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New Georgia law will help aid drug abusers

Written By: Lamarcus Wilkerson Not long ago, Governor Nathan Deal signed a medical amnesty bill into law that prevents the persecution of anyone who seeks aid for an overdose victim, even if he or she was using.   Supporters of the new law say that it will save numerous lives.   Friends of an overdose victim will no longer have ...

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Ferguson issue comes to VSU: Students unite and take action

  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 ...

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Students need to rack weight

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson Despite the fact that college is more demanding and stressful than high school, the academic scheduling committee disagreed with the return of Fall Break. However, according to VSU’s academic calendar for the year 2015-2016, students can take a brief break from school. The Office of the President had the final decision on the matter and will ...

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A rich history: First person shooters, a staple for gamers

Seeing the action unfold through the eyes of a character is an experience that can be lived when playing first-person shooters. The first-person shooter has been around since the early 1970s. Two of the first games in this genre were “Maze War”, which was a game in which players rambled around in a maze battling foes and “Spasim,” a space ...

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Volleyball sweeps MC, UWA on way to undefeated home record

This story was written by LaMarcus Wilkerson. The Blazers had back-to-back wins to remain undefeated at The Complex. This weekend, VSU (21-7, 16-4) did not drop a single game while defeating Mississippi College (5-25, 0-20) on Friday and West Alabama (9-21, 7-13) on Saturday. Coming into the weekend, head coach Mike Swan and his team had three straight Gulf South ...

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Demolishing a piece of history

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson The city council voted against a request to preserve Valdosta’s first totally electric home, the Nichols house, which has been standing on the corner of Azalea Drive and Baytree Road for over 60 years.   This piece of history for the city of Valdosta will most likely be torn since the city council voted 6-1 in ...

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Election activities heat up at VSU

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson It’s election time again, and a few organizations on campus are aiming to encourage college students to vote in the 2014 midterm election.   Nationally, Rock the Vote, a large nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, launched a campaign strictly for that purpose.   The “Care Like Crazy” campaign uses numerous ads to inspire young people to hit ...

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Dedicated students deserve a free education

By LaMarcus Wilkerson The abolishment of tuition is an American dream that will never come true – unless you move to Germany. Recently, Germany eliminated tuition payments for German students and international students. German universities are a nice alternative for American students who struggle to pay for college and don’t want to be saturated in debt. However, nothing in life ...

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VSU soccer falls to No. 4 Columbus St.

This story was written by LaMarcus Wilkerson. The Lady Blazers soccer team got pounced on by the Cougars on Friday. No. 4 Columbus State (10-0-1) beat VSU (4-5-1) 2-0 to extend its winning streak to seven games. In the first half, CSU’s Nicole Corcione maneuvered through the Blazers’ defense and volleyed a headshot past senior goal keeper, Olivia Mills. “I ...

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Historic house in danger

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU students, faculty and staff members assembled Wednesday night to listen to an architectural historian lecture about the Nichols House, a historic home near campus that has recently been threatened with demolition. Dr. Alfred Willis, a Valdosta native that now lives in Tennessee, gave a presentation titled “Valdosta’s Ultramodern Masterpiece: The Nichols House on Baytree” to ...

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