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2014-17-04

Electives make well-rounded students

Written by: John Stephen  As the frenzy and stress that accompanies the end of the semester descends like a weight upon campus, many students may question why they are required to take so many classes, especially electives that are not relevant to their major. Electives, however, are not a waste of time; they are essential in building a student’s foundation ...

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VSU star approaches home run title

Three years, two-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, 57 career home runs, and one national championship−Valdosta State softball sensation Courtney Albritton has put together quite the career. Only a junior, Albritton made history in the fifth inning of the Blazers’ 7-1 win over West Georgia. Her 21st blast of the season staked her claim as the new home-run ...

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Understanding depression

Written by: Jordan Hill  Although Tumblr bans users who promote depression, self-harm or suicide, the users are still all over the site. While some users find sympathy and help from other users, the users sometimes encourage self-harm instead of deterring it. Depression is a sickness that sometimes forces people to harm themselves by cutting their wrists or even committing suicide. ...

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Tennis looks to postseason play

As the tennis season starts to dwindle down, the men and women will travel today to Montgomery, Ala., to compete in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. Nine different teams will compete in a tournament lasting four days, including No. 1 West Florida, No. 6 North Alabama, No. 7 Christian Brothers, No. 13 Valdosta State, No. 25 West Alabama, Delta State, ...

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Pipeline proves destructive

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson  Fracking, a technique used to extract natural gas from Earth by drilling at 10,000 ft. below the surface, is destroying our planet. Local investors have been considering the possibility of building a pipeline that’ll run from Alabama through Lowndes County and stretch into central Florida. Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E) is a VSU environmental organization ...

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Softball regular season comes to an end

The last regular season series for the No. 21 Valdosta State softball squad begins tomorrow evening. VSU (36-12, 16-9) will face off against Lee University (20-22, 10-14) in Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park, with a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. and ending with a  Saturday game at 1 p.m. For many Blazers, this is a great moment to reflect on ...

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Centennial gets crowned

UPDATE: Article has been edited for accuracy Basketball team Centennial, one of the top teams in the intramurals league, triumphed over Brown Hall in the championship game. Centennial won 49-42 in a close game. Centennial’s last game against Brown Hall ended in a tie, but Centennial couldn’t manage to clinch the win in the final game “You win some, you lose ...

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New publication provides an alternative for women

Written by: Rikysha Williams More than 60 percent of VSU students are women, and now they have a publication that speaks directly to them. Launched on March 4, Her Campus Valdosta is an online magazine that empowers, enlightens and entertains VSU women. Ariel Hairston, president and editor-in-chief, started a Her Campus chapter at VSU because she wanted a more entertaining ...

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Students to experience life without any sound

Written by: Abbie Baggerly What’s your sign? VSU’s American Sign Language Club will host its annual Deaf, Deaf World event on April 25 in Student Union Ballrooms A, B and C.  For student convenience, Deaf, Deaf World will be split into two sessions: 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.   “Deaf, Deaf World is an event that brings the community together, ...

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Game of Thrones serves up more matrimonial carnage

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Normally, it’s uncommon for people to cheer when someone dies. But on Sunday, eager fans of the medieval fantasy show “Game of Thrones” were overjoyed when one of the main characters unexpectedly checked-out of Westeros. The second episode of season four reminded GOT fans of the unforgettable “Red Wedding” at the end of season three. Similar ...

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