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Photos: CAB hosts Paint and Sip to help students rewind

On April 5, VSU’s Campus Activities Board hosted a “Paint and Sip” event to give students a well-deserved break from school, work and other activities. This is an event that CAB normally hosts once a semester. CAB provided canvases, paint and an assortment of beverages for students to choose from and allowed the students to paint whatever they wanted. Check ...

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VSU desegregation history started in 1960s

February is Black History Month, and VSU is acknowledging the celebration with multiple events. VSU’s own integration history dates to the early 1960s. On Sept. 8, 1963, Valdosta State College, as it was called at the time, admitted its first two Black students. Drewnell Thomas, 17, and Robert Pierce, 18, were Valdosta residents, who had previously attended segregated schools and ...

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Students take the sky at CAB zip-lining event

On Nov. 9, the Campus Activities Board hosted a nighttime zip-lining event. People were lined up to be miles high in the sky. Some had a fear of heights, forcing them to overcome and conquer, while others were in their element, basking in the thrill.    “It was really fun.” Liverty Vickers, freshman economics major, said. “I enjoyed it.”   ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells is a 21-year-old VSU student majoring in psychology. Her hobbies include painting, drawing, gaming and watching TV or movies Her favorite TV shows right now are “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Revenge” and “Claws,” and her favorite movies are “Two Distant Strangers” and “I Came By.” Her goal in life is to be a therapist and open her own practice. ...

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Photos: Housing spooks students at Hallaballoo event

On Thursday, Oct. 27, VSU Housing hosted their annual Hallaballoo event on the Front Lawn. This field day-style event promoted student leisure and provided food, games and prizes for participants. The event, hosted from 6 to 9 p.m., was designed to feel like a field day event, complete with sack races and a parachute. Food and drinks were also provided, ...

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Photos: Inside Blazer Madness

The VSU men’s and women’s basketball teams showcased their talents ahead of their upcoming seasons in Blazer Madness on Oct. 27 in The Complex. The event, which was open to the public, was kicked off by remarks from head coaches Mike Helfer and Deandra Schirmer. Players from both teams were also introduced and spoke during the event.   The men’s ...

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ACTION takes actions for women’s rights

“Many empowering women fought for their right to vote, to hold public office and to get a seat at the table. To have equal rights, family laws, fair wages, equal pay, education, all the way down to our reproductive rights. It took several years for these women to accomplish most of these things, yet here we are in 2022 fighting ...

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PEOPLE POLL: What are VSU students doing for Halloween?

Hailey Ackerman, a freshman criminal justice major, said, “I’m going to be a firefighter.” (She added that she was going to a party in her DIY costume.) Christina Rutherford, a sophomore psychology major, said, “I’m going to be a slutty Ghostface. I’m using what I have in my closet.” Ralph Avery, a sophomore astronomy major, said, “I’m probably going to ...

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Photos: Blazer Brain Break Game Show

Among the many different activities that took place on VSU campus during Homecoming week, the Blazer Brain Break Game Show was one of them. The game show was hosted by Johnathan Tran.   Students played different types of quizzes and games.       All students in attendance had a chance to participate in the event, battling it out for an ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Dawson Holley

Dawson Holley, a senior business major, transferred to VSU for his junior year and has been here ever since. Holley’s favorite hobby during his free time is fishing. He likes to fish in tournaments for fun. He mainly likes to fish for bass. His favorite place to fish is a lake in his hometown called Baymeadows Lake. Holley said that ...

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