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Spring 2012

Lady Blazers fate in own hands tonight

The Lady Blazers fate in the Gulf South Conference will be decided with a three-game home stint over the next week, and it all starts tonight with a huge game against No. 1 GSC ranked opponent, Alabama-Huntsville. The Lady Blazers face the North Alabama Lions in the second game of the stand on Pinkout Saturday. The Lady Blazers are seeking ...

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PeoplePoll: How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

“It sucks when you don’t have anybody to spend it with.” Tyler Goodman freshman business major “I think it’s a nice holiday to spend with the people you love.” Kassie Harper sophomore marketing major “I like Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a day you’re supposed to show your affection to loved ones.” Biancco Gardner freshman computer engineering major “I think ...

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Cut the Net, cut our freedom

On Jan. 19, Megaupload was shut down by the federal government; just a day after many major sites across the Internet protested the anti-piracy acts by blacking out their content. Megaupload was a major file sharing site that accounted for 2-3% of the entire Internet’s bandwidth. The government’s decision is an attempt to cut down on the piracy of copyrighted ...

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VSU celebrates Black History Month with true commitment

VSU kicked off Black History week the right way with activities such as a Unity Cookout, Catwalk Fashion Show, and a Meet in Greet, all with the common purpose of celebrating the past and embracing the future of Black History. Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926. It was first referred to as “Negro History week” and later Black ...

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Program improves literacy in kids

Blazing Through Books is in need of VSU student volunteers to help community children improve their reading and writing skills as well as their social and confidence level.

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Titletown jazz bands unite for concert

Today the Valdosta State University Department of Music is hosting the 4th annual Titletown Jazz Ensemble. The event is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium. The Titletown Jazz Ensemble will feature the VSU jazz ensembles as well as the jazz ensembles from Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools. “The Titletown Jazz concert serves as a showcase for ...

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SpecTech: Redbox, Verizon team up against Netflix

This week Netflix should start getting worried, iPhone classes, and say goodbye to the PlayStation Network name. In an interesting move, Verizon and Redbox have teamed up to have a new streaming service and even possible downloading of movies. The standard DVD kiosks will remain, but you will be able to stream movies to your smartphones, TV sets and maybe ...

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Tying the knot, gay or not

In light of Tuesday’s landmark decision by the California Supreme Court, I am reminded of a comment by a female friend who once had this to say on gay marriage: “Why should straights be the only ones to suffer?” Apparently California gays will be allowed to suffer matrimony first hand, now that the state’s appeals court decision to declare the ...

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Mistakes fuel losing streak

The VSU baseball team lost 7-3 against the Albany State Golden Rams last night to open their season with a 1-3 record. After defeating Lindenwood to open the season, the Blazers have dropped three in a row at Billy Grant Field.

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Professor injured, admitted to Shand’s

Update: Dr. Larry Etling currently is residing in the ICU ward of SGMC, according to head of Communications Arts Dr. Carl Cates. While he can recieve cards and emails, visitors are limited. Dr. Larry Etling, associate professor of mass media, is in serious but stable condition at a Shands hospital in Gainesville, Fla., after being injured in a head-on collision ...

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