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Summer classes are no joke

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor For some, summer is the time when that long-needed break from school has finally come. For others, it’s an opportunity to get those extra credit hours and finish classes sooner. However, it is not as easy as one might think. Since the term is much shorter than a regular semester, there is a ...

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Volunteering: the cure for summer blues

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor If you find yourself stuck in Valdosta over the summer and want to fill those long days with something productive, volunteering might be a good choice. Not only is it a great way to give back to others, but certain volunteer opportunities could benefit your area of study. On-campus opportunities are easy to ...

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Road trips: the good, the bad and the ugly

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Content Editor Road trips with friends cross country or to another state might sound like a good idea until the A/C breaks, you’re sweating next to your friend’s smelly dog and sleep is a thing of luxury. Unfortunately trips don’t always go as planned, especially when they’re hardly planned at all. Take the time to figure ...

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Summer semester is time to explore

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief During summer semester, classes can seem like a race to the finish. If you’re taking multiple classes over Maymester or during June and July, you might be in class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll study for and complete the same amount of work over four or eight weeks that you normally would over ...

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Enactus offers students networking opportunities

Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Enactus is a student organization on campus that focuses on community service and networking at VSU. Enactus has grown throughout the years in regards to what they’re doing and the amount of active members. According to campus connect, there are over 300 individuals dedicated to serve in the Valdosta community. Enactus holds members to ...

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Erin’s Food Corner: Stew

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Though it’s starting to get hot again in Valdosta, stew is a year round dish. The tender steak, beans, and hearty potatoes are amazing the first time you try it and again for leftovers. This recipe started out as chili, but potatoes make any dish better, so of course, I added it. This is ...

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Saturday morning cool-down

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer On April 8, Campus Rec held its first Official Frontline Yoga event on the front lawn. Students gathered in a semi-circle under the 9 a.m. sun to start their day off on a positive note. Adrian Marsh and two other assistants—who demonstrated alternative positions for both advance and beginner yoga enthusiasts—led the session. “Official Frontline Yoga is something we came up with ...

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23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosts Student Debate

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Features Editor Four students from the national championship Forensics Team held a debate in the Student Union Theater on April 11, arguing whether the House believes violent protests are a legitimate counter action to oppression. Dr. Michael Eaves, professor of communication arts, was the moderator of the debate. Two of the students, Kelsey Townsend and ...

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Hola! A look into VSU’s Spanish Club

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor Founded in 2014, the Spanish Club practices the Spanish language and strives to enlighten people on the Hispanic culture by incorporating information about a specific Hispanic country at each of their meetings. Currently, 87 students come together to host events and celebrate Spanish culture. Every Wednesday, the members volunteer to tutor students who ...

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How to: Apartment Hunting

Written by Alex Dunn and Darla Dunning In order to choose the right apartment for the right price, students must take many factors into account. Students should consider the most convenient way to get to classes when they live off campus. The apartment should be within walking distance or close enough to make a quick drive to save gas. Various ...

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Ultimate Blazer Challenge promotes wellness, health

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor On Saturday, VSU held the Ultimate Blazer Challenge, an event replacing this year’s 5k Blazer Dash. The challenge was open to all students and faculty, but participants had to be in teams of two. The challenge consisted of stations where participants would test their minds with puzzles, their bodies with balance beams and ...

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