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2014-10-09

Volleyball gears up for big GSC tests this weekend

By: Neil Frawley The vacation is over. The test begins. VSU volleyball team will have a week off by the time it plays Shorter, the best team in the Gulf South Conference. Looking closer into the future, the Blazers look to extinguish Lee University Flames at a home game on Friday. “It’s a big weekend for us. The next two ...

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VSU welcomes Columbus State Friday

By: Kristin Whitman The fourth home soccer game of the season against Columbus State University kicks off Friday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.   The battle between the Blazers and the Cougars will be the beginning of a seven game home stand for VSU.   CSU (8-0-1) is the second best team in the Peach Belt Conference and VSU (4-4-1) ...

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VSU, West Georgia battle for ‘Basket’

By: Chris Webb If VSU’s game against West Georgia feels, ominous, it does.   “Basically this is our first playoff game,” head coach David Dean said.   Valdosta State and West Georgia have been rivals for over 30 years and this Saturday, at 2 p.m., another chapter will be added to the storied rivalry.   Asking around at practice, players ...

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Professors personalize house calls to students

By:Kristin Whitman VSU Residence Life changed up the traditional meaning of a commonly known phrase with its “House Calls” program Sept. 29 and 30.   If you’re familiar with the term “house call,” you know it involves a doctor coming to check up on you if you’re sick. However, for this “House Calls” program, VSU Residence Life invited not doctors ...

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Conventional wallets may be obsolete

By: Marquez Slaughter Apple Inc. will release a feature for iPhone 6 carriers this month that will save pocket space and provide financial security. “Gone are the days of searching for your wallet,” Apple.com said on its website advertising the Apple Pay, a new feature that will allow iPhone 6 users to pay directly from their phones. This single feature ...

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Week of tobacco ban still leaves students seperated

By: Elan Waite With a week of enforcement behind it, the tobacco ban is in full effect at VSU. Campuses in Georgia have gone smoke free and the reaction to the new policy varies. On Oct. 1, VSU enforced the smoking ban put into place by University System of Georgia Board of Regents. According to the ban, all forms of ...

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Security force effective, VSU police chief says

Written By: Alex Tostado Since VSU has hired security guards last semester, there have not been many incidents for them to report. VSU brought on a team of security guards in the spring to alleviate the danger of recent crimes on campus. According to Scott Doner, director of the University Police Department, there are two security guards on duty during ...

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Board of Regents comes to VSU, long haitus over

Written By: Jordan Barela Valdosta State University is set to host the next meeting for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on Oct. 14-15. “It is a great honor to be selected to host our esteemed board, and I am truly looking forward to having them visit our beautiful campus and community,” VSU President William McKinney ...

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VSU student body shrinks

By: Kenzie Kesselring     The number of students enrolled at VSU has dropped for the fall 2014 semester, leading many to wonder how it will affect the university.   According to VSU’s Office of Institutional Research, in fall 2013 VSU had 11,885 students enrolled in classes and by spring 2014 that number fell to 11,265 students. The final number ...

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SGA outlines Homecoming events

By: Taymara Tait This week the SGA meeting focused on the events of Homecoming, the upcoming safety summit and the Kel Mitchell appearance. Homecoming week, which runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24 and continues throughout the weekend, was the focal point of the meeting.   Tyler Barker, SGA president, addressed the Homecoming plans in detail.   Oct. 20, the ...

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