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2014-04-10

Baseball to go on road, look for win

Written By: Chris Kessler  Valdosta State (21-14, 12-10) heads north on I-75 to take on bitter rival West Georgia (13-23, 7-13) in a crucial weekend series. “West Georgia has got two real good arms that can beat anybody,” assistant coach Todd Guilliams said. “They’re playing at home, and it’s going to be tough for us.” The Blazers are in the ...

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Scheduling debate at a close

Written by: John Stephen VSU’s academic schedule has been at the center of intense debate recently, capturing the attention of faculty and students alike. Now, the dust has settled, and a final decision has been made. On Monday, the Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee approved a new schedule that includes a two-day fall break, a three-day Thanksgiving break, the removal ...

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Whisper keeps students secret

Written by: Lashawn Oglesby Imagine joining a social network where all you have to do is create a username and password. There is no profile picture, profile page or personal pictures, and no friends finding or adding. That’s because it’s an anonymous social media app. It’s called Whisper. It’s normal for people to have thoughts, feelings and secrets they would ...

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SGA talks privacy for emails

Written by: Joe Adgie If the SGA has their way, the emails you receive from the Students Distribution List will shrink dramatically. The organization passed a resolution during Monday night’s meeting that asks for changes to how the emails are handled. “We all know that there’s an issue with the Student Distribution List, and we get a lot of things ...

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Hopper Havoc

Written by:  Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall. In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.” The letter later read that ...

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New provost: “unambiguous choice”

Written by: Joe Adgie Dr. Hudson Rogers will be VSU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Rogers will come from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he was dean of the Lutgert College of Business. “After a thorough and competitive national search, Dr. Rogers quickly rose to the top and was the clear and unambiguous first ...

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‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing three semesters at VSU, her ...

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Basketball intramurals close to naming champs

Written by: Victoria Johnson Icemen and Kappa Alpha competed against each other in a nail-biter during the intramural basketball playoffs on Tuesday. Kappa Alpha pulled off the 45-41 victory to advance. Icemen shooting guard, Elliot Yarboro, said that the team was pumped for the game. “We’ve really been preparing for this game,” Yarboro said. “We weren’t really sure who we ...

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Blazers host Rams, visit Wolves

Written by: Rashad Milligan As the end of the season nears, No. 24 Valdosta State softball team is eyeing another championship run. The 31-12 Blazers are only focused on the “practice-by-practice” tasks, according to shortstop Shelby Altman. VSU hosts Albany State (15-17) tonight for a doubleheader. The Blazers will go to Carrollton, Ga., to face the University of West Georgia ...

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Grads want a fresh voice

For many students, graduation is the end of the long, arduous journey that is education. For others, it’s a major step toward the wonderful world of post-graduate education and maybe more. At many schools, graduation is highlighted by a motivational speech from someone brought in for the occasion. These speakers are normally big names. Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford ...

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