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‘One Voice, One Message’ draws attention to new polling location

A new polling location at the University Center makes it easier than ever before for student’s voices to be heard, but a recent meeting hosted by the Caribbean Student Association revealed that many students are unaware of the new polling place’s existence. The CaribSA held “One Voice, One Message,” an informational session for voters, on Sept. 6 in the Student ...

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City of Valdosta ready to skate ‘n play

The long-awaited Skate and Play Family Fun Center is finally here. Its grand opening was on Sept. 5 and many local residents are excited about the new addition. The initial family fun center, Jungle Jym, was bought by the owners of Skate and Play, Janki and Neil Patel, in January. Construction began around April and ended on Sept. 1. Shannon ...

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People Poll: WHat are your thoughts about parking at VSU?

Payton Pritchard, freshman mass media major “I think there should be more on campus (parking)  options,” She said. “Sometimes even trying to get to your dorm, you have to make your own parking spot because there are no more options.”       Ciara Gilbert, sophomore mass media major “(The parking is) terrible! It’s never enough space. Students park in ...

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Is VSU branding project for spirit or recruitment?

School spirit is a lot of things. It’s showing up to football games in all your red and black gear. It’s promoting any VSU events. It’s even wearing a VSU t-shirt to class. But is it putting up VSU logos in different places around the school? “Environmental branding” is anything on the physical campus to help brand the campus and ...

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Pop Addict: Nicki Minaj, It Chapter Two, Ariana Grande

Hello to all the pop addicts out there at Valdosta State! This has been a slow week for pop culture, but let’s see what tea we can get into this week! Undoubtedly the biggest story in recent news: Nicki Minaj announced her retirement via Twitter. This came as a shock to many people, especially her fans, as it was a ...

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“It Chapter Two” – cutting edge horror or simply controversial?

For a movie whose opening scene includes the brutalization of a young gay couple, you’d think that the writers just wanted to catch your attention quickly with shock value writing. In the case of It Chapter Two, you would be sorely mistaken. One of the first lines you hear in the movie is, “you got a problem [explicit]?” A young ...

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Georgia’s 50 safest cities: Valdosta not in the lineup

Have you ever wondered how Valdosta fares when it comes to safety? How safe is Valdosta? According to a recent study by Safe Wise, Valdosta did not make the top 50 safest cities in Georgia, coming in at 71 out of 133 cities ranked. Senoia, Georgia, is located about an hour southwest of Atlanta, and scored first on the Safe ...

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Blazers face Golden Rams in home opener Sept. 17

The Women’s Volleyball team opens the 2019 home slate against Albany State today at 6 p.m. at The Complex. Albany State has a record of 2-4 and has dropped their past four matches at a tournament hosted by Augusta University. Over the weekend, the Blazers competed in the Nova Southeastern Shark II Invitational, bagging three wins to make their record ...

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Don’t be another statistic: CRASE prepares students for the worst

Jennett Hall 1111 is a large lecture hall with two sets of double doors that open out, each accompanied by a glass case housing a fire extinguisher. Details which the hall’s occupants would soon come to soberly learn. Of the 720 seats in the hall on September 12, five were filled. The time was 4:54, and there was the vague ...

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Georgia ranked third strictest state in DUI laws

It’s no secret that college students enjoy a good party every now and then. The drinks come out and sometimes things get out of hand. It’s also no secret that many college students believe themselves to be invincible, and convince themselves that they are okay to drive after “just a few too many.” Although, Georgia residents may want to think twice ...

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ELI Conversation Partners Program offers cultural opportunities

The English Language Institute is one of VSU’s numerous academic programs. Formed in 2001 with the goal of giving students the experience of different cultures while also improving their English language skills. ELI’s Conversation Partner Program allows students to improve not only their English language skills, but also their academic and professional expertise. Students are provided with knowledge about other ...

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Three takeaways from Blazers versus Panthers

There was Albany State. Then, there was Ohio Dominican. Both couldn’t stand a chance versus the Blazers. Ohio Dominican just happened to be the latest victim, losing 48-21 at the hands of the Blazers firework show. The Blazers amassed 587 toal yards through the air and 260 yards on the ground. Passing was the sentence, running was the exclamation point. ...

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Dangerous: Blazer’s ground game, home victory against Panthers

Beware. Actually, witness. The No. 1 VSU Blazers (2-0) have steamrolled through their competition for a school-record 17 consecutive wins, last losing to West Alabama on Nov. 4, 2017. The Ohio Dominican Panthers (1-1) were the victims on Saturday night, losing 48-14 to the reigning defending champion Blazers in their home opener. The company which powers Bazemore-Hyder Stadium must’ve took ...

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Remember the Legend: Tupac Shakur

On this day 23 years ago, the hip-hop world lost one of their most iconic figures in Tupac Shakur. Tupac was shot on September 7, 1996 as he was going to watch a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand Hotel when someone drove by and shot him four times. He was taken to a hospital where he was in ...

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Playing Chess or Playing Dirty? The Jay-Z Drama in Full

There’s reasonable doubt as to whether Jay-Z is either a sellout or a strategic businessman. There is no middle ground, at least according to social media, Fox and MSNBC. Lately, rapper Jay-Z has been receiving backlash from the public regarding his decision to team up with the NFL, whom he has been vocally against. The deal that Jay-Z made with ...

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