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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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Photos: Pastors spark student protest at Palms Quad

Two members of PinPoint Evangelical sparked a protest at Palms Quad on Jan. 26 after some members of the student body felt they were spreading hateful messages. Pastor Kerrigan Skelly and a man called Brother Adam arrived on campus around 11 a.m. According to students, the men began shouting hateful comments in front of the Student Union and Nevins Hall ...

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When We Were Young festival or Fyre Festival 2.0?

On Jan. 18, Instagram user @whenwereyoungfest posted a new photo of the lineup for the upcoming summer music festival ‘When We Were Young.’ This three-stage music festival lineup includes 65 iconic emo bands like Paramore, Mayday Parade, My Chemical Romance and 3OH!3. While these bands scream nostalgia to millennials and emo kids everywhere, people can’t help but question the legitimacy ...

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Opinion: The dawn of free agency in college football

Since its inception in Oct. 2018, the NCAA transfer portal has taken college sports, especially college football, by storm. Players have had the opportunity to transfer from one school to another for a while. The transfer portal merely gave coaches and players a hub to make their intentions known and to make getting recruited by another school easier than ever. ...

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Brand new Blazers prepare for baseball season

It’s a new season and a new squad for Blazer baseball. The 2022 regular season starts on the road for the Blazers with a three-game weekend series on the road at Embry Riddle, starting on Feb. 4. The team just wrapped up their preseason in a losing effort against Tallahassee CC on Jan. 23 to go 3-2 in preseason. Last ...

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VSU inducts seven into Athletic Hall of Fame

VSU inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 as part of the 25th annual ceremony. Five former players were inducted: football players, Cedric Jones and Edmund Kugbila, women’s basketball player, Candice Ferrell Bryant, softball player Courtney Albritton Carter and women’s tennis player Raphaelle Durante. In addition, current softball head coach, Thomas Macera, and basketball ...

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Organization fair gives student groups the spotlight

Campus organizations are one of the biggest components of student life at VSU, and the Get the Scoop Organization Fair gave many of them the chance to highlight and showcase their groups to the student body. Get the Scoop was held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to Maggi Hole, VSU’s ...

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Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery kicks off the new year with an art competition

The Valdosta National 2022 All-Media Art Competition kicked off last Tuesday at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery at 6 p.m. with a reception where the winners were announced. Michael T. Schmidt, Associate Dean of College of the Arts, announced that the show was curated by Professor Julie Bowland from 344 pieces, by 136 artists from 39 different states. Samuel ...

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Blazers Slip on Road Trip, Fall Back to .500

The VSU Blazers dropped a pair of road games in TN this past week in GSC competition.   First, on Thursday they were in Memphis, TN playing Christian Brothers, and ultimately falling 81-74 despite a late attempt at a comeback.   The Blazers played at Union on Saturday, and that game was never close as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 52-40 ...

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Lady Blazers Split in Trip to Tennessee

The No. 16 Lady Blazers went 1-1 in a two-game road trip to TN, routing Christian Brothers 101-62 and falling to No. 15 Union 59-56. The win over Christian Brothers also gave head coach Deandra Schirmer her 50th win in just her third year at VSU. She is the fourth-fastest Lady Blazer head coach to reach that milestone, doing so ...

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Photos: Start of Spring semester brings new experiences

With a new semester starting and people getting ready for classes, VSU organizations and sports had started events and games for students to dip their feet in as they ease back into the spring semester. On Jan. 6, a press conference was held to introduce Tremaine Jackson as the new head football coach for the VSU Blazers. According to vstateblazers.com, ...

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