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VSU men crowned conference champions for the 11th time

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer VSU can add another championship banner to its wall. Saturday’s win earned the men Blazers their 11th all-time GSC championship title. The VSU men’s tennis team rallied against teams in Pensacola, Florida, before heading to Montgomery, Alabama, to reserve a spot in the NCAA Division II last Saturday. They defeated the No. 4 West ...

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Tennis prepares for critical weekend

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer The Blazers men and women tennis teams are set to take on the Alabama-Huntsville’s Chargers, Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (women), West Florida Argonauts and the Concordia Clippers in anticipation of their approaching Gulf South Conference tournaments. Both teams hope to redeem themselves after 3-5 losses to the Columbus State Cougars on March 9. The ...

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VSU tennis enjoys successful weekend on the court

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Correspondent VSU’s tennis teams are rolling. The men’s team defeated both the Lee Flames and Shorter Hawks 5-0 in a doubleheader while the women’s team also defeated Lee Flames 6-0 and Shorter Hawks 5-0 in Saturday’s match at the VSU courts. The wins earned them both their second consecutive Gulf South Conference win. Sophomores Leo Blay ...

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DEBATE: Award winning team adds to long list of accolades

Written By: Marquez Slaughter VSU’s Speech and Debate Team may be considered the underdogs on campus when it comes down to the school’s competitive activities against other universities, but the team brings wins as well as championships to the university. Members of the Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team consider themselves the homecoming champions from their win in the VSU Blazer ...

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Planning and Budget Meeting

Written By: Marquez Slaughter The Planning and Budget Council met for an agenda meeting last Friday morning to follow-up on the conference held on Sept. 12. In the conference, the council detailed the arrangements of how the meeting and future meetings would be held. The meetings have and will continue to stress that planning and budget are independent, and will ...

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The ‘Social Media Killer’ sets his sights on cyberbullying

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Cyberbullying is a nation-wide issue that is at the top of the chart when it comes down to suicide and death rates. The award winning novel, “Lure to Death: The Social Media Killer,” focuses on the issue from the victim’s point of view. Blair London, the author of the novel, bases all of her stories on ...

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Creepy Halloween events geared to scare victims

Written By: Marquez Slaugheter Halloween is the time of year to be spooked and to have a fun time with friends and family. Haunted houses and haunted trails are popular to go to during the Halloween season for college students who are looking for something exciting to get into.  It is mainly for students to go in, get scared, and ...

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Campus Wellness smoking ban follow up

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Campus Wellness has followed up on the tobacco ban on VSU’s campus by providing a program for VSU faculty, staff and students who use tobacco products and are willing to quit. This program is called Freshstart, which is a free smoking cessation program of the American Cancer Society. The Freshstart program provides two series throughout the ...

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Volunteers make strides for charity track meet

Written By: Marquez Slaughter The Sigma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Omega partnered with the Delta Phi chapter of Iota Phi Theta to start Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a charity track meet at Valdosta Middle School Sunday. The charity track meet held events such as the 100, 200, 400, 4×1, 4×4, men’s and women’s sprint medley and co-ed sprint medley. ...

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VSU parking proves problematic

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Finding a parking spot on campus may be a problem for students, faculty, staff and visitors, but misusing unpermitted parking spots and permits on campus has become an issue that has caught the attention of the University Police Department. Scott Doner, director of UPD, sent out an email on Sept. 8 to students, faculty and staff ...

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