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2013-11-14

Lady Blazers close out regular season this weekend, preheating for playoffs

Neil Frawley A pair of volleyball matches this weekend is VSU’s last of the regular season and the final chance to catch the Lady Blazers in action on their home floor. Coming off a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to No. 14 West Florida on Tuesday night, VSU must regain focus in its final weekend. The first match will be against Lee ...

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Freshman forward thrives in her first-year at VSU

Written by: Julia Armistead / Photo by: David Lacy   Being a student athlete requires excessive determination, dedication and capability. Nicole Polk has proven to be a prime example of a successful student athlete, and she’s only a freshman. Polk has already established herself as a leading player for the VSU women’s soccer team. From the small town of Leesburg, ...

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Blazer basketball back on the hardwood Saturday

Written by: Shane Thomas / Photo contributed by: Dowling Payne   Following a 97-58 win over Trinity Baptist in Monday’s opener, the VSU men’s basketball team will host Florida Memorial on Saturday in the first of two weekend games. In the opener, the Blazers made 13 of 27 beyond the arc, attempted 37 free throws and out-rebounded the Eagles 43-36. ...

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SGA debates student fee increase

Written by Joe Adgie   For the students of VSU, mandatory fees could increase for the first time in five years. The fee increase proposals were discussed at a packed SGA meeting in the University Center, a meeting that was attended by students, administrators, and faculty alike. The SGA is required to vote on these proposals before the administration of ...

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Fall break making a comeback

Written by Joe Adgie   The students of VSU want fall break back. The senators of the SGA determined that in the week leading up to Monday night’s meeting, and received over 3,000 responses from students. “The majority for fall semester came out to a two-day fall break, a full week of thanksgiving, and a full week of finals,” said ...

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Graduates share gradaution

Written by Brian Hickey   This Fall VSU administration made the decision to combine graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies. This means that students earning Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates and Education Specialist’s will now walk across the same stage at the same time. Summer ceremonies are also discontinued. Another change is that only Doctoral degree candidates will be hooded during commencement and ...

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VSU holds first Royal Scholarship Pageant

Written by: Brian Hickey The first ever Royal Scholarship Pageant dazzled the crowd on Tuesday. Brought to you by the Kappa Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, students watched as four women competed for the chance at a scholarship provided by the fraternity with help from their sponsors. Finalist One : LaTessa Rivers, junior, sociology major. Finalist Two: Carla Paige, ...

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Tallahassee residents now receive in-state tuition

Written by Hillary Straba   Florida students may be getting their degree at a Georgia price thanks to a new tuition waiver at VSU. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved a new Florida tuition waiver that grants in-state tuition for VSU students who live in counties on the Florida/Georgia border. “Our ability to offer ...

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Opting out of Obamacare

Are you young, invincible and feel like you do not need health care? Do you dread money coming out of your paycheck for doctor’s visits that you will not make this year? Do you oppose government intervening in your everyday life on matters they cannot necessarily control? If you answered yes to all these questions, so did I, but are ...

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