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Smokers take caution

Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin   Here’s a common misconception: Cigarette butts are biodegradable. Here’s the truth: They aren’t. The plastic present in cigarette butts takes years to fully break down. Smokers on our campus truly don’t realize that their action of tossing these butts out has such a negative impact on our beautiful environment. The myth of biodegradable butts has ...

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Election results released, runoff coming Monday

Written by Joe Adgie   William Jimerson walked away from the Student Union on Tuesday night the SGA president-elect, having scored a victory that political pundits would call a “landslide.” Jimerson won with 868 votes out of the 1,262 – or 68.8 percent – of all votes cast. The crowd cheered as results were announced. “I am just overwhelmed, and ...

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Students to unwind with ‘Soul Sessions’ in Union

Written by Erin Ellis   Every student needs some type of release, especially as the semester winds down. Students will have an opportunity to unwind before the end of the semester with Soul Sessions from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Student Union Ballrooms. Soul Sessions will offer VSU students a chance to listen to music, converse with others and ...

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Counseling center gives tips for handling test anxiety

Written by John Preer   With less than two weeks left and the race of the semester slowly winding down, students are expected to run one more gauntlet. Finals can be stressful for many students, and nerves can prove to be their downfall during exams The Counseling Center held a seminar at 4 p.m. on Wednesday to attempt to fight ...

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Dinner to bring diversity to VSU

Written by Sarah Turner   Students tired of the same humdrum food can now dine in diversity. VSU’s Society for International Students will host its 37th Annual International Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Student Union Ballrooms. The event, created to show off diverse cultures, will feature dishes from The Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Over 300 guests ...

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PopAddict: Osbourne clears up divorce, alcohol rumors

Written by Anthony Pope   Hello world—Anthony here bringing you all the latest and greatest news from the entertainment world to get you through the week.   Every week when I sit down to write this column, there are certain celebrities that I try to avoid talking about , Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes just ...

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No winners announced in SGA election

Written by Joe Adgie The SGA Elections Board declined to name a winner for any of last week’s elections, stating issues that needed to be reviewed by the judicial and elections boards. Winners in the races for SGA executive board positions were slated to be announced at Monday’s SGA meeting, but instead it was announced that election results must be held until ...

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Blazers catching fire just at the right time

Written by D.J. Davis   No. 4 Valdosta State softball hosts two doubleheaders this weekend against Gulf South Conference teams, West Alabama and Alabama-Huntsville. UWA is 23-14 (10-12 GSC) travels to Steel’s Diamond at Blazer’s Park on Saturday before VSU hosts Alabama-Huntsville, 26-11 (17-4 GSC), in its annual Pack the Park doubleheader. Before before splitting doubleheaders with each team in ...

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Annual Ringslinger Classic is back this weekend

Written by Eric Jackson   It’s that time of the year again. A few hundred people will gather this weekend for the 14th annual Ringslinger Classic. The 64-team horseshoe tournament garners anticipation every spring attracting alumni, out-of-towners, even faculty. Dave Barry, senior mass media major, has attended the tournament annually since his freshman year and has the pleasure of hosting ...

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VSU baseball try to tame Lions this weekend

Written by Neil Frawley   VSU baseball team will take its efforts to Florence, Ala., this weekend for a three-game series against conference rival North Alabama. After winning 11 of the past 13 games, fresh off a sweep against Christian Brothers, the Blazers are riding quite a hot streak. “I don’t think it’s been any one thing,” head coach Greg ...

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