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Opinion: VSU’s revised policies grants a step in the right direction

On Feb. 23, the University Policy Administration sent an email with an updated version on new or revised policies.  The policies include a revised non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that adds gender identity and expression being protected by the policy. It also replaces binary and non-inclusive language in the policy.  VSU’s non-discrimination policy protects students and faculty of differing disabilities, race, ...

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Opinion: Conference USA legal battle paints dark cloud over conference realignment

In the world of college athletics, it’s common to see schools move from conference to conference and division to division in an effort to find the perfect fit for them. Many factors are considered when a university decides to relocate to compete in a new conference, such as conference prestige, recruiting, traveling costs, annual revenue and more. Conference realignment is ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans is a senior applied mathematics major who loves math, foreign languages and philosophy. His hobbies include playing the guitar and keyboard, yoga, meditation and learning languages. His favorite song is “Jacaranda Tree” by Josh Garrels, and his favorite genres are folk, Americana, funk and blues. His favorite movie is “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp. Evans admires his sister, mother, ...

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Mack finds new home with VSU men’s tennis

Men’s tennis sophomore sensation, Luca Mack, is a long way from his home in Emmendingen, Germany, yet VSU has become a second home to him. “I knew this was always a good place,” Mack said. “Tennis wise, [VSU is] always ranked and they always have a good program.” Mack, a two-sport athlete growing up, chose tennis over soccer due to ...

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Doskow’s love for baseball pushes him to success

Every time the Blazer’s junior first baseman, EJ Doskow, steps onto the diamond, he said he wants to do the “little things right”. However, through the first three weeks of the 2022 baseball season, EJ has been doing some very big things. Through the first 11 games of the season, the second-year starter has racked up 24 RBIs for the ...

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Owens blossoms in second year with Blazers

In Jacolbey Owens’ second year playing basketball at VSU, he has blossomed into the Blazers leading scorer, but the 6’1 junior guard plays for much more than points. “I have three nieces back at home, and they really look up to me,” Owens said. “So every day when I go in and go out, I think of them.” They certainly ...

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VSU softball sweeps Alabama Huntsville

The No. 2 VSU softball team (9-2, 3-0 GSC) busted out the brooms in their opening home series against No. 25 Alabama Huntsville (8-4, 0-3 GSC). The three-game home series, which was played on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20, was also the conference opener for both teams. The Lady Blazers won the games 11-3, 6-5, and 4-3. The ...

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The no. 24 ranked Lady Blazers keep rolling

The Lady Hawks of Shorter University were no match for the streaking Lady Blazers in the Complex Saturday afternoon. The Lady Blazers cruised to their seventh straight win against the 4-14 Lady Hawks, 77-35. With their second 40-point win over the Lady Hawks this season, the Lady Blazers improve to 21-4 holding tight at second in the Gulf South Conference ...

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Blazers win 3 of 4 to close out home stand

Thanks to some hot hitting from the top of the batting order, the Blazers notched wins in two out of three games over the weekend in the Gulf South Conference opening series against the Alabama Huntsville Chargers. Junior first baseman E.J. Doskow has been on fire for the Blazers to start the season, and the Chargers felt the heat as ...

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Self-Love at VSU

On Feb. 17, VSU hosted the Self-Love and Compassion Festival at the Palms Quad, which was ran by a number of clubs who set up crafts and activities designed to help students relax and remember to love themselves first. The event had activities such as self-care kits, meditation and mindfulness exercises, DIY journal decoration, manicures and treats. There were also ...

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