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Blazers head to West Georgia

The 13th ranked Valdosta State Blazers are set to take on in-state rival West Georgia in a three game series this weekend in Carrollton, Ga. The Blazers enter the weekend series, which begins with a doubleheader on Friday, as the Gulf South Conference Eastern Division leaders with a 25-10 overall record (5-1 GSC) while the Wolves enter in last place ...

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VSU student and friend sing it for Simon

American Idol Lauren Sanders and Carmen Turner Audition Those of you who watch “American Idol” may have seen a familiar face on camera this season. Sophomore nursing major Lauren Sanders auditioned for Simon, Randy, Kara, and celebrity judge Mary J. Blige at the W Hotel in Atlanta to be the next American Idol. The 19-year-old Baxley, Ga., native and her ...

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VSU students involved in Haiti mission

Haiti This spring break, from March 13 to March 20, a mission team from Crosspointe Baptist Church went to Haiti to aid in disaster relief. Nineteen of the 24 team members were VSU students. According to Jason Van Nus, college pastor at Crosspointe, the group was comprised of three of teams: a medical team, a construction team and a childcare ...

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Don’t be senseless, fill out the census

Imagine if you had to sit in silence for ten years, watching everyone around you making decisions about your life and you had no say. Wake up VSU, this is a reality. The United States census only happens every ten years and many people don’t take the advantage of letting their voices be heard. We have all seen the commercials, ...

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Former Blazer succeeds on court

Ernest Scott, a standout basketball player, walked off VSU’s campus after graduation in 2005 and boarded the proverbial plane for his future. His destination would be the NBA, but it would not be a nonstop flight nor would it be turbulence-free. Scott arrived at VSU in the summer after his senior year at Marietta High School to attend open tryouts ...

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‘Alice in Wonderland’: good, but doesn’t live up to hype

If you’re looking to feel like a kid again, “Alice in Wonderland” is not the flick for you. The Tim Burton film that came out Friday stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsley who falls down a rabbit hole after trying to escape an awkward engagement party. Alice is convinced she is dreaming, when she is really in an alternate world, ...

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VSU displays student art in Student Union

The new Student Union stands out among the other buildings around campus, not just because it’s still a little shiny, but because on just about every wall hangs a piece of original VSU student artwork. “Finally Valdosta State University is supporting Valdosta art, and that’s one thing I think is a huge milestone … in buying student art because that’s ...

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VSU Blazers set for March Madness

Saturday afternoon in the VSU men’s basketball team will take the court for the first time since their 57-48 loss to Arkansas Tech in the Gulf South Conference tournament semi-finals. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed for the South region tournament, which makes up the first three rounds of the NCAA Division II tournament, which is set to begin ...

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Sunshine week shines on journalists

Next week is an important one for every student on campus, but spring break is not the only major event scheduled. Next week is also “Sunshine Week,” a media created event aimed at raising the awareness of the free and open press across the country. The event was started by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and has spread in ...

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Take it from Stephen Foster: head down to the Swannee

Suwannee River State Park, just south of the Florida line and only an hour’s drive away, has activities for all types of people. Almost every kind of outdoor activity imaginable is at your fingertips. For the person who wants a weekend away from the stresses of classes and work, the cabins available do not come with telephones or television, so ...

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