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2014-01-30

State of the Union address Obama talks opportunities

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro President Obama had a lot to say in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Obama’s speech has received considerable criticism since its delivery. This outcome isn’t much of a surprise considering the speech was riddled with fabrications, and while many Americans may like the President’s course of action, several of his plans will ...

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Folklore meets psychology

Written by: Jessica Ingram Get psyched—and live to tell about it. VSU’s James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services will be hosting a weekend lecture and workshop series titled “Our Stories, Our Selves” on Feb. 21-22. The series features Dr. Jonathan Young, a Jungian psychologist and founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. ...

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VSU axes class again

  Written by: John Preer For the second consecutive day VSU will close its doors as winter weather storm Leon continues to paralyze many southern states in the country.  However, Valdosta seems to be catching a break from the really severe weather.  Besides the occasional gust of flurries and freezing rain, the city hasn’t fully experienced the kinds of conditions ...

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Pharrell’s cap outshines Lamar’s rap

Written by: Isaiah Smart Oscars and Grammys and snubs, oh my! With the release of the awards nominations, the Oscar buzz has begun. This year, the Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” which was nominated for Best Picture in 1939. There are nine nominations for the coveted Best Picture category: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas ...

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Smoking on Campus: Pro/Con

Written by: Jordan Hill College campuses across the country are banning smoking completely. While many believe this to be a lifesaver, is it really going to work as well as everyone thinks it will? At VSU, smoking is allowed on campus but not within the facilities, such as residence halls and offices, and not within 50 feet of the entrance ...

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Smoking policy over the line

Next month, the Board of Regents will vote on a proposal that would completely outlaw tobacco products on any and all University System campus grounds, regardless of what it is, or where you are. This includes inside automobiles, regardless of if the USG owns them or not. Think about that for a second, the USG plans to dictate what you ...

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Blazer baseball back on the field

Written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State takes the field for its 2014 campaign as the Blazers host the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field this weekend. The Blazers play Truett-McConnell on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Georgia Southwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m. VSU Head Coach Greg Guilliams is expecting a lot from his players this season, especially coming ...

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Blazer tennis ready to serve up new season

Written by: Julia Armistead With the season opener just days away, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at VSU are prepared to serve up their best work for a successful season. Both squads open their seasons at home. The men’s team faces USC Aiken Saturday in a rematch to last season’s finale, and the women’s team takes on Georgia ...

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VSU softball set to begin 2014 quest

Written by: Eric Jackson  The Blazers open their 2014 softball season this weekend in Pensacola, Fla., with their eyes set on reclaiming the national championship title, and the expectations haven’t changed. “I want a good start, a good middle, and a good finish,” nine-year Head Coach Thomas Macera said. “We don’t talk about a good start; we talk about winning ...

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VSU Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony to be held Saturday

Written by: Victoria Johnson Nine individuals will join the distinguished gallery of Blazer greats Saturday during the Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame ceremonial luncheon in the Student Union. Herb Reinhard, director of athletics, is thrilled for the 18th annual event, which features the largest class since the eight inductees in the initial year,1997. “Each year, it is interesting because ...

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