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Joe Biden follows through with 100-day agenda

President Biden transitioned various COVID-19 related policies within his first few days in office. So far, President Biden is ahead of schedule when it comes to his urgency in accomplishing each aspect of his “100-day agenda”. On just day one, President Biden reversed multiple Trump orders including Rejoining the WHO (World Health Organization), Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, Formation of ...

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People Poll: How do students deal with stress?

The school semester is already stressful, whether you are learning remotely or face-to-face. School is not the only thing that many students must deal with. For many students, their schedules include work, classes, quarantine, children and family. So how do they their stress? Anthony Willingham, a junior dental hygiene major “Stress has always been known as the “silent killer” and ...

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The GameStop Stonk Saga

Who knew “power to the players,” a slogan for the video game store GameStop, would ironically have a new meaning in a place we least expected it: the stock market. On Monday, Jan. 24, GameStop’s stock price started at $76.79. By Wednesday, the stock had peaked to an insane price of $500 during pre-market trading hours, and still managed to ...

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Lady Blazers tennis finds unity in diversity

Lady Blazers tennis is set to begin the 2021 season with a team that is as uniquely diverse as VSU has ever seen. Amelia Cornwall, a senior originally from Camilla, Ga., is the only American on the team. Every single remaining member of the team is from a different country. Iceland, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands and Belgium are all ...

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Student turns axe throwing hobby into business

You may have seen some axe throwing on the front lawn during VSU’s spirit week hosted by Skoll Axe Throwing, but did you know the owner is actually a proud Blazer himself? Skal is a Norwegian word meaning “Cheers!” This kind of enthusiastic feeling is exactly what VSU senior Caleb Dixon was hoping to create when he founded Skoll Axe ...

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Editorial: Vaccine could be the sword to slay the dragon

It was the shot heard round the world. COVID-19 took control of the world over a year ago, and through months of social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing, we finally have two authorized COVID-19 vaccines. This is a very important weapon in our war against coronavirus. Robbyn DeSpain, Director of Strategic Communications at VSU, has recently sent out an ...

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Editorial: It’s time to level the playing field

As we’ve seen in the sports world, the best teams win championships; not the best player. We as an American society could reflect this truth if we would let ourselves. All too often, people are held back from being great at what they do because of their skin color, gender, etc. This has to stop. Imagine if Tom Brady wasn’t ...

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“drivers license” love triangle takes over charts

It’s no secret that Olivia Rodrigo’s hit single ‘drivers license’ is dominating music charts and appealing to people of all ages. The song has earned 76.1 million U.S. streams and has been the number one song on Billboard Hot 100 chart for two consecutive weeks. Much of this song’s fame comes from the app TikTok, an app that allows users ...

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Baytree Car Accident takes out street pole

On Wednesday Jan. 27 a car collision occurred right outside of the Student Union on Baytree Road causing a street pole to crash into the North Oak street entrance to the Student Union. Mary Morton, a junior ASL deaf education major, said she was the first to call 9-1-1. “I was sitting in the Student Union when I was looking ...

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VSU baseball team prepares for upcoming season

The VSU baseball team is preparing for the 2021 baseball season. This one will be different than any season the school has had due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Blazer’s baseball season was cut short two weeks into the season, following the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country. Both the coaches and the players—including seniors who ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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