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Senior Spotlight: Amari Evans

Graduation came and went. With it the VSU community says farewell to the bright minds that have learned in the hallowed halls of the university’s campus. One such bright mind is Amari Evans, senior biology major and chemistry minor, who graduated Dec 8. Starting out with the Biology major, Evans stuck to it throughout her four years here at VSU. ...

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VSU debate team finishes first tournament of the year

On Saturday, Jan. 21, VSU’s Speech and Debate team competed in the first debate tournament of the year, advancing to the quarterfinals of a nationwide competition. During this tournament, the debaters went up against opponents from different states to debate some of the most diverse topics of today. These schools included Spelman College, Florida State University, Park University, University of ...

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Blazers blast Statesmen as Owens joins 1,000-point club

It just seemed nothing could go wrong for the Blazers against Delta State. With the latest Hall of Fame class and stars such as Kenny Moore in attendance, the Blazers (14-8, 10-6 Gulf South Conference) put on a show. VSU led wire-to-wire as they blasted the Statesmen (6-13, 5-11 GSC) 93-44 to snap a two-game losing skid. However, perhaps the ...

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BREAKING: Armed robbery near VSU campus

On Jan. 12, students received a text message and phone call from VSU stating that there had been an armed robbery reported at Azalea Woods. At 8:38 PM, the text message read, “Armed robbery was reported at Azalea Woods (Mary St – Off Campus) Suspect was last seen heading south, away from campus. Avoid this area until further notice.” This ...

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Must watch Christmas movies

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year with presents and Mariah Carey, but another thing that makes the holidays special is the various Christmas movies. Everyone has different tastes, but here are the top three must watch movies to get yourself in the spirit. “The Santa Clause” A personal go to that has everything one could want in a ...

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Surviving the holidays with family

Family is something many people consider the beating heart of the holiday season. However, sometimes being around them comes with many, many challenges. I come from a large family, and I can say with full confidence that none of us ever see eye-to-eye. This makes the holidays difficult, to say the least. What begins as a calm, peaceful dinner turns ...

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Freezing temperatures make for icy Christmas

Freezing is an understatement these days.   Valdosta has gotten some frosty weather this month, starting at a nice 55-60 degrees and dropping rapidly to 26 degrees and lower.  According to WALB 10 News, this will be the coldest winter Lowndes County has seen in five years.   Staying inside and keeping warm is a huge priority. Layering up with ...

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VSU’s comeback halted late in loss to West Florida

The Blazers (8-6, 4-4 Gulf South Conference) had a costly turnover late in their 82-78 loss to the West Florida Argonauts (7-5, 3-5 GSC). VSU, now 2-4 in their last six games, made their best attempt at a comeback despite trailing most of the game Sunday night. Senior guard Jacolby Owens helped fuel that comeback and took over the offense ...

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VSU Students Rank Tops in Global Virtual Sales Competitions

On Monday, Nov. 21, six VSU students in the Professional Selling (MKTG 4130) class taught by Associate Professor Dr. Gary Futrell were recognized during a virtual ceremony. “These students showed amazing dedication and a desire to excel,” Dr. Futrell said. “This is the first time we’ve participated in the competition, and they performed even better than I could have imagined. ...

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The 2022 Lady Blazers’ soccer season: tough losses and valuable lessons

With a 4-11-1 record, the VSU women’s soccer team had as many losses this season as they had wins last season. The statistics tell a story that highlights many areas that the Lady Blazers will look to improve on in the future. The Lady Blazers’ sense of urgency to score led them to shoot the ball 229 times—nearly 70 more ...

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Top 4 survival tips for finals week

Finals are just around the corner, and for the majority of students, this is one of the most stressful times of the year. Studying and preparing for finals can seriously affect your mental health. So, how do you go through finals week without burning out? Here are four tips to get through finals. 1. Remember your limits. Above all else, ...

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