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Campus Wellness Committee raises heart health awareness

VSU’s Campus Wellness Committee held a Healthy Heart Luncheon on Tuesday, in awareness of Heart Month, to teach staff and students the risk factors of heart disease and precautions against it. “Campus Wellness based this seminar off of its original program “Go Red for Women,” Rebecca Murphy, current committee chair, said. “We started as a group of faculty and students ...

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Derby dames are dangerous

Picture the women you see every day—teachers, single moms, nurses -skating around a rink at full speed, determined to knock each other out of the way.

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Zumba Instructor gets surprised by her Airman

Shocked and excited Webb rushed off the stage and into his arms. In that short time, she was reunited with her Airman in a passionate embrace that only two lovers could give each other after a long period of absence.

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Girls on Wheels: Roller derby picks up speed

Almost overnight, Melissa “Jinx LaRue” Johnson has turned roller derby from an afterthought in the Valdosta community to a fully functioning sports team with a practice facility for girls to come and compete. Johnson—founder, owner and team captain of Valdosta Venom, LLC— and her team are skating through Valdosta attempting to bring notoriety and publicity to roller derby. Roller derby ...

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SGA passes missed appointment fee bill

The VSU Student Government Association voted to pass a bill requiring students to pay a $15 fee when appointments are missed at the Student Health Center during the SGA meeting Monday. “I voted for the bill because it is going to help in the overall decrease in people not showing up because that was the major problem for the health ...

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Weight loss opportunities: something for everyone

For some, fitness is an opportunity, for many others, fitness is a way of life. At VSU, effective fitness opportunities are considered and offered in various areas of campus life. The Student Recreation Center offers free consulting as well as activities such as kickboxing, zumba, pilates classes, circuit training, and weight lifting. Students feel the benefits of working up a ...

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Flu vaccine now available at SHC

 Students will soon be able to receive a flu vaccine from the Student Health Center for $10.  The vaccine will be available starting on Sept. 29 from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. and by appointment.  The flu vaccine will also be available to VSU faculty and staff after Oct. 22 by appointment for $20. The SHC is also organizing a ...

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Fresh start program to help smokers

 From Staff Reports  The American Cancer Society is hosting a free program in conjunction with Campus Wellness for VSU faculty, staff, and students to offer group support for smoking cessation.  The Fresh Start program will consist of four classes, which meet once a week. The classes start on Sept. 27 and will be at 1 p.m. in the Student Union ...

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Try these cheap recipes for students, by students

It’s official: Spring is here. The time has come to get back in shape for the long-awaited summer months. Although the end of the semester can become stressful with finals looming ahead, students with even the most limited of time can start making healthy decisions when it comes to their eating habits. Fast food may seem like the most convenient ...

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Diet pills are ultimately a waste of money

The idea that a pill could make me lose weight quickly has always been somewhat appealing, despite FDA bans, poor research on my part, and fine print cons. Living in such a lazy society that is stuck on the “ideal weight,” sometimes it’s hard not to get sucked into all the fast fixes. Over the last three years, I have ...

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