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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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Bomb Squad: Softball’s Fascination for the Fences

With the talents of Kasie Johnson, Caylie Van Auken, Giovanna Watts, and Avery Lamb, the pitching staff receives a lot of praise, as they should. But after Valdosta State’s double header against Eckerd and witnessing Haley Garrett’s walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 7th inning, this ball club made it known that they should also be feared when stepping ...

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No. 9 Lady Blazers still a work in progress

Mississippi College got the best of the Lady Blazers softball team as VSU took back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Lady Blazers were rolling through the season with a 16-3 record before meeting MC. At 16-5, VSU dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 in the nation. Now, a sense of perseverance is radiating through the ball ...

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Outgunned: Blazers fall in conference semifinals

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. On Saturday, that imitation turned into a loss for the third straight season in the conference tournament. Delta State simply outgunned the Blazers in their semifinal matchup. VSU shot 22.2% from deep to Delta’s 46.7% in their 70-69 loss in Birmingham, Ala. The game went wire to wire but it came down to ...

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Three’s the charm

Trey way. No. 3 Kayla Bonilla put on a three-point shooting clinic in route to the Lady Blazers’ 68-62 GSC semifinals game against the Union University Lady Bulldogs on Saturday. Most of her points stemmed from the third quarter. The story is the Lady Blazers knocking No. 1 seeded Union out of the Gulf South Tournament, but this wouldn’t have ...

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‘It’s my life’: Dr. Brian Gerber named STEAM director

From an education professor to interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Dr. Brian Gerber has gone through a variety of positions throughout his 23 years of employment at VSU. But now, he takes on a new position in life as director of VSU’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Center. On March 1, Dr. Gerber said he finally ...

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Just a thought: VSU’s growing numbers tell a story of its diversity

Recently, I overheard a conversation between two students in the dining area of the Student Union. They were talking about the racial demographics of VSU and wondering aloud what percent of VSU students are black or African American. Thinking about their conversation made me want to do some research, so I reviewed enrollment by race or ethnicity data from the ...

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Brown reveals film festival’s origins

This year’s South Georgia Film Festival is slated to be the largest yet, featuring 113 films from around the globe and 13 panels. The festival will span over three days, and screenings will be available in two locations on campus. However, the festival has not always been the powerhouse it is today. It came from humble beginnings and an unlikely ...

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Senior Spotlight: Jonas finishes on an uplifting note

“No matter what keep pushing.” It’s with these five words that senior D’Layna Jonas describes herself and her life’s journey up until this point. Jonas is slated to graduate on Dec. 14 with an interdisciplinary studies degree, and after her four years spent at VSU, she can heartily say, “It’s time for me to go.” “I just feel like I’ve ...

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Blazers name Goff as new head coach

Valdosta State Athletics has announced Gary Goff as the new head coach of VSU Football after reports of Goff’s hiring circulated on Thursday afternoon. Goff is a VSU alum who helped carry the team to a 1996 Gulf South Conference championship and the No. 1 ranking in the nation during the 1996 regular season. He has been the coach of ...

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What’s Your Take: Bell’s departure leaves gaping hole in TitleTown

Valdosta State Football is in a unique situation but not an unfamiliar one. The Blazers have been operating without a head coach for two weeks officially but almost a month if you count when the reports of Kerwin Bell’s departure originated. Just three short years ago the program found themselves in a situation just like this. A coach that grew ...

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