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Midterm grades can impact withdrawals

According to the VSU website, professors must report in progress grades for all 1000 and 2000 level courses in the banner application. This is typically required to be put in by faculty one week before midterms. In 3000 and 4000 upper level courses, professors are not required to report in-progress grades on banner. This can leave students in upper level ...

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Professor honored for excellent teaching award

Dr. Kenneth Rumstay, professor of physics and astronomy, received the VSU Presidential Excellence award for teaching on Aug. 7. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate strong commitment to their student’s success as well as utilize innovative teaching strategies. Rumstay has been teaching at VSU since Fall 1984, after graduating his Ph.D. from Ohio State. Rumstay earned his bachelor’s from ...

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Collegiate Men of VSU strike down cancer

Last Tuesday night, the Collegiate Men of VSU (CM) hosted a bowling fundraiser at Jac’s Bowling Lanes. With them were other heavy hitter organizations joining in on the fun. Students from organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Black Student League, Success Mentors and Collegiate Women of VSU (CW) were all in attendance at ...

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Student Success Center offers helpful workshops

The Student Success Center has released several different workshops for students to attend during fall semester. These workshops are designed to serve as a compass to help students navigate their course work and get a clear bearing on success. These workshops include: “Academic Goal Setting and Role Management” on Oct. 26, “Critical and Creative Thinking” on Nov. 2, “Active Listening, ...

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Midterm study tips

  Midterms can make or break a class for some students. Therefore it’s an important time during the semester. How does one student for their midterms? How does one not cave under the immense pressure of midterms? Here are some study tips that could possibly help win the battle with midterm: Tip #1: Read. Yes, what may seem trivial, boring ...

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Debunking a college misconception

A myth has been circulating around college campuses that states if your college or university is burned down, all current students graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Dr. Vincent Miller, president of Student Affairs said this myth is simply not true. “The college experience is most certainly tied to the physical structure of the building, but as we know, changing education, ...

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Review: iPhone X & iPhone 8 worth the price

On Sept. 12, Apple debuted their two new iPhones, the iPhone 8/8+ and iPhone X. The iPhone 8 is an adaptation to the numerical iPhone series (5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, etc.). The iPhone X is Apple’s top of the line model, separate from the numerical series. The iPhone 8/8+ comes in three colors, silver, gold and space gray. There ...

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People Poll: Do you prefer an early or late class?

A lot of students have different opinions whether morning classes or late classes are better. A poll was taken of a few students to see what they prefer, early classes or late classes?   “I prefer late classes because I don’t like getting up early.” Jake Bartee, Sophomore, Nursing Major “I prefer early classes because football practice. We have meeting, ...

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Review: Madden 18 best football game yet?

The latest installment for sports gaming has touched down in stores and later, consoles everywhere. As of August 25th, EA Sports released Madden NFL 18. This new game is comprised of many groundbreaking features, with the most notable being it’s new Frostbite engine.   The engine intensifies the visuals and gives the user the feel of on-field play. From new voice audibles to impactful bone-crushing effects, EA Sports has shown the gaming community ...

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DIY projects for your dorm

Dorms take the warmth and happiness with you from home. Wherever a child goes off to college, parents and loved ones alike send a special feeling along with them. A big part into the college process happens to be dorm shopping. Doing  it on a budget is even better. Do It Yourself projects add pretty, personalized touches to your dorm ...

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