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VSUPD Crime Blotter: Collisions and Collapses

Collision in Hopper Circle On Monday, March 25, at 9:49 a.m., Officer Kenny McDonald with the Valdosta Police Department responded to a private property collision in Hopper Circle, where later both drivers decided to handle the incident themselves. A white Ford Fusion driven by Akasha Williams hit an orange Honda Pilot owned by Leslie J. Slaughter. Officer McDonald reported no ...

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ACT ii: Cowboy Carter Album Review

After the success of the Renaissance, Beyoncé has released the second part of her trilogy album: Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter pays homage to Beyoncé’s Texas roots while also including black country artists who are making their way into the spotlight.  The album starts off with AMERIICAN REQUIEM which gives the audience Beyoncé’s point of view when dealing with haters and defending who she ...

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Counseling Center helps students with final exam stress

Final exams are approaching, which means this is when most students put in the slightest effort to achieve good grades and turn in any missing assignments they may have. Final exams can also bring on a lot of stress and anxiety for students due to studying and the stress of trying to get a good grade. In an article posted ...

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Exploring Healthy Relationships During Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, March 26, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies sponsored an event in collaboration with the Title IX Office here at VSU. The event, “One Love Workshop: Exploring Healthy Relationships” included a discussion and a film that dived deeper into the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. The workshop began with an introduction from Dr. A. J. Ramirez, ...

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Blazers outscore Tritons at Billy Grant Field

The VSU baseball team defeats the Eckerd College Tritons 11-8 last week. The Blazers came into this game coming off a three-game series with Gulf South Conference opponent Alabama Huntsville, in which the Blazers took two games out of three. Attempting to protect home field, the Blazers and Tritons traded a scoreless first inning. However, the Tritons caught fire in ...

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What is takes to be a Blazer athlete

As the spring season unfolds, the spotlight shifts to the remarkable athletes of VSU, each embodying dedication, perseverance, and excellence on the field and in the classroom. From the fast-paced courts to the fields, the stars of VSU’s spring sports teams light up the campus with their talent and passion. Together, they represent the epitome of athletic achievement at VSU, ...

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VPD creates summer program for area young people

The Valdosta Police Department (VPD) has announced a new youth program. Stand Against Youth Violence Education (S.A.Y.V.E) is aimed to inform 13-16-year-olds of the reality of common problems. According to the VPD press release, it will combat issues such as, “Bullying, gang activity, substance abuse, firearms safety, and the importance of mentorship.” The program will be a week long from ...

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SGA and campus police team up for student event

VSU’s Student Government Association (SGA) held a combined event with the campus police department and offered free coffee to students to build a stronger unity between students and the police. The event took place at Converse Square on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event was open to all passing students and had a consistent flow of ...

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Attractive athletes: captivating charm on and off the field

In a world of sports, skill, and dedication there is no denying that some of our favorite athletes do not only possess great talent but also their captivating looks. As we dive into this year’s roster of attractive sports players from all over the world, it should be evident why their charms are beyond the field…or court.   Jude Bellingham   ...

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Column: VSU’s history as a women’s college

Did you know that VSU used to be a women’s-only college? From VSU’s inception in 1906 until 1937, it was a university meant to train teachers under the name South Georgia State Normal College, or SGSNC. This would change to Georgia State Women’s College, or GSWC, in 1922. The book “Valdosta State University” by Deborah Skinner Davis depicts a long ...

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