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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visits VSU

VSU College Republicans presented Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Magnolia Room (A) of the University Center. Cagle is the incumbent candidate for the 2010 race. There will be Albany and Tallahassee news stations attending the event as well as the Valdosta Daily Times.  Also, invited guests include the Lowndes County GOP, ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings stampedes in

This week the Tasters went to the brand-spanking-new Buffalo Wild Wings, just outside the mall parking lot on Baytree Road. We’ve really been anticipating this one.  First thing we have to say is the atmosphere was definitely the restaurant’s best feature. They had an arcade in back, more TVs than we could count, trivia games you could play on the ...

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‘Your News, Your Views’: Speak up

Attention all Blazers. This editorial is for you. This is for the 3,764 students and staff who picked up a copy of last week’s issue. This is for every member of the student body who scoffs at the errors and complains about the content to friends instead of to the staff. This is for our audience.  We try to keep ...

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Gunter named interim VPAA

 Dr. Phillip Gunter, Dean of the Dewar College of Education, has been selected by President Patrick Schloss to replace Dr. Louis Levy as the vice president of Academic Affairs (VPAA), serving as the interim provost until a permanent Vice President is chosen.  Starting Jan. 1, Dr. Gunter will leave his position as Dean of the Dewar College of Education to ...

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Veterans in the classroom

 Imagine living with no running water.  How about sleeping in a tent?  Or having no showers – only baby wipes to use to clean yourself?  Soldiers face hardships while deployed that create many problems adjusting to normal life when they return home; some adjustments are easy to appreciate, such as unregulated time in a hot shower, or not having to ...

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Barnas and Young reveal hate crimes in documentary

     In 1993 Roy Kirkland woke up to find a cross burned on the front lawn of his home in Willacoochee, Ga. After 16 years, Kirkland and his partner at the time, Doug Sebastian, began compiling interviews and newspaper clippings to tell the story of the cross burning and progressively worse threats and attacks in a profound documentary called “A ...

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Sophomore to carry Olympic torch

 VSU sophomore Crystal Hardy will carry the Olympic Flame on Jan. 18 in Calgary, Canada, as part of the Olympic Torch Relay. Hardy is one of 20 inspirational people chosen by Coca-Cola to be torchbearers in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games because of their contributions to promoting healthy living.  “I am an everyday person recognized for making a small ...

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Blazers take on Edward Waters

  The Valdosta State Blazers (5-4, 5-3 GCC) will conclude their 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon when they host NAIA Edward Waters at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Last Thursday night the Blazers racked up their fifth conference win of the season as they defeated the West Georgia Wolves in Carrolton Ga. The win gives the Blazers a winning record in conference play ...

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VSU flasher still at large

 Public indecency has returned to VSU and several locations off campus as a persistent flasher, believed to be the same man who exposed himself at the Fine Arts building last month, continues to be a problem in Valdosta.  The VSU Police Department reports that there have been four incidents on campus, five if you include Drexel Park, of a black ...

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VSU looks ahead after tough loss

Last Thursday, the Valdosta State Blazers (4-4, 4-3 GSC) were eliminated from playoff contention when the No.  1 ranked North Alabama Lions (9-0, 7-0 GSC) came to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and beat the Blazers in all aspects of the game, 62-27.                 The loss for the Blazers was the worst lost in the program’s history which started in 1982. However, the ...

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