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VSU needs more diversity

Written by: Zenobia Harris, Asst. Features Writer Valdosta State University is home to a lot of different things, but diversity may not be one of them. According to the VSU 2013-14 profile, there were about 9, 328 undergraduate students last year. Of those students, 51.9 percent are listed as White, 35.8 percent as Black or African American, 4.9 percent Hispanic, 3.0 ...

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Racism has no over-night solution

The temperature of racial tension in this country is reaching a boiling point.  The lid that was the civil rights movement is struggling to contain the bubbling mixing pot of race relations.  The mounting pressure of police brutality has many Americans steaming over the injustices that seem to be perpetrated on a daily basis.  Anyone with television or Internet access ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 4/25/15

Today’s Birthday (04/25/15). Home holds special enchantment this year. Plan an improvement project for launch after 6/14. Discipline with schedule and budget presents clear choices. Balance work with health and family. Contribute leadership to a community endeavor. New romantic possibilities arise after 10/13. Play together. After 10/27, restful introspection rejuvenates. Release self-imposed limitations. Stay true to your heart. To get ...

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VSU golf rolls into tournament action

Written by Austin Wells, Sports Writer VSU tied for fifth place Tuesday at the 72 par Tunica National Golf Course as the golf team shot at 24 strokes over par at 888 at the Gulf South Conference Gold Championship. The first two rounds took place Monday, which saw VSU finish sixth place after shooting a first round 303 and a second ...

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Valdosta community, take a breath and calm down

Written by: Tyra Mills, Photo Editor With protests breaking out at Valdosta State, a Blazer may be beginning to question what is going on with our beloved campus. Students have been stepping on flags, veterans coming on campus allegedly “armed” in protest of it, black lives matter campaigners joining the march and many students inserting their opinions and adding to ...

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Going green for annual Earth Day celebration

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Not many students used innovative ways to strap gum from the bottom of their shoe this Earth Day. Companies are finding innovative ways to give Earth Day the publicity supporters of the holiday desire to maintain a sense of moral responsibility to the environment instead. These ads cast an ecofriendly web of green activism ...

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Exclusive Interview with R&B singer SoMo

Texas born R&B singer SoMo was first introduced on YouTube in 2012, but it wasn’t until late 2013 when his breakthrough song “Ride” debuted on the Billboard charts that led to his meteoric rise to fame. We sat down with SoMo after his concert at VSU.  

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 4/24/15

Today’s Birthday (05/24/15). Enjoy the fun! You’re exceptionally persuasive and charming this year. Ask for big stuff. Settle down with the one you’ve chosen. Make a difference with other people. Strategize and budget to launch a collaboration after 6/14. Transform your place after 10/13. Reach a turning point in a group venture after 10/27. Work together for what you love. ...

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Remembering VSU student Vicki Sanders

Writen by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer On April 10, VSU student Vicki Sanders passed away, nine days before her 47th birthday. In an email sent on April 16, VSU President William McKinney announced Sanders’ death to the VSU community. Sanders, a junior speech communications major, was a full-time student, activist and parent all at once during her time at VSU. Sanders ...

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Protestor being sought by police; parents issue plea

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor “This is positive. People are asking now. I’m actually trying to educate everybody,” VSU student Eric Sheppard said while explaining his method of protest to a fellow VSU student. Sheppard is, as of Wednesday night, the subject of an intense local manhunt after a gun was found on campus and allegedly linked to ...

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