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Student with cancer enjoys early graduation

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief While most students were getting ready to take in the beach sun or catch up on Netflix over spring break, one VSU student graduated early. Michael Cowger graduated cum laude with a double major in finance and economics on March 11. The reason for his early graduation: Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare type of cancer that ...

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Changes in store for mass media department

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor In fall 2016, the Mass Media Department will roll out its new curriculum for students who have not yet completed their pre requisite courses. At a March 10 meeting, students were invited to attend a meeting where upcoming curriculum changes were discussed, and students were informed on how the changes would affect their education ...

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Biologist to speak at annual lecture

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor The 34th annual Connell Lecture will be held Thursday March 10 at 7:00 pm.  This lecture will take place at Jennet Lecture Hall, Room 111 of Dewar College of Education and Human Services building.  The Clyde Eugene Connell Visiting Lecturer Program welcomes Dr. Reed F. Noss as this year’s speaker. Noss will be ...

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Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences builds momentum with two new labs

Written by Michaela Leung, Staff Writer The Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences Department now has a Plasma Lab and Geochemistry Lab on campus. The department put in the request to convert classroom 30151 in Nevins Hall into two small labs. Construction for the labs began in the summer of 2013 and the grand opening was November 2015. Students can choose to ...

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Women’s empowerment march stomps through campus

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor The Slut Walk marched across the pedestrian mall Thursday afternoon. Men and women gathered in front of Odum bearing signs about women’s rights to their own bodies. At 12:45, the event began as the group marched down the mall, chanting and encouraging others to join. “We got this idea from Amber Rose’s Slut ...

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SGA seeks senator

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent Stop wasting time wanting to make a change; do it! SGA is seeking students to fill senate seats who are willing to put in the energy and effort to see changes on campus and address issues that students have. SGA is in dire need for students that care. Silas David, freshman political science major, found ...

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“Turning Point USA” A voice for change

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent It is time for your voice to be heard through Turning Point USA! Shelby Simmons, a senior majoring in political science,  became involved in the Turning Point USA after a field director contacted her to discuss more about organization. Simmons connected with how the organization ran and the supportive atmosphere towards students. She worked on ...

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SGA partners with Texts.com to help sell books

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent Why do college students pay so much for education, especially textbooks? With texts.com, there is a solution because it is an online platform for students to buy and sell textbooks among themselves. The Student Government Association has teamed up with texts.com to make textbooks affordable by encouraging students to sell to other students on campus. ...

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