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Guide: finding fun during a busy semester

VSU is back in session, and with the return of classes and students, it can get a little boring to just stay in a dorm room and scroll on social media. Lucky for students, Valdosta is full of fun places to go, both between and after classes. Whether it’s on campus or a quick drive away, students have plenty to ...

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People Poll: Marvel vs. DC

  “Marvel has become tiresome in terms of movies. Meanwhile, DC’s animated flicks are still amazing.” Daniel DeMesseman, sophomore secondary education major with a concentration in history “I definitely enjoy watching marvel more than DC, so I’m going to have to choose marvel.” Maggie Stewart, freshman pre-medicine biology major “I definitely like Marvel better. I strongly believe that their characters ...

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Blazers volleyball struggles in 5-game road trip

The VSU women’s volleyball team opened their season with a five-game road trip spanning from Aug. 25-27, including a four-game stint in the Sandy Hoffman Memorial Tournament, going 1-4. The Lady Blazers, despite losing four of five to open the season, showed some signs of resiliency from what is a young squad. Of the 14 members on the team, 12 ...

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Opinion: Fan culture helped define our generation

Fan culture has taken social media by storm. Everywhere you go, you can find accounts dedicated to TV shows, movies, fictional characters, content creators and celebrities, especially on Twitter and Instagram. More often than not, what has been named “stan culture” is the butt of a long running online joke. Accounts like these are often seen as cringy or obsessive, ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza returns for 2022

On Aug. 18, the Office of Student Diversity held the widely anticipated Multicultural Extravaganza, an annual event that celebrates the diverse array of cultures and heritages that make up VSU. Several booths were set up around the ballroom by student organizations and volunteers, offering food, cultural resources and activities like balloon animals and henna stains. “I kept getting emails about ...

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The Scrum for Glory: VSU’s rugby club sets their sights on the SCRC

The VSU rugby club entered a new chapter in the short but successful history of the team. The rugby club has moved conferences, leaving the Georgia Rugby Union, which the Blazers have been members of since the club was founded in 2010, to the SEC’s rugby league, the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference. Additionally, the club started a women’s team in ...

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Editorial: Biden’s plan to forgive student loans

On Aug. 24, Biden announced via Twitter his plan for forgiving federal student loans, a campaign promise he made during the 2020 election. According to the plan, up to $10,000 of your loans can be cancelled if you didn’t receive Pell Grants, and up to $20,000 if you did receive Pell. This only applies to those earning less than $125,000 ...

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Guide: Top 5 ways for College Freshman to Succeed

College is such a little word with so much meaning behind it. You can plan for months and even years ahead to be prepared for your first day, but in reality, you can’t really be prepared for college until you’re in it. Here are the top five tips for college freshmen that can lead to success: 1. Don’t Procrastinate It ...

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Demi leaves rehab with their latest album

On August 19, 2022, Demi Lovato released their eighth album titled “Holy Fvck.” In this new 16-track album, the singer opened up about their struggle with rehab, addiction and mental illness. Holy Fvck has a more hardcore pop-punk vibe as opposed to their previous albums, such as “Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over,” in 2021 or “Tell Me ...

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Ashley Cinemas lights up the night one last time

On July 22, VSU posted to Facebook stating that Ashley Cinemas would be lit up for the last time on July 23 and July 24 so the community could have a final farewell before demolition begins. The red and white lights shined bright on the dark parking lot pavement as movie-goers from Ashley Cinemas’ past sat and reminisced on good ...

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