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Familiar faces could cross paths in Blazers playoff run

Coming off its second-straight undefeated regular season and a Gulf South Conference record of 25-consecutive victories, the VSU football team have sealed the top seed in the Super Region Two for the Division II Football playoffs. Lenoir-Rhyne follows the Blazers with the No. 2 seed, while Bowie State and Wingate round out the third and fourth sports, respectively. The Blazers ...

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Crime Report: Lock up your stuff

VSU crime rates have been surprisingly low this month. Tallied at four larceny reports and one arrest for a drug law violation, this month is starting a little rough. On Jan. 13, a student reported a missing wallet and another student reported a missing bag. Subsequently, that same day a student was arrested for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Jan. 14 ...

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Software Updates: Out with the old, In with the new

VSU Information Technology will no longer be providing support for Windows 7 operating system and have successfully migrated towards the new Windows 10 upgrade. With IT updating all campus computers, they suggest students do the same for their personal computers. Because they cannot provide support for students’ personal computers, USG Technology Store offers the Windows 10 upgrade to students for ...

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Black Voters Matter Fund heads to Valdosta

This year, voting might be as crucial as it’s ever been. But one of the massive issues this country has faced since the invention of dirt is actually convincing the “less-informed” to go by the polls, making their voice heard. In the African-American community, this has been the norm. Furthermore, there’s an underlying need for engagement within the black community. ...

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Weekend roadtrip offers opportunity for Lady Blazers Basketball

It’s been a good start for the Lady Blazers, but after a tough schedule to start the season, first year Head Coach DeandraSchirmer sees this roadtrip as an opportunity to make up some ground. Just after the halfway point of the season, VSU sits at 12-4, but all four losses have come in Gulf South Conference play. That puts them ...

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Sonny Shroyer Jr.: Valdosta’s Timeless Actor

While there is a seemingly endless list of people that have contributed to the success of the City of Valdosta, there are only a handful of people that come from Valdosta, that have reached a level of fame that is at least noteworthy. One of these notable people is Valdosta native, Otis Burt “Sonny” Shroyer Jr. Sonny Shroyer was born ...

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Editorial: Hard Work Won’t Make You Successful

Working hard is a fool’s errand. This statement should not surprise any college student in the slightest. It is naïve to think that the amount of time and energy spent on your work will make a difference in your overall success. Yet, we see our peers walking around campus every single day stressing about their projects, presentations and exams they ...

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Things to do for New Year’s

The countdown has begun until winter break is here and then New Years is just around the corner. This year being the end of one decade and the next being of a new one. What kind of events will be happening that can set 2020 off with a bang? Jacksonville Beach Polar Plunge at the Seawalk Pavilion. 75 1st St ...

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Refuel with Huel?

Huel is a brand that wishes to offer students in the United States an alternative way to get their daily nutrition through meal replacement. Based in the United Kingdom, Huel started in 2016 with the idea to help people get their nutrition in a way that is both easy and tasty. Leila Hughel-Deeds, Director of Sports Nutrition for VSU, spoke ...

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Pop Addict: Grammy nominations edition

Hello everyone, and welcome back to a very special edition of Pop Addict. On this edition, we will be discussing one of my favorite topics to discuss around this time of year: Grammy nominations. This year’s nominations are very interesting to say the least, so without further ado, let’s get into it! To better understand what I’m talking about in ...

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Fight to the finish: how to survive finals week

It’s the last hurdle before the finish line. Finals are next week with winter break following immediately after. It might seem hectic, but if students can prepare for final exam week it will go by smoothly. Students know the typical tips when preparing for finals, such as making sure you get enough sleep at night and eating healthy meals before ...

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