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Blazin Wingz replaces Wing Zone

After resorting to other options because Wing Zone closed, it pleases me to say that the all-new Blazin Wingz has stepped up to the plate and replaced the once loved fast-food restaurant on 2910 North Ashley St. When I first discovered that Wing Zone closed, my heart stopped and my mouth dropped because I didn’t know where I would get ...

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9/11: Forever a lasting image

This Tuesday, people will go about doing what they normally do on this ordinary day. Sadly, many of them will go the entire day without taking a second to reflect on what happened 11 years ago. You’re probably recalling where you were when you heard the tragic news. It feels like yesterday when my 4th grade elementary school teacher Miss. ...

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Blazers ready to hit the road against Delta State

After a victory over Coker last week, the Lady Blazers soccer team has a tough test with a long road trip ahead and the added pressure of the first conference game against Delta State on Friday. Last year, the Blazers escaped with a 1-0 victory over Delta State. However, they had home field advantage in a mid-season game.  This year ...

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Blazer pride 5k Saturday

 The annual 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by VSU Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness happened on Saturday.  Registration began at 6 a.m. and the race started at 7 a.m. from the West Hall fountain on VSU’s main campus.  The perimeter of the main campus served as the course for the race.  The runners raced for 5km (3.1 miles) around the course.  Entry ...

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Music lovers are not a gang

Growing up in the U.S., we are no strangers to government corruption. In high school, we read the classics like Animal Farm and 1984, and most of us read them without realizing that the fictional worlds created therein were to become so close to our own reality. We’re not even talking government corruption on the levels of “moral turpitude” with ...

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On the road to Michigan

 The Blazer offense will face its first test Saturday on the road against Saginaw Valley State as All-American Grant Caserta leads a scrappy Cardinal defense. � Blazers Head Coach David Dean is confident in his early decision to name quarterback Cayden Cochran as the starter expecting him to flourish starting Saturday night.  “Cochran has looked very solid through camp,” Dean ...

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Bennett to rework school website

John Bennett is no stranger to the VSU campus.  His return  means VSU is in for a “digital facelift” thanks to new plans in the works spearheaded by the new social media and web content manager. Bennett leads a team  working to revamp VSU’s web site to make it more interactive and accessible to current, former and prospective students. “It’s ...

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Restaurant supports hate

How about chicken served with a side of discrimination? That’s the way many in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) community saw the unprecedented support for Chick-fil-A after Mike Huckabee sided with Chick-fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, by calling for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”  Cathy commented in an interview that he supports traditional families and marriage.  And support it he ...

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Construction ends soon

 Students may be forced to take detours to class.   Though there will be major repairs and remodeling in various areas, the most significant construction is being done to both Ashley Hall on the main campus and the Health Sciences Administration Building on north campus.  Ashley Hall is part of a historic renovation process.  Once completed, it will have faculty offices ...

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Lady Blazers hold high hopes for new season

 Coming off of a dissatisfying but promising 2011 season, the VSU Women’s volleyball team is suiting up to host their first game of the season on August 31st.      VSU is hosting the Fairfield Inn and Suites Azalea Classic that will be held in the PE complex with the first one beginning at 9a.m. and the last one beginning at 7 ...

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