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SGA announces election debate, administrative review survey

It was business as usual at SGA’s weekly meeting on April 2. The organization discussed a few topics on a short agenda in preparation for election debates next week. President Maya Mapp opened the meeting with a greeting to the audience. Vice President Aisha Johnson then presented an update on the Blazer Trail Color Dash saying funds were due last ...

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Crime Report 3/26-4/2: Crime lags but stays nonetheless

March 29, 2018 At 9:35 p.m., UPD responded to an assault that occurred in the Student Recreation Center. The victim is a VSU student who received a black eye. The offender was a black male only known as “Dev.” According to the report, the offender works in Palms Dining Hall, but is not a VSU student. The victim is pursuing ...

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SGA senator proposes mandatory community service for VSU

SGA senator, Tyler Tucker, plans to get VSU students more involved in the community with his mandatory community service proposal. Tucker’s proposed bill makes it mandatory for students to participate in at least three hours of community service. Tucker said SGA and his high school’s 4-H program influenced him to come up with this proposal. “Being involved in the 4-H ...

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The College Republicans, Young Democrats host The Great Debate

The College Republicans and Young Democrats at VSU hosted The Great Debate last Thursday on March 22 for students, faculty and the public. SGA President Maya Mapp, Dr. Vincent Miller and Dr. James LaPlant were also in attendance for the live debate. “I’m excited to moderate and particularly honored to watch the students participate in an open debate.” Dr. LaPlant ...

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Preview: SGA prepares for campaign season

It’s that time of the year again: VSU’s annual SGA elections. Each year elections are held to fill all the positions in office. Campaigning begins March 30. “Terms last for one year, and elections fill each position in SGA,” Christopher Thompson, SGA senator, said. “The positions include president, vice-president, comptroller, secretary and senators.” To apply for a senator position, candidates ...

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A guiding light: Dr. Prosper Yao Tsikata

VSU professor Dr. Prosper Yao Tsikata died March 18 but according to multiple sticky notes from students and faculty around VSU, he will surely be missed. With high energy and contagious personality Dr. Tsikata was not only a leader, but also a friend. Senior speech communication major, Chobi Young, is one of the many students Dr. Tsikata was able to ...

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RezFest sees low turnout for its newest feature

On the week of March 19 to 25, the Residence Hall Association hosted their annual RezFest week. This year, they added a new twist to an old tradition: the very first RezFest Olympics. The event was a field day for RezFest weekend and was open to all residents on campus. Junior Olympic Coordinator Christopher Thompson made sure the event was ...

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#MeToo gets a biblical explanation

Dr. Sandra Gravett, professor of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University hosted an event titled, “#MeToo and the Bible.” The event’s purpose was to educate individuals on the challenges women have and continue to face in the Evangelical New South. The #MeToo movement lets other women know they aren’t alone in their struggles of sexual harassment, and they can ...

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Preview: The untold history of a ‘Deaf Deaf World’

Deaf Deaf World is an event hosted by the American Sign Language (ASL) Club in order to bring awareness and to educate the student body about the deaf community. The ASL club took a few years off from hosting the event, but they are coming back this year with a reinvented plan that should help bring more awareness. This year ...

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