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Column: Most Valuable Blazer

Josh: After plenty of pondering, I’ve decided that my pick for Most Valuable Blazer this year will be VSU Shooting Guard Beau Justice. Throughout his career at VSU, Justice has improved year after year and is coming off a sensational junior season. The thing about my pick is that I don’t have to do much reasoning—just look at his body ...

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Sonny Shroyer Jr.: Valdosta’s Timeless Actor

While there is a seemingly endless list of people that have contributed to the success of the City of Valdosta, there are only a handful of people that come from Valdosta, that have reached a level of fame that is at least noteworthy. One of these notable people is Valdosta native, Otis Burt “Sonny” Shroyer Jr. Sonny Shroyer was born ...

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Editorial: Hard Work Won’t Make You Successful

Working hard is a fool’s errand. This statement should not surprise any college student in the slightest. It is naïve to think that the amount of time and energy spent on your work will make a difference in your overall success. Yet, we see our peers walking around campus every single day stressing about their projects, presentations and exams they ...

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Fight to the finish: how to survive finals week

It’s the last hurdle before the finish line. Finals are next week with winter break following immediately after. It might seem hectic, but if students can prepare for final exam week it will go by smoothly. Students know the typical tips when preparing for finals, such as making sure you get enough sleep at night and eating healthy meals before ...

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World Aids Day comes to VSU early

World Aids Day is coming to an end but VSU made sure to celebrate it before the Thanksgiving break to help spread awareness about it to college students. VSU Campus Wellness partnered with the Department of Public Health to celebrate World Aids Day by showing “The Ryan White Story” on Nov. 1 with popcorn and drinks. The movie explores a ...

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Planet earth is on fire, literally

Plastic shopping bags, plastic toothbrushes and the shirt you’re wearing right now—all things that we use in our everyday lives, but is it worth using those things if it means harming the Earth, where we spend our everyday lives? Climate change has become even more of a hot topic ever since Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old environmental activist, spoke up about ...

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Familiar faces could cross paths in Blazers playoff run

Coming off its second-straight undefeated regular season and a Gulf South Conference record of 25-consecutive victories, the VSU football team have sealed the top seed in the Super Region Two for the Division II Football playoffs. Lenoir-Rhyne follows the Blazers with the No. 2 seed, while Bowie State and Wingate round out the third and fourth sports, respectively. The Blazers ...

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Goff credits players for winning GSC Coach of the Year

When Gary Goff arrived at VSU, the expectations seemed insurmountable. But he still found a way to achieve those expectations, and that is why the Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year award he received is well warranted. The Blazers football team was coming off of an undefeated, national championship season. With a lot of returning talent, 2018 head coach ...

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VSU celebrates Ethics Week

To honor the ethical culture and celebrate the hard work of faculty, staff and students, VSU hosted their annual Ethics Week during the week of  Nov. 11. The week included presentations and a featured guest speaker. These events are intended to bring awareness to ethics, recognize hard work of all employees, and promote the values of integrity, excellence, accountability and ...

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The VSU Panda in his prime

Everyone knows Blaze, the official Valdosta State University mascot, but do you know the Panda? Kyle Duke, a student at Valdosta State University, is a 21-year-old senior criminal justice major. He is also the creator of the Panda. He began the journey with the Panda in 2018 and has been going strong and increasing school spirit ever since then. “You ...

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People poll: What should students do if they’re failing at this point in the semester?

Gardner Rogers, Professor in the English Department “At the point in the semester, the best thing a student can do is visit the professor during the professor’s office hours. During the conference, the student should admit to any missed assignments or classes, etc. and concentrate on what to do for remaining graded activities. Students should read the syllabus carefully for ...

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