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Students help Rivers Alive keep waterways clean

 Last Saturday had VSU students up the creek without a paddle, but what they didn’t lack was a bunch of garbage. � Multiple student organizations took part in Rivers Alive, an annual event hosted by the city of Valdosta.  Three organizations, The Collegiate Women of VSU, Black Student League and Chi Omega Sorority reported to the Oak Street Parking deck ...

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Repertory dancers perform for full house

The VSU Repertory Dancers delivered a strong and consistent performance with its concert “Fresh Tracks” which ran from Oct. 4-7 at Sawyer Theatre. “The turnout was very good– we had a pretty full house every day,” Catherine Schaeffer, choreographer, said. “I think it was a very strong concert, well rounded, and the people really seemed to enjoy it.” “Fresh Tracks” ...

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Come out in favor of equality

What better time to take a look at our nation’s history than today—National Coming Out Day. In 1776, our founding fathers decided to fight back against the tyrannical rule of the British and form a country of their own. They published their intent to separate in a document known as the Declaration of Independence, which holds one of the cornerstones ...

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New Homepage goes live

VSU’s Web Content Manager John Bennett and Computer Support Specialist Kathy Sundin are excited about the launch of the new website and community feedback. There were two sessions held Tuesday night to preview the new VSU website. “If you’ve never been to VSU, you would never know our campus was so beautiful,” Bennett said. “That means we weren’t doing a ...

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Blazers’ backs against the wall

Unsuccessful trips to Gulf South conference rival territories these upcoming two weeks could steer the Blazers towards missing the playoff for the second consecutive year for the first time since 1999. The VSU football team suits up every season with one goal in mind which is at seasons end becoming national champions. High expectations are not surprising in title town ...

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Bullying is a reality

It’s hard to be a statistic. I never thought that I would be bullied as an adult, but I have. I thought once I left school—the mosh pit of bullying—I was home free.  Turns out home wasn’t as safe as I imagined. My neighbor and I had become pretty close after he moved in at the beginning of the year. ...

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Rotaract raises funds for polio research

The members of the VSU Rotaract Club are more determined than ever to offer their support to people who suffer from polio all over the world.  On Sept. 20, they hosted their monthly fundraising activity, Pennies for Polio, in which they collected over $130.  The money collected will be sent to Rotary International, which will distribute the funds among different ...

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Ladies Soccer prepare for Anderson after roadtrip

Valdosta State women’s soccer team is on the road against West Georgia tonight and Palm Beach Atlantic Saturday before coming home to attempt to get the first ever win against Anderson on Tuesday. In what was supposed to be an easy game for the Blazers in 2011, it turned into a 1-0 loss and a lot of motivation.  Coach Melissa ...

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Budget cuts threaten history

Campus has been buzzing this week with the news of one of the biggest tragedies our state has seen in the recent economic crisis. Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, released a statement to the press declaring that beginning Nov. 1, the Georgia State Archives would no longer be open to the public. To access them, one would need to make ...

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