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ABC ‘fosters’ VSU alumnus

Written by: Cole Edwards Myles Grier used to watch TV, and now he is on it. Myles Grier, a 2011 VSU graduate, got his big break with a recurring role on ABC Family’s “The Fosters.” After a standard audition, producers booked Grier for one episode, which eventually led to his recurring character named Garner. “The Fosters” is a new show ...

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Lady Gaga fluctuates her musical energy

Written by: Isaiah Smart The Madonna of the new generation has resurfaced and brought her “Little Monsters” a gift in the form of “Artpop.” After a brief absence, Lady Gaga returned with a new album that combines a wide array of sounds. The intro track, “Aura,” is a high-energy track that resembles typical pop mixed with techno features. During track ...

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CORE travels west for Thanksgiving

Written by: Abbie Baggerly An opportunity to travel out West could be the best early Christmas present you could ask for. Students interested in going to the Grand Canyon with CORE have until Friday to get registered. The trip will be during Thanksgiving break from Nov. 22-Nov. 30. The once-in-a-lifetime trip will cost $375 for students and $425 for faculty ...

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Hypnosis meets humor

Written by: Cole Edwards   Students became the great and impossible last Monday – or so they thought. The Campus Activities Board hosted the Comedy Hypnotist Show on Monday evening in the University Center theater. The show was led by hypnotist Erick Kand who has been in practice for 12 years. Kand has hypnotized over 15,000 people over the course ...

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Miley still shocking over seas

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you all the pop culture events that had us buzzing this past week. The 20th annual MTV Europe Music Awards kicked off in Amsterdam over the weekend. The EMAs are just like the VMAs here in the States expect with more lights, drugs and European celebrities. Stars such as Katy Perry, Eminem, ...

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VSU banks on economics minor

Written by: Brian Hickey   While the economy may be a major problem in America, it is a minor achievement at VSU. Made available as of fall 2013, business as well as non-business majors may choose a minor in economics. To receive the minor, students must take 15 credit hours of economics courses. The required courses include Principles of Microeconomics ...

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Blazers look to be reborn with NCAA tournament berth

Written by: Alex Tostado VSU women’s soccer was given a second chance on Monday night. Although VSU lost in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament last Thursday, the team was granted a No. 4 seed in the South Region of the D-II NCAA Tournament. Friday night the Blazers will matchup against the No. 5 seed, Florida Tech. ...

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Column: Injury bug ruins repeat chances

Written by: Eric Jackson These days it’s tough being a Blazer football fan. It’s even tougher to be a Blazer quarterback. Cayden Cochran again had a perplexed look on his face after Saturday’s loss – the same defeated expression he’s worn the last five weeks. He stood there on his ginger right ankle solemnly holding himself upright with the help ...

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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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