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Editorial: Reading is trending on social media

While there has always been and always will be people who love to read, social media has influenced the sale of books and reading in the past few years. During the peak of the pandemic, people stuck at home picked up reading as a way to pass the time, driving sales and kickstarting a rise in popularity of books across ...

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Blazers rally to beat Shorter in conference opener

In a series that has been lopsided since Shorter (2-2, 0-1 GSC) joined the Gulf South Conference in 2012, Saturday’s showdown between VSU (3-1, 1-0 GSC) and the Hawks in Rome, Georgia, was one for the books. The Hawks gave the No. 13 Blazers all they could handle, jumping out to a 17-0 lead. However, it was the Blazers who ...

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Column: The risks of cancel culture

The act of canceling a celebrity, politician or musician has become a staple for internet users in recent years. Someone with a large platform and high social standing makes a remark or performs an action that is met with public backlash, to which they will either apologize or stand by what they’ve done. According to Pew Research Center, the idea ...

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Blazers open conference play against improved Shorter

The No. 13 VSU football team (2-1) kicks off Gulf South Conference play with a trip to Shorter (2-1) for their second leg of their three-game road trip. This game will be the first of two meetings between the Blazers and the Hawks. Shorter will visit the Blazers on Nov. 12 as part of the GSC Playoff Preview. Although Shorter ...

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VSU women’s tennis lands 2-Time NJCAA Champion

VSU has strengthened their line-up for the upcoming season with two-time National Junior College Athletic Association champion Olivia Pezo. The Swedish native has joined the women’s tennis team as a junior this fall. Pezo, 21, is a NJCAA 2021 singles and 2022 doubles national champion who transferred from Hillsborough Community College to VSU to continue her studies in international business ...

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VSU kicks of National Hispanic Heritage Month

On Friday, Sept. 16, VSU’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages hosted their event for National Hispanic Heritage Month and a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The event was held in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and featured art, music, dancing, food and information on Hispanic heritage and diversity. Students were invited to learn more about ...

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Blazers look to bounce back against Miles College

The No. 15 VSU football team (1-1) hits the road for the first time this season as they try to rebound from their first loss of the season, facing winless Miles College (0-2). Though the Blazers are still licking their wounds following last week’s upset loss to Virginia Union, head coach Tremaine Jackson has said that the team is looking ...

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2022 MTV Video Music Awards Review

On Sunday August 28, the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards were held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Some news bombs were dropped, performances shocked fans, guests were jaw dropping and many more. One of the most spine-tingling moments of the night would be Taylor Swift’s grand reveal. She won Video of the Year for her self-directed “All ...

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Blazers’ comeback bid falls short as Virginia Union stuns VSU

The Virginia Union Panthers (2-0) marched into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and walked out with a stunning upset of No. 2 VSU (1-1), winning 45-40 on Family Weekend. The game featured the return of many of the same mistakes that plagued the Blazers during their run to the national title game last season, particularly their run defense. The Blazers were gashed repeatedly ...

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