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VSU freshman enrollment down 8%

There has been an 8% decrease in freshman enrollment at VSU. In Fall 2018, 1,650 freshman enrolled while in Fall 2019 only 1,530 enrolled. Tee Mitchell, associate vice president for enrollment management, and Barrie Fitzgerald, director of institutional research, made comments and provided more insight on why they believe these freshman enrollment numbers have decreased. “What’s interesting is that I ...

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Blazers freshman has practice to remember under Helfer

There’s a high chance that guard Zach Sinclair will spend much of his freshman season buried on the edge of the Blazers bench on game days. If the team gets a big enough lead late in games, Sinclair could come in during garbage time. That would be sweet, much like his jumper that he so eloquently demonstrates in practice. None ...

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Why is Homecoming a big deal?

Homecoming is many students’ favorite time of the school year, whether they are in high school or college. But why is homecoming such a big deal? Homecoming is an American tradition that originated from alumni football games held at colleges and universities in the 19th century. It was made for the social customs of both high schools and universities and ...

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Virtual reality brings VSU classes to life

Imagine yourself in an all-white jail cell where there is only a cold metal bench, a hard bed with one flat pillow and a toilet that sits in the darkest corner of the room. Your imagination won’t help you get the full experience of the life of an inmate, but virtual reality will definitely take you to a whole new ...

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Crime Report: 10/2 – 10/10

In the month of October, Valdosta State Police have seen many of the same three crimes going on around campus. These three crimes are larceny, drug law violation and vandalism. Two drug law violations were made on Oct. 2. The first was at 1 a.m. at N. Oak St. & Baytree Rd. A VSU student Jamia Deriso was arrested for ...

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Three keys to victory versus Florida Tech

Florida Tech is coming to town for Blazer homecoming football. The top ranked VSU Blazers are rolling to start the season, going 6-0 and dominating each game from kick-off. The Blazers have a margin of victory of over 27 points per game. It’s been a complete effort for VSU, as the team ranks in the top 20 in both offense ...

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Crime Report: Drug law violations, vandalism on campus

In the month of October, Valdosta State Police has seen many of the same three crimes going on around campus. These three crimes are larceny, drug law violation and vandalism. Two drug law violations were made on Oct. 2. The first was at 1 a.m. at N. Oak St. & Baytree Rd. A VSU student was arrested for misdemeanor possession ...

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Born to run: Cipriani rewriting VSU cross country history books

Angie Cipriani has her sights set on rewriting the VSU record book. The Blazer cross country team’s MVP last season has reached new heights in 2019, running the second fastest time in Blazer women’s cross country history, an 18:43 5K.  (According to Head Coach Todd Smoot, team records date back to 1999.) She credits her prowess to a newfound drive ...

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Blazers baseball set to have exhibition versus Polk State College

Blazer bats are back for the new season. VSU baseball will open its 2020 season on Nov. 1. The Blazers have an exhibition game against Polk State that will be at home on Billy Grant Field. It’s a return after a strong 2019 season for the Blazers, who reached the GSC Championship game before losing to Delta State, then losing ...

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New Leader: Guillozet embraces new role with Blazers

For the first time in his three years at VSU, Clay Guillozet is the guy. Guillozet was overshadowed primarily by the three-point tandem of Beau Justice and Winston Morgan, who have both since graduated last season. He has received respect from the Gulf South Conference, receiving All-Conference first team honors. It was unexpected. “I was a little surprised,” Guillozet said ...

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Finding niches: Men’s basketball regroups with new talent

The Blazers basketball team began the start to the upcoming season with their first official practice in the VSU Complex on Tuesday evening. Head Coach Mike Helfer enters his 17th season at the helm and will continue to operate under the run-and-gun system that has made the Blazers feared in the Gulf South Conference. But there’s one caveat. There are ...

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VSU’s new engineering technology degree coming fall 2020

A new engineering technology program will be offered at VSU soon that will allow students to focus on industrial technology. Currently, there are about 60 students that are engineering majors, and the program in this field only fulfills two years’ worth of required courses. Most of these students are planning to transfer from VSU to a school like Georgia Tech ...

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Who will you vote for your 2019 Homecoming king and queen?

It’s officially homecoming week and almost time to crown the 2019 homecoming king and queen. Here are some of the candidates and their reasons why you should vote for them. As voting for the second round begins, there are nine candidates left in the running. Jimmy Dao Jimmy Dao, a senior mass media major, is a Valdosta native who will ...

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Soul to soul: The Brush Up and Big Nick’s team up for Homecoming event

Between the stress of midterms and the nonstop action of Homecoming week, many students wish they could just unwind and relax. The Brush Up aims to provide students and the city in general with that relaxation. The Brush Up is a Valdosta art studio owned by entrepreneur Bionca Ball. According to the website, their mission is “to bring a fun ...

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