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Tuggle maintains place at VSU’s greatest athlete

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated by the Editor-in-Chief. Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer With spring football practice upon us, today is a good time for a reminder of the best player to ever come through this program. That legend is Jessie Tuggle. A long-time Atlanta Falcon out of Griffin, GA, Jessie “The Hammer” Tuggle is a member ...

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Women don’t choose to have their period, so why should they pay for it?

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer A few months ago the growing international movement to end the “tampon tax”, or the tax on female hygiene products, finally reached the U.S. Last year there was a movement that shocked the world when two women in the U.K. were “free bleeding” in white pants while on their menstrual cycles. They stood outside ...

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Textbook Grant lowers cost of College Education

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer A group of VSU professors is aiding in the fight against the increasing price of textbooks. This year, 10 biology professors received Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grants. The grant enables students to pay less for textbooks. These teachers have been awarded ALG Textbook Transformation Award of 2016. The Biology faculty has been awarded ...

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Netflix Picks: The go-to movie to watch at home

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer If you are still looking to “Netflix and chill” even after the colder months have passed, or simply want to watch a movie by your lonesome, then this list is for you.  The list below is collaboration between my own movie experiences and some suggested titles. City of God This movie has personally become ...

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Psychology student dies last Monday; leaves behind three children

Written by Julia Rodriquez Asst. Opinions Editor Amanda Gail Hayes Branch, 39, sophomore psychology major at Valdosta State University, passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare on Monday, March 21. Branch was a resident of Doerun, GA., and was born on April 19, 1976 in Americus, GA.  Frankie Lambert Hayes of Leesburg, GA and the late Raymond Hayes, Sr. were her ...

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Attention students: Support our sluggin’ softball Blazers

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor VSU softball: The best team you know little about. I had the pleasure of covering the Blazers doubleheader against Georgia Southwestern on Tuesday. VSU swept the series with scores of 3-1 and 11-3. The ballpark was loud, exciting and alive. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out. The attendance was 241, but it should ...

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Get thrifty: $20 Thrift Store Challenge

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief One person’s old clothes can be someone else’s vintage fashion vision. Thrifting can go one of two ways. Some consider thrifting to be an art form; a way of finding clothes that have a story written in the seams. Others see thrifting as a headache. As an avid thrifter, I have had my fair share ...

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Know the laws before you send the picture

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Manager Most teens have their own cell phones these days. And while texting teens may cause a lot of problems for high school and middle school teachers, texting also leads to another big problem for teens—sexting. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2013, 78 percent of teens, ages 12-17, ...

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Washington on lockdown after shooting incident

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer The Capitol was on lockdown for nearly an hour Monday following what the DC Police Department dubbed an “isolated incident” via Twitter. According to CNN, the lockdown was the result of a Tennessee man, Larry Russell Dawson, pulling out a gun at the Capitol Visitors’ Center. The suspect was caught by metal detectors upon ...

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