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RSO support to be increased

Looking for more funding for your on-campus organization? Student Life is here to help.

In the next couple of weeks, Student Life will introduce a new RSO incentive program where students can help earn benefits for organizations they’re involved with by performing tasks set by certain guidelines.

The program’s incentives are measured through a series of levels. Through the first two levels, organizations can obtain additional, unrestricted funding, which its representatives can use for causes such as programming, promotional materials, or start-up funds for fundraising.

The highest honor an organization can reach is the “Gold Level.” In doing so, organizations will be automatically nominated for “RSO of the Year,” as well as gain immediate, exclusive perks, such as priority reservations … Read More…

September 15, 2014 | Permalink

Breaking stigmas with tie-dye

Active Minds’ most recent attempt to educate students about the importance of mental health and well-being involved white T-shirts and lots of colorful paint.

About 500 students participated in the “All Tied Up” event, which was in the President’s Courtyard Sept. 8 and 9.

To promote the group, talk to students about healthy ways to adjust to college and break stigmas associated with mental illness, Active Minds provided free T-shirts for students to tie-dye.

Vanguard photo | Pakeitha Oldham

Student Amy Smith tie-dyed a T-shirt last week as part of “All Tied Up,” an event put on by Active Minds. Active
Minds is a student organization dedicated to ensuring students stay mentally healthy and are not afraid to seek

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September 15, 2014 | Permalink

Strong defense shuts out tough competition

Head Coach Cale Wassermann’s strategy of playing great defense paid off again for the Cardinals. SVSU began Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play this past weekend at home against Northwood University.

The fourth-ranked Cards fought through the cold and rain to earn a 0-0 draw against the Timberwolves.

For the third straight match, the defense was the storyline of the game. Northwood was shut down for most of the game, being held to three shots on net, two of which came after the first 90 minutes.

The Timberwolves’ defense was equally strong, not allowing the Cardinals to have a shot on net after the first half, and holding them to four total.

Things began to get rough in the … Read More…

September 15, 2014 | Permalink

Acoustic series strums up special guests for first show

While singing in front of the bathroom mirror is one thing, singing in front of a watchful audience is another. But for those present at the first Coffee House, that’s exactly what they were able to experience.

Special guest, singer and songwriter Rachael Brown, announced each performer. While she has been to Michigan a couple of times, she added that she had never done a show around Saginaw before, making this a unique experience.

“It’s awesome. It’s so cool. I’ve never seen such a well-attended open mic on campus before, and I’ve been doing this for three years,” Brown said.

Courtesy Photo | Tony Cianciolo

Members of Encore perform with Coffee House emcee Rene Gonzales at last Monday’s kickoff event

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September 15, 2014 | Permalink

Cards Party 2014

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September 17, 2014 | Permalink