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Armed robbery suspects still at large

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer As of Wednesday evening, the Valdosta Police Department has released no new information concerning the armed robbery that occurred last Saturday night at approximately 9:40 p.m. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, a nineteen-year-old female student was robbed at the corner of East Jane Street and Williams Street in front of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, a ...

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“Scream Queens”; A bloody, campy laugh fest

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Things are about to get bloody and bitchy. FOX premiered its highly anticipated new series “Scream Queens” this past Tuesday and the two-hour premiere left viewers gagging. Literally. “Scream Queens” follows blonde terminator Chanel (Emma Roberts), who gives Regina George a run for her money in the mean girl department. Chanel is president of Kappa ...

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VSU looks to dog it out: Blazers return home after a winning streak on the road

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer After coming off a dominant 31-3 victory against the Winston-Salem University football team, the Valdosta State Blazers are set to face off against the Cumberland University Bulldogs this Saturday. The Blazers are coming in at a perfect record of 2-0 while the Bulldogs stand at a record of 1-2. Defense has been a key ...

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VSU’s got talent: Introducing Jamila Chambers, ElementX’s new director

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is an institution known for its extraordinary students and their even more extraordinary talents. VSU is also home to some very notable alumni—Kip Moore, Nancy Grace, Pauley Perrette from CSI, and former NFL player, Jessie Tuggle, to name a few. With all of the amazing athletes, performers, and scholars that have attended ...

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Ignite out, VS(YOU) arises from ashes

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Valdosta State is blazing the trail with its new marketing campaign. Beginning earlier this semester, Valdosta State rolled out a new marketing campaign titled “VSYOU”. The basis of the marketing campaign started back in 2013. Former President William McKinney’s term gave funding for an identity study. “The point of [the study] was to see really ...

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Editorial: VSU works to accommodate students of all gender orientations

Celebrity advocates Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox are shining light on an invisible population of transgender people, and now so is VSU? The additions of gender neutral bathrooms throughout the campus show a sign of progression for the university. Since 2011, VSU has offered a program called “Safe Space” that provides a more appreciative and nurturing environment for LGBT people ...

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VSU can’t prevent sexual assault without the students

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer From Valdosta State’s most recent statistics, in 2013, students reported six attempted sexual assaults; one reported assault, and seven rapes. The rape reports have decreased by half since 2011, but attempted sexual assaults are up; there were none in 2011. The question often arises if universities are doing enough to protect college students from ...

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My nipples aren’t for you

Written by LaShawn Oglesby, College Life Editor So, you know that being sexually attracted to feet or chubby and larger people are fetishes. Well, guess what? If you like boobs, join the club, because being sexually attracted to breasts is also a fetish. Breast fetishism (also known as mastofact, breast partialism, or mazophilia) is different from the first two fetishes ...

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Chief of police adresses campus safety

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer The amount of safety a college provides affects the decisions made by students who are looking to go there.  Parents want their children in a safe environment, and students want a comfortable place to learn.  With campus safety being a factor in enrollment, it is essential that VSU ensures a secure university. The morning ...

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