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Valdosta City School closed Wednesday due to coronavirus case, VSU remains open

Valdosta City Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 11, due to a potential coronavirus case. According to a statement released by Valdosta City Schools on late Tuesday, March 10, a student teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary School had indirect contact with family members who may have previously contracted the virus (COVID-19). The statement added that the student teacher or family ...

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VSU debate team finishes first tournament of the year

On Saturday, Jan. 21, VSU’s Speech and Debate team competed in the first debate tournament of the year, advancing to the quarterfinals of a nationwide competition. During this tournament, the debaters went up against opponents from different states to debate some of the most diverse topics of today. These schools included Spelman College, Florida State University, Park University, University of ...

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Blazers blast Statesmen as Owens joins 1,000-point club

It just seemed nothing could go wrong for the Blazers against Delta State. With the latest Hall of Fame class and stars such as Kenny Moore in attendance, the Blazers (14-8, 10-6 Gulf South Conference) put on a show. VSU led wire-to-wire as they blasted the Statesmen (6-13, 5-11 GSC) 93-44 to snap a two-game losing skid. However, perhaps the ...

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Strong second half propels Lady Blazers past Delta State

The Lady Blazers and their conference-leading scoring defense continue to cause opponents trouble. After cruising past Mississippi College (4-15, 3-13 Gulf South Conference) 82-31 on Jan. 19, the Lady Blazers (15-3, 14-2 GSC) stifled Delta State (7-13, 6-10 GSC) in the second half en route to a 59-40 win on Hall of Fame weekend. The Lady Blazers have now won ...

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Editorial: Keep the flame burning, Blazers

Many students have already noticed that this semester feels a bit … different than usual. Maybe even the past few semesters, really.  Students seem to be suffering from mental burnout, whether that be from having senioritis, going to school while being a parent, having to juggle jobs, or all three. It is a constant fight to keep up with life while trying ...

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BREAKING: Armed robbery near VSU campus

On Jan. 12, students received a text message and phone call from VSU stating that there had been an armed robbery reported at Azalea Woods. At 8:38 PM, the text message read, “Armed robbery was reported at Azalea Woods (Mary St – Off Campus) Suspect was last seen heading south, away from campus. Avoid this area until further notice.” This ...

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Lady Blazers survive close call against West Alabama, win 12th straight

The Lady Blazers just can’t seem to lose. Since starting the season 0-2, the Lady Blazers have rattled off 12 straight wins, with their most recent victim being West Alabama (9-7, 6-6 Gulf South Conference), 59-52. The win pushed VSU to 11-1 in GSC play. While VSU led for most of the game, the Tigers gave the Lady Blazers fits ...

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Boser’s big night powers Blazers past West Alabama

Sophomore forward Caden Boser just couldn’t be stopped against West Alabama. Boser’s 24 points on 9-14 shooting helped lead the Blazers (12-6, 8-4 Gulf South Conference) past the Tigers (13-3, 9-3 GSC), 96-84. Head coach Mike Helfer credited Boser’s decision making to help create a favorable matchup inside the paint. “He [Boser] was really able to score it on the ...

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Must watch Christmas movies

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year with presents and Mariah Carey, but another thing that makes the holidays special is the various Christmas movies. Everyone has different tastes, but here are the top three must watch movies to get yourself in the spirit. “The Santa Clause” A personal go to that has everything one could want in a ...

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Surviving the holidays with family

Family is something many people consider the beating heart of the holiday season. However, sometimes being around them comes with many, many challenges. I come from a large family, and I can say with full confidence that none of us ever see eye-to-eye. This makes the holidays difficult, to say the least. What begins as a calm, peaceful dinner turns ...

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Freezing temperatures make for icy Christmas

Freezing is an understatement these days.   Valdosta has gotten some frosty weather this month, starting at a nice 55-60 degrees and dropping rapidly to 26 degrees and lower.  According to WALB 10 News, this will be the coldest winter Lowndes County has seen in five years.   Staying inside and keeping warm is a huge priority. Layering up with ...

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