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Blazers must finish on a high note

Let’s give the Blazers a round of applause. The “six-game schedule” that the Blazers geared themselves to following the loss to West Alabama refocused their attention for the second half of the season. VSU has won four straight games since and been picked fourth in the Division II Super Region 2 rankings. After dropping two games in the first four, ...

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‘Seven Psychopaths’ not worth full theater price

Seven Psychopaths is about a struggling screenwriter played by Collin Farrell who gets caught between the Mob and his friend who steals dogs for a living. Woody Harrelson plays the Mob boss who is desperately trying to get his dog back from Farrell’s friend–causing murder and mayhem along the way. Other than the basic plot, Seven Psychopaths has some issues—there’s ...

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Our athletes are students too

What ever happened to school spirit? Back in September, the VSU Blazers played West Alabama, and the result was a disappointment. What was even more disappointing was the attitude of those who were supposed to be loyal to VSU. By the middle of the fourth quarter, the stadium was nearly empty, and the once-loud Bazemore Hyder Stadium had turned into ...

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Students get VIP treatment at WA

Terror filled the swamps of Lowndes County Wednesday night and crept into Wild Adventures to scare the pants off thousands of VSU students. It was the annual VSU student night at Wild Adventure’s Terror in the Wild event and many students braved the long lines to experience this year’s haunted attractions. “It’s my first time here, and it is a ...

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Planetarium show a success

The VSU Planetarium exhibited “The Cold Blue Spheres of Mars” on Oct. 12 at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. “I was happy we were able to have three shows,” Dr. Martha Leake, professor of astronomy, said. “It was a little lighter than some of our past programs but it was the night of the Winnersville Classic and the first Friday ...

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On the road again

The Lady Blazers hit the road on a four game road trip where they will face off against the number two team in the nation and hope to seed themselves nicely for the Gulf South Conference Tournament in November. Starting on Friday and ending on Monday, October 22 the team will play in four different states beginning with West Alabama, ...

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Students help Rivers Alive keep waterways clean

 Last Saturday had VSU students up the creek without a paddle, but what they didn’t lack was a bunch of garbage. � Multiple student organizations took part in Rivers Alive, an annual event hosted by the city of Valdosta.  Three organizations, The Collegiate Women of VSU, Black Student League and Chi Omega Sorority reported to the Oak Street Parking deck ...

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Repertory dancers perform for full house

The VSU Repertory Dancers delivered a strong and consistent performance with its concert “Fresh Tracks” which ran from Oct. 4-7 at Sawyer Theatre. “The turnout was very good– we had a pretty full house every day,” Catherine Schaeffer, choreographer, said. “I think it was a very strong concert, well rounded, and the people really seemed to enjoy it.” “Fresh Tracks” ...

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Come out in favor of equality

What better time to take a look at our nation’s history than today—National Coming Out Day. In 1776, our founding fathers decided to fight back against the tyrannical rule of the British and form a country of their own. They published their intent to separate in a document known as the Declaration of Independence, which holds one of the cornerstones ...

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New Homepage goes live

VSU’s Web Content Manager John Bennett and Computer Support Specialist Kathy Sundin are excited about the launch of the new website and community feedback. There were two sessions held Tuesday night to preview the new VSU website. “If you’ve never been to VSU, you would never know our campus was so beautiful,” Bennett said. “That means we weren’t doing a ...

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