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Zika wave crashing into Georgia: Nationwide epidemic diagnosed in the Peach State

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer As of Sept 12, 2016, there have been 80 confirmed travel-related Zika cases in Georgia. The virus was initially discovered in Uganda in 1947 and its presence in the United States was confirmed May 2015. Traveling to South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean could put people at a risk of infection. Although ...

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Football wins sloppy game over West Florida 40-28.

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor  Head coach Kerwin Bell decided to start Roland Rivers at quarterback against West Florida, but he quickly brought in Adam Robles after about three minutes. VSU won the game 40-28, but there is still no clear starter at the position for VSU. “I thought he had a better week of practice,” Bell said. “Roland’s just got ...

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Blazer loss leads to QB competition ahead of UWF

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Last Saturday, Blazer football fell to the University of North Alabama 44-19 in the team’s first conference game. The stats were not indicative of the final score. The Blazers had 433 total yards while UNA only had 369. The Blazers also won the possession battle and scored five of the six times that they ...

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OK to wear white after Labor Day

Written by Hunter Terrell, Circulation Manager The leading American tradition of not wearing white after Labor Day, used to be more than the suitable; it was a social standard established in the late 19th century after the Civil War. Recognized women of higher society, established this fashion decree to determine if someone was of a previous respectable title of results ...

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Rowe satisfied with state of police department

Written by  , As the end of national campus safety awareness month comes to a close, VSU students have some concerns about the University Police’s ability to protect students around campus. The VSU police is a normal police department just like city, county and state organizations, according to Campus Police Chief Charles Alan Rowe. On campus, there are 26 full-time ...

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‘Eurydice’ tonight

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer The first showing of Valdosta State University’s performance of the play “Eurydice,” to be held in the Lab Theatre in the Fine Arts building tonight at 7:30 p.m. The play “Eurydice,” by Sarah Ruhl is a retelling of the myth of Orpheus, the Greek poet and musician, through the perspective of his wife Eurydice. ...

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SGA discusses sponsorships, legislation

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer VSU SGA’s most recent meeting included talks of sponsorships, officer positions, campus events and new legislation. The meeting began with a presentation from two members of the on-campus fraternity, Kappa Alpha Si. Two members came before the senate to ask for a co-sponsorship from SGA in the amount of $350 for their annual leadership ...

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Editorial: Safety is a collective effort

There are numerous policies and procedures in place for keeping VSU students and the community safe. Some procedures are working well while others are turning out to be better in theory than in reality. Some have worked such as the use of color cards, but others have not such as text alerts. Others are supposed to work but have become ...

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Exercise on your own time

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor It can seem almost impossible to schedule a workout into a week full of classes and hours at a job, sometimes it can even seem like trying to work out or be on a sports team is more stressful than not. “Throughout the day it can be stressful because there is no ‘sit ...

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Volleyball focusing on GSC

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer The VSU volleyball team is off to an unsettling start this 2016 season. Winning the first game against Brevard, then losing the next four and pulling out a win against Lees-McRae at the Barry University Classic, the Lady Blazers seem to be adjusting at a slower rate than expected. The Blazers delivered their best ...

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