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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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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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World Aids Day comes to VSU early

World Aids Day is coming to an end but VSU made sure to celebrate it before the Thanksgiving break to help spread awareness about it to college students. VSU Campus Wellness partnered with the Department of Public Health to celebrate World Aids Day by showing “The Ryan White Story” on Nov. 1 with popcorn and drinks. The movie explores a ...

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Planet earth is on fire, literally

Plastic shopping bags, plastic toothbrushes and the shirt you’re wearing right now—all things that we use in our everyday lives, but is it worth using those things if it means harming the Earth, where we spend our everyday lives? Climate change has become even more of a hot topic ever since Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old environmental activist, spoke up about ...

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Goff credits players for winning GSC Coach of the Year

When Gary Goff arrived at VSU, the expectations seemed insurmountable. But he still found a way to achieve those expectations, and that is why the Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year award he received is well warranted. The Blazers football team was coming off of an undefeated, national championship season. With a lot of returning talent, 2018 head coach ...

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