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2016-04-13

Renovated herbarium unveiled today

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer  The $100,000 renovation of a storage facility that houses more than 71,000 plant specimens will be unveiled today at 4 p.m. by VSU’s biology department. The facility, known as the herbarium, is collection of specimens documenting biodiversity in Georgia’s coastal plain. “We’re going to have an open house,” Dr. Richard Carter, curator of the ...

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New sound grenade device might make college students safer on campus

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor One quick pull will set this grenade a ringin’. An Oakland-based startup company recently released a new portable safety device that is quickly gaining popularity on college campuses nationwide. The ROBOCOPP sound grenade weighs less than an ounce, and when the black pin is pulled the device emits an ear-piercing sound that is as ...

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Three reasons why VSU softball is the Gulf South Conference favorite

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor Over the weekend, VSU annihilated a potential playoff foe. If the season ended today, the Blazers and Alabama-Huntsville would clash in the Gulf South Conference tournament. VSU just swept UAB, but there’s still six games remaining. The tournament looms large as each game gains the utmost importance, but there are three aspects of the ...

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The big question: Will enough students pay to see 2 Chainz?

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Tomorrow, 2 Chainz will grace the stage at Valdosta State University’s PE Complex. Special guests include Ray Jr., KBM, Cap 1, and Skooly. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., but doors will open at 5 p.m. with tunes from DJ Krillz. Admission is $20 for currently enrolled VSU students with a valid ...

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Is it time to change the way America treats drug-using citizens?

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Over the past decade, America has changed its tune on certain drugs, but people are still ending up in jail for these substances more than ever before. Is it time for America to change the way it treats drug-using citizens as well? A report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse stated that 65 ...

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