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Cherie’s Picks Week of October 23

Hey fellow Blazers, welcome back to Cherie’s Picks where we highlight some interesting events on campus for the upcoming week. This edition is for the week of Oct. 23. There are multiple special events this week, like several Harry Potter themed events hosted by Reade Honors in honor of Harry Potter Month, so be sure to check those out if ...

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Jackson, Blazers looking for redemption in Homecoming game against Shorter

Head coach Tremaine Jackson knows just how important Homecoming is. “Homecoming is about the game,” Jackson said. “I don’t care what festivities are going on. If you got a football team, Homecoming is about the football game.” The Blazers (6-1, 3-1 Gulf South Conference) host the Shorter Hawks (3-4, 1-3 GSC) for Homecoming as they try to reverse their fortunes ...

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VSU’s Visit to Trilith Studios Part 2: Visiting the Historic Studios

Following the events of VSU’s South Georgia Film Festival student group exploration around Trilith Studios Cinegear exhibition, the student group was also given the opportunity to explore some of the historic studios that were used to shoot some of the most well-known movies and TV shows.  The tour was part of a trip taken by several mass media students to Atlanta ...

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New on-campus restaurant The Drop offers revamped dining options

Students have likely noticed there’s a new dining option on campus to satisfy their everyday cravings. The Drop, a new eatery located in Hopper Hall that replaced The Blazer Grille, is an effort to offer the VSU community a restaurant/bar-like atmosphere. VSU hosted a grand opening for the newly renovated restaurant on Sept. 26. VSU President Richard Carvajal as well ...

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What to know about the New Changes to the FAFSA for 2023-2025

  Students who apply for the FAFSA will now be impacted by the recent changes made to the application starting this year and through 2024-2025.  One of the most principal factors of getting ready for college is understanding what financial aid is. Student financial aid is used to help pay for higher education, as of recently, student eligibility will be ...

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Photos: Weekend at the Baze

Bazemore-Hyder Stadium found itself at the epicenter of two huge matchups in the span of 24 hours on Oct. 6-7. First, on Oct. 6, the Lowndes County Vikings and Valdosta Wildcats squared off for the Winnersville Classic, one of the most notable rivalries in high school football nationwide. Then, on the following afternoon, the Blazers took on the Delta State ...

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Cherie’s Picks Week of October 16

Hey fellow Blazers, welcome to a new column where we highlight events on campus for the upcoming week. This will be an exciting week for activities because it’s VSU’s annual Homecoming Week. Kicking off this week, The Student Life Office is hosting “Fan Fest!” on Monday Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Converse Square. The event offers ...

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Run? Pass? Yes! Blazers face unique test against Choctaws

The Blazers (5-1, 2-1 Gulf South Conference) will have their hands full on Saturday when they travel to Clinton, Mississippi, to face the Mississippi College Choctaws (2-3, 1-2 GSC). The Choctaws, known in recent years to run the triple option offense, has been a mixed bag in 2023. In addition to their use of option runs, the Choctaws have also ...

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Austin’s Angles: Has NIL become too much of a good thing?

Name, image and likeness, or what is more commonly known as NIL, has swept the sports world in the past couple of years. Since its introduction at the college level in 2021, we’ve seen a revolution in college athletics that’s allowed student-athletes to make serious money while playing sports. Though NIL has been beneficial to many athletes who might not ...

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Unfinished apartment complex continues to push back move-in date

Magnolia Reserve, an unfinished apartment complex targeted towards VSU students, continues to leave many students without a permanent residence. The apartment complex has sent emails saying the move-in date would be soon, but there has been little progress in the last three months. An email was sent Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, stating that move-in would start this weekend. Similar move-in ...

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