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The 2022 Lady Blazers’ soccer season: tough losses and valuable lessons

With a 4-11-1 record, the VSU women’s soccer team had as many losses this season as they had wins last season. The statistics tell a story that highlights many areas that the Lady Blazers will look to improve on in the future. The Lady Blazers’ sense of urgency to score led them to shoot the ball 229 times—nearly 70 more ...

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Editorial: Is Georgia’s runoff system really fair?

After Raphael Warnock won 49.4% of the election vote and Herschel Walker 48.5%, Georgia is headed to a runoff election. Georgia law requires a runoff election if a candidate does not receive at least 50% of the vote in general elections. Louisiana is the only other state that has this requirement. While this may seem like a fair law, ensuring ...

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The 1975: ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ Review

On Oct. 14, British pop rock band The 1975 released their fifth studio album, “Being Funny In A Foreign Language.” The 1975 consists of lead singer, Matty Healy; lead guitarist, Adam Hann; bassist, Ross MacDonald, and drummer, George Daniel. They are most well known for their break-out single “Chocolate” from their self-titled debut album, “The 1975,” released in 2013. “Being ...

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Scorching hot shooting leads Blazers past Shorter

The Blazers just couldn’t seem to miss against Shorter. Led by senior guard Mohamed Fofana’s 26 points, five assists and three steals, the Blazers (4-2, 2-0 Gulf South Conference) blew past the Hawks (2-3, 1-1 GSC) 101-62. Head coach Mike Helfer noted Fofana’s growth as a player, saying how he’s blossomed in his final season. “Last year, I felt like ...

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Lady Blazers trounce Shorter for first win of season

After facing a pair of top 25 teams to open up the season, the VSU women’s basketball team had a less daunting matchup with Shorter coming to town. After falling behind 23-16 in the first quarter, the Lady Blazers (1-2, 1-1 Gulf South Conference) outscored the Lady Hawks (0-4, 0-2 GSC) 55-21 en route to an 81-44 win. Head coach ...

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Students take the sky at CAB zip-lining event

On Nov. 9, the Campus Activities Board hosted a nighttime zip-lining event. People were lined up to be miles high in the sky. Some had a fear of heights, forcing them to overcome and conquer, while others were in their element, basking in the thrill.    “It was really fun.” Liverty Vickers, freshman economics major, said. “I enjoyed it.”   ...

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Georgia undergrads present at research conference

On Nov. 11 and 12, VSU hosted the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference. The Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference is a cross-state event where undergraduates share their research. A program originally from the University of North Georgia, it “strives to serve students and faculty in the Southeastern United States as the region’s premiere undergraduate research and creative endeavors conference,” according to the ...

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A look at the challenges athletes face on the road

Athletes are confronted with challenges and adversities that make their daily routines difficult for road contests. Sleep plays a huge role in athletes’ daily routines. Athletes are not sleeping in their beds, which has its own set of problems, along with time changes that affect the sleep cycle and sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm. Messing with these athletes’ sleep cycles ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells is a 21-year-old VSU student majoring in psychology. Her hobbies include painting, drawing, gaming and watching TV or movies Her favorite TV shows right now are “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Revenge” and “Claws,” and her favorite movies are “Two Distant Strangers” and “I Came By.” Her goal in life is to be a therapist and open her own practice. ...

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