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Diagnosing disorders on campus

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by Kailee Kiyett A recent campus event brought to light a widespread but rarely talked about problem among college students—eating disorders. A seminar on eating disorders was held Feb. 20 in the Student Union, and the keynote speaker, Marissa McNamara, spoke about everything from myths to statistics to treatments. According to McNamara, 25 percent of college women binge. “Binge eating ... Read More »

First generation students gather to share support

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by Tatyana Phelps First-generation students at VSU no longer have to go through the struggles they face alone. The counseling center is forming a support group specifically for VSU students who are the first in their family to attend college. The tentative start date was Feb. 16, but the actual start date and time will be based on the participants’ ... Read More »

Glenda Hatchett gives inspiring words Thomas-Pierce Scholarship Dinner

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by John Preer Valdosta State’s campus was visited Tuesday by celebrity judge and community activist Glenda Hatchett. Hatchett was the keynote speaker for the Thomas Paine Scholarship dinner held in the Student Union Ballroom. Hatchett is an Atlanta native and still resides in the city. Between filming for her new show and being a spokesperson for CASA, Hatchett has only ... Read More »

Williams pays high price

Brian Williams Taking Himself Off Air Temporarily

by Kenzie Kesselring Throughout the past month, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been in the spotlight, but not for the usual reason. Brian Williams has been a journalist for NBC since 1993 and he has served as NBC’s Nightly News anchor and managing editor for 10 years. He is a journalist who was adored by many Nightly News ... Read More »

Faculty Senate calls for emergency special session

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Jordan Barela Spring cleaning is coming early for faculty senate. After no decision was reached about how to react to allegations made against top VSU administrators at the Feb. 19 faculty senate meeting, a special session of the faculty senate will be held today at 3:30 p.m. A proposal of a no confidence vote was brought on by an anonymous ... Read More »

No More Week: SGA tackles sexual assault

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  by LaShawn Oglesby SGA Senator Quineshia Claiborne took the floor at Monday night’s SGA meeting to discuss the upcoming No More Week, which is a movement that has spread across the nation to promote awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence and to find a way to end it. The event is scheduled for March 8-14. Claiborne talked about ... Read More »

“A Royal Affair” is in the air

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by John Stephen It’s time to break out the tiaras and dust off the tuxedos. SGA and the campus organization Model Mentors are collaborating to host a couples pageant at the end of the semester. The pageant, titled “A Royal Affair,” will take place April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. This event is free to the ... Read More »

New form of alcohol leaves country shaken and stirred

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by Erin Martin The next alcoholic novelty is here. Powdered alcohol, also known as Palcohol, is gaining widespread attention across the country, but it’s not all good. Public concern over the new substance is growing, and many are working to have it banned in the United States. Some legislators, city officials and parents are concerned that Palcohol can be too ... Read More »

Anonymous document proposes no-confidence vote on VSU president and provost at Feb. 19 faculty senate meeting

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By John Stephen Update: Posted Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The faculty senate did not perform a no-confidence vote at its Feb. 19 meeting. Members discussed this issue near the end of the meeting, but ultimately the matter was tabled. More updates to come soon. ——————– An anonymous document allegedly sent by numerous VSU professors to faculty senate members led to an emergency meeting by ... Read More »

IDEA Center offers proffessors space to improve

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by Alex Corbitt The IDEA Center, a place for other teachers to learn and communicate with others, is now taking applications for grants to help support faculty who would like to improve their classes this semester. The goal of the IDEA center, located on Georgia Avenue is to allow professors to meet with other teachers and discuss issues within the ... Read More »