU, over 20 percent of the student body can relate to one or both of these factors. These statistics, along with others, motivated the VSU Department of Student Leadership & Volunteer Services to involve student volunteers to assist in ...

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Be Cautious Contact Wearers

Nearly 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, and it’s no wonder why. They allow you to see without the added distraction of wearing glasses and are ideal for athletes. However, contact lenses require upkeep and attention on a daily basis. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to increase public awareness and promote ...

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Remembering our staff

As incoming freshman start classes this semester, our hearts can’t forget those who are no longer with us for this new year of learning. Students and faculty alike mourn these bright individuals who did their best to make VSU’s campus just a tiny bit better. Amelia “Laney” Dowdy, 26, was born Feb. 10, 1992. She was a psychology major at ...

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From Twitter Fingers Back to Trigger Fingers, Net Neutrality Is Shot Down.

Free and open internet was laid to rest on June 11; the death certificate was signed by its killer, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai.  Instead of content on the internet being controlled by the FCC, the Federal Trade Commission will be taking the reins.   This move has sparked considerable controversy in the political arena with Republicans and Democrats split down the ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!