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Blazer Pantry: Campus Service Program Newly Named “Drop-n-Shop” Provides for Blazers in Need

Food insecurity and funding for professional interview clothing are factors affecting more than 40 percent of all college students nationwide. At VSU, over 20 percent of the student body can relate to one or both of these factors. These statistics, along with others, motivated the VSU Department of Student Leadership & Volunteer Services to involve student volunteers to assist in ...

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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 increase public awareness and promote ...

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Remembering our staff

As incoming freshman start classes this semester, our hearts can’t forget those who are no longer with us for this new year of learning. Students and faculty alike mourn these bright individuals who did their best to make VSU’s campus just a tiny bit better. Amelia “Laney” Dowdy, 26, was born Feb. 10, 1992. She was a psychology major at ...

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From Twitter Fingers Back to Trigger Fingers, Net Neutrality Is Shot Down.

Free and open internet was laid to rest on June 11; the death certificate was signed by its killer, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai.  Instead of content on the internet being controlled by the FCC, the Federal Trade Commission will be taking the reins.   This move has sparked considerable controversy in the political arena with Republicans and Democrats split down the ...

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ASL Club educates students with Deaf Deaf World

Until you have walked in someone else’s shoes, you will never understand what they are experiencing, but on Thursday, April 5 at VSU, students had the opportunity to experience firsthand what life is like as a deaf person. The event, titled Deaf Deaf World, was held by VSU’s American Sign Language Club. The ASL Club’s mission for Deaf Deaf World ...

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Ways students can earn extra cash this summer

Summer is finally here, and VSU students are ready for a break. Whether it’s soaking up the sun on a beach in our neighboring state of Florida, escaping to a cooler climate by heading up north or just catching up on long needed beauty sleep, many are happy to kick up their feet for 10 weeks. Thinking about an upcoming ...

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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 to consider when choosing a ...

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People Poll: Android vs. iPhone

“I like iPhone better because it has better camera quality than Android,” Carrington Jones, a freshman mass media major, said. “Nothing wrong with Android, but I like iPhone better because they have facetime calling,” Jalen Dillard, a sophomore international business major, said. “I like iPhone better because the quality is overall better than Android. The emoji’s are even better,” Hannah ...

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A slate of musicians to bring mayhem to VSU

On Friday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., VSU will host the Mayhem Music Festival. This event is open to the public, free for all and will take place on VSU’s front lawn. According to John Wright, associate director of Student Life, and Robin Vickery, director of Student Life, there will be five total music performances from DJ ...

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Saying goodbye: Darla Dunning

I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but I never would have imagined where this journey would take me. I have lived in Valdosta for 22 years of my life and I was ready to leave the city once I graduated from Lowndes High School. However, I changed my mind once I stepped foot onto Valdosta State University’s ...

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