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2013-10-03

Organization promotes women’s equality

Written by: Alexis Waters From discussing women in ancient biblical times to supporting the college dreams of today’s middle school girls, the American Association of University Women has the equality of women covered. The AAUW is the oldest national organization for the advancement of women and hosts several events that support all women of the Valdosta community. The AAUW’s mission ...

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Step show to shake up competition

Written by: Isaiah Smart The P.E. Complex might shake a little this Saturday, as Greeks compete for a spot in the “Hall of Phame.” The Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will bring one of VSU’s biggest homecoming events back to the P.E. Complex for the 23rd annual homecoming step show. The event takes place every year ...

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Blazer football team ready for Homecoming

The top ranked Blazers (3-0) host new Gulf South Conference opponent, Florida Tech (1-3) Saturday. This will be the first ever match-up between the two programs. This is Florida Tech’s first season in the program’s history. The Panthers have gotten off to a rocky start in their inaugural season, losing their opening two GSC match-ups against West Alabama and Delta ...

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Impressive first half for Women’s Soccer

Written By: Alex Tostado With midterm tests upon the student body, women’s soccer has a test of their own on the road this weekend. The Blazers enter their road trip undefeated with a record of 5-0-3 (3-0-3) and ranked No. 21 in the nation and have eight games remaining in the regular season. VSU plays Newberry College (4-3) today and ...

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Lady Blazers off to best start in over a decade

Written By: Neil Frawley Just two losses separate the current VSU volleyball team from the best start of any Valdosta State volleyball squad dating back to 1995. The 1999 Lady Blazer squad which jumped out to an unimpeded 16-0 start, went on to finish the season with a final record of 28-6. The current Lady Blazer team, at 12-2, compares ...

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Intramural Flag Football in swing

Written by: Lia Armistead and Steven Quinn Imleagues is back in full swing this year. If you are interested in team sports in a well-organized, and managed athletic league then joining Imleagues of Valdosta State University is your route. Registration has closed for these sports, but people can still join teams through the free agency. “Go to Imleague.com sign up ...

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Fall enrollment down, organizations feel impact

by Hillary Straba   A report released by VSU says that this year’s fall enrollment is set at 11,820 students. This represents a 4.9 percent decrease from last year. The decrease is seen in both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in majors across the board. However, this decline in student enrollment has not negatively impacted the organizational leadership ...

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Blazers spend for new helmets

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State athletic department has gone a step further in its awareness of player safety by spending nearly $10,200 on at least 20 additional Riddell and Schutt football helmets to enhance player safety. According to a 2012 study by the CDC, athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. “Concussions, unfortunately, have ...

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Cut-backs put students at risk

Written by: Olivia McLean As a typical “broke college student” we often moan and groan when it’s that time of the year to pay my tuition and fees. Institutional fees, athletic fees, student activity fees—the list goes on. Yes, students know that these fees are necessary to maintain the university’s upkeep, but do we really know exactly what our money is ...

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