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Editorial: Next time, rock the vote Blazers

One of the greatest joys of living in America is getting to have a voice and be involved in the process of electing political officials. As student of VSU we have this same opportunity when it comes to electing our Student Government Association executive board and senators. Following Monday’s announcement of the new 2016-17 SGA executive board and senators, we ...

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Barbie Introduces 3 New Body Types

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Barbie’s preparing to get a “real” makeover. Mattel Inc. introduced three new body types in their attempt to produce more realistic looking Barbie dolls, saying “imagination comes in all shapes and sizes.” According to Barbie.com, these dolls will be released throughout the year. They will all be called Barbie, and will be available ...

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A phish out of an email; a recent phishing attack sent through VSU emails

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief    UPDATE: Shawn Merdinger provides more clarity on a statement in the article. He states that “this particular phishing attack email did not contain a malicious attachment or contain embedded code that would compromise the user.” Merdinger also states that “users should be wary when opening any email, especially attachments like .zip and .doc files, ...

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The VSU Spring 2015 Graduating Class

Here’s to the Spring 2015 Graduating Class! ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE Elizabeth Caroline Barnes Delaney Diane Priscilla Caballero Brendan Michael Collins Anne Dorris Combs Isaiah Rishard Edwards Tammy Elaine Gladysz Eric Gustafson Heather LeBlanc Jasmine Danielle Lee Akeem Rashad Roberts George David Thrasher Malcom Khaliq Webb     ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE   Rebecca Brooke Altman Lauren Bennett Conine ...

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Can you live on minimum wage?

Written by: Erin Martin, Staff Writer  When people consider minimum wage workers, they imagine teenagers working to earn their a little pocket money for their new shoes or for weekend pocket money. However, the truth is, 88 percent of the workers being paid this base rate of 7.25 are 20 years of age or older, and more than half of them ...

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Job Market Decline

Written by: Erin Martin, Staff Writer  In America, it is no secret that getting into the job market is not as easy as it once was. Even more, college graduates are having difficulty finding their dream job for the major they’ve studied right after they graduate. The current national employment rate in the United States is 5.5 percent, which is the ...

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U.S. needs higher minimum wage

Written by: Kailee Kivett, Staff Writer According to CNN, the U.S. economy has produced an average of 261,000 jobs every month for the past year. However, minimum wage has only been increased by 52 cents in the same amount of time. Although new jobs are being created every month, the recovery process is actually considered by experts to be too ...

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Finals Week: Top 5 Campus Study Locations

Written by: Erin Martin, Staff Writer  With finals approaching, students need somewhere to study and concentrate on final assignments and papers. When you need different scenery or some peace and quiet, VSU has plenty of different places to study outside of the usual places we go. The University Center The UC is located on Patterson Street, walking distance from the Fine ...

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Campus crime decreases, students don’t see the results

Writen by: Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Ann Farmer, the assistant director of the VSUPD, states that crime has not surged on campus. According to the crime statistics report, rape, robbery and aggravated assault are just some of the crime that decreased dramatically. From 2011 to 2013, documented robberies have declined from 111 to just 70, according to VSU police clergy ...

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Blazer bond that will last a lifetime

Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State women’s tennis team ended their season on April 19 after just barely losing to No. 2 Shorter College, 2-5, in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Lady Blazers put up a good fight throughout the tournament, winning 5-2 against No. 6 North Alabama. Although the team did not have the best season ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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