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VSU banks on economics minor

Written by: Brian Hickey   While the economy may be a major problem in America, it is a minor achievement at VSU. Made available as of fall 2013, business as well as non-business majors may choose a minor in economics. To receive the minor, students must take 15 credit hours of economics courses. The required courses include Principles of Microeconomics ...

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Graduates share gradaution

Written by Brian Hickey   This Fall VSU administration made the decision to combine graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies. This means that students earning Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates and Education Specialist’s will now walk across the same stage at the same time. Summer ceremonies are also discontinued. Another change is that only Doctoral degree candidates will be hooded during commencement and ...

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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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RateMyProfessor continues to dominate registration

Written by: Brian Hickey Students rely heavily on RateMyProfessor as they prepare for registration, and as long as students trust and appreciate its authenticity, it’ll be around for much longer. According to RateMyProfessor, more than 4 million college students per month are taking advantage of the site. VSU is no different. “I really like it,” Justine Proctor, sophomore international business ...

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Langdale Hall haunts students

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Written by: Brian Hickey   Where male residents used to lay their heads is now filled with the shrills of a girl covered in blood begging for help. What was once a bathroom facility now contains the angry ghost who can’t leave the last stall. A dorm that once housed budding freshman residents now houses the scariest ghosts on VSU’s ...

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Omnino 4 now calling for submissions

Written by: Brian Hickey Students can once again have the chance to become published writers thanks to the fourth volume of Omnino, VSU’s undergraduate research journal. Omnino, which is Latin for “altogether,” publishes students’ original research and brings it to a wider academic audience. Being published in Omnino also helps students make an impressive résumé. “It’s going to look real ...

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Zombies attack VSU!

Written by: Brian Hickey Not only are they in October movie marathons, but zombies have been spotted on the VSU campus – all thanks to Campus Recreation. This year Campus Recreation will be putting on its annual haunted trail. The trail will be located behind the Sustella parking deck by the CORE ropes course. Admission to the haunted trail will ...

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Starbucks bans guns

by Brian Hickey   News feeds rang loudly with the Starbucks request of its customers to no longer carry firearms in their stores. In an open letter released to the public, Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, made a very controversial request: “…Today we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas—even in states ...

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Fall enrollment down five-percent

by Brian Hickey, Jr.   This fall, campus may seem less crowded than usual, but enrollment administrators are trying to appeal to potential students and increase the amount of students on campus. VSU is a Division II university that educates roughly 12,000 students as of 2012, a large number for such a small institution located in South Georgia. Students travel ...

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Student 3-D printing privileges pushed back


by Brian Hickey   Although there are no flying cars just yet, we may already be living in the Jetsons-esque future that we’ve long awaited. Once costing $20,000, the MakerBot Replicator 1 now sells online for less than $1,000. This past January, VSU purchased two of the devices for about $2,000 each and the filament used for the machines, which ...

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