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Kuech ­gains family in tennis

 VSU finished second last year at the NCAA tournament (Michael would tell you that they should have won), and the chance for redeeming that loss will elude him as he prepares to graduate in December.   Michael Kuech–‘Meeshy’ to teammates and close friends– is in his last semester at VSU and thus can’t help the highly-ranked Blazer tennis team compete ...

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New Blazer Gilbert stands above the competition

  This season the VSU basketball team has an asset not many others can call their own.   A man that can stand eye to eye with Shaquille O’Neil.  Reginald Gilbert, a junior criminal justice major, stands at 7 feet and only an inch below Shaq’s listed height of 7 foot-1-inch.  Gilbert transferred to VSU from Daytona State College after playing ...

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Paddle up: Ping pong club comes to VSU

 The VSU table-tennis club may not be well known, but with the number of members growing and the team’s success in competitions, their notoriety is on the rise.   The team’s president, Jacob Miller, a junior business major, was also one of the team’s founding members last school year. Becoming club president, however, was not Miller’s original intention.  “I really ...

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Vegetarian meals available on campus

Vegetarians have always had to adapt at restaurants or eateries trying to find a dish that fits their appetite. Finding meals while being a vegetarian student at VSU is no different.

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Intramural Sports off and running in 2010

The intramural season officially kicked off Aug. 29 with flag football. A week after flag football’s initial game, two-pitch softball and cricket – which makes its debut as a VSU intramural – start their respective seasons. Also new to VSU intramurals is the use of completely online sign-ups and scheduling. Students and faculty can sign up at www.imleagues.com. After registering ...

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Campus construction continues

VSU continues to re-construct its campus, this time with the demolishing of the north wing of Converse Hall. A Psychology and Counseling Building is planned to take its place. Converse hall’s replacement will have all new classrooms, labs and administrative offices and will make its debut in July 2011. The building will be approximately 33,000 square feet and stand three ...

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Life as a student athlete

While many student athletes are viewed as strictly workhorses, they still have time off their respective sports to do other things. Certainly from person to person these extracurriculars vary, but the answer might not be what stereotypes would lead you to believe. “A lot of people think that we sit around and watch ESPN and play Madden in our spare ...

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Perception of alcohol/drug use high

After the conduction of the alcohol and drug survey, it becomes obvious that the perception of drinking on campus out-weighs the act. The survey covered a variety of things ranging from the use of hallucinogens to having a drink of wine or beer once a week. One interesting observation of the survey results was the discrepancy between student’s perceptions and ...

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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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Heinz on familiar ground

Starting in fall 2011, Valdosta State will be welcoming a women’s soccer team to the school. Leading the way will be head coach Melissa Heinz. Heinz comes over from Winthrop University, where she was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year for first-year coaches. She received the honor after compiling a 7-12-1 record. Heinz has been a head coach ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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