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2014-10-22

Campus Wellness smoking ban follow up

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Campus Wellness has followed up on the tobacco ban on VSU’s campus by providing a program for VSU faculty, staff and students who use tobacco products and are willing to quit. This program is called Freshstart, which is a free smoking cessation program of the American Cancer Society. The Freshstart program provides two series throughout the ...

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How To Stop Cravings

Written By: Hailey Nelson Do you tend to start craving sweet, salty or sugary foods when stress creeps up or when you just want a quick pick-me-up? All of the sugar, carbs and caffeine that we consume on the go only give us a temporary boost of energy. It may take practice to form new cravings that are more beneficial ...

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TrekDesk to Make People Healthier at Work

Written By: Cole Edwards A former social worker has invented a new approach that will allow millions of working adults to walk the walk and talk the talk.   Steve Bordley, founder and CEO of the Arizona-based TrekDesk, designed a desk small enough to fit around virtually any treadmill that allows for the user to walk while busy at work, thus ...

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New Anonymous App Made for Students

Written By: Mayah Cantave A new anonymous photo-sharing app for college students, Unseen, was recently released at Valdosta State University, and students are taking notice.   “It’s hilarious and entertaining, but it’s bound to piss someone off” Camille Pollitt, senior mass media major, said. “(It will make) me question the next time I Snapchat something.”   The app can be downloaded ...

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Election activities heat up at VSU

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson It’s election time again, and a few organizations on campus are aiming to encourage college students to vote in the 2014 midterm election.   Nationally, Rock the Vote, a large nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, launched a campaign strictly for that purpose.   The “Care Like Crazy” campaign uses numerous ads to inspire young people to hit ...

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Domestic abuse project hung out to dry

Written By: Jordan Hill The Women’s and Gender Studies program and VSU administrators are airing a different type of dirty laundry this year. Because of a dispute between WGST and VSU’s top administrators, the program will not hang T-shirts on clotheslines to create awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence for the first time in 14 years. The Clothesline Project ...

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Blazers to play final home game

Written By: Chris Webb It’s not even November yet, but the Blazers last home game is already upon us.   This Saturday at 3 p.m., Valdosta State (4-2, 2-2) will be hosting Shorter University (3-3, 1-2).   “It really hasn’t hit me yet,” senior linebacker Justin Williams said.   Williams, who played high school football for Valdosta High School feels ...

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VSU homecoming starts off with a bang, not a fizzle

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Homecoming Week is in full swing, and the campus is ablaze with festivities as the VSU community engages in one of the biggest celebrations of the school year. “Homecoming is a highlight, one of the key highlights of a fall semester,” SGA President Tyler Barker said. “It’s simply a time to celebrate Blazer pride as a ...

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CCC discusses changes made to VSU’s homepage and more

Written By: Mayah Cantave On Oct. 16, 2014 the Creative Content Coordinatiors met together to discuss the most effective way to get information to students at VSU.   According to the VSU website, the CCC is a network of VSU faculty, staff, and graduate assistants responsible for creating content via web, e-newsletters, printed publications, social media, advertising and videos.   ...

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VSU enhancing safety

Written By: Lia Armistead Last semester, junior Lizzie Lohmar was using all the proper precautions to walk across Paterson Street, including crossing at the pedestrian cross walk, when she was suddenly struck by a pick-up truck turning left off of College Street. The accident was fatal, causing VSU students and faculty to raise concern about pedestrian safety around busy streets ...

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