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2012-08-30

Shuttle bus catches fire

 No one was hurt when a VSU shuttle bus caught on fire in a parking lot at North Campus at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.  The driver smelled smoke and pulled over to investigate, safely evacuating the two or three passengers.  As the students evacuated, the smoke began to intensify, prompting the driver to call police, according to Thressea Boyd, assistant ...

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VSU gets “Casual for a Cause”

VSU and the surrounding community will get “Casual for a Cause” on Friday. With a donation of $5, those who  wish to take a stand against Alzheimer’s disease can purchase an Anti-Alzheimer sticker and forget me- not on the second floor of the student union from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Anyone can participate by wearing jeans or other casual attire the ...

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Cupid’s Arrow Misses Its Mark

Hello ladies and gents: I have a conflict, and I need some advice. Love has always been an up and down battle that I have gone through, and am going through now. I’ve been cheated on in the past many of times, so I have trust issues. You would think that I would have my guard up—NEGATIVE.  I wear my ...

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CMVSU brings chivalry to campus

The Collegiate Men of VSU are continuing to strive toward moral excellence and changing the attitudes of young men.  “We specialize in taking young males, and transforming them into supportive men by building a family of men that are like minded in making a way to succeed,” Secretary Samuel Logan, a senior mass-media major, said. According to Logan, the idea ...

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Students find cheaper textbooks

According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, textbook prices skyrocketed across college campuses up to 22 percent over the last several years. The burden of recent education cuts on the state and national levels forces students to seek out alternative outlets each semester for acquiring textbooks. One method rapidly gaining widespread recognition is online renting. Students can opt to ...

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PeoplePoll: How have the prices of textbooks affected how you purchased them this semester?

“I purchased them on Amazon.com I got them so much cheaper.” Ashley Watkins sophomore art major “I buy them online where-ever I can get them cheapest. Some places will let you rent them for free, but definitely not the bookstore unless it’s absolutely needed.” Dario Samtillan sophomore undecided major “A lot, because textbooks are rather expensive, so when you go and purchase ...

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Student brings new intensity to volunteer work

For most college students, Sunday morning is a time reserved specifically for sleeping in. But Nathan Wilkins, an 18-year-old freshman,  10 a.m. to noon on Sunday are spent donating his time at The House of Joy, just one of the many places he volunteers in the community. Wilkins, originally from Vancouver, Canada, has been attending The House of Joy, a ...

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Off the wall and around the bend: celebrities gone wild

Hello again,  my fellow pop culture enthusiasts– It’s Anthony  bringing you all the ratchiness, thirstiness and WTF moments that had us ALL talking this week. Every couple of years a celebrity couple pops up leaving us all scratching our heads. Pop singer Avril Lavigne had everyone talking when she announced that she was engaged to Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger. The ...

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ParaNorman: Surprises all around

ParaNorman is the story of Norman, a young misunderstood boy who talks to the dead and is an outcast among his peers. He embarks on an adventure that  requires him  to face ghosts, zombies  and grown-ups to save his town from a century-old curse.  In the end, he proves that sometimes being different is the only way to save your ...

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Music lovers are not a gang

Growing up in the U.S., we are no strangers to government corruption. In high school, we read the classics like Animal Farm and 1984, and most of us read them without realizing that the fictional worlds created therein were to become so close to our own reality. We’re not even talking government corruption on the levels of “moral turpitude” with ...

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