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Editorial: Mental health needs more spotlight at VSU

Mental health does not get enough light shined on it. Social media influencers post a picture of themselves in a face mask and call it “self-care” and advise people to take time for that “self-care.” People who suffer from depression and anxiety know that a face mask and candles are not what is going to make them feel like themselves ...

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People poll: What hot spots/stores need to come to Valdosta?

“I think we need a technology hub that students and young adults in the area can go to. It needs fast Wi-fi and multiple charging ports. Like the game area in the Student Union, but more accessible to Valdosta and open to the public. Having a centralized place would be beneficial to everyone in the community.” “I would like to ...

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Column: Is technology ruining sports?

Baseball in and of itself is relatively simple to play and watch. The complexity comes in when players toe the line of cheating with no questions asked. It becomes one of those things where when you see enough people do it, you pick it up without questioning it. Some of these rules include not bunting to break up a no-hitter, ...

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Black History Month playlist: 10 essential songs

Throughout history, musicians have used their art as a form of communicating messages. For minorities, not only can music relay a message, but it can be a form of protest, a call to action, a celebration of cultures and more. Black artists have used their voices to create an everlasting impact in the music industry through genres such as country, ...

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Don’t waste your money: Majors to avoid next semester

Everyone’s path to success in life will be different. While you need a college degree to get your foot in the door for most jobs worth a lick, that doesn’t mean you should go for just any major, either. After all, you’re in college to make money for your future. Why would you spend thousands of dollars going to college ...

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People poll: What was your sweetest Valentine’s Day ever?

“A guy got me a giant card that was just really heartfelt, and I got some flowers.” “When I was back in high school, either my junior or senior year, my friend and I had gotten together about a month beforehand. We spent a really wonderful Valentine’s day together. We had dinner, a movie, and we had a nice walk ...

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VSU men’s tennis continues to ace the competition

The VSU men’s tennis is looking to stay on top. As the tennis season starts, the Blazers expect to keep their conference dominance. They won three conference championships in the past four years and are ranked no. 19 in the country in the preseason. Leadership last year was under All-Americans Jordi Mas and Xavier Pinedas. This year, it falls on ...

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Dear black people: Stop begging for a seat at the table

A couple of weeks ago, social media went into an uproar because the Academy Award nominations seemed to include only white people. That is nothing new: a few years ago, #ocarssowhite was trending on Twitter for similar reasons. The end goal of the hashtag was to make the Academy more inclusive, which they were. That lasted about one award season. ...

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Lady Blazers softball looks to continue winning ways

The Valdosta State Women’s Softball team are gearing up for another swing at bringing a championship back to Titletown. The Lady Blazers are looking forward for this upcoming season and they believe that this is their year to win. VSU lost in the South Regional last season against West Florida 4-3. The team hasn’t forgotten the pain they felt last ...

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Blazer baseball looking to build off of last season

The Valdosta State Blazers made it to the NCAA South Region II tournament last season. This season, they look to keep the momentum going in the right direction. While the Blazers lost a bunch of talent at the plate, Head Coach Greg Guilliams is confident that players who had starting roles last year will step up to be the new ...

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