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Spring 2014

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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VSU golf team tees up in Lakeland

Written by: Chris Webb With the weather finally warming up, the Blazers are ready to hang up their coats and bring the golf clubs out. Valdosta State’s golf team has recently started getting in gear for the second half of its season. VSU is looking to improve upon its performance the first half of the season that saw the Blazers ...

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Winter weather advisory in effect; classes cancelled

Written by: John Preer   Winter weather storm Leon has been making its way across many coastal states in the region and the Valdosta area is expected to experience a wintry mix of rain and sleet. As a result Valdosta State University, as well as many surrounding county schools, has shut down and cancelled classes as of 5:30 pm Jan. ...

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Blazer Blast

The Valdosta State baseball and softball teams got together for the annual Blazer Blast at Billy Grant Field and Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park on Sunday. Both teams welcomed 150 children, from ages 12 and under for the free clinic. VSU players were dressed in full uniform along with the coaches to give the youngsters a taste of what it’s ...

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Bandits take country, add pinch of hip-hop

Written by: Jessica Ingram The Moonshine Bandits are a combination of hip-hop, rock and country. An odd combination of genres would be a first thought, but somehow they make it work in their new album “Calicountry.” The band is a duo consisting of members that go by the nicknames “Tex” and “Bird.” The album is produced by a well-known country ...

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Odum houses piece of history

Written by: Abbie Baggerly VSU’s Odum Library has a rare collection of Babylonian tablets on display for faculty, staff and students.  The Babylonian tablets, located on the fourth floor of Odum Library in the archives and special collections, were obtained by Dr. Richard Holmes Powell. Powell was the first president of South Georgia State Normal College, which is now VSU.  ...

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New bill proposing medical marijuana

Georgia may be the next state to legalize medical marijuana. Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson So far, there are twenty states plus the District of Colombia that have voted to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Senator Josh McKoon recently proposed a bill that legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia. State Representative Allen Peake was approached by a constituent whose ...

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Flasher seen on campus

Written by: Joe Adgie A campus alert was emailed to the student body last Wednesday alerting them of an individual who exposed himself to a fellow student while on campus. The crime took place near the Oak Street parking lot on the evening of Jan. 14. The suspect was described as a white, short-haired male in his early 20s, 5 ...

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Flu ravages South Georgia

  Written by: John Preer A deadly influenza virus has South Georgia in its crosshairs and is poised to strike again. The flu season is upon us, and reports from the Center for Disease Control suggest that young adults may be at a higher risk than other age groups. In recent months there has been an influx in the number ...

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Smoke free campus

A proposal is being considered by the Board of Regents (BOR) that bans all tobacco use at VSU and the 30 other institutions overseen by the University System of Georgia (USG).   Written by: John Stephen The BOR first discussed the proposal, titled “Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy”, at a recent meeting and plan to make a final vote on ...

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