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2015-02-26

Men’s basketball bids adieu to seniors

by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ...

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VSU gets ready for heart health month

by Erin Martin Valdosta State’s Wellness Program is promoting health during American Heart Month by hosting an event, Take Heart, on Feb. 27 in the Student Union Ballrooms. The purpose of Take Heart is to raise awareness of heart disease and heart wellness. The Event will begin at 10 a.m. and include health screenings and information to all VSU students, ...

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The Age Debate: Does it change with status?

by Tatyana Phelps When an average 25-year-old man dates a minor, he’s a pedophile, but when a celebrity does it, why is it acceptable? If you follow the Kardashian/Jenner clan, then you probably have heard the rumors about Kylie Jenner and Tyga. It’s been rumored that the two have been dating, as they’re always seen out in public together and ...

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Lady Blazers secure big win

by Niamani Hollis The Lady Blazers were red hot this Saturday as they were able to secure the big win over GSC rival West Georgia 70-54. Things seemed to go back and forth for a while, but VSU’s guard, April Thomas, was able to give the Lady Blazers the push needed for the team to lead going into the half ...

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Blazer Tennis Hopes to Stay Hot

by Stuart Price VSU Tennis has dominated the courts so far this season and they hope their winning streak continues tomorrow. Blazer Tennis has fared well in the last two matches, defeating both Rollins College and Florida Tech, both nationally ranked teams. The Lady Blazers tennis team is currently ranked #1 in the Gulf South Conference, while men’s tennis trails ...

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Daily Strange: New device may give deaf people the opportunity to “hear” through their tongues

Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer A new device may give deaf people the opportunity to “hear” through their tongues. Cochlear implants have altered the lives of many people around the planet. Since their introduction, the deaf or severely hard of hearing have been capable of regaining one of their senses back, the sense of sound. Though these implants have ...

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Why are paper cuts such a bother?

Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer What happens when you mix a fairly innocent finger-tip with the malicious edge of a piece of paper? The answer is an obscene amount of pain. But have you ever been curious as to why such a small slice in your little finger renders you so much pain? There are a few factors that ...

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Diagnosing disorders on campus

by Kailee Kiyett A recent campus event brought to light a widespread but rarely talked about problem among college students—eating disorders. A seminar on eating disorders was held Feb. 20 in the Student Union, and the keynote speaker, Marissa McNamara, spoke about everything from myths to statistics to treatments. According to McNamara, 25 percent of college women binge. “Binge eating ...

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Horoscopes: Daily Forecast

Today’s Birthday (02/26/15). Enjoy the spotlight this year! You’re hot and getting hotter, especially professionally. Status and income rise. Take charge where you can. With preparation, you can realize a personal dream after 3/20. Extra care with family finances after 4/4 avoids a mess. Focus on collaboration after 10/13, and strengthen your infrastructure. Work together for what you love. To ...

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Let’s (not) get it on

by Jordan Hill Sleeping with your professor is a big no-no, or so you would think. A problem that is seen as a hush-hush scandal has come into the light. Harvard University recently banned sexual relationships between students and professors. Sounds like a Lifetime movie, right? In an interview with The Huffington Post, Billie Dziech, a professor at the University ...

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