History of the pink ribbon

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By:  Cole Edwards Nearly everyone is aware that October is unofficially designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, staged as an annual international health campaign. It’s organized by the major breast cancer charities to increase both funds for disease prevention and consciousness of the early detection signs. This grassroots event has grown so much that
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Yoga poses may improve quality of sleep for students

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Hailey Nelson During midterms we can’t help but feel pressured and stressed out with all the tests and lists of things we have to do. Developing the habit of doing certain relaxation poses before bed can help with better sleep and establish a clear mindset. Yoga allows us to bring our attention to our
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Ebola webinar to educate students

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: John Preer Perhaps the most infectious quality of Ebola is the fear that seems to spread just as indiscriminately as the virus itself.  In response to the epidemic, the Georgia Board of Regents will host a one hour webinar on the University System of Georgia’s website. The webinar is called, “Ebola: Guidance for
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Robbery hits campus again

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring A robbery was reported on VSU’s campus between the Student Union and Odum library on Monday night.   According to Cindy Cobb, VSUPD lieutenant, the department has no leads in the case and is unsure if this robbery and other recent ones in the area are related.   The victim was
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VSU Steps up in October

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Lia Armistead Organizations across campus strive to ‘Save The Ta-Tas’ One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making the disease the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. VSU organizations do many things each year in
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VSU Volleyball with seventh straight

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Neil Frawley The Valdosta State volleyball team captured its seventh victory in a row Tuesday night when they hosted Rollins College out of the Sunshine State Conference. With the win, the Blazers also improved to 13-3, and remain unbeaten on their home floor at 8-0. RC entered the contest with six losses, but
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VSU soccer beats GSC newcomer

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kristin Whitman  VSU soccer played with their heads to take a 2-1 Gulf South Conference victory against Spring Hill College.   Blazers Leanne Bishop, senior midfielder and Shelby Jennings, junior defender both made successful headers to smother the Badgers Sunday.   The Blazers now stand at an overall 5-5-1 record with a conference
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VSU Rugby seeks redemption in second tourney

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Alex Tostado  The VSU rugby team is headed to Milledgeville, Georgia to play in the Dirty Deep Roots Tournament. It will be a round-robin style tournament including three other teams. Georgia College and State University will combine with Macon Men’s team to make Macon Love. G.R.I.T.Z. and Gwinnett will also be in the
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VSU basketball holds first official practice

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shane Thomas  The late Rodney Dangerfield said it best: “No respect, no respect at all.” On Monday, the Valdosta State Blazers men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the Gulf South Conference in the league coaches’ poll, a spot lower than last season. The Blazers went 16-12 last season but finished
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Volunteers make strides for charity track meet

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Marquez Slaughter The Sigma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Omega partnered with the Delta Phi chapter of Iota Phi Theta to start Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a charity track meet at Valdosta Middle School Sunday. The charity track meet held events such as the 100, 200, 400, 4×1, 4×4, men’s and women’s sprint
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