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Blazers squeeze by Wingate in double OT

The Blazers fought hard through two overtime periods to silence the Bulldog fans at home in Wingate. Austen Roberts scored the game winning touchdown in double overtime to give No. 20 VSU a 34-28 victory over No.14 Wingate at Irwin Belk Stadium Saturday afternoon. The hard-fought game concluded when Roberts faked a hand off to running back Theseus Jackson and ...

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People Poll: What do you think about VSU’s first soccer team?

Tanisha Lucas freshman psychology major “I went to their first game—it was beast! I loved the goalie and number eighteen.” Becca Schilling senior psychology major “They’ve obviously got some good players.” Donielle Fussell freshmen engineering major “It’s a step in the right direction. It’s about time people start looking at what women can do with a soccer ball. World Cup ...

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Students should take Odum library seriously

Students should take Odum library seriously As a longtime Odum patron, I have to agree with the author of the recent letter decrying the complete disregard and lack of respect many VSU students appear to have for the sanctity of Odum library. It’s shocking to see how lightly they take time allotted for studying their coursework, which doesn’t come cheap ...

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Suggestions offer more parking

It comes as no surprise to VSU commuters that some days you end up hot and sweaty trying to walk to class from the parking deck in Sustella due to limited parking spaces. We should not have to choose between flip-flops and walking shoes just to walk to class from a parking spot. We should also not have to wait ...

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Textbook prices increase

As the new semester begins and the students explore the campus, there is that one place students dread entering—the bookstore. Going to the bookstore means spending money and lots of it. A recent survey by the Student Public Interest Research Groups (SPIRG) shows that seven out of 10 undergraduates who took the survey went without buying one or more textbooks ...

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Our own actions foster peace

Today, you can make a difference. It was 10 years ago Sunday that thousands watched as the airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers. Brian Patrick Monaghan, 21, loved baseball and was known around Inwood, a neighborhood in New York, as “slick” the good guy; he was on his second day of work at the Certified Installation Services on the 98th ...

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VSU rents used textbooks

Starting this fall semester, the VSU bookstore will offer a textbook rental program, giving students the option to rent instead of buy certain textbooks. Bethanie Brogdon, the director of University Stores, says that the announcement was made at the beginning of the school term. Like popular textbook rental sites, the Textbook Rental Program is designed to save students money. However, ...

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VSU nursing professor died Sept. 1

Nursing professor, Dr. Susan Wold passed away on Sept. 1. Wold was a dedicated instructor at VSU, having worked 13 years as a faculty member at the College of Nursing. Wold had devoted 42 years of her life in the pursuit of public health, working 42 years as a nurse and 35 years as an educator, according to the Valdosta ...

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VSU, Valdosta host 9/11 events

Valdosta may have been far from New York City and Washington, D.C. at the time of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2011, but its citizens have not forgotten the wave of patriotism the country felt that day. Two memorials are scheduled to take place on Sunday to commemorate 9/11, one at the ...

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Tipsy Transit still riding, unlocks cars

Despite recent rumors, the Tipsy Transit is still open for business and no longer just provides a ride to those who are under the influence of alcohol. Felix Vayder, founder and owner of the Tipsy Transit, said he was relieved that the Valdosta area police have finally recognized the Tipsy Transit as an official business. “I have people call and ...

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