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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VSU star approaches home run title

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Three years, two-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, 57 career home runs, and one national championship−Valdosta State softball sensation Courtney Albritton has put together quite the career. Only a junior, Albritton made history in the fifth inning of the Blazers’ 7-1 win over West Georgia. Her 21st blast of the season staked her
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VSU Blazer Baseball takes on Columbus State Cougars

Mar 6th, 2014 | By
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Photos by Sierra King Gallery complied by Multimedia Editor Rebecka McAleer



Heinz uses D-1 savvy at VSU

Mar 6th, 2014 | By
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written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz has built two collegiate soccer programs from the ground up. Heinz started Winthrop University’s program from scratch in 2003 and at VSU in 2011. Heinz saw much different results between the two programs, however. During Heinz’s seven years at WU, the team compiled an
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SGA votes ‘yes’ to divest

Mar 6th, 2014 | By
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Written by: Joe Adgie   SAVE’s (Students Against Violation the Environment) divestment campaign now has the support of the Student Government Association. The SGA voiced their approval at their Monday night meeting, a few months after SAVE failed to gain the SGA’s support. SAVE President Danielle Jordan attended the meeting and explained that divestment−meaning withdrawing
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VSU email provides news to some, bothersome to others

Mar 6th, 2014 | By
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Written by: John Preer   If you are a VSU student or faculty member, a certain format should be fairly familiar:  the initial of your first name, a middle initial (sometimes) and your full last name followed by “@valdosta.edu.” Every student is set up with an email address in a similar format when he or
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The little man that plays like a giant

Feb 27th, 2014 | By
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written by: Shane Thomas When the Valdosta State men’s basketball team took the floor Nov. 11 for its season opener, there were several new players for fans to become acquainted with. The Blazers were victorious that night led by one of their newcomers, an undersized yet speedy point guard named Larry Stone. Generously listed at
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Hypnosis meets humor

Nov 13th, 2013 | By
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Written by: Cole Edwards   Students became the great and impossible last Monday – or so they thought. The Campus Activities Board hosted the Comedy Hypnotist Show on Monday evening in the University Center theater. The show was led by hypnotist Erick Kand who has been in practice for 12 years. Kand has hypnotized over
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Freshman forward thrives in her first-year at VSU

Nov 13th, 2013 | By
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Written by: Julia Armistead / Photo by: David Lacy   Being a student athlete requires excessive determination, dedication and capability. Nicole Polk has proven to be a prime example of a successful student athlete, and she’s only a freshman. Polk has already established herself as a leading player for the VSU women’s soccer team. From
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