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SGA President working towards a number of Helpful Initiatives

Photo from Radford University Student Government Association’s facebook page

Radford University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has a number of helpful community building initiatives that it is working towards implementing to promote a closer and more productive student community. SGA and their President are working with the University and Radford City Administers to organize several safety walks. They also plan to contribute to President Hemphill’s community food drive. They also intend to improve sexual assault awareness on campus, promote diversity on campus, help students vote in the upcoming governor’s election, and make feminine hygiene products easily and more readily available across campus buildings. There are even plans to get involved with Radford’s various clubs, of which there are more than 270.

This is a great and encouraging use of the campus resources. While Radford is not a terribly big university, we still have a large number of students from a variety of backgrounds. Many of the students do not interact with each other or get very involved in campus life and while we cannot reasonably expect everyone to know each other and get along, SGA is making a great effort to get the residents of the university involved. SGA is also making the university a safer and more enjoyable place for everyone.

It is encouraging to see people get involved in their community this way. We often see a great deal of bad news and have to deal with the aftereffects of those sort of things happening. So it is nice to hear about how people are working towards improving one’s community. This will hopefully encourage more people to get involved and help promote a more enjoyable experience here at Radford University.

7 Reasons you should drop what you’re doing and join Student Media

1.) It’s a resume-builder

Many students, especially journalism ones, seem to assume that the portfolio they made in class is sufficient when it comes time to search for a job after college. This is not true in any sense. Hiring Managers look for someone who has shown initiative and has real experience, not someone whose only writing samples were birthed in Newswriting 101. Working for Student Media can give you these greatly needed samples.

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2.) You get real life experience.

The hierarchy of Student Media is set to mimic the hierarchy of a real newspaper. You’ll have an Editor-in-Chief and a few other Editors above you to bug if you have any questions. There are real-life scenarios reenacted on the daily too, like the one where some random person sets the dumpster on fire outside the student media building, forcing you to choose who to call … the Assistant Director for Student Media or the ghost busters?

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3.) Any and all majors are accepted.

Two of the best Editors-in-Chief I’ve ever met were a chemistry major and an education major. Everyone is welcome in Student Media. (Even Grad students!)

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4.) You have a guaranteed quiet place to work when the library is full.

Okay, so maybe it’s not guaranteed to be quiet at all hours, but it is an uncrowded space with a Mac lab and a printer.

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5.) You have nights you’ll never forget

If you haven’t been present while Highlander Rolls were accidently delivered to the Student Media office on your birthday, then you haven’t lived! The family atmosphere of Student Media fosters great relationships and a real sense of belonging.

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6.) You have opportunities to advance.

When you start a job, are you the type of person who is constantly looking for advancement opportunities? Well look no further— Student Media is the right place for you! Within your college career, you can easily start from the bottom as a writer and end up here as Editor-in-Chief.

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7.) You can write to tell the truth… Or just have fun

One thing that few people realize when they’re considering becoming involved with Student Media is the variety of jobs available. If you’re a good artist, we are always looking for artwork to showcase. If photography is more your shtick, we need photographers too. Each publication has its own writing style, too. Do you like writing short stories and/or poems? You belong with Exit 109, our literary magazine. Have you always wanted to write a listicle with the hope that it will go viral? Whim’s your oyster, my friend. Of course, for the Luke Danes of the world, seething articles about how dumb people can be are always accepted as well.

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Otakudon: 5 reasons you should try out RU’s anime club

Did you know RU has an anime club?

Not many people do. It’s not widely advertised. That’s a pretty sad thing, because the Otakudon (or the “anime fan dojo”) is actually a pretty awesome club, if you’re into anime, or even if you aren’t. Here are five reasons you should try it out that have nothing to do with anime.

1.) You can get tons of volunteer hours by getting involved with the anime club.

How can you get volunteer hours from an anime club, you ask? The anime club participates in a lot of cultural events, like the Fair of Nations and the International Banquet. They do qualify for volunteer credit, depending on what you’re doing. You can contact the Anime Club’s sponsor for information about individual events. Continue reading Otakudon: 5 reasons you should try out RU’s anime club

Five great things about Radford University

Some students complain about Radford University, but the truth of the matter is RU’s got good qualities too. Here are five reasons why you should love RU.

1.) The class sizes are small, especially for a public college.

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McConnell Library is one of the great resources available to students at Radford. Photo by Samantha Rorke.

Yes, we all know this. RU touts it on its Incoming Students page. But still, it’s worth remembering. Small class sizes are nice because you don’t have to compete with 800 other students in order to get one-on-one help from a professor. Continue reading Five great things about Radford University

Moving the American Marketing Association in a new direction

When the former president of the American Marketing Association resigned, the organization desperately needed someone to step up to the plate. That’s when RU junior Geena McDaniel decided this was a perfect opportunity for her to take control as the new president of the organization. Continue reading Moving the American Marketing Association in a new direction

The beginning of the end of “Community”

I want everyone to sit back, look around and remember where they are because we may be living in the last few months of one of the greatest cult shows of all time.

“Community” returned on Feb. 7 much to the joy of its small fan base, and the producers and show runners are making one last attempt to find an audience for their weirdtastic show. Continue reading The beginning of the end of “Community”

What is the CSAT STEM Club?

Photo Courtesy of Megan O'Dowd.

The CSAT STEM Club stands for the College of Science and Technology in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines. The club was established to bring together students from a variety of fields of study in the College of Science and Technology. It provides students with important information concerning internships, research opportunities, community service projects and study groups. CSAT STEM Club is an academic and social community.

This club has all the standard officer positions just like any other club on campus, but there is the added position of webmaster. The webmaster is in charge of maintaining and updating the club

Why rush?

Photo by Jenny Krashin.

Earlier this semester sororities and fraternities made themselves apparent at Radford University. Beginning with the frequent displaying of letters, group chanting and meetings and socials on and off campus, Greek Week has non-affiliated students wondering what the hustle and bustle is all about. This lifestyle in college may deem a mystery if gone unexplored.

Dating sites suck

Okay, so I know dating sites are the new thing and for some they work quite well, but whatever happened to the old fashion way of meeting people? You know the scenario where you notice someone and walk over to them and introduce yourself. Then they say hi, you say hi, and afterwards maybe you two go grab some dinner and/or some coffee or whatever and talk about yourselves. Hopefully in the future the two of you will be in a long term committed relationship, happy and carefree.

Unfortunately, nowadays we make ourselves so damn unsocial that we must rely on technology rather than good old fashion social skills in order to meet people. We are so fearful of one another it really seems quite hilarious, I have to laugh at how completely ridiculous we are that we fail at what should be a simple task. You know that if more individuals themselves just committed themselves to open-minded everyday interactions instead of keeping to ourselves all the time and being so busy with nonsense items like the Internet, we probably wouldn