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VSU to host events to liven holiday spirits

    Written by: Lia Armistead The holiday season is upon us and VSU is hosting many events in the next week to help students, faculty and staff get in the holiday spirit while finishing the semester. VSU community members have an opportunity to help a child in need this holiday season by becoming a Holiday Helper. “For a child ...

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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have lost eight straight against the ...

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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at bay throughout, withstanding numerous Blazer ...

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VSU begins D-2 playoffs against UNA

Written By: Chris Webb Two months ago, No. 21 Valdosta State (8-2, 5-2) was coming off a demoralizing loss to No. 12 University of North Alabama (9-1, 6-1). Today, the Blazers are preparing for their first-round rematch against the Lions. With their backs against the wall, VSU proved all doubters wrong, finishing the season on a six-game winning streak, earning ...

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VSU reaches NCAA tourney for first time in school history

Written By: Neil Frawley People like to say that when in Rome you’re supposed to eat cake. But when the Valdosta State Volleyball team went to Rome, Georgia, they were saying, “When in Rome…let’s be Gulf South Conference Champions for the first time in school history.” The Blazers proved they belonged in the conference’s elite as they dominated their competition, ...

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VSU hosts back-to-back this weekend

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (2-0) return to the floor Friday night when NAIA Sun Conference power Southeastern University (2-1) visits the P.E. Complex. Blazers senior big man Colin Cook emphasizes defense must continue to be a top priority against the Fire. “They’re athletic—a team kind of built like us with runners, good athletes, point guard play,” ...

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VSU soccer season closes

Written By: Kristin Whitman The dark, thick, flammable liquid of the Rollins College Tars distilled over the VSU Blazers in the second round of the South Regional Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Blazers’ (12-7-2) run came to an end in the NCAA South Regional tournament with a 1-0 loss to No. 8 RC (17-2). The Blazers defeated Christian Brothers University in ...

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A Spectator’s view: Pokémon battle showdown

Written By: Jordan Barela and John Preer This week’s RetroSpec is a little different. Jordan Barela, social media editor, and John Preer, features editor, are two avid Pokémon fans. What do Pokemon fans, especially big fans like these two editors do? They figure out who has the better Pokémon team. There is only one way to figure out whose team ...

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McKinney talks football, food and funding by the fire

Written By: Kristin Whitman “Look at me about to walk into the fire,” President William McKinney said, laughing as he almost stepped into the projector set up with a scenic fire for the Fireside chat Tuesday night in the Powell Hall Auditorium. It was a time to sit back, relax and cozy up by the crackling fire as a question ...

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Students want second chance to raise grade

Written By: Tatyana Phelps If SGA’s academic forgiveness bill is approved by the faculty senate, students who make a C or below in a course can retake the class for a better grade. “The bill SGA passed supports changing the grade policy for students who take a class more than once,” Nicholas Buford, SGA vice president, said. “Currently, if you ...

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