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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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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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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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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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New app shares STD results

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro & Hillary Straba Pro Social media has been an ever-increasing tool for the exchange of information. In the last decade, internet goers have misused social media, exploiting it by turning popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook into blasé showcases, displaying their deplorable lives and desperate need for affirmation. Early this year, Ramin Bastani released Hula, ...

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A little too late for late night

Written by: Jordan Hill President Obama and First Lady Michelle have been surprising people lately: they’ve appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, two shows that are far from the serious, lackluster world of politics. This year the famous couple has appeared in various comedy skits. President Obama partook in Galifianakis’ witty ...

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Letter to the Editor: Choose to compromise

I generally find visits to SGA meetings refreshing, inspiring and informative, and I admire the spirit of shared governance typically displayed at these events. There is no doubt that the students at VSU have a Student Government Association they can be proud of. I am not stating this to score cheap political points, but this is my sincere conviction, just ...

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The struggle for equality continues

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Pay among Americans differs widely, but women are known to have substantially lower wages. Historically, women’s rights have come far, but women are yet to be paid the same wages as men. Since 2010, women who worked full-time only made 77 percent of what men earned, According to the Center for American Progress. It is totally ...

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