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Spring 2017

VSU golf looking to keep high finishes coming

Written by Jake Johnson, Contributor VSU golf will tee off on the 2017 portion of their 2016-2017 campaign after a scorching hot start in 2016 on Feb. 13 and 14 in The Matlock. The team finished in the top five in its first three tournaments, including a win at the UIS Island Getaway in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. Head Coach ...

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VSU ranked in 2017 most affordable online colleges

Written by Alex Dunn, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is ranked in the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges, offering degrees at a reduced price for their master’s and doctoral programs. Schools can be ranked on four different degree levels: associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral. VSU was ranked third for its Doctoral degrees and 17th for their Masters. VSU’s online doctoral ...

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VSU holds poverty simulation

Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as an immigrant in the U.S., undocumented, and working for a mere $20 a day, or maybe a struggling college dropout living off of odd jobs for cash around their city? On Thursday, February 2, Dr. Consuela Ward hosted a unique poverty simulation. ...

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Condom Casino raises awareness for safe sex

Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer On Thursday, Feb. 9,  the Residence Hall Association hosted a free event called Condom Casino where students learned about safe sex by using condoms that they got to keep as their playing chips. There were over 100 students who attended this event where they learned information about sexual education while playing casino games such as ...

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A new look at the trials and success of New Edition

Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer “The New Edition Story” premiered on Jan. 24 through 26 on Black Entertainment Television. “The New Edition Story” is a six-hour long, three-part series biopic that shows the rise to fame of American boy band New Edition. Six black men, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johny Gill, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe , ...

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Don’t fall victim to fake news

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer Social networks can be a pretty scary place when a bunch of “fake news” is going on. Fake news took the internet by storm during the 2016 election. Using eye-catching titles, such as “Donald Trump says the earth is flat,” and “Germany folds to Shariah Law, approves child marriages,” fake news has the ability ...

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Erin’s Food Corner

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Just because you’re away from home, doesn’t mean you should go without a home cooked meal. This Cajun Shrimp Foil Pack recipe is perfect for anyone craving a low country boil. The Cajun shrimp, buttery potatoes and spicy andouille sausage will make you feel like you’re in the French quarter of New Orleans. Enjoy ...

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Provocative poet visits VSU, ‘misses the penis’

Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer Kim Addonizio read a collection of her poems and stories to a full theater of students, teachers and the local community on Feb. 2. Her provocative poems and short stories that were read didn’t hold anything back, detailing her sex life and humorous adventures that led her to be a writer. Addonizio is the ...

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SGA signals a power shift with new vice president

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer It’s only four weeks into the new semester and the Student Government Association has already made substantial changes for the future. Monday’s weekly meeting began with Sen. Adam Slaton being sworn in as the new vice president of SGA. The former vice president, Othellious Cato, stepped down from the responsibility. The vice president job ...

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Blazers look to start new streak

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer and Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer After suffering a devastating defeat to Delta State, the VSU Men’s Basketball team lost its first game in 11 outings. The Blazers faced the Statesmen in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Feb. 4, and were handed a 58-72 loss, their worst conference loss of the season. The Blazers offense was uncharacteristically ...

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