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Editorial: Push through your semester woes

Take a deep breath with us. *Inhale* *Exhale* Did you do it? Probably not, so let’s try this again. *Inhale* *Exhale* See? That’s better. The worst is over, Blazers. Well, until finals that is, but at least you can take a breather for a few days. Midterms are finally behind us, and the well-deserved fall break and unexpected hurricane days ...

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Editorial: Rekindling the Firepit

A student section is meant to be flamboyant, energizing and most importantly, loyal especially when the team is slapping around competition while in route to inserting their selves in history. The Blazers are 7-0 and ranked No.7 heading into the homecoming game. They’re arguably the greatest show on DII turf, averaging 50 or more points per game, making them the ...

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Hurricane Michael storms through Valdosta

By now, students will have either made their trek home or shacked up inside their housing accommodations as they prepare for Hurricane Michael to flow through Valdosta. At 8 p.m. on Oct. 10, Michael became a Category 1 storm and was tracked at being about 20 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia, reported CBS News. The maximum wind speed moved to ...

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Lemony Whisker’s: A series of un-FUR-tunate felines

They’re strays. Feral, some would say. They have no companion, friend or owner. No one to tend to them, feed them or give them a name. Until about nine o’clock each night, when Jessica Yeagle leaves her dorm, headed for her usual spot where the cats are always waiting. They wait at a place in the middle of campus, where ...

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Preview: Blazers will lean on young stars for rival game

It’s that time of the year everybody, so get ready for some football! Saturday night opens the Blazers’ season and they’ll be looking to set it off after an unexpected 5-4 season campaign in 2017. The Albany State Golden Rams will be coming to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium looking for another win against the Blazers. In their last meeting ASU upset VSU ...

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Editorial: Student fee could be used for new coffeehouse and theater

In January, a lobbying committee petitioned for the addition of a $30 student fee to cover the cost of future maintenance and remodeling of the Student Recreation Center.   This $30 fee was initially created more than two decades ago to finance the construction of the Student Rec. Last year, nearly $500,000 was spent making repairs to the roof of ...

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Trisha Taylor recounts 22 years of experience at VSU

Many students know the name, Trisha Lynn Taylor, but they don’t know her on a personal level. She is the administrative assistant for Student Life and does more than send out emails. “I do secretary work,” Taylor said. “It includes hiring, training and sometimes firing student assistants. I handle payroll union staff and handle the scheduling. Lastly, I work closely ...

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Protect yourself by learning the right self-defense moves

College campuses can be dangerous and it is important for both women and men to know how to defend themselves. With Sexual Assault Awareness Month in full swing, students across campus should make it their mission to be informed not only on how to avoid sticky situations, but also how to protect themselves should dire circumstances arise. There a few ...

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