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Lee’s become DORKS Books

Lee’s Bookstore was bought out by DORKS Books on August 1, 2012. The name change that most students noticed this semester followed the buy-out. According to Brad Faulkner, owner of DORKS Books, there was no rush to rename the store since Lee’s Bookstore already had a good reputation in Valdosta. When DORKS opened in Valdosta, changing the name was the ...

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Community to host MLK Day events

VSU will hold its Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration celebration tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room. The keynote speaker for the event will be Bakari T. Sellers of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Some may argue that since the civil rights era has long been over, younger members of the community might fail to see the ...

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Flu virus reaches epidemic in Ga.

Influenza, a virus better known as the flu, has reached epidemic status in Ga. and VSU is doing what it can to help keep students from getting infected with the virus.   VSU students are able to go to the Student Health Center to receive a flu vaccination by appointment. The cost of the vaccination is $10 for students and ...

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Arrest made in Benjamin case

The latest developments in the homicide case of VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin brings closure to empathizers nationwide. Eighteen-year-old Darien Meheux of Lawrenceville, Ga., who turned himself in to authorities on Thursday after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, was transported to Valdosta Wednesday morning. The former VSU student is currently being held in the Lowndes County ...

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Crazy College News!

College degrees are becoming the norm among those seeking jobs. The statistics from before the economic recession indicate this to be true. However, that college degree could still be worth something in future interviews. A Degree Still Helps! Brought to you by Managing Editor Jennifer Gleason.      

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Sports Wrap-Up of the Week

Valdosta State volleyball Head Coach applications completed by hopeful candidates are piling up however filling the shoes of the teams’ irreplaceable predecessor won’t be easy.    Blazer fans are still digesting the bittersweet news which came roughly a month ago that Sia Poyer has accepted the same position back home at his alma mater, Eastern New Mexico. This of course is ...

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Arrest made in Benjamin homicide case

New developments have surfaced in the homicide case involving the possible murder of 17-year-old freshman Jasmine Benjamin on November 17. The GBI has announced that Darien Meheux, 18, had been arrested in connection with the case. According to a press release from the GBI on Friday, Meheux was arrested at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schley County Sheriff’s Office in ...

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Blazers National Champions once more

Florence, Ala.-The Valdosta State Blazers (12-2) are bringing another title back to title town. The Blazers crowned themselves 2012 Division II national champions after beating Winston Salem State (14-1) 35-7 in the championship game Saturday afternoon.

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And Then There Were Two

And then there were two. Winston-Salem State (14-0) faces Valdosta State (11-2) Saturday at 1 p.m. eastern in the NCAA Division II national championships at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala. The Blazers will fight for their second title in five years while the Rams look to make history becoming the first Historically Black College to win a NCAA D-II ...

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Benjamin investigation continues

   The investigation continues into the death of Jasmine Benjamin as authorities attempt to determine whether her death is a homicide. The 17-year-old nursing major was found dead in Georgia Hall Nov. 18 in the fifth floor study room. “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the VPD are still following up and interviewing people individually and collecting evidence to be ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!