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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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Labels can be used positively negatively

Written by: Taylor Stone What comes to mind when you think of a college student? Your immediate thought is most likely one recalled from personal experience; we think of staying up all night studying for finals, full class loads every semester, and, most likely, a full-time job. See what I did there? I just labeled you as a hard-working student, ...

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Social media distracts students

Written by: Tyra Mills If you were to walk into an auditorium filled with college students and ask them to reveal the one thing they had to have at all times, most of them would immediately respond with a simple answer: “my cellphone.” Today, we college students are more tech savvy than our parents and ancestors could have ever been. ...

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Benjamin case opens eyes

A tragedy in VSU history has finally come to a resolution. Last week, Darien Meheux was sentenced to life in prison for murdering VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin. The two graduated from the same high school in 2012 and began attending VSU in the fall. In November, Meheux strangled Benjamin in a study room in Georgia Hall. She was left there ...

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The Behavioral Intervention Team

Written by: Will Lewis VSU launched a new program Wednesday to increase campus security. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) will provide an avenue for students to report threatening behavior. “In light of the recent shootings on college campuses nationwide, we agree this is a much needed service,” Dr. Thomas Hardy, director of Housing and Residence life and co-chair of BIT, ...

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