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Haunted Trail brings frights to campus

If you are looking for a great scare and plenty of fun this Halloween, come out and support Campus Recreation as they host their annual haunted trail for all students, faculty and staff.

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Occupy movement inspires Valdosta

The Occupy Valdosta movement, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, drew over 100 protestors to Drexel Park on Friday. Participants from parents and community members to students and children marched from the park to downtown Valdosta locations, protesting a variety of issues including school consolidation, private prisons and recent Bank of America debit card usage fees. Valdosta took a ...

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Homeless in the park is a success for Sigmas

As the rain clouds moved in to surround Drexel Park and the drizzle started to fall, most VSU students rushed to get out of the downpour. However, over thirty students came out to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness. Tuesday, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. prepared for its first Sleep Out for the Homeless event with hopes to gather ...

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Homecoming brings pep rally, parade, step show

   Despite the constant threat of rain, many students considered homecoming week a success. The week’s events, including a pep rally, parade and step show, brought forth crowds of students full of school spirit.A pep rally was held in the PE Complex on Thursday. This year the pep rally included a themed lip sync contest.The performances were comprised different themes ...

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Pierce leads the swarm in 22-21 victory over UWA

The No. 12 ranked Blazers welcomed No. 22 West Alabama into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for a highly anticipated conference game on Homecoming weekend. The game did not disappoint, as VSU came back to win a 22-21 thriller. West Alabama held a 21-16 lead with 5:25 remaining until junior cornerback Matt Pierce took an interception 85 yards for a touchdown to give ...

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Occupy Valdosta

The Occupy Wall Street movement may have started far away in New York, but Valdosta’s citizens are rallying to join the growing movement, with the hope of bringing change to their own community. “We have the right to peacefully assemble,” Erin Hurley, senior anthropology major, said. “It’s time to take back our country and put it in the hands of ...

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Shirts tell victims’ stories

VSU’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is presenting its 5th annual Clothesline Project in recognition of Domestic Violence Awarenss month. During the week of Oct. 17, decorative shirts will hang on a clothesline on the Pedestrian Mall. The shirts will portray personal experiences of domestic violence. “We will provide shirts and paint to decorate the shirts; anyone can participate,” Dr. ...

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Blazers aim to scorch Tigers Saturday

For the second straight week, VSU made the trek into Arkansas. However, the Blazers left feeling much better about themselves than in the previous week as they ousted Ouachita Baptist by a 40-13 score. The win gives the team confidence heading into conference play but the biggest question coming out of Saturday; will Coach David Dean march out a different ...

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