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Enactus blazes with café reopening

On March 1, Business Bites has reopened with a new name, Blazin’ Café, in Pound Hall in room 1001, which is hosted by a student organization called Enactus. Enactus is an international nonprofit student organization that is dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action, which allows students of all majors to join. “Enactus is a nonprofit ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about the first Wellness Day?

Benjamin Woods, junior, mass media major “The first wellness day was beneficial to me. It’s no spring break, but at this point of the semester, any break is a good break.” Zyaria Wright, freshman, psychology major “I think it was a feeble attempt at a break. I understand their attempts to decrease the chances of students getting and spreading COVID, ...

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Integration at VSU

In the spring of 1963, Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce Jr. walked across a stage to receive their high school diplomas from Valdosta’s all-Black Pinevale High School. Then they walked right into the history books. Thomas and Pierce both graduated with honors from Pinevale, but another academic achievement managed to outshine that one: Thomas and Pierce were the first Black ...

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Thank you to the professors who understand

This is a sincere “thank you” letter to professors who have truly worked tirelessly with their students over the past year to help students continue to be successful in such a stressful time period.  Last spring, students’ lives changed drastically America shut down and students were unable to return to campus. Forced to finish their last semester of school online, students were still in ...

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The theater department presents a ‘curious’ play

Sometimes, we may think limits stand in our way. Merely speaking with someone who believes in us, is all that we need as a reminder we can overcome our greatest fears and that-anyone-can do anything. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” features Christopher Boone, a young scholar, as the main protagonist and his own hero. Boone’s teacher, ...

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People Poll: How do you deal with test anxiety?

Test Anxiety is described as a combination of physical symptoms and emotional reactions that interfere with your ability to perform well on tests according to learningcenter.unc.edu. Being college students, we experience test anxiety quite a bit from cramming in notes right before a test to having the thought of failure in the back of our minds. Let’s see what some ...

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VSU Withdrawal Policy is not a free pass

The VSU Withdrawal Policy allows students five withdrawals from any class. After five withdrawals are used, an automatic F will show up on a student’s academic transcript for any subsequent withdrawals. The Student Government Association disagrees with the policy and is hoping to get it revised to allow students to use more than five withdrawals. SGA has been hosting town ...

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Valdostans weigh in on $15 minimum wage proposal

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour has long been  a controversial topic in politics. However, with the recent inauguration of Joe Biden, coupled with a Democratic majority in Congress, it’s possible that the proposed wage hike could become a reality. At CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, the president reiterated his support for the wage increase. “No one should ...

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What does Black History Month mean to you?

Jonothan Smith, freshman political science major “Black history month to me is more appreciation of Black people who are actively making history. People today that are influencing the future of Blacks in America.” Robin T. Harrison, graduate student choral conducting major “Black History Month to me means remembering the people and events that gave me the liberties to live comfortably ...

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Copeland Museum gleams into Black history

VSU’s Copeland African American Museum (CAAM) features different artifacts in Thaxton Hall with new hours provided for Black History Month. CAAM has a wide-ranging number of precious artifacts of African American descent that help to create the heritage that exists today. This includes letters from historical figures, instruments that were played by bona fide artists and clips from events that ...

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