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Student Spotlight: Rosser sings from dynamic background

Junior music major Makinsey Rosser, one of the five opening acts for Waka Flocka Flame on Feb. 9, does more than just sing R&B covers. Rosser grew up in and was exposed to church and gospel music at an early age. “I loved the harmonies and the spirit,” Rosser said. “I sang at church more often the older I got. ...

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SGA reviews new parking plan, energizer booths

On Monday, Feb. 12, SGA started its weekly meeting off with a review of the Tiered Parking Model Proposal for the upcoming year. VSU Parking and Transportation Director Jill Ferrell and Auxiliary Services Director Shannon McGee explained the proposal to the gallery. Over the past few months, SGA, as a whole, worked with auxiliary services on editing the proposal to ...

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NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha host annual MLK Day march

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NAACP and the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted their annual march. Starting at 11 a.m., the march began at the University Center lasting for about 45 minutes to an hour and a half. At its end, the march was immediately followed by a candle light vigil. The ...

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Dating in college: positive or negative impact on academic career?

College can be one of the most exciting times of your life. You make new experiences, learn more about yourself and maybe even find that special someone. Although college can be fun, you also have to focus on your studies and make sure in the end you graduate. VSU students have definitely proved you can have it all and still ...

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Students say homecoming court is based on popularity

Each year, current students and alumni look forward to homecoming week. The fun filled experience, happening between Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, includes events such as Casino Night, Masquerade Mystery Mission, Glow in the Dark Pep Rally and of course, the homecoming football game. Aside from the events, some of our fellow Blazers have taken on the task of running ...

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Dean Lowe embraces student development

A little over two months ago, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Daryl Lowe came to VSU. Lowe lives his life following his passion: student development. Originally from Detroit, Lowe was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He enjoys reading, exercise, and loves to “kill it” at karaoke. Lowe’s love for student development led him to become Assistant Dean of Students ...

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Review: Twitter character limit change

Twitter is trying out a new character limit that has been the topic of discussion since late September. With only certain Twitter users able to use more characters, it has received mixed reviews. Junior Nique Jones feels the new update is a bit excessive. “For me, Twitter is supposed to be short, sweet and to the point,” Jones said. “I ...

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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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SGA discusses homecoming, allocation funds

At Monday’s SGA meeting,  Vice President Aisha Johnson spoke about the Homecoming plans for this year. As the voice for the students, SGA wants to make sure homecoming week will be one to remember. “Homecoming will be Oct. 30 through Nov. 5,” Johnson said. “We want to go big this year. Last year when Big Nick’s catered, we also had floats and a really great time.” Mapp also announced the theme of ...

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Student view of the Student Union

Students have had enough with the long lines, overpriced foods and lack of dining options in the Student Union. With the changes dining has made over the course of a year, students are still adjusting to the changes we never asked for. As a junior mass media major, I’ve  seen some of VSU’s student favorites come and go. I remember ...

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