07 November

Premature Babies Awareness Month

One out of eight babies is born prematurely, and many experience long term damage because of it, including learning disabilities and serious health challenges. Even the best care can’t always save preemies from these lasting effects. Premature birth is also the leading cause of newborn death in the US. Like any other major disease, change […]

17 October

Cemeteries: Scary or Respected?

The time of Halloween is upon us, and that means it is time for spooky things such as witches, ghosts, and cemeteries. However, the question arises of why a place meant to honor the deceased have become somewhere “creepy”. This misconception came rather recently. Despite what we learn when we are younger, cemeteries usually aren’t […]

17 October

The Problem with Women’s Halloween Costumes

For horror fanatics such as myself, Halloween is the best time of the year. It is a time of tricks, treats, and costumes. However, for women, costumes seem to have one constant – being “sexy”. Let it be known that this is by no means an article on “slut-shaming”, but simply on why people expect […]

26 September

Shameless Shocker

The hit series Shameless hasn’t even hit its ninth season, but star Emmy Rossum (Fiona Gallagher) has already stepped into the show’s future – a future without her in it. Rossum, who has played one of the main characters since 2011, wrote a goodbye letter for her Facebook viewers on Aug. 30. “The opportunity to […]

29 August

VSU Implements Mental Minutes

VSU has announced a student service program this semester called Mental Minutes. The VSU Counseling Center offers the Mental Minutes student service to faculty. Mental Minutes is a 10 minute presentation available upon faculty request during class time. According to VSU’s website, a member of the VSU Counseling Center staff will provide a brief presentation […]

22 August

Be Cautious Contact Wearers

Nearly 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, and it’s no wonder why. They allow you to see without the added distraction of wearing glasses and are ideal for athletes. However, contact lenses require upkeep and attention on a daily basis. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to […]

01 May

Choosing the right major

Choosing your major in college is a critical decision. However, it takes some students quite a long time to decide what they want to do with their life. In fact, according to a recent Penn State study, 20-50% of students come into college undecided, and 75% change majors while in college. There are several things […]

24 April

VSU accommodates students with disabilities

Every student, with or without disabilities, should have the opportunity to succeed in life. The Access Office at VSU is dedicated to making those with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else on campus. The purpose of the Access Office is to create an accessible, inclusive and sustainable learning environment, where disability is recognized […]

17 April

Drink responsibly for Alcohol Awareness Month

  Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness month was created in 1987. It was created in order to reduce the disgrace associated with alcoholism. It does this by encouraging people to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism […]