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Editorial: Is Georgia’s runoff system really fair?

After Raphael Warnock won 49.4% of the election vote and Herschel Walker 48.5%, Georgia is headed to a runoff election. Georgia law requires a runoff election if a candidate does not receive at least 50% of the vote in general elections. Louisiana is the only other state that has this requirement. While this may seem like a fair law, ensuring ...

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Scorching hot shooting leads Blazers past Shorter

The Blazers just couldn’t seem to miss against Shorter. Led by senior guard Mohamed Fofana’s 26 points, five assists and three steals, the Blazers (4-2, 2-0 Gulf South Conference) blew past the Hawks (2-3, 1-1 GSC) 101-62. Head coach Mike Helfer noted Fofana’s growth as a player, saying how he’s blossomed in his final season. “Last year, I felt like ...

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Lady Blazers trounce Shorter for first win of season

After facing a pair of top 25 teams to open up the season, the VSU women’s basketball team had a less daunting matchup with Shorter coming to town. After falling behind 23-16 in the first quarter, the Lady Blazers (1-2, 1-1 Gulf South Conference) outscored the Lady Hawks (0-4, 0-2 GSC) 55-21 en route to an 81-44 win. Head coach ...

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A look at the challenges athletes face on the road

Athletes are confronted with challenges and adversities that make their daily routines difficult for road contests. Sleep plays a huge role in athletes’ daily routines. Athletes are not sleeping in their beds, which has its own set of problems, along with time changes that affect the sleep cycle and sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm. Messing with these athletes’ sleep cycles ...

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Double Dip: Blazers look to end season with second win over Shorter

In college football, it is rare for two teams to face each other twice in a season, let alone twice in the regular season. When the Blazers (4-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference) take on the Shorter Hawks (3-7, 1-6 GSC) on Saturday, however, there will be an extra level of familiarity. The game, which is part of the GSC Playoff ...

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Editorial: Casey Anthony docuseries shines unnecessary light on controversial case

On Nov. 8, Peacock announced the upcoming release of “Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies,” a three-part docuseries that premieres on Nov. 29. The docuseries focuses entirely on Casey Anthony as she breaks her silence for the first time in 11 years. She was infamously acquitted for murder and manslaughter charges of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, who went missing in ...

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Blazers’ upset bid of West Florida falls short in overtime

The Blazers (4-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference) pushed the game into overtime when the Blazers intercepted No. 8 West Florida Argos (8-1, 6-1 GSC) in the red zone. However, the Argos still prevailed on a two-point conversion to win 32-31. Head coach Tremaine Jackson sees the loss as a tough pill to swallow. “It’s tough for me because I go ...

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Blazers aim high for 2022-23 season

The VSU men’s basketball team is making their final preparations as the season draws near. The Blazers will tip off their season in the Division II Tip Off Classic in Lakeland, Florida, against Lincoln Memorial on Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. and then Hillsdale College on Nov. 6 at 3:30 p.m. The Blazers come into the new season after going ...

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Photos: Inside Blazer Madness

The VSU men’s and women’s basketball teams showcased their talents ahead of their upcoming seasons in Blazer Madness on Oct. 27 in The Complex. The event, which was open to the public, was kicked off by remarks from head coaches Mike Helfer and Deandra Schirmer. Players from both teams were also introduced and spoke during the event.   The men’s ...

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