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2013-02-28

VSU women’s tennis team gear up for upcoming competition

The VSU women’s tennis team faces its most competition yet this season in the next few days. With a win on Sunday against West Alabama, the Blazers are preparing for three non-conference teams: No.4 Lynn University, No.5 Barry University, and No.7 Columbus State University, who are all among the top 10 in the nation. The Lady Blazers are set for ...

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Taylor’s Take: Top fashion choices for spring 2013

Written by Taylor Stone   Top 4 “it list” for spring 2013! 1. Black & White When you think of spring you probably think of dainty fabrics and Easter pastels, right? For this season black and white is hotter than ever. It’s a unique look, but also classic enough for everyday wear. Try a bold stripe or a crisp short ...

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Sigmas to paint campus blue with KDR

Written by Isaiah Smart   Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will return to their roots next week as they bring Kappa Delta Reloaded to VSU for their 2013 Greek week.   The boys in blue will provide an accompanying mixtape to complement their annual week.   “Everything we do, we do for the people,” Brandon Menner, vice president, said. “For ...

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Remember the Wildcats

Written by James Washington   Never underestimate the heart of a champion. Football is a key component of Georgia heritage, and much of that credit is due to Valdosta. In their storied history, Valdosta High School’s football program has won 41 regional, 23 state, and six national championships. No successful run comes without a few obstacles to overcome. From 1968 ...

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VSU hangs on by the skin of their teeth

Written by Von Kennedy   Students and members of the community came in droves throughout the week to “travel through time.” For the last week, the second floor Lab Theatre stage in the Fine Arts Building was home to VSU’s adaption to Thornton Wilder’s play, “Skin of Our Teeth.” The last showing of “Skin of Our Teeth” was Wednesday at ...

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Basketball team set for season finale

Written by Shane Thomas   The Valdosta State men’s basketball team goes back on the road for its final two regular season games. Head Coach Mike Helfer and his team will try to continue their winning ways as they travel to Memphis, Tenn.,to take on rival Christian Brothers in the Canale Arena Thursday night. Following a come-from-behind overtime victory against ...

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Religion and science create polarized society

Written by Will Lewis   On Wednesday, VSU professors Dr. Cristobal Serran-Pagan y Fuentes and Dr. Leslie Sandra Jones,  met to present an alternative to the typical views regarding the relationship between science and religion.   The presentation, entitled “Science as Pseudo-Religion & Religion as Pseudo-Science: Unhealthy Practices that Polarize Our Society,” presented the argument for reaching a middle ground between theology ...

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Bleu Pub: local, ‘much classier than a bar’

Written by Amber Smith & Jennifer Gleason   This week, the Spectator Tasters headed downtown for a taste of what a local restaurant has to offer. Amber: The Bleu Pub is one of several “Bleu” establishments in downtown Valdosta. The Pub is located on Hill Avenue, right on the very edge of the downtown area. It’s got a kind of ...

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Mike Swan named VSU head volleyball coach

After spending ten seasons rebuilding Division I Evansville University’s volleyball program into contenders, Mike Swan now has the same opportunity to do so for the Blazers.   The veteran colligate head coach was announced Monday as the new helm of Valdosta State volleyball.   “I would like to thank President McKinney, Herb Reinhard (Athletic Director) and the rest of the ...

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