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Virtual parking permits phase out physical parking permits

VSU Parking and Transportation will transition from physical permits to virtual permits through a vehicle license plate. Anthony Bryant, assistant director of Parking and Transportation, said that virtual permits make management easier for both permit holders and parking management. “Virtual permits increase flexibility for permit holders, increase safety, are more sustainable by removing waste created by using physical permits and ...

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VSU receives funding for new Performing Arts Center

On May 10, Jessica Pope, communications and media relations coordinator, sent out an email stating that VSU received enough funding to build a new Performing Arts Center.   The cost of this project is expected to be $18.7 million. VSU received funding from the state budget signed off by Gov. Brian Kemp on May 10 and additional funding through the VSU Foundation, Inc.   The new building will be 36,000 square feet to provide enough room for students to be able to perform and ...

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VSU celebrates 50 years of NPHC by creating plaza

On July 20, VSU announced plans to create a plaza to celebrate the historical organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The NPHC was founded May 10, 1930 and is historically made up of nine African American fraternities and sororities. According to the NPHC website, “The primary purpose and focus of NPHC member organizations remains community awareness and ...

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Blazers look to bounce back against Delta State

After a rough series against West Florida last weekend, VSU will look to remedy hitting issues at Delta State this coming weekend. Despite a rough start to Delta State’s season, a six-game winning streak has the Statesmen above .500 with an overall record of 12-10 on the season and 10-10 in conference play. Delta State took both ends of a ...

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College students will decide this election, vote! (sponsored)

This is a sponsored letter from VoteAmerica – a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to increasing student voter turnout. Dear Students, Let’s cut to the chase –  a lot of people have probably told you that you’re the future of our country. I’m here to tell you: they’re right. Young voters between the ages of 18-29 changed the outcome of the 2018 ...

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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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Column: When the sporting world stopped

With the widespread shut down of sports at all levels, including all spring sports at VSU, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re left reeling as a society with no level of salvation. So, what’s next? My nightly routine typically involves dinner, some homeworkand the NBA action of that night. On March 11, we had the Utah Jazz on the road ...

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Limited attendance ruled for Valdosta State games at NCAA Tournament

The NCAA earlier today released a statement closing the NCAA Tournament from student and fan attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. In accordance to the ruling, VSU was notified on Wednesday that the South Region of the Division II tournament has decided to limit attendance, only allowing family member’s of players to attend the tournament. In addition to fans no ...

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Versatility key as Blazers advance to semifinals

Valdosta State knew the top seed in the tournament came with expectations. Montevallo gave it their all, but it wasn’t enough to knock off the Blazers in their final home game of the season. After a slow start, the Blazers found themselves down 11-4 early against the Falcons, a team VSU beat by 31 two weeks earlier. After the media ...

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Blazers sweep Rollins, win seventh in a row

Valdosta State Blazers recorded their second consecutive sweep this season against Rollins College, capping the weekend with a 7-3 win. The Blazers are 4-1 in the conference, putting them at second place with the third best overall record in the conference at 11-3. The offense has been a huge factor, scoring four runs or more in each of the last ...

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