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Celebrities endorsing vaccines. But does it help?

Ariana Grande is the latest celebrity to endorse her fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Many celebrities are endorsing the vaccine every day on social media. Besides Grande, there are many celebrities speaking out with their personal opinion on why fans should or shouldn’t take the vaccine. Dwayne Johnson also known as “The Rock” took pictures the moment he took ...

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Chipotle is finally coming to Valdosta

For those who like their Mexican food au naturel, your time is now. Construction is underway for Valdosta’s first Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is slated to open later this fall, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. As of Wednesday afternoon, construction workers were on-site, as Valdosta’s newest restaurant begins to take shape. The restaurant will be on one of Valdosta’s ...

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Lil Nas X bears it all for debut album, ‘MONTERO’

Sept. 17 was a wild day for the internet: after much anticipation—and plenty of strange maternity-style photos—singer/songwriter Lil Nas X finally released his first full-length album, ‘MONTERO’. This album was highly personal for him, with songs on pain, grief, distrust and confidence. It was also star-studded with collaborations with other famous artists such as Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion and ...

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Are you offended by these team names or just bored?

What do sports teams who are—or used to be—named after Apaches, Braves, Indians, Mohawks, Redmen, Warriors, etc. have in common? People who love to manufacture stories and narratives that accuse others of being hateful find them very offensive. I’ll tell you what: I could not care any less about what a football team chooses to call itself, barring that they ...

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Lady Blazers and No. 9 West Fla end match in a draw

The Lady Blazers soccer team began Gulf South Conference games with a thrilling 0-0 double-overtime draw against No. 9 West Florida.   A stellar defensive performance from VSU is what kept this game a tie as West Florida outshot VSU 21-4. Junior Samantha Blanford was blocking off shots all game with 11 total saves and saving a potential game-winner in the first overtime.   “Sam Blanford has been good,” head coach Stephen Andrew ...

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Column: COVID-19 brings uncertainties to studying abroad

VSU is hoping to complete a study abroad program, led by English language director David Starling, in summer 2022. Starling, who has been at VSU for twenty years, has lead study abroad programs since 2001. VSU has been unable to do in-person study abroad programs for two years due to COVID-19. Starling said the safety of going to Japan was ...

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A simple guide to make it through college

Higher education can be a daunting, hard-to-navigate transition, so we have provided a simple guide with tips and tricks to help you succeed: Attend every class As a student, it is imperative that you attend every class. You can be easily left behind on assignments if ditching class becomes a habit. It is your responsibility to obtain the information that ...

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Oops! Period Packs made accessible at VSU

On Sept. 21, VSU’s Sigma Lambda Gamma put together 100 emergency period packs to help with accessibility of feminine products on VSU’s campus. These packs contained a pad, tampon, panty liner and a piece of candy The event was held to not only provide a unique form of community service, but to also open a discussion on periods. Menstruation has ...

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Emmy red carpet looks: the best and the worst

The 2021 Emmy awards aired on Sept. 19 with a variety of outstanding actresses and actors. Out of some of those outstanding celebrities, only a few of them went all out in their attire for the awards. Let’s look at some of the best and worst looks from the red carpet. The Best: MJ Rodrigues MJ Rodrigues’ Emmy red carpet ...

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Stellar defense earns Blazers home win vs Albany State

After a two-hour weather delay, No. 3 Valdosta State returned to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to claim a 21-3 victory over Albany State. The VSU defense was dominant with four forced turnovers and did not let up all game, only giving up three points and 65 passing yards. Albany State quarterback Dionte Bonneau was sacked five times. The VSU offense achieved 354 ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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