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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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Get to know the fencing club at VSU

The fencing club is something VSU has not had since 2009. However, the resurgence of the club looks like it will be here to stay for years to come. There are still a few obstacles for the organization to overcome, but once they do, they will be set up to grow quickly. The fencing club is centered around the sport ...

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Zoucha announced as new Volleyball Head Coach

VSU Volleyball will go into the 2018 season with a new face, as Kaleigh Zoucha has been named the new head coach for the Lady Blazers. Zoucha will take over for recently retired head coach, Mike Swan. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Zoucha brings a winning spirit and philosophy to the program. She played libero and held an assistant coaching ...

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The College Republicans, Young Democrats host The Great Debate

The College Republicans and Young Democrats at VSU hosted The Great Debate last Thursday on March 22 for students, faculty and the public. SGA President Maya Mapp, Dr. Vincent Miller and Dr. James LaPlant were also in attendance for the live debate. “I’m excited to moderate and particularly honored to watch the students participate in an open debate.” Dr. LaPlant ...

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Students enjoy tye-dyeing on Palms Quad

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted tye-dyeing for students on Palms Quad on March 21. All tye-dye materials were set up at tables on the quad, where students were invited to make their own colored creations.  

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What’s Your Take: NCAA scandals push conversation over compensation

In the wake of the FBI discovering agents and universities illegally paying NCAA basketball players, a question has been raised if the student-athletes should be paid. A lot of former prominent college athletes showed displeasure for the NCAA not allowing their players to not be paid. Former University of Michigan Guard, Jalen Rose compared the NCAA to indentured servitude and ...

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Blazers better equipped for postseason this go round

Despite the departure of star guard Jeremiah Hill, the Blazers are better equipped to make a tourney run this time around. At 26-3, the Valdosta State Blazers are currently ranked No. 14 in the NABC Coaches Poll and find themselves ranked No. 3 in the South region.  The ranking, as well as the national perception of the team, seems to ...

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The Spectator wins awards at Georgia College Press Association conference

The Spectator, VSU’s campus news organization, earned nine state-wide journalism awards at the Georgia College Press Association’s annual conference and ceremony on Friday, Feb 16. GCPA hosts a conference every year in February. This year it was held at the University of Georgia in Athens at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library. “The trip to GCPA is always a ...

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Opinion: James’ comments spark ‘words war’

In an already divided country, race became a topic of discussion during NBA All-Star weekend. LeBron James had an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion where he expressed his displeasure for Donald Trump and gave his take on experiences of being a black man in America. Those comments were met with, comments by someone who is unaffected by the hardships of ...

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