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Save schools VSU on global warming


Written by: John Preer Through the combined efforts of VSU’s student organization S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) and Dr. Ari Santos’ ethics and environment course, motivational speaker Dr. Gerald L. Durley presented a lecture on environmental justice and climate change in Jennett Hall Wednesday night. Born to a 16-year-old mother, Dr. Durley was placed in a special education program ...

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VSU student struck by car while crossing Patterson

Written by: Allison Ericson A VSU student was struck by a truck while attempting to cross North Patterson Street on Wednesday afternoon and suffered substantial but non-life-threatening injuries. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lizzie Lohmar, her family and her Phi Mu sisters!” @KD_VSU (Kappa Delta at VSU) tweeted at 5:07 p.m. on Wednesday. The 21-year-old female was transported ...

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VSU holds first Royal Scholarship Pageant

Written by: Brian Hickey The first ever Royal Scholarship Pageant dazzled the crowd on Tuesday. Brought to you by the Kappa Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, students watched as four women competed for the chance at a scholarship provided by the fraternity with help from their sponsors. Finalist One : LaTessa Rivers, junior, sociology major. Finalist Two: Carla Paige, ...

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Greek Life informs during National Hazing Prevention Week

by Anthony Pope   National Hazing Prevention Week kicked off on Monday with members of VSU’s Greek Life informing students about the dangers of hazing and ways to prevent it. Sponsored by the Greek Ambassadors organization, tables were set up throughout campus to inform students about hazing and how VSU’s Greek organizations have taken a stance to put an end ...

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IFC kicks off Rush Week

Written by: Olivia Gear   It’s that time of the year again: the Interfraternity Council’s Rush Week is rapidly approaching. Rush orientation will be held in the Student Union Theater on Sunday at 8 p.m., where members from each chapter will put on a short presentation about their organization and give the full agenda of Rush Week. The week will ...

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Greek Life invites students to party on Palms Quad

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Photos and story by: Sarah Turner Greek Explosion attracted hundreds of students into the Palms Quad Wednesday evening from 7- 9 p.m. The event was hosted by Greek Life. Students were able to enjoy free food, play games, dance and learn about an array of Greek organizations. “I am overly ecstatic about the turn out, I wasn’t even expecting half ...

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Poodles to continue hosting Greek Week

Written by Olivia McLean   This week, the VSU campus has been seeing a bit more navy blue and gold than usual. Sigma Gamma Rho is hosting SGRho Spring Week 2k13. According to vice president Maria Phelps, the purpose of this week is to keep SGRho’s name out there among VSU’s campus. “Our aim is to enhance the quality of ...

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Kyler Dessau: More Than Just a Pretty Face


Kyler cares. This was Kyler Dessau’s slogan as she campaigned to be VSU’s 2012 Homecoming Queen. This is more than a slogan for the senior psychology major, it’s her way of life. Dessau attributes her winning the title of Homecoming Queen partly to this aspect of her character. Other members of the VSU community have picked up on Dessau’s extraordinary ...

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Greeks to get on campus housing

In Fall 2012, Hopper Hall will house select members of the College PanHellenic Council (CPC) due to the lack of sorority housing available. Among the reasons for moving sororities to on-campus housing, Greek Life hopes to see an increase in members staying in sororities, and an improvement in GPAs among participants—who, on average, stay above the 3.0 GPA range. “Several ...

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AKA captivates public

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority founders were not the only ones honored at the VSU’s Kaptivating Kappa Upsilon chapter founder’s day observance ceremony. The event, held Jan. 17 at the University Center at 8:30 p.m., recognized famous sisters such as Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Kathy Hughes, Alice Walker and Carolyn Meyers. While giving the sorority a look ...

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