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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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Sociology club ‘bars’ racial discrimination

Written By: Tierra Francois and Jordan Barela The sociology club is raising the bar for its campaign against discrimination. The sociology club has an ongoing petition for three Remerton Bars to remove their dress code signs. Flip Flops, Mulligans and Milltown are the bars with the signs that display phrases such as “No Sagging,” “No Grills,” and “No Baggy Clothes.” ...

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Justice, VSU ready for new season

Blazer basketball begins its 60th season Friday night against the Lane College Dragons. With the preseason coming to a close, the Blazers are eager to see a different opponent than themselves. “It’s gotten to the point now where you’re tired of going against each other over and over again,” junior guard Blake Justice said. “It’s nice to see new guys ...

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Basketball season tips off in Valdosta

Written By: Austin Wells  The Lady Blazers basketball team plays their first game this Friday against Eckerd, who finished the 2013-2014 season with a record of 11-16. As part of the Holiday Inn Valdosta Conference Center Challenge, The Lady Blazers will also play the next day against a Fort Valley State team who finished 13-15 last season. With back to ...

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Football goes to FIT, playoffs in sight

Written By: Chris Webb Six weeks ago Valdosta State was coming off a crushing 31-29 last second loss to No. 15 North Alabama and stood in with a mediocre record of only 2-2.   Head coach David Dean then challenged his football team to something: win their remaining games and give themselves a shot at the playoffs; they’ve done just ...

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DEBATE: Award winning team adds to long list of accolades

Written By: Marquez Slaughter VSU’s Speech and Debate Team may be considered the underdogs on campus when it comes down to the school’s competitive activities against other universities, but the team brings wins as well as championships to the university. Members of the Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team consider themselves the homecoming champions from their win in the VSU Blazer ...

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F-bomb is dropped for good cause

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Potty-mouthed princesses drop f-bombs to highlight discrimination against women, but they’re not talking about the word “feminism.” FCKH8.com created a two-and-a-half-minute video using girls between the ages of six and 13 to address problems that women face, such as pay inequality, rape and violence, and how society makes girls feel as though being pretty is more ...

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Letter to the Editor: Sociology Club demands Remerton bars’ signs to be taken down

The Sociology Club will be continuing the “Diversity NOT Dress Code” petition campaign next week in the Student Union.  This campaign is addressing discriminatory dress code signs displayed in three Remerton bars. Many of the items listed on the signs are clothing articles typically associated with black male stereotypes. The Sociology Club observed several nights of activity in each bar ...

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Black Friday gobbles up a nation’s traditions

  This year on Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, and Kohl’s will be opening at 6 p.m., just as turkeys are being carved and plated across dinner tables in Valdosta. It seems that these store’s employees will have to grab their dinner to go, or else they may lose their jobs. There are also other stores opening even earlier, such as ...

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