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A look at the challenges athletes face on the road

Athletes are confronted with challenges and adversities that make their daily routines difficult for road contests. Sleep plays a huge role in athletes’ daily routines. Athletes are not sleeping in their beds, which has its own set of problems, along with time changes that affect the sleep cycle and sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm. Messing with these athletes’ sleep cycles ...

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Editorial: Judge’s abortion decision a step forward for Georgia women

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled Georgia’s ban on abortions violated both the Constitution and a previous Supreme Court ruling. The ban, which outlawed abortions after six weeks, was deemed void according to the laws in place when it was created three years ago. Though the state attorney general’s office filed an appeal, McBurney’s ...

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VSU’s enrollment decrease could hurt programs in the music department

Christina Kato, a junior psychology major, walked into Whitehead Auditorium with a joyous feeling during her freshman year. This was her first concert with Concert Band. After finding her seat in a u-shaped pattern that was spaced out in perfect symmetry, Kato pulled out her instrument. Time crawled and crawled until it reached 6:30. Showtime! The conductor finally raised her ...

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Second Helping: Thiele’s late field goal pushes Blazers past Shorter

Even though it has been a disappointing season for the Blazers (5-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference), the team finished the year on a high note with a 30-28 win over the Shorter Hawks (3-8, 1-6 GSC). Senior quarterback Ivory Durham helped set up sophomore kicker Estin Thiele for a 25-yard field goal with under two minutes in the game. Then, ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells is a 21-year-old VSU student majoring in psychology. Her hobbies include painting, drawing, gaming and watching TV or movies Her favorite TV shows right now are “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Revenge” and “Claws,” and her favorite movies are “Two Distant Strangers” and “I Came By.” Her goal in life is to be a therapist and open her own practice. ...

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Column: More food services needed on campus

On Friday Nov. 11, VSU Auxiliary sent an email to the student body that included a survey regarding dining on campus. The survey asked a series of questions regarding campus dining, including how many times a week campus food services are used, what students pay attention to when deciding where to eat, what restaurants on campus would students replace and ...

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Double Dip: Blazers look to end season with second win over Shorter

In college football, it is rare for two teams to face each other twice in a season, let alone twice in the regular season. When the Blazers (4-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference) take on the Shorter Hawks (3-7, 1-6 GSC) on Saturday, however, there will be an extra level of familiarity. The game, which is part of the GSC Playoff ...

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Editorial: Casey Anthony docuseries shines unnecessary light on controversial case

On Nov. 8, Peacock announced the upcoming release of “Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies,” a three-part docuseries that premieres on Nov. 29. The docuseries focuses entirely on Casey Anthony as she breaks her silence for the first time in 11 years. She was infamously acquitted for murder and manslaughter charges of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, who went missing in ...

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VSU students are Running to the Polls for the 2022 Midterm Election

The polls are open for the 2022 Midterm Election, and many Georgians are running to vote for who will take control of congress for the last two years of President Joe Biden’s term and the next Georgia governor.  The candidates that are running for the U.S senate position during this midterm election are Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock.  ...

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Blazers’ upset bid of West Florida falls short in overtime

The Blazers (4-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference) pushed the game into overtime when the Blazers intercepted No. 8 West Florida Argos (8-1, 6-1 GSC) in the red zone. However, the Argos still prevailed on a two-point conversion to win 32-31. Head coach Tremaine Jackson sees the loss as a tough pill to swallow. “It’s tough for me because I go ...

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