Sigma Nu signs stir controversy

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

Written By: Jordan Barela Students holding inappropriate signs at Saturday’s VSU football game caused an uproar that led to the arrest of a student and the suspension of a VSU fraternity by its National Headquarters. The incident began during the first half of the game between VSU and Delta State at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Members of
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NAACP: Mouths closed, Eyes Open

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: Elan Waite A group of around 50 students gathered between West and Ashley Hall Tuesday, armed with potent signs expressing their outrage for the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a planned protest. The students involved did not speak, not due to lack of opinion, but by choice. The silence was
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Dr. Carson event tonight

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: Cole Edwards The anticipation surrounding the appearance of Fox News personality Dr. Ben Carson will finally be satisfied tonight as Dr. Carson is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. inside Whitehead Auditorium while a multitude of protestors demonstrate outside the facility.   Dr. Carson is expected to give a speech entitled “America the
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Annual Blazer Dash 5k Is Here!

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Alex Tostado The 9th annual Blazer Dash 5K is happening Saturday in front of the Student Recreation Center. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness host the event to encourage community building as well as promote healthy lifestyles. The Student Recreation Center encourages all ages and levels
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Blazers beat the heat: Five ways to stay cool during the heat wave

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written by: Jordan Barela The heat wave is set to emblazon Valdosta with high temperatures in the hundreds. Below are a few tips to help beat the heat this upcoming week. One of the most important things to do is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Another good tactic, eat fruits and vegetables
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VSU Cracks Down On Former Professor Protesting Against Confederate Memorials In Georgia

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Political controversy is brewing between the highest officials at VSU and a former VSU professor over the use of the professor’s email to promote an effort to remove Confederate monuments and celebrations in Georgia. In June, sociology professor Mark P. George joined forces with Reverend Floyd Rose, president of the Southern
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Updated Dining Hall Hours

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

The days & hours for VSU Dining listed on page 23 in the BTS Tab are incorrect. For correct hours, please go to

The Hookah Scene in Valdosta

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

Despite what everyone believes about the college party scene, it really isn’t as scandalous as the movies make it seem. Of course clubbing and bar-hopping is a fun way to start off and celebrate another conquered academic week, but it seems that the hookah scene has really taken off.   Of course to each his
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Pipeline Problems

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis  Pipelines are transporting controversy through America, and are quickly becoming yet another partisan issue in both local and national politics.   TransCanada has dominated the news for the past year with the growing conflict over the company’s proposed Keystone-XL pipeline. A proposed pipeline route that would carry, if constructed, oil from
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A Piece of History that Delivered Happiness throughout the Years

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shelby Mitchell On May 8, the world’s largest soft-drink company Coca-Cola celebrated its 128th birthday. It was on this day in 1886 that the first “bottle of happiness” was created by an Atlanta Pharmacist, Dr. John Pemberton. Preceding his death in 1888, just two years after creating what was to become the world’s
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