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“Guys and Dolls” to start shows soon

Guys and Dolls is a musical tale straight from Broadway, which is based on the story and characters famously written by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. The lyrics and scores featured in this classical musical were composed by Frank Loesser. The story unfolds in the form of a romantic romp through New York City and Havana, Cuba. The adventure is ...

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Lady Blazers prepare to continue winning vs West Ala

The VSU softball team looks to continue their hot streak as they take on West Alabama in a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday at Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park. The Lady Blazers enter the series at 22-3 overall, including a 16-2 record in Gulf South Conference play. The Lady Blazers moved up to No. 3 in the latest National ...

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VSU appears to prioritize student-athletes over students

The problem of dealing with unwanted sexual contact exists on college campuses all throughout the U.S. Victims deal with the physical and mental toll that non-consensual sexual contact forces on them while campus officials deal with determining the appropriate punishment for perpetrators who are proven guilty. VSU is not exempt from this issue. To protect the identity of those involved, ...

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Editorial: New Georgia law increases voter suppression

As of March 18, Georgia lawmakers have passed a law that exclusively disadvantages minorities and Democratic affiliates. According to CNN, despite the claims by Former President Donald J. Trump regarding the November election, which have frequently been proven false, this new law has illegitimized the votes of many citizens that contributed to his removal from the White House. This new ...

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Newly signed election reform law stirs controversy

A new law aimed at reforming the election process in Georgia has brought much attention to the peach state. The law, signed by Governor Brian Kemp and formally known as the Election Integrity Act of 2021, takes precise measures to overhaul voting requirements and procedures. Some of the key parts of the law include requiring an ID number to apply ...

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Column: “Call Me by Your Name” causes chaos

Once again, the news and media have been flooded by a new artistic censorship controversy. Rapper Lil Nas X has released his nine-month awaited song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” The song quickly reached the number one spot on iTunes and has been streamed nearly nine million times on Spotify. The controversy of the song comes from the music ...

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Brown Hall renovation should be ready by fall

VSU’s renovation of the Brown Hall bathrooms has reached the demolition phase, with a goal of completion before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. According to Dr. Chu, there hasn’t been a run-in with concerns or complications at this point. “The projected timeline of completion is this July with it being move-in ready by this fall,” Dr. Zduy Chu, ...

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Column: Asian-American hate crimes need to come to an end

On March 16, a mass shooting occurred at a local Atlanta Asian-owned nail salon and spa. Robert Aaron Long shot eight victims with six dying from their injuries. According to BBC News, police say Mr. Long claims that the shooting was not racially motivated but admits to the shooting. If you ask me, the attack could have been racially motivated ...

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VSU faculty gives advice on stress and studying for finals

With finals next month, VSU faculty offers advice to students who are stressed and trying to find ways to study. Finals are occurring May 4-May 7, following the last wellness day on May 3. Students may find themselves spending the wellness day preparing for a week of finals. It is important for students to remember to nourish and to rest ...

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Blazers look to return to winning ways against West Ala

This weekend’s series at West Alabama has become a must-win because of VSU’s current six-game losing streak. The Blazer baseball team has been swept by Delta State and West Florida over the past two weekends. Valdosta’s six-game skid has dropped them from third in the Gulf South Conference down to only a half game out of sixth, with a 12-11 ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!