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Guide: Top 5 Apps for College Students

There comes a point in every college student’s life when they feel utterly frustrated about everything around them. That frustration can stem from many things, but the main factor affecting students’ moods is their class assignments. Instead of feeling completely stressed about school assignments and not having time for anything else, students can check out these five apps that will ...

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Counseling Center offers a support group for mothers

Munchkins and Mothers is a support group available for mothers that need a little extra help and feel alone. Moms are great. Apart from raising their kids from the time they are born, most moms are their children’s hype woman. Many put their lives on hold to give their children all the love and care that they need without any ...

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ADHD can affect student’s ability to learn in class

Lazy, disruptive, challenging. These are only some descriptive words that people labeled children with ADHD. However, ADHD is more than just a hyperactive disorder. Before I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, I was labeled as those words along with being hyperactive. As I got older, I noticed that my symptoms presented as being bored or having focusing problems. ...

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ASC for a PAL at VSU’s Tutoring Center

If after spending a lot of time navigating through the confusing halls of Nevins you realize that you need even more time to figure out just what your professor was even talking about during class, the best place to turn to is the Academic Support Center. Located on the second floor of Odum Library, the Academic Support Center is an ...

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Guide: finding fun during a busy semester

VSU is back in session, and with the return of classes and students, it can get a little boring to just stay in a dorm room and scroll on social media. Lucky for students, Valdosta is full of fun places to go, both between and after classes. Whether it’s on campus or a quick drive away, students have plenty to ...

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Guide: Top 5 ways for College Freshman to Succeed

College is such a little word with so much meaning behind it. You can plan for months and even years ahead to be prepared for your first day, but in reality, you can’t really be prepared for college until you’re in it. Here are the top five tips for college freshmen that can lead to success: 1. Don’t Procrastinate It ...

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Spectator wins ten awards in college newspaper contest

The Spectator staff holds printed copies of their awards

The Spectator staff won ten awards, including one first place award, at this year’s Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The staff won five group awards while four individual staff members brought in five more. The Spectator competes against 19 other Georgia colleges in the contest, including UGA, Georgia State, Emory and SCAD. This year, the Spectator brought home ...

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VSU Displays Diversity with Parade of Flags

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity hosted the Parade of Flags on April 19. The event celebrated student culture and identity by displaying the range of cultures, genders, sexualities and beliefs of VSU students who participated. It began with a meal with various dishes from different countries, where everyone was invited to share ...

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The Haven holds their annual Clothesline Project

On April 13, The Haven displayed the Clothesline Project, an installation presented with the purpose of raising awareness for sexual assault survivors on college campuses. The event lasted until April 15, and survivors were invited to paint a shirt with a message on it about their experiences. Some of these shirts directly called out their rapists. Others were messages of ...

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Mental Health Awareness Presentation

Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. the Department of Social Work held a Mental Health Awareness Virtual Presentation on Zoom. The presentation was hosted by Master of Social Work students Alivia Thomas, Debra McCauley and Lashannon Turner. The presentation opened by discussing mental health and the stigma and effects surrounding it. Three special guests were present to speak about their careers ...

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