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Structuring your academic career for the job world

After graduating college, some may find themselves to be in the job-hunting rut. You have a degree, but have difficulty finding the place that is best suited for it. Regardless, students should be prepared for the job world, even if they do not find one right away. College years are the hallmark for finding yourself—to figure out what you’re passionate ...

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VSU students speak out on college struggles

Throughout September, VSU sent out a survey to all students, calling for them to “speak out” on their college experience. The “Speak Out” survey asks questions about the living, financial and work situations that current students are going through. Acting director of the Wisconsin HOPE lab, Jed Richardson, said the survey was sent to get a better grasp on what ...

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How to balance school, work and life

Balancing school and a social life are already difficult tasks and throwing a job into the mix makes it almost impossible. If you’re currently stuck with this unfortunate task and you have no idea how to handle it, here are a few helpful tips on keeping everything balanced. You have to prioritize, know what’s most important to you and try ...

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Fenty Beauty dominates makeup industry

As a member of the Rihanna Navy, I was ecstatic about the release of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week. The makeup collection launched at Sephora with 40 foundation shades, a bold move for a new makeup brand. “Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: for women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures and races,” Rihanna said on ...

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Pop Addict: NYFW, Kim K and Fenty

I’m here to serve some tea, and it’ll be Lipton. So, let’s get to it my Pop Addicts. Kim Kardashian is going for baby number three with her husband, Kanye West. She is going to have a surrogate this go-round. What would seem like a joyous occasion for any expectant mother has turned into a publicity nightmare for Kim because ...

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Blazers fall to Lions in GSC opener

The Gulf South Conference Game of The Week and the best football rivalry in the GSC proved to be just that as the Blazers drop their home and conference opener against UNA 30-24. The Blazers faced an uphill battle early in the contest by spotting the Lions a lead in the start of the first quarter. UNA gained good field ...

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Editorial: VSU students petition to cancel classes

As we know, Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of Georgia and Florida earlier this week. This affected many students who left the Valdosta area. VSU already cancelled classes Monday through Wednesday, but a student decided to petition the VSU administration to cancel classes for the rest of the week. The author of the petition used Irma’s unpredictability as an argument for ...

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SUCCESS leads VSU student cleanup

Students Uniting Change with Commitment through Empowering Strong Service (SUCCESS) mentors, are teaming up with other VSU organizations to clean up Valdosta. According to SUCCESS president Chealsea Warren, the idea came from one of SUCCESS’s members, Daughtry Melton. Melton originally presented his suggestion to the members of the group, who reached out to other organizations. “Everyone was so willing to ...

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Crisis management: how to stay calm

Hurricane Irma is still fresh in the minds of Floridians and Georgians alike. Natural disasters can rip through communities and destroy people’s livelihoods. When basic resources become limited, people begin to panic. Here are a few ways to keep a cool head when the unfortunate aspects of life hit us head on. Have patience Whether it’s waiting in line for ...

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