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2016-03-03

Baseball, softball falter in Florida

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. On the softball side, West Florida is distant from its 2015 form. After going 19-30 ...

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The Pope rightfully condemns American leaders’ hate speech

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Two weeks ago on February 12th Pope Francis visited Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for 5 days to celebrate mass. The New York Times described his presence “unafraid, and brought with him only smiles and hugs, and words of solace and encouragement.” He made a stop by a prison and gave encouraging words and messages to ...

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How easy is it for Internet Uses to get tricked?

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Have you ever messaged a stranger or received a message from a social media user and carried many different conversations before you realize you have no idea who you are really talking to.  Users who talk to fake profiles on the internet realize that they were never able to truly know who they were ...

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Blazers tennis underway

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. The Blazers weren’t able to carry the momentum into their singles matches, however, losing four ...

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Kentucky proposing Viagra restrictions

Health Care Bill (HB 396) sponsored by Kentucky Rep. and nurse Mary Lou Marzian is gaining national attention. Marzian’s “Viagra” House Bill 396 was formed in response to Kentucky’s latest majority male sponsored anti-abortion efforts. These efforts include the signed Senate Bill 4, “Informed consent” and state senate approved Senate Bill 152, ”Pre Abortion Ultrasound” This bill would  require in ...

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“Turning Point USA” A voice for change

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent It is time for your voice to be heard through Turning Point USA! Shelby Simmons, a senior majoring in political science,  became involved in the Turning Point USA after a field director contacted her to discuss more about organization. Simmons connected with how the organization ran and the supportive atmosphere towards students. She worked on ...

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Young Jenners enter game world

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer It’s a Kardashian world and we’re just living in it, or Jenner to be exact. Kendall and Kylie Jenner, 20 and 18 respectively, have accomplished more in their lifetime than we ever could, and they haven’t made it to 21 yet. Whether their success is from nepotism or hard work is a whole other ...

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Low on funds for Spring Break? Ways to make some quick cash

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor Money is tight, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on spring break plans. There are plenty of ways for students to get extra cash without the commitment of a job. Sell your stuff. Anyone can admit to having clothes they no longer wear or junk stuffed under the bed that ...

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SGA partners with Texts.com to help sell books

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent Why do college students pay so much for education, especially textbooks? With texts.com, there is a solution because it is an online platform for students to buy and sell textbooks among themselves. The Student Government Association has teamed up with texts.com to make textbooks affordable by encouraging students to sell to other students on campus. ...

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NASCAR waves green flag on Trump

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor For someone who is so far right wing, Donald Trump brought out some people who love to go left at his rally at the Complex last Monday. NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France attended the rally in support of Trump as well as hall of fame driver Bill Elliott and his son and current ...

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