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Lady Blazers streak into tournament

Southaven, Miss-The Lady Blazers, who clinched the first-ever undefeated conference regular season in school history (10-0), will start the tournament off on Thursday afternoon when they play the fourth seed from the Western division, Christian Brothers University. “This would be one of the better teams that we’ve coached,” Kiley Hill, VSU head coach, said. “These kids have played together and ...

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Blazers eye championship

Southaven, Miss- The VSU Blazers will enter the GSC tournament as the second seed from the East Division, despite tying for the division title. The Blazers were given the second seed after losing a deciding coin toss to Alabama-Huntsville, who ended the Blazers 15-game winning streak on Feb. 20. As the second seed, the Blazers will play Arkansas-Monticello, the third ...

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Reaping the rewards

Sophomore shortstop Marti Littlefield has proven herself worthy of many honors in the game of softball. Following the VSU women’s softball team first-place victory at the Eckerd Triton Spring Invitational two weekends ago, the Gulf South Conference named Littlefield the GSC Player of the Week in the East Division. Littlefield was also the best freshman softball player of all time ...

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People Poll: What should VSU cut from spending?

Asya Greenwood junior journalism major “I think that VSU spends money effectively and cutting $9 million would negatively impact the progress of the campus.” Erica Whitaker sophomore education major “I think the movie theater in the UC should be cut off because there’s really no use for it.” J.J. Wortham junior journalism major “VSU should cut the expenses used to ...

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Trials of long distance love

Do you believe that a long-distance relationship can work? It depends, right? Does it depend on the distance? Does it depend on the person or does it depend on you? How and will a long distance relationship work with college-age people might be the question now, but the ultimate question is, do you have what it takes to indulge in ...

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Expectations for a generation

Now, I’ve always been quick to criticize our generation. Our Facebook-stalking, smartphone-carrying, Google-dependent lifestyle has made us a bunch of spoiled Tweeters with attention deficits and laziness. I often joked that we were nicknamed “Generation Y” because it was the protest that would burst from our mouths whenever we were asked to do something productive. So imagine my reaction when ...

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A productive alternative to complaining

Recently, major budget cuts have been proposed for the University System of Georgia. About $600 million will be taken away from the university system. This is putting major pressure on the schools in the system and VSU is no exception. Wednesday, VSU President Patrick Schloss held an open meeting to discuss the budget cuts, informing the school that enrollment will ...

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Spotlight: the Ultimate Frisbee club brings home some wins for VSU

The Valdosta State Ultimate Frisbee Club hosted a tournament last weekend with 12 other teams attending. Officially labeled In the Heat of the Huck, the Blazer club team played exceptionally well, placing second and falling only to a talented Florida State team. The tournament started with pool play on Saturday to determine seeding for the championship on Sunday. Teams then ...

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Diet pills are ultimately a waste of money

The idea that a pill could make me lose weight quickly has always been somewhat appealing, despite FDA bans, poor research on my part, and fine print cons. Living in such a lazy society that is stuck on the “ideal weight,” sometimes it’s hard not to get sucked into all the fast fixes. Over the last three years, I have ...

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Know Your Professor:Peguesse uses the unconventional

One of the first things you will see upon walking into Dr. Cheré Peguesse’s office in the Student Success Center is a large poster of Billie Holiday on the back wall with a line from her song, “Strange Fruit”: “Southern trees have strange fruit to bear…” This dog-loving English teacher has been known to practice belly dancing for stress relief. ...

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