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2015-02-05

VSU celebrates Black History

by Zenobia Harris This February, the VSU African American Studies program along with the Black History Committee and a number of student organizations, have teamed up for an array of events focusing the celebration of Black History Month. The month-long celebration titled “Refreshing the Black Essence: Celebrating Our Past, Critiquing Our Future and Moving Forward,” started off with the Black ...

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Is a college degree still a cash cow?

by Kailee Kivett A college degree is routinely seen as a golden ticket to the job market’s best offerings – but is it really? The local economy is certainly looking up. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, Valdosta’s unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in December 2014, down from 6.8 percent in November. This rate has been decreasing slowly ...

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Pro/Con: Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Georgia

by Zenobia Harris While the legalization of medical marijuana would provide some small relief for children and adults who use cannabis oil as a form of treatment for severe medical conditions, it poses serious problems both for the government and the patients. Because the use of marijuana as a medical treatment hasn’t been thoroughly tested, some of the dangers and ...

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Pro/Con: American Sniper is a Hero?

PRO by Tatyana Phelps According to some Americans, if you are in the military, shooting the enemy makes you a bad person, not just a person doing your job. The lead character in the box-office record-breaking movie “American Sniper,” Chris Kyle, has received a bit of backlash after the release of the film, despite many people believing he is a ...

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Next Flick Picks: New movie pick feature is answer to your online streaming indecision and boredom

by John Preer Drama – Short Term 12 (2013) This week’s drama title is an award winning independent film by director Destin Daniel Cretton. The film centers on a supervisor for a group home of at-risk teens. Brie Larson portrays the main character, Grace, a dedicated caregiver who struggles with juggling her own personal shortcomings and the troubled teens in ...

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Horoscopes: Daily Forecast 2/9/15

Today’s Birthday (02/09/15). Partnership generates fortune this year. Cement old bonds as new ones form. Many hands make light work, especially with seemingly impossible, huge or entrenched goals. Miracles arise in collaboration. Income surges after 3/20. Step into a new direction with research after 4/4. A shared financial opportunity arises after 10/13. Come together for community thriving. Share your heart. ...

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Lady Blazers want to generate a winning streak

by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis The Lady Blazers basketball team looks to spark a winning streak at the complex tonight when they take on Mississippi College. Last Saturday against Lee University, senior Maggie Davis put up a career high of 23 points and April Thomas added 21 points of her own, giving the team the ammo needed to take down the Lady ...

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Tennis rallies for 2015 season

by Stuart Price The Blazers tennis team looks to frame out the 2015 season leading with the Gulf South Conference game against Lee University on Sunday in Carrollton. Blazers tennis ended the 2014 season with a solid 13-7 overall record and 5-2 GSC to gain a national recognition finishing 14th in the rankings. Returning players for the team are juniors ...

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KJ family found guilty; won’t face prison time

by LaMarcus Wilkerson Family members of the deceased Kendrick Johnson were sentenced 12 months in prison after being found guilty by a jury for a disturbance dating back two years. The parents purposely provoked an arrest at the Lowndes County Courthouse in April 2013. Then, the Johnsons were handcuffed by local authorities for blocking the entrance to the courthouse and ...

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Baseball prepares for first doubleheader

by Chris Webb After an exciting 7-5 win against North Georgia in last Sunday’s home opener, Valdosta State (1-0) is set to take the field this weekend for a three-game series as they welcome the Paine College Lions (0-2) to Billy Grant Field. Action will begin with a 1 p.m. double header on Saturday with game 3 scheduled for Sunday ...

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