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Red Hots haul home trophy

Every year, starting with football season and continuing through basketball season, VSU’s Red Hots celebrate and support the teams while entertaining the droves of students and local supporters. All the while, all 19 members of VSU’s renowned dance team are working hard behind the scenes, practicing and lifting multiple days a week for hours to perfect their craft. All for ...

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Editorial: social media use raises mental health concerns

One of the greatest inventions in the past few decades is the internet, which allow people to google answers to questions and watch cat videos. When social media became popular, it opened a wide door of possibilities. First came Myspace, then Facebook, then around 2010, there came a plethora of social media websites and apps. Alongside the social media explosion ...

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Discussions of Citation Increase During Faculty Senate Meeting

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The Faculty Senate discussed several topics during a meeting held on April 21, including the issue of parking on campus. The parking issues did not pertain to lack of parking, but statistics show that more parking is available to students with permits. A graphic was shown that indicated that students are buying fewer parking permits in the last couple of ...

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VSU Displays Diversity with Parade of Flags

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity hosted the Parade of Flags on April 19. The event celebrated student culture and identity by displaying the range of cultures, genders, sexualities and beliefs of VSU students who participated. It began with a meal with various dishes from different countries, where everyone was invited to share ...

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Blazers pick up pivotal series win over West Florida

The Blazers needed a win or two. With the Gulf South Conference tournament quickly approaching, the Blazers closed their conference schedule with a weekend series against West Florida down in Pensacola, Florida. With seeding and positioning on the bracket at stake, the Blazers were able to vanquish the Argonauts 2-1 in the series. Game 1: 6-4 Blazers In the only ...

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‘Heartstopper’ Review: a must add to your watch list

“Heartstopper,” Netflix’s newest LGBTQ+ show, dropped on April 22 and is a show that everyone should watch for more than its wholesome content. The show was originally a 2016 webtoon comic by Alice Oseman, which follows British teens Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson on their unlikely friendship as they navigate high school, teenage love and self-discovery. “Heartstopper” had a 5-year ...

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Progress in the eyes of a Lady Blazer

Written by Grace Beyer, Special to the Spectator. Photo courtesy of Grace Beyer. As I jog out of the locker room, around the corner and out toward the gymnasium, I look around. In front of me, a couple of my teammates line up by a big sign that reads “Nease High School Women’s Basketball Game at 6 p.m.!” My coach ...

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Photos: What Should You Have When Studying?

With finals right around the corner, VSU students may be stressed trying to find the right way to study. However, many students don’t have time to figure out the best way of studying, especially right before the end of the semester. So, here are a few things you should have on hand to take some of your pressure away. 1. ...

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“Fresh” New Movie Out for Horror Fans

On Jan. 22, Hulu released its original movie “Fresh,” a brand new horror film that currently has an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.   The film features Sebastian Stan, known for his role as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes/The Winter Soldier in the Marvel franchise, and up-and-coming actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, who starred in “Normal People” as Marianne.  If you like gory but laid-back horror, this ...

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