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Student recovering after being hit by car

Written by: Elan Waite As of Wednesday evening ,the former Lady Blazer basketball player and current VSU student who was struck by a car was doing fairly well according to VSU’s Athletic Department. The student was hit on Monday in the crosswalk on Sustella Avenue, near the Campus Recreation Center. The student was hit by a white 2006 Chevrolet Impala ...

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Soccer team set to make national run

Written By: Kristin Whitman  The goal became a reality for the Blazers soccer this past Sunday as they took down the North Alabama Lions for the team’s first ever Gulf South Conference championship title.   No. 10 VSU (8-2-1) upset the No. 3 UNA (10-1) team in the South Region rankings.   VSU blazed past the UNA in the first ...

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SGA approves grade bill

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby On Monday, the SGA discussed many future events at VSU, including a new academic bill, new food programs on campus, and a fireside chat with President William McKinney,. The SGA voted unanimously in favor of the Academic Forgiveness Bill. If also approved by the faculty senate, this bill will allow students who earned a C, D ...

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Daily Strange: The Stupid Virus

Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin There is a virus in existence that infects the human brain and over time actually decreases cognitive ability, according to scientists in the US. The algae virus, which before now has never been observed in healthy people, was found to affect mental function. This includes visual processing and spatial awareness. Researchers at John Hopkins Medical ...

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Democrats, analysts see opening for minimum wage vote in 2015

By Alan K. Ota CQ Roll Call / (MCT) Democratic supporters of an increase in the federal minimum wage believe voter initiatives for wage boosts in several states can add momentum to the effort in Congress even if Republicans sweep next week’s midterm elections. “If it comes up, it will pass,” said Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., “There is broad ...

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University uses infomercials to get kids to graduate on time

By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal / (MCT) AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron is joining the ranks of the Snuggie, OxiClean and Ronco Spray-on Hair. Yes, UA has entered the fast-talking, quirky world of infomercials. And it’s hoping funny videos urging students to graduate on time are just as effective as selling off-beat products. So far, it is. ...

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Volleyball climbs to No. 3 in GSC rankings

Written By: Neil Frawley With yet another win on Tuesday night at the University of West Georgia, the VSU volleyball team (19-7, 14-4) secured its third straight win and has ascended to third place in the Gulf South Conference. Two home matches remain on VSU’s schedule, Mississippi College (5-23) have lost its last seven matches, and University of West Alabama ...

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First year head coach takes team to GSC tournament

Written By: Kristin Whitman Your attention please, your attention please I would like to introduce you to first year coach Rebecca Nolin and her playoff-bound soccer team.   VSU will be headed to the Gulf South Conference Tournament starting with a game of revenge against the West Florida Argonauts on Friday, Nov. 7.   After a rocky start to the season, ...

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Do celebratory months unite or create divisions?

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring Pro:  When it comes to American history, Caucasian men are constantly celebrated. A white male was the first president of the United States. White males have been credited with solving some of the world’s largest problems, and have been the ones running the government since the beginning of American history. After growing weary of being oppressed, ...

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Benefit and Wellness fair at VSU

Written By: Kristin Whitman Flu season is in the works—are you prepared?   The 9th annual Benefit and Wellness Fair took place this past Tuesday on the third floor of the Student Union and included free massages, prize giveaways and free or inexpensive flu shots.   There were over 60 exhibitors at the event handing out information on health and ...

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