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Calhoun leads softball’s hot streak

Written by Lamarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Since the opening of March, VSU softball has found its rhythm and dominated the opposition. VSU has won nine out of their last 11 games to earn a season record of 23-8-1. Upon the beginning of Spring Break, the Blazers lost to Shorter twice in a three-game series. The Hawks sent three homers over the ...

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Eight athletes welcomed into school Hall of Fame

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer VSU honored eight of its greatest athletes at the school’s 20th annual Hall of Fame induction Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 in the Student Union Ballroom. The event, hosted by athletic director Herb Reinhard, included a ceremony and brunch for those in attendance. Members of the class include Brandon Decker, Kristina Ely, ...

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Blazers hoop shoots to rebound at The Complex

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer After dropping two games on the road in Alabama, the Valdosta State Blazers men’s basketball team (11-7, 7-6) looks to improve its record against the Shorter Hawks (9-10, 4-9) and the Lee (Tenn.) Flames (5-13, 3-10) during this week’s home stand. According to Blazers head coach Mike Helfer, it is tough to defeat an ...

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Drone hovers over VSU’s campus

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer The drone’s capabilities are mind-blowing. According to Associate Director for Marketing and Digital Media, Keith Warburg, the drone can snap pictures from any angle. The UVA shoots 13 megapixels photos, and the drone shoots 4K resolution which is the highest quality of video today. The UVA needs a co-pilot to steer the camera. However, ...

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The Daily Strange: Research shows that stereotypes of young people are false

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Students have no sense of responsibility and are only concerned for themselves. Full-time and part-time students that work are sluggish and are careless about work ethics. They are vanity slaves and their arrogance limits their growth in the workplace. They are unappreciative of success and feel like they are entitled to it. These declarations ...

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Going green for annual Earth Day celebration

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Not many students used innovative ways to strap gum from the bottom of their shoe this Earth Day. Companies are finding innovative ways to give Earth Day the publicity supporters of the holiday desire to maintain a sense of moral responsibility to the environment instead. These ads cast an ecofriendly web of green activism ...

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Like a good neighbor VSU is here

by LaMarcus Wilkerson In an attempt to counteract decreasing student enrollment, VSU is now offering in-state tuition to three border states. On March 30, the Board of Regents agreed to allow VSU to offer in-state tuition fees for Florida, Alabama and South Carolina residents. This policy will go into effect at the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. “(The goal ...

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KJ family found guilty; won’t face prison time

by LaMarcus Wilkerson Family members of the deceased Kendrick Johnson were sentenced 12 months in prison after being found guilty by a jury for a disturbance dating back two years. The parents purposely provoked an arrest at the Lowndes County Courthouse in April 2013. Then, the Johnsons were handcuffed by local authorities for blocking the entrance to the courthouse and ...

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Giving Is Caring

A student’s family is being assisted by the philosophy and religious studies department this month for its loss. The department is hosting a toy and clothing drive for a previous major’s five children. Over the summer, the kids’ mother, Sharonda James was killed. “We don’t want to give out the details (of her death) just for the sake of privacy ...

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VSU community reacts to Ferguson

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson Like much of the nation, the VSU community reacted to the most recent events in Ferguson in a way that expressed its discomfort and frustration. Several demonstrations held by various organizations have occurred on campus since students returned from Thanksgiving break and more protests are expected to happen in the near future. Students are demonstrating their ...

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