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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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” ...Read More »
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: ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »