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The Blazers come back to earth heading into the post-season

 The No.1 Valdosta State Blazer softball team is very capable of winning a national championship as long as they remember to keep their “eye on the prize.”  A familiar phrase said by senior ace Alanna Hadley was used to describe her team trying to achieve their ultimate goal.  The regular season is over and the post-season begins with the 2012 ...

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Odum Library lends books digitally to e-reader users

 Despite increased availability of electronic reading applications and devices, library circulation numbers are still on the rise at Odum Library. � When asked how many books have been checked out this year compared to previous years, Interim Librarian Dr. Alan Bernstein said, “As many as ever.”  “I know it bucks the system right now for most academic institutions but the ...

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New SGA executives take office

 For the most part, it was a good day to be a part of the United Leaders ticket, scoring three of the four executive seats up for grabs in this year’s SGA elections.   Sophomore Ryan Baerwalde beat out junior Junior Jackson in the race for president, scoring 65.2-percent of the vote.  Understandably, Baerwalde was thrilled about winning the seat. ...

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Etling recovers, may return next semester

 Dr. Larry Etling, associate professor of mass media, has relocated to South Georgia Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehab after being involved in a head-on car collision right before Super Bowl XLVI. � Though an email has been sent out earlier this week saying that he was in room 277, he has been moved to room 286 and can now have visitors. ...

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Small tuition increase, large concerns

Editor’s Note: April 20 — The graphic by Jacob McWhorter that ran alongside this article in the April 19 issue of the Spectator was created using information from VSU Financial Services’ Tuition and Fee Schedules webpage. The costs therein represent the total estimated cost of attendance for in-state and out-of-state students for two semesters including tuition and fees for 15 hours of ...

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VSU events running on empty

Anyone who has been to a campus event in the last year can attest to the fact that students simply aren’t as interested in them as they used to be. Certainly classwork, jobs, and private social events get in everyone’s way, but what if that’s not the whole story?  � Most campus events are hosted by organizations. They have the ...

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Blazers gain momentum before three game road trip

 Junior pitcher Benjamin Weil recorded four strikeouts and gave up zero runs in relief for the Blazers in their 4-2 victory over Georgia College in a non-conference match-up Tuesday night at Billy Grant Field.  “He was phenomenal,” said VSU head coach Greg Guilliams. “That’s one of the best pitching outings if not the best pitching outing that anyone in a ...

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Major projects near completion

 With two major projects nearing completion and some other new developments, the university is showing no signs of slowing down construction.  The addition to Bailey Science Center, which costs approximately $3.1 million, is scheduled to be completed on June 1, while renovations to Ashley Hall, costing approximately $5 million, have a scheduled completion date of Oct. 1.  Sue Fuciarelli, vice ...

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Ride continues for Blazer bikers

For students who enjoy cycling, whether for sport or recreation, Blazer Cycling is looking for interested members.  Blazer Cycling began in spring of 2009 with Jessica Avra, who left to join the Marine Corps.  She then handed over the club to president Ed Rollins and vice president Austin Sullivan.   “She had contacted me and Ed knowing that we were ...

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