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People Poll: What easy elective classes would you recommend to other students?

Sierra Dickenson, sophomore pre-nursing major “Greek etymology is just like medical terminology,” Dickenson said. “It was like a hybrid class, so we only had the actual class once a week and the rest was online. She only lectured for like 15 minutes and I did the rest at my own pace.” José Phalonoso, freshmen management major “Public speaking, due to ...

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Recoil jumps into Valdosta

On September 20, Recoil Trampoline Park held its grand opening, bringing new business to Valdosta while also providing a safe and fun environment for everyone. The trampoline park offers a plethora of trampolines, a space for dodgeball, basketball and an obstacle course. Besides taking an hour or two to jump, Recoil also offers party rooms and will soon start hosting ...

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From fast fashion to flops: The fall of Forever 21.

The popular clothing store Forever 21 has recently been in some hot water concerning the future of their company. It seems as if the clothing store has simply not been able to catch a break for a while now. From financial struggles to celebrity feuds, this company has truly been the victims of extremely bad luck. The series of unfortunate ...

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Everlasting Love: Blazer’s Hall remains attached to soccer

Sports are sometimes taken too far. It’s true, they bring together a school, a community and pride to a university. The stress can get to players, having them lose their love for the sport. For VSU soccer junior Lexie Hall, the joy of the game has never been loss, even with the increased accolades and attention on her game. The ...

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One-sided: Hawks have unlucky history against Blazers

Lopsided. That’s one word to describe the football history of the Blazers versus Shorter. Since their first matchup in October of 2012, Shorter has found it nearly impossible to defeat the Blazers. In seven games all-time, the Blazers are undefeated against the Hawks. In their most recent matchup which took place at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Sept. 9, 2018, the Blazers ...

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Perfect Fit: Blazers football sit atop DII rankings

If you are not first, you’re last. For quite some time, the Blazers haven’t felt what it was like to be at the bottom. Not even second. The Blazers entered the 2019 season on a 15-game win streak. Now with three victories in, it doesn’t seem like the excitement and winning ways to slow down anytime soon, as they sit ...

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Hustlers: edgy and quotable

On Sept. 13, the highly anticipated movie Hustlers was released in theatres. Directed by Lorene Scafaria, who also directed movies such as “The Meddler” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, “Hustlers” featured a star-studded cast, with Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Cardi B, Lizzo, and more. Usher even makes a surprise ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

Angel Austin, junior international business major “I like the Strawberry Acai with apple juice instead of water and three cups of strawberries,” Austin said. “Apple juice makes the drink sweeter, also light ice so that they don’t rip you off from the drink.”   Randy Spires, sophomore mathematics major “I usually go and get their peppermint mocha frappe. It’s coffee ...

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Conference slate begins for Blazers Volleyball on Sept. 24

VSU women’s volleyball team will open the 2019 Gulf South Conference slate Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Shorter in Rome, Georgia. The Blazers will then return to The Complex to host Lee and West Georgia on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, respectively. The Blazers hold an 8-5 overall record and  went 3-1 last weekend at the Pacer Invitational, hosted ...

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Dave Chappelle’s ‘Sticks & Stones’ tests First Amendment freedoms.

Dave Chappelle’s latest special, Sticks & Stones, was edgy, controversial, and pushed the limits of social acceptability: Mission accomplished. In classic Dave Chappelle fashion, he takes jokes at the expense of many different groups of racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity. He has made a living (a very successful living mind you) as never holding back at the expense ...

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