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Dave Chappelle’s ‘Sticks & Stones’ tests First Amendment freedoms.

Dave Chappelle’s latest special, Sticks & Stones, was edgy, controversial, and pushed the limits of social acceptability: Mission accomplished. In classic Dave Chappelle fashion, he takes jokes at the expense of many different groups of racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity. He has made a living (a very successful living mind you) as never holding back at the expense ...

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Author Lila Quintero Weaver visits VSU, discusses memoir “Darkroom”

Hispanic Heritage month is here, and the Spanish department is hosting different events all month long to celebrate Hispanic culture and its people. Grazyna Walczak is director of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and discussed the importance of the celebration. “It (Hispanic Heritage Month) has a good impact on the Hispanic community because it shows their contribution to ...

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SGA narrows on financial aid issue in Monday meeting

SGA stands up to GBPI about the burden of financial aid. On Sept. 30, the Student Government association sat down with Jennifer Lee, policy analyst from Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for a listening session. SGA had a chance to answer questions about how attending VSU affects their daily lives. “We started doing these listening sessions a few years ago. ...

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Vape: Flavor of danger?

Vaping has been on the rise in recent years due to its flavor and convenience. Initially, vaping was thought to be less harmful than cigarettes, but now, it may be under fire as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking closely at the different flavored nicotine juices and other substances users may be vaping in e-cigarettes to ...

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Student Recreation Center updates hours for students’ convenience

The Student Recreation Center gives VSU students and the community a chance to experience the wonders of a recreational safe haven. It provides individuals the exposure of a healthy program for their well-being. With all these wonderful activities to do in the center, the staff has decided to updates its hours, specifically on Sunday. “We added some hours back on ...

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VSU community targeted by phishing attempts

Don’t get caught on the end of this phishing hook! Recently, VSU students have received a third notice regarding phishing attempts in their student email accounts. Phishing emails are attacks used to steal user data, login credentials, and credit card numbers. The attackers usually disguise themselves with deceptive email accounts that resemble a business or someone that you know and ...

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Georgia’s 50 safest cities: Valdosta not in the lineup

Have you ever wondered how Valdosta fares when it comes to safety? How safe is Valdosta? According to a recent study by Safe Wise, Valdosta did not make the top 50 safest cities in Georgia, coming in at 71 out of 133 cities ranked. Senoia, Georgia, is located about an hour southwest of Atlanta, and scored first on the Safe ...

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Don’t be another statistic: CRASE prepares students for the worst

Jennett Hall 1111 is a large lecture hall with two sets of double doors that open out, each accompanied by a glass case housing a fire extinguisher. Details which the hall’s occupants would soon come to soberly learn. Of the 720 seats in the hall on September 12, five were filled. The time was 4:54, and there was the vague ...

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Georgia ranked third strictest state in DUI laws

It’s no secret that college students enjoy a good party every now and then. The drinks come out and sometimes things get out of hand. It’s also no secret that many college students believe themselves to be invincible, and convince themselves that they are okay to drive after “just a few too many.” Although, Georgia residents may want to think twice ...

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ELI Conversation Partners Program offers cultural opportunities

The English Language Institute is one of VSU’s numerous academic programs. Formed in 2001 with the goal of giving students the experience of different cultures while also improving their English language skills. ELI’s Conversation Partner Program allows students to improve not only their English language skills, but also their academic and professional expertise. Students are provided with knowledge about other ...

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Enrollment numbers up from last fall

As of Aug. 28, VSU’s fall semester enrollment is 11,416. This is a 1.9% increase from last fall semester. The increase is seen in both graduate and undergraduate program levels. This is the first fall increase that VSU has seen in the past three years. This increase in fall semester may be important to VSU financial status, the more students ...

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