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‘I made this decision’: Students voice concerns, Carvajal stands firm

President Richard Carvajal addressed over 400 students, faculty and staff in the Student Union ballrooms, and, standing doggedly, he said Gov. Brian Kemp is here to stay as this semester’s commencement speaker. With almost two dozen students speaking, their points were made; but then again so was the president’s. “At the end of the day, I made this decision, because ...

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The Blazers’ next step

Different year, same result. For the third straight season the Blazers won the regular season Gulf South Conference championship. And for the third straight season the Blazers left the GSC tournament empty handed along with being eliminated in the first round of the national tournament. Now with seven seniors graduating, including star guard Beau Justice, the Blazers’ future is in ...

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Three’s the charm

Trey way. No. 3 Kayla Bonilla put on a three-point shooting clinic in route to the Lady Blazers’ 68-62 GSC semifinals game against the Union University Lady Bulldogs on Saturday. Most of her points stemmed from the third quarter. The story is the Lady Blazers knocking No. 1 seeded Union out of the Gulf South Tournament, but this wouldn’t have ...

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Blazers’ senior night ends with cutting down the net

Bring out the scissors. The Blazers ended their night cutting down the nets after clinching a share of the Gulf South Conference regular season championship with Thursday’s 101-84 win over the Warhawks of Auburn Montgomery. The Blazers came out the gate stagnant, falling behind 12-2 early in the first half. Head Coach Helfer then substituted four of the five starters ...

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All-Star Weekend features Hoops and Haven

Saturday the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated hosted their All-Star weekend with a National Pan-Hellenic Council Philanthropy All-Star Basketball Game. The basketball game included members of the six active NPHC chapters at VSU and was planned and setup by Mu Omicron Chapter Vice President Zachary Bradshaw and Social Chair Rodney McSwain. “As an Alpha man, the ...

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‘We’re doing our jobs’: The Spectator nets five awards

The Spectator staff made their presence felt at the Georgia College Press Association Press Institute on Feb. 15, 2019. It’s evident in the awards they brought home and the board positions they filled. The Spectator’s staff netted three staff awards and two individual awards. Most notably, The Spectator was named as first place winners for the category “Best Website.” Editor-in-Chief ...

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Lady Statesmen escape VSU with gritty win

The story of the Lady Blazers’ 70-66 loss against the Delta State Lady Statesmen tells of turnovers and crunch time. This matchup was as even as their last one, when the Lady Blazers edged the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws 69-60 on Feb. 14. Turnovers made it hard for the Lady Blazers to run away with the Feb. 16 game, giving ...

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Blazer Athletics to reveal championship grove

VSU doesn’t only plant seeds in students’ futures but also in honor of their achievements. On Feb. 14, VSU will celebrate earning its seventh Tree Campus USA acknowledgement. Tree Campus USA is a national program established in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation. Its goal is to honor colleges with effectual forest management to captivate university community members. This honor ...

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Blazers bounce back versus Montevallo

The Blazers were out looking for revenge on Thursday. After falling to Montevallo on Jan. 24, the Blazers evened the score, winning an intense 75-70 battle. Guard Beau Justice led the Blazers in scoring, posting 19 points and knocking down four three-pointers. Justice caught his stride after going into halftime with only three points on the board on 1-4 shooting. ...

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Blazers set expectations for new head coach

The Blazers have found their new head coach. Tiffin University’s head coach, Gary Goff has accepted the job for the head coach vacancy at VSU. With the Blazers coming off an undefeated, national championship season, expectations are high for Goff to come in and continue the winning culture at VSU. Wide receiver Kenny Benjamin believes that the new coach should ...

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