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CAB hosts annual Welcome Back Week

With spring semester starting up, the Campus Activities Board hosted VSU’s annual Welcome Back Week in order to get students pumped up for the upcoming semester. The activities consisted of building your own snow globe, a movie night showcasing the latest “Candyman” in the student union theater, an intense game of Family Feud and the final event of laser tag. ...

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VSU kicked off with Service Day in honor of MLK

Need some service hours? Try participating in the campus’ Service Saturday! We kicked off this semester’s Service Saturday volunteer events by honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with four different options to gaining volunteer hours. Students got to choose from two on-campus options and two off-campus options. The on-campus options were a campus clean up or writing letters and donating to ...

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VSU parody accounts surge in popularity

Got a crush? Need words of affirmation? Want to know the best food at Palms? Chances are, there’s an Instagram account for that. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, VSU has seen the rise of parody accounts among the student body. For many followers, the intrigue is all in the knowledge that they provide. Others want to see themselves posted on the ...

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Truman Scholarship program opens for VSU graduates

VSU has opened their application period for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship program for students who want to pursue in graduate school or professional education. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program is a federally funded scholarship granted to U.S. undergraduate students for demonstrated leadership potential, academic excellence and a commitment to public service. The program selects 55-65 Truman Scholars each ...

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Sign Language community well served at VSU

The American Sign Language Community is vastly represented on the VSU campus, consisting of an ASL club, the Theme Community and one of the biggest ASL programs in the country. VSU has a rigorous ASL program, where students get hands-on experience to prepare them for working in many different settings such as in K-12 and post-secondary public education, including in ...

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Teachers provide Advice for Student Success

The pandemic has exasperated families, students’ mental health is in a massive decline and many are simply too overwhelmed by the thought of attending another four years of classes and exams. However, professors have pulled together tips for students to help them do well and stay motivated during college. Dr. Donald Thieme, associate professor of geosciences, highlighted common tips that ...

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Women’s and Gender studies celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

On Oct. 26th in front of Odum Library, the Women’s and Gender Studies department celebrated LGBTQ+ history month with the “Taste of History” event. Charity Lumpkin, an administrative assistant, and two others stood in front of the library passing out small cards with LGBTQ+ facts on them and candy attached to the back. Facts included the definition of some LGBTQ+ ...

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VSU holds a Y2K theme for homecoming

Homecoming weekend is Nov. 5 and 6, and the Y2K was voted on by students last semester and won by a landslide. According to Rachel Dawkins, student activities coordinator for student life, masks will not be required for any homecoming events since campus is back in full swing. There will be several events on campus throughout the week of Nov. ...

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Guide: How to Budget Time for College

Everyone knows that the college student life can be challenging and time-consuming. But believe it or not, there are some ways that college students can budget their time. Here is a guide to help students manage their time between work and free time. Create a class/work schedule: Creating a schedule will help keep track of classes and assignments due. You ...

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