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2018 Budget takes VSU two steps forward, one step back

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The school year has come to an end, so Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal announced the budget plans for next year which show a variety of change for the university. Carvajal said that since the school has been in an enrollment decline in the past years, the current plans for next year ...

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“Logan” leaves his mark in theaters

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Though it may be the end of the line for Logan, or Wolverine, the old hero leaves his trademarked three-clawed scar on our hearts. The movie begins slowly, much like an old western film, panning in on our hero but not quite how we know him. Logan is old, tired and broken, but ...

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Students question VSU President about the university’s future

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The Student Government Association held up its promise by holding a forum with President Richard Carvajal where students could ask any question without having to go through an appointment. Dr. Carvajal brought along Vice President Vincent Miller for subjects Carvajal wasn’t sure of. Although the event did not have a big turnout (only ...

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Ultimate Blazer Challenge promotes wellness, health

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor On Saturday, VSU held the Ultimate Blazer Challenge, an event replacing this year’s 5k Blazer Dash. The challenge was open to all students and faculty, but participants had to be in teams of two. The challenge consisted of stations where participants would test their minds with puzzles, their bodies with balance beams and ...

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Proposed Bill stirs controversial conversation in SGA

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Senator Silas David returned from his hiatus Monday to propose a bill with the potential to change the way SGA operates. “I felt like this bill needed to be presented and I’m ready to get back to work,” David said. David proposed the “Good March” bill which would cause a temporary prohibition of ...

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News class prepares students

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Eighteen years ago, the city of Valdosta received its own news station, and since then, it has been the only Valdosta-based news cast in South Georgia. Head of the program, Professor Frank Barnas, runs News Valdosta, along with the students, providing local news to the community. “By default, the students working here are the ...

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Astronomy shoots for the stars

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer College: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Blazer. It’s a four-year mission for astronomy majors: explore Odum library, seek out new ways to stay up all night, and boldly go where plenty of students have gone before. Astronomy isn’t just a field in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences ...

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What in the world ever happened to WVVS Blaze FM 90.9?

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Blaze FM was an on campus radio station, controlled by students. The station became defunct due to there being no students to take it over. After three years, VSU’s then president, Dr. Cecil Staton, turned the station over to Georgia Public Broadcasting, after creating a contract with them in 2016. GPB was supposed to ...

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Blazers look to start new streak

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer and Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer After suffering a devastating defeat to Delta State, the VSU Men’s Basketball team lost its first game in 11 outings. The Blazers faced the Statesmen in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Feb. 4, and were handed a 58-72 loss, their worst conference loss of the season. The Blazers offense was uncharacteristically ...

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Filmmaker reacts to travel ban by choosing not to attend The Oscars

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer In the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban on travelers from primarily Muslim countries, which stalls those who do not have a green card or dual citizenship from entering the United States, filmmakers from those countries will not be able to attend the Oscars. One such filmmaker, Asghar Farhardi, told The Guardian there might be ...

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