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Have some fun off campus

The guy from your physics class that’s really cute just asked you on a date. Perhaps the girl you think is really smoking wanted to go out sometime. Maybe you and your friends just want to have fun, and you guys aren’t feeling the bar scene tonight. Well here are some alternatives for some spontaneous fun. Game nights can be ...

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De-stress after midterms

Stress is common for college students, especially around midterms. You’re probably worried about that big exam you have, or you’re worried about having to drop a class. After midterms end, you’re so wound up from stressing out that you don’t know how to calm yourself down. If you need help figuring out how to de-stress, whether it’s from midterms or ...

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Midterm grades can impact withdrawals

According to the VSU website, professors must report in progress grades for all 1000 and 2000 level courses in the banner application. This is typically required to be put in by faculty one week before midterms. In 3000 and 4000 upper level courses, professors are not required to report in-progress grades on banner. This can leave students in upper level ...

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Professor honored for excellent teaching award

Dr. Kenneth Rumstay, professor of physics and astronomy, received the VSU Presidential Excellence award for teaching on Aug. 7. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate strong commitment to their student’s success as well as utilize innovative teaching strategies. Rumstay has been teaching at VSU since Fall 1984, after graduating his Ph.D. from Ohio State. Rumstay earned his bachelor’s from ...

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Collegiate Men of VSU strike down cancer

Last Tuesday night, the Collegiate Men of VSU (CM) hosted a bowling fundraiser at Jac’s Bowling Lanes. With them were other heavy hitter organizations joining in on the fun. Students from organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Black Student League, Success Mentors and Collegiate Women of VSU (CW) were all in attendance at ...

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Student Success Center offers helpful workshops

The Student Success Center has released several different workshops for students to attend during fall semester. These workshops are designed to serve as a compass to help students navigate their course work and get a clear bearing on success. These workshops include: “Academic Goal Setting and Role Management” on Oct. 26, “Critical and Creative Thinking” on Nov. 2, “Active Listening, ...

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Midterm study tips

  Midterms can make or break a class for some students. Therefore it’s an important time during the semester. How does one student for their midterms? How does one not cave under the immense pressure of midterms? Here are some study tips that could possibly help win the battle with midterm: Tip #1: Read. Yes, what may seem trivial, boring ...

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Wild Adventures’ VSU night cancelled

VSU and Wild Adventures will not be hosting the annual Homecoming VSU Night this semester according to Robin Vickery, director of student life. VSU Night has been a homecoming staple for several years, appearing in the VSU News homecoming calendar for the first time in 2012, though the event may go back further. According to Vickery, complications with Wild Adventures ...

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People Poll: Do you prefer an early or late class?

A lot of students have different opinions whether morning classes or late classes are better. A poll was taken of a few students to see what they prefer, early classes or late classes?   “I prefer late classes because I don’t like getting up early.” Jake Bartee, Sophomore, Nursing Major “I prefer early classes because football practice. We have meeting, ...

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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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