The Search For The New ‘Blaze’ Is On

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Student Affairs of VSU is now on the search for a new Blaze, the mascot, and is hosting auditions Friday, Sept. 9. More than one student will be selected to perform as Blaze to fit around busy schedules. The most recent students who performed as Blaze have either graduated over the
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Blazers beat the heat: Five ways to stay cool during the heat wave

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written by: Jordan Barela The heat wave is set to emblazon Valdosta with high temperatures in the hundreds. Below are a few tips to help beat the heat this upcoming week. One of the most important things to do is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Another good tactic, eat fruits and vegetables
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VSU Cracks Down On Former Professor Protesting Against Confederate Memorials In Georgia

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Political controversy is brewing between the highest officials at VSU and a former VSU professor over the use of the professor’s email to promote an effort to remove Confederate monuments and celebrations in Georgia. In June, sociology professor Mark P. George joined forces with Reverend Floyd Rose, president of the Southern
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Updated Dining Hall Hours

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

The days & hours for VSU Dining listed on page 23 in the BTS Tab are incorrect. For correct hours, please go to www.dineoncampus.com/valdosta.



Campus publications recognized as public forums by McKinney

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
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President McKinney signs the Student Press Law Center Model Guidelines for College Student Media.  The document states student edited publications are established as designated public forums for student expression.



Not your average suit and tie: new provost adds flair to academic affairs

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
Dr. Hudson Rogers

Written by: John Stephen VSU has finally found a permanent provost—a well-traveled Trinidad and Tobago native who jams to vinyl records, has a passion for helping students succeed and yes, even takes long walks on the beach with his wife. Dr. Hudson Rogers, father of two and grandfather of one, currently lives in Fort Meyers,
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Rain failed to dampen Earth Day festivities

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
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Written by: John Preer     Fear of bad weather moved the Earth Day event inside.  Although the change of venue didn’t compliment the celebration of nature, attendants were still in high spirits as they observed the holiday.  SAVE spread the message of conservation with informational booths and “green” activities.   Attendants enjoyed free food and a live band, while gaining a new reverence for
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Valdosta baseball minors revisited

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Baseball reigned King. Baseball and tobacco, that is. In 1939, minor league baseball came to the small, southern town of Valdosta, Ga. Until 1958, (with the exception of 1943-45 due to World War II) the residents of this rural community would experience minor league baseball for themselves. Four different major league teams had Class D
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Electives make well-rounded students

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen  As the frenzy and stress that accompanies the end of the semester descends like a weight upon campus, many students may question why they are required to take so many classes, especially electives that are not relevant to their major. Electives, however, are not a waste of time; they are essential
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New publication provides an alternative for women

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams More than 60 percent of VSU students are women, and now they have a publication that speaks directly to them. Launched on March 4, Her Campus Valdosta is an online magazine that empowers, enlightens and entertains VSU women. Ariel Hairston, president and editor-in-chief, started a Her Campus chapter at VSU because
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