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Cherie’s Picks Week of October 16

Hey fellow Blazers, welcome to a new column where we highlight events on campus for the upcoming week. This will be an exciting week for activities because it’s VSU’s annual Homecoming Week. Kicking off this week, The Student Life Office is hosting “Fan Fest!” on Monday Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Converse Square. The event offers ...

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Run? Pass? Yes! Blazers face unique test against Choctaws

The Blazers (5-1, 2-1 Gulf South Conference) will have their hands full on Saturday when they travel to Clinton, Mississippi, to face the Mississippi College Choctaws (2-3, 1-2 GSC). The Choctaws, known in recent years to run the triple option offense, has been a mixed bag in 2023. In addition to their use of option runs, the Choctaws have also ...

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Austin’s Angles: Has NIL become too much of a good thing?

Name, image and likeness, or what is more commonly known as NIL, has swept the sports world in the past couple of years. Since its introduction at the college level in 2021, we’ve seen a revolution in college athletics that’s allowed student-athletes to make serious money while playing sports. Though NIL has been beneficial to many athletes who might not ...

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Unfinished apartment complex continues to push back move-in date

Magnolia Reserve, an unfinished apartment complex targeted towards VSU students, continues to leave many students without a permanent residence. The apartment complex has sent emails saying the move-in date would be soon, but there has been little progress in the last three months. An email was sent Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, stating that move-in would start this weekend. Similar move-in ...

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Professor investigated for writing racial slur

On Sept. 27, a professor wrote a racial slur on a whiteboard in front of his class, leading to an investigation. Dr. Fred Earls, a communication professor at VSU, wrote the n-word on a whiteboard during his lecture, which has caused controversy. The lecture was on how language changes depending on who uses it, using the n-word as the lead ...

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VSU Students Visit Trilith Studios Part 1: The Cinegear Expo

On Oct. 6 through Oct. 7 VSU’s South Georgia Film Festival student group visited Trilith Studios, taking part in the CineGear ATL Expo in Fayetteville, Georgia. Students were able to learn about the latest cinematic equipment, meet working crew members of Georgia’s film industry, experience and tour the studios where the most popular movies were shot, and have educational meet ...

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Wildcats sink Vikings in Winnersville Classic

Valdosta High comes back to defeat their region and cross-town rival, Lowndes High to win this year’s edition of the Winnersville Classic. In another instant classic showdown between these two region foes, The Wildcats 5-2 (1-0) took a 37-27 victory from the Vikings 3-3 (0-1), in their region opener. With a rivalry name like “the Winnersville Classic”, everyone in Lowndes ...

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Turnovers doom Blazers in 49-25 loss to Delta State

VSU’s undefeated season is no more. The No. 19 Blazers (5-1, 2-1 Gulf South Conference) couldn’t overcome a turnover-plagued day by the offense, falling to the No. 8 Delta State Statesmen (6-0, 4-0 GSC) 49-25 Saturday afternoon. An emotional Tremaine Jackson, head coach of the Blazers, still has high hopes for the season despite the loss. “We’re not going to ...

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TigerCon comes to VSU

On Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, around 200 comic book and manga enthusiasts attended a popular event known as Tiger Con at the Student Union on VSU campus. Tiger Con offers its attendees an opportunity to network, learn and enjoy their favorite pastimes. The crowd was made up of VSU students, as well as con goers from Florida and surrounding ...

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Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performs with world-class violinist

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra gave their first performance of the year, where they revisited one of their award-winning performances. VSO performed their concert, “Rush,” for a full house in the Whitehead Auditorium. The performance included pieces from both Tchaikovsky and Florence Price, and featured special guest Melissa White on violin for Price’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in ...

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