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Blazers rout Shorter 41-0

by: Eric Jackson Valdosta- No.1 Valdosta State (2-0) was tested early on but went on to shutout Shorter (0-3) 41-0 in its home opener Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium The Blazers opened up conference play with their newest rivals. “I thought our guys played really, really well,” head coach David Dean said. “They created a lot of turnovers in the ...

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Obama reveals new plan for students

Pro Written by: Isaiah Smart   College is always one of the bigger concerns for voters when it comes to presidential elections.   Loan rates remain a constant worry for voters age 18 to 25. President Barack Obama even went on a college tour to spread the word about a new plan to make college more affordable.   The administration is ...

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VSU ready for Tampa regional

by: Julia Armistead and Victoria Johnson Valdosta State Cross Country both men and women teams are prepared for their upcoming pre-regionals tournament, hosted by The University of Tampa on Friday. They will do their best to work together and figure out ways to oust their next opponents. Juliana Boehm, a senior from Kirschberg, Germany, believes the team has great potential ...

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Congressman’s message rebuked

by: Teresa Lawrence Congressman Austin Scott came to visit VSU on Monday and I was in the audience. He told the audience to be wary if the information that you absorb from the media because it may be a distortion of the truth. Congressman Scott informed us that it costs $10 billion per day to run the US government and ...

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Leave your guns off campus

Written by: Joe Adgie   Let’s not kid ourselves. We live in a very high-stress environment here at college. Between the pursuit of grades that serve as the official yardstick for whether or not we’re worth people’s time or not and the various obligations that all of us must serve to on top of that, it’s a lot to handle ...

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What is a terrorist?

Written by: David Lacy   The other day in my Islam class, I was asked an interesting question. What does it actually mean to be a terrorist?   The term is usually used when referring to a group of extremist Muslims from the Middle East who use violence to get their way politically or because they believe this is how ...

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Defense looks great in 41-0 win over Shorter

by Chris Kessler   Valdosta State bent but never broke on defense. The Blazers defense played about as perfect as possible, keeping Shorter off the score-board Friday night. “It was very important to come out successful and also get a goose-egg, and make a statement; we’re a defense that comes ready to play,” safety Lance Holder said, who had a ...

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In response to the incident at UA: Is VSU greek life segregated?

River Page freshman exercise physiology major “I would definitely like to see a lot more diversity in fraternities and sororities because right now they’re mostly traditional, black and white”   Candyce Peters junior pre-nursing major “I do feel like we’re segregated by tradition because I was so surprised when I saw a white girl in a black sorority”     ...

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E-cigs, innovative or recreating the past?

Pro Written by: David Lacy   Just when you thought cigarettes were soon to be a thing of the past, companies are now introducing the cigarette of the future. The electronic cigarette is a newly popular type of cigarette that may not only help change the way smokers quit but could also replace their nicotine patches. Here is the catch: ...

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America cannot let violence prevail

Written by: Khiry Clements   While many people were just starting off what they thought was going to be a normal day at work, a madman by the name of Aaron Alexis had other things in mind. A tragedy occurred in Washington, D.C. on Monday around noon when two gunmen opened fire at a navy yard, killing 13 people including the ...

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