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Spring 2014

Blazers lose third straight game

Written by: Neil Frawley Shots just didn’t fall for Valdosta State Thursday night. North Alabama overcame a 35-32 deficit at halftime to outlast VSU 79-63 in the P.E. Complex. VSU has loss its last three games. VSU’s shooting percentage fell from the 40 percent in the first half to just 30 percent in the second half; the Blazers settled on ...

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Take back your health

Written by: Jessica Cooke Students, it’s time to come to your senses and take your health back−while you still can. After CAB and AKA’s Heart Day forum on Feb. 4, thoughts concerning personal fitness and health reconstruction have certainly been at the forefront of some students’ minds, especially after learning that a poor diet and lack of exercise could contribute ...

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Athletes don’t need pay

Written by: Jordan Hill CBS News recently reported that Northwestern University football players are petitioning to get paid for the “job” they perform at NU, and many other university players are closely watching this ongoing battle with the National Collegiate Athletics Association. It was hard to read the article without rolling my eyes. These football players want to be paid ...

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White gets dethroned in Sochi

Written by: Isaiah Smart This week, television is running cold.  Entranced fans of the cold-skin, death-walker infested show “The Walking Dead” were revitalized on Sunday for the mid-season premiere of its fourth season. The zombie apocalypse continued on AMC at 10 p.m., wrenching viewers through a winding rollercoaster ride of disappointing decisions, victorious zombie beheadings and Carl’s character development. Rick ...

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Tragedy should pull us together

Written by: Isaiah Smart The safety of my peers is wavering and it makes me uneasy.  In the recent years, students−my fellow fellow Blazers−have faded from our presence, and the mental stress is gaining momentum.  With the car accident from the past week to the unfortunate loss of Marcus Holmes last semester as well as other students, things simply don’t ...

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Lady Blazers to host conference rivals

written by: Neil Frawley With March close on the horizon, the dog days of basketball are officially upon us. Teams are quickly trying to shore up their records heading toward conference tournaments, and most importantly — the NCAA tournament, which is looming just close enough in the distance to add significance to every game. For VSU, whom have dropped their ...

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VSU debate team ranks number 13 in nation

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU’s Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team came back to Valdosta late Monday night after traveling to San Diego, Calif. to compete in the Sunset Cliffs Classic. “(This was) a round-robin style tournament where only one team from the top 16 programs in the nation can compete against each other,” assistant coach Kevin Bryant said. “Never before ...

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No.21 VSU opens GSC play this weekend

Written by: Chris Webb No. 21 Valdosta State (5-0) will kick off conference play this weekend, as Shorter University (1-6) comes to Billy Grant Field for a three-game series, starting with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. Putting up 35 runs in last weekend’s sweep against Paine (Feb. 8-9), VSU has already put up 63 runs through its first five ...

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Rollins up next for VSU tennis

written by: Neil Frawley On Saturday, the two tennis teams will travel to Winter Park, Fla., where they will each compete against Rollins College. This will be the first time the Blazers have played Rollins in two years, causing anticipation amongst the players. In the 2012 season, the men’s team lost to Rollins 9-0, which was a disappointment for the ...

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Quest to fill provost position continues

Written by: John Stephen The prolonged hunt to find a permanent replacement for one of VSU’s highest offices appears to be coming to a close. Since the summer of 2012, VSU has been searching nationwide for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Now, after a rigorous selection process, three final candidates will be visiting VSU within the ...

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