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VSU Volleyball with seventh straight

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 come from a conference that ...

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VSU soccer beats GSC newcomer

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 record of 5-1-1 holding firm ...

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VSU Rugby seeks redemption in second tourney

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 tourney. The tournament begins at ...

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VSU basketball holds first official practice

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 strong, advancing to Gulf South ...

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Volunteers make strides for charity track meet

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 medley and co-ed sprint medley. ...

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Use social media professionally

By: Jordan Hill Delete your club-going, bikini-wearing, trashy Halloween costume-wearing pictures on your social media profiles. It’s time to get serious. It’s common sense that soon-to-be college graduates should have professional social media profiles. Sources and numbers prove that it’s important for professionals to be involved in LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s manager of corporate communications, Crystal Braswell, says that recent graduates make ...

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Pentagon sends weapons, other materials to Georgia colleges, schools

By Janel Davis and Eric Stirgus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA _ Scenes this summer of police in armored vehicles and riot gear launching tear gas on protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have brought increased scrutiny of a federal program that transfers surplus military supplies to local law enforcement agencies. Georgia colleges and school systems are among those who have taken advantage ...

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Daily Strange: Edible Water Bottles

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer The world is full of excess plastic waste, but with a simple culinary technique called spherification, this may all change. This process creates liquid with a soft membrane you may also eat! A design student, Rodgrigo Garcia Gonzalez, made a name for himself with his latest idea—the “Ooho” which is a “water bottle” that ...

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VSU welcomes Kel Mitchell last weekend

This story was written by Adrienne Fry. Acting, faith, family and orange soda—VSU students got a blast from the past Friday night when ‘90s Nickelodeon actor Kel Mitchell took the stage for a Q-and-A.  SGA, the African American Studies Department and the Office of Social Equity teamed up to sponsor this informative Q-and-A-style lecture featuring comedian and actor/director Kel Mitchell. ...

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Georgia colleges report more sex assaults

By Shannon McCaffrey and Janel Davis (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The 18-year-old freshman was discovered by fellow students, passed out in a men's shower stall at a University of Georgia dormitory wearing only an oversized T-shirt that wasn't hers. Curled up in the fetal position, a dark bruise ran the length of her neck. The last thing she remembers: a tall ...

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