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Blazers to play final home game

Written By: Chris Webb It’s not even November yet, but the Blazers last home game is already upon us.   This Saturday at 3 p.m., Valdosta State (4-2, 2-2) will be hosting Shorter University (3-3, 1-2).   “It really hasn’t hit me yet,” senior linebacker Justin Williams said.   Williams, who played high school football for Valdosta High School feels ...

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VSU homecoming starts off with a bang, not a fizzle

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Homecoming Week is in full swing, and the campus is ablaze with festivities as the VSU community engages in one of the biggest celebrations of the school year. “Homecoming is a highlight, one of the key highlights of a fall semester,” SGA President Tyler Barker said. “It’s simply a time to celebrate Blazer pride as a ...

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CCC discusses changes made to VSU’s homepage and more

Written By: Mayah Cantave On Oct. 16, 2014 the Creative Content Coordinatiors met together to discuss the most effective way to get information to students at VSU.   According to the VSU website, the CCC is a network of VSU faculty, staff, and graduate assistants responsible for creating content via web, e-newsletters, printed publications, social media, advertising and videos.   ...

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VSU enhancing safety

Written By: Lia Armistead Last semester, junior Lizzie Lohmar was using all the proper precautions to walk across Paterson Street, including crossing at the pedestrian cross walk, when she was suddenly struck by a pick-up truck turning left off of College Street. The accident was fatal, causing VSU students and faculty to raise concern about pedestrian safety around busy streets ...

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Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)   MINNEAPOLIS – Ashley Hall remembers clicking “yes” on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it’s because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000. For her first year of veterinary school at the University ...

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ZTA recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 Written by: Cole Edwards In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Eta Iota chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at VSU is sponsoring month-long activities to spread awareness and raise funds for a disease that claimed nearly 40,000 women’s lives in the past year alone. ZTA has turned the water pink in the fountain in front of West ...

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History of the pink ribbon

Written By:  Cole Edwards Nearly everyone is aware that October is unofficially designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, staged as an annual international health campaign. It’s organized by the major breast cancer charities to increase both funds for disease prevention and consciousness of the early detection signs. This grassroots event has grown so much that even pro football players now ...

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Yoga poses may improve quality of sleep for students

Written By: Hailey Nelson During midterms we can’t help but feel pressured and stressed out with all the tests and lists of things we have to do. Developing the habit of doing certain relaxation poses before bed can help with better sleep and establish a clear mindset. Yoga allows us to bring our attention to our bodies and come into a ...

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VSU Student experiments with mixed genres, gets signed to label

Written By: Cole Edwards Junior mass media major Taylor Ashworth is one half of $unday $ervice, an EDM duo who plan to release their first EP titled “The Beat Don’t Stop” in the coming month. The album is filled with trap and dubstep music. “Overall, I make EDM music, which naturally has a lot of subgenres and different elements,” Ashworth ...

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VSU rolling anti tobacco measures

Written By: Kristin Whitman If you must smoke, take your “butts” off VSU campus.   The tobacco ban has been fully enforced for a little over two weeks now, and the ban depends on the VSU community to let people know tobacco use is not at all allowed on campus.   The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents put ...

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