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Greeks kick off ‘Pham Week’ with 1906 and Park

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorrority, Inc. teamed up to host 1906 and Park. The show was a spin-off of the widely popular program, 106 and Park, that was produced by BET for more than a decade. The adapted program featured VSU students showcasing talents and brands, while providing an enticing environment directed by the emcee’s. ...

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NAACP celebrates Black History Month with the “N Word”

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People kicked off Black History Month with a discussion of the “n word.” The event,”N Word,” was hosted by NAACP Historian Tyler Gibbs and NAACP Membership Coordinator Quiane Turner. The event gave people of different races the opportunity to give their thoughts on how the “n word” should be used. Photos by ...

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Five DIY beauty products you can make at home

Egg White Face Mask Recipe by Lindy Ng on Youtube Egg whites have benefits that include shrinking pores and tightening the skin. It brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells and can prevent wrinkles by firming the face. Adding lemon juice to the egg whites will help brighten the skin further. What you need: 1 egg Half a lemon ...

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Throw a Galentine’s party this year

Up until this year, I’ve never celebrated Galentine’s Day. If you’re not familiar with what Galentine’s Day is, it’s an opportunity to celebrate with your friends when Valentine dates are scarce. Galentine’s Day is a holiday Leslie Knope off of “Parks and Rec” created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. Basically, it’s like Valentine’s ...

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Eating disorders come in many disguises

When college students return home for winter break, it is an opportunity for parents to notice changes in their children, and sometimes they’re not always good changes. Those changes could include eating disorders. The real signs of an eating disorder not only lie in appearance but also mood and habits. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 25 percent ...

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Importance of building and maintaining credit

Credit can be a foreign concept to college students, but it’s just another form of responsibility, really. However, if you’re not careful, you could end up with more debt than you need. So why use it, right? Well, building and maintaining credit can start to look a lot more urgent when you realize how many things you need to use ...

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The history of Black History Month at VSU

February is known as Black History Month. Americans use this month to recognize the achievements and contributions that African-Americans have left on the United States. Black History Month came about through a “Negro History Week.”  According to History.com, Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The ANSLH was dedicated ...

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Increased screen time can negatively impact happiness

In an age where media is the prime source of communication,  people spend more time logging on rather than hanging out. This can affect their happiness in the long run according to a recent study. In an article by Jean Twenge on The Conversation, she discusses the importance of leisure time and how it can relate to happiness. In her ...

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Seminar held at VSU for managing student organization funds

VSU’s Office of Student Life held a Money Matters Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 31 for representatives from various student organizations regarding how to gain and manage funds. The event featured a presentation by De’Essence Cox, a graduate assistant with the Office of Student Life, along with guest speakers Guy Ervin, accountant for University Advancement, and Student Government Association Comptroller Matthew ...

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Counseling center offers in-class instructions on managing stress

VSU’s Counseling Center works hard to make sure students are not only healthy physically, but mentally as well. The counseling center is located on the second floor of the Student Health Center, and it does a lot of work that is free for students. No copay, no insurance, nothing. Becca Smith, the associate director from the counseling center, visited a ...

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Relay for life is back at VSU

Once again VSU will host the annual Relay for Life event for the fight against cancer on April 13 on VSU’s front lawn. Samantha Watson-Jones, the coordinator of the event, said she loves coming back to VSU every year to see students and the community come together for a great cause. “It really shows that you can be a part ...

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