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Copeland Museum gleams into Black history

VSU’s Copeland African American Museum (CAAM) features different artifacts in Thaxton Hall with new hours provided for Black History Month. CAAM has a wide-ranging number of precious artifacts of African American descent that help to create the heritage that exists today. This includes letters from historical figures, instruments that were played by bona fide artists and clips from events that ...

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Lady Blazers softball expects success in 2021

Lady Blazers softball will face a lot of pressure during the 2021 season while playing in the middle of a pandemic. The Lady Blazers started out the year ranked twelfth in the nation. They were also picked to finish second in the Gulf South Conference. These high expectations come after a 2020 campaign that was cut short due to the ...

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VSU QB Rogan Wells transfers to Tusculum College

VSU star quarterback and national champion Rogan Wells has transferred to Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. Wells has graduated from VSU, but still has a year of eligibility left because of COVID-19’s season-ending effect on college football in 2020. Throughout his career, Wells went 28-3 as a starter and threw for 7,130 yards and 69 touchdowns with 1,932 rushing yards ...

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Student entrepreneur ‘locs’ in on dread business at VSU

Alexis Sawyer, a freshman nursing major, has her own hair business, “Lexi’s Lavish Locs.” Sawyer specializes in re-twisting, repairing and styling dreads and dreadlocks, or a “loctician.” Since March 2020, people lost their jobs due to the safety of their work environments being compromised by COVID-19. Amongst these people were some college students. College students already don’t earn a lot ...

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Joe Biden follows through with 100-day agenda

President Biden transitioned various COVID-19 related policies within his first few days in office. So far, President Biden is ahead of schedule when it comes to his urgency in accomplishing each aspect of his “100-day agenda”. On just day one, President Biden reversed multiple Trump orders including Rejoining the WHO (World Health Organization), Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, Formation of ...

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People Poll: How do students deal with stress?

The school semester is already stressful, whether you are learning remotely or face-to-face. School is not the only thing that many students must deal with. For many students, their schedules include work, classes, quarantine, children and family. So how do they their stress? Anthony Willingham, a junior dental hygiene major “Stress has always been known as the “silent killer” and ...

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Lady Blazers tennis finds unity in diversity

Lady Blazers tennis is set to begin the 2021 season with a team that is as uniquely diverse as VSU has ever seen. Amelia Cornwall, a senior originally from Camilla, Ga., is the only American on the team. Every single remaining member of the team is from a different country. Iceland, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands and Belgium are all ...

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Student turns axe throwing hobby into business

You may have seen some axe throwing on the front lawn during VSU’s spirit week hosted by Skoll Axe Throwing, but did you know the owner is actually a proud Blazer himself? Skal is a Norwegian word meaning “Cheers!” This kind of enthusiastic feeling is exactly what VSU senior Caleb Dixon was hoping to create when he founded Skoll Axe ...

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Editorial: It’s time to level the playing field

As we’ve seen in the sports world, the best teams win championships; not the best player. We as an American society could reflect this truth if we would let ourselves. All too often, people are held back from being great at what they do because of their skin color, gender, etc. This has to stop. Imagine if Tom Brady wasn’t ...

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VSU baseball team prepares for upcoming season

The VSU baseball team is preparing for the 2021 baseball season. This one will be different than any season the school has had due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Blazer’s baseball season was cut short two weeks into the season, following the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country. Both the coaches and the players—including seniors who ...

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