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Editorial: The good and the bad of VSU’s WiFi networks

The Internet has become a vital part of our daily lives, linking everyone together through the World Wide Web. It comes as no surprise that further advancements in technology have allowed us to be more connected than ever with wireless connections. However, while wireless networks are often seen as an easy way to access the Internet, they do have drawbacks. ...

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VSU tennis teams win two straight to open conference play

The VSU tennis teams got back on track with a pair of strong performances at home against Shorter on March 4 and Lee on March 5 to open GSC play. The men’s team (4-3, 2-0 GSC) beat Shorter 7-0 and beat Lee 5-2 to snap a three-game losing streak. The women’s team (3-5, 2-0 GSC) also beat Shorter 7-0 and ...

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VSU softball wins 3 of 4 to close out road trip

The No. 3 VSU softball team (13-4, 5-0 GSC) wrapped up a lengthy road trip with two series against Lee and Flagler, going 3-1 over four games. The two series came on the heels of a doubleheader against Georgia Southwestern on Feb. 23. The Lady Blazers split the series with the Lady Hurricanes. The Lady Blazers’ series against Lee was ...

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Opinion: VSU’s revised policies grants a step in the right direction

On Feb. 23, the University Policy Administration sent an email with an updated version on new or revised policies.  The policies include a revised non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that adds gender identity and expression being protected by the policy. It also replaces binary and non-inclusive language in the policy.  VSU’s non-discrimination policy protects students and faculty of differing disabilities, race, ...

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Opinion: Conference USA legal battle paints dark cloud over conference realignment

In the world of college athletics, it’s common to see schools move from conference to conference and division to division in an effort to find the perfect fit for them. Many factors are considered when a university decides to relocate to compete in a new conference, such as conference prestige, recruiting, traveling costs, annual revenue and more. Conference realignment is ...

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Mack finds new home with VSU men’s tennis

Men’s tennis sophomore sensation, Luca Mack, is a long way from his home in Emmendingen, Germany, yet VSU has become a second home to him. “I knew this was always a good place,” Mack said. “Tennis wise, [VSU is] always ranked and they always have a good program.” Mack, a two-sport athlete growing up, chose tennis over soccer due to ...

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Owens blossoms in second year with Blazers

In Jacolbey Owens’ second year playing basketball at VSU, he has blossomed into the Blazers leading scorer, but the 6’1 junior guard plays for much more than points. “I have three nieces back at home, and they really look up to me,” Owens said. “So every day when I go in and go out, I think of them.” They certainly ...

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Blazer basketball comes up short in home finale

The VSU men’s basketball team had to win their final home stand of the season to potentially make a push for the GSC tournament. Unfortunately for the Blazers (11-14, 7-11 GSC), they dropped both of their contests, falling to Lee 67-58 and losing a shocker to Shorter 74-70. The losses pushed an already season-long losing streak to five games. In ...

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Clotida clutches it! VSU baseball beats St. Leo 8-7

“I want a walk-off!” Raymond Fields bellowed to his dugout as he walked off the mound after recording final out of the top of the ninth inning for VSU in their home opener Wednesday night. Jisjar Clotida delivered on his pitcher’s demands in the bottom of the ninth with a rocket hit deep into the right field corner to send EJ ...

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