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Armed robbery at Sustella market under investigation

Written by Kristin Whitman, Sports Editor VSUPD is still investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Sustella Market located on the first floor of Centennial Hall East. As stated by the campus alert email that was sent out, the robbery was reported at 10:45 p.m. with the offender being described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-8, ...

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President Staton discusses drop in enrollment/ layoffs at faculty senate meeting

CORRECTION (09/04): The article originally read “26 staff and five faculty members”. This article ran in the 09/03 print issue as well. Written by Kristin Whitman, Sports Editor Interim President Cecil Staton spoke on the reduction of 31 university employees at the Faculty Senate meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Magnolia Room. In ...

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Blazer tennis hopes to wash away the Tigers

Written by Kristin Whitman, Sports Editor After the rain cancelled the April 15 matches against the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes, Blazer men’s tennis look to repeat the last match up against Gulf South Conference rivals University of West Alabama Tigers. The Blazers and the Tigers match up today at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at noon to finish up the ...

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SGA talks enrollment problem, solutions

by Kristin Whitman SGA learned at its March 30 meeting that VSU’s freshman enrollment will likely drop for the third year in a row, a trend that is wreaking havoc on VSU Housing. Dr. Tom Hardy, director of housing and residence life, told SGA that VSU is predicted to be down in freshman enrollment for the third year, making it hard ...

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President’s Scholarship Gala supports first-generation students

by Kristin Whitman VSU President William McKinney and his wife Dr. Dacia Charlesworth understand the struggles first-generation college students face, and they are working to help these students succeed. The President’s Scholarship Gala, taking place March 20 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms, will feature an evening of dining and dancing to raise money for a new scholarship ...

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Call it a hot streak for Blazers softball

by Kristin Whitman Call it a hot streak for lady Blazers softball. No. 2 National Fastpitch Coaches Association-ranked Blazers extend their winning streak to thirteen after defeating Florida Tech Tuesday, in a double header (4-0, 3-2) moving their overall record to 23-2 and conference play stays at 10-1. Game one With leadoff batter Courtney Albritton out for six weeks with ...

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Out with the old, in with the ‘Oz’

by Kristin Whitman After 35 years, VSU’s Police Chief Scott Doner is calling it a day. Doner said he decided to retire to make up for lost time with family that accrued because of his crucial position. “I was starting my 36th year of campus law enforcement,” Doner said. “My family had sacrificed a lot with all the late-night phone ...

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Program increases VSU’s stock of e-books

by Kristin Whitman It’s no news that technology has become a huge part of everyday life, including VSU campus, but are the students really using these technologies and the ebooks provided? Ingram’s Coutts Information Services Inc. is offering new additions of a wide range of bestselling content from leading publishers, including bestselling frontlist and backlist titles from Penguin Random House. ...

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Gulf South Conference weekend sweep

by Kristin Whitman It was a Gulf South Conference weekend sweep at the Billy Grant field for blazer baseball. The team went three for three against No. 9 University of West Florida Argonauts. A double-header on Saturday left the blazers with a 9-4 win in the first game and a 2-1 victory in the second. Sundays match up finished the ...

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Banning hard alcohol will not decrease crimes

by Kristin Whitman People will find a way to do what they want, no matter what they’re told—case and point: prohibition. Dartmouth College is a member of the Ivy League and is constantly ranked among the world’s greatest academic institutions, yet the school alcohol policy is up for debate among students, faculty and staff. President Phil Hanlon announced policy reforms ...

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