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Lady Blazers sink Lady Buccaneers in series sweep

The VSU softball team got back to their usual ways following a setback in Clinton, Mississippi, last weekend, sweeping Christian Brothers from the friendly confines of the VSU Softball Complex. The sweep was their fifth of the season. The series sweep also keeps the Lady Blazers (24-5, 16-1 GSC) two games ahead of Auburn Montgomery for the conference lead. Game ...

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Editorial: Will Smith Oscars controversy blown out of proportion

It’s been over a week since “the slap heard ‘round the world,” and discussions about the controversial moment at the 94th Academy Awards show no signs of stopping soon. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, which is nearly impossible at this point, comedian Chris Rock made a “G.I. Jane” joke about actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia. This ...

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Former VSU employee files lawsuit against the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia is being sued by a former VSU employee, who is alleging a VSU administrator sexually harassed her and tampered with her employment status. Jamie T. Bird, who served as VSU’s dual enrollment director until her dismissal on Nov. 16, 2020, made a series of allegations against Dr. Rodney Carr, vice ...

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A Look at the Historical Figures Behind Controversial Buildings on VSU’s Campus

Buildings on VSU's campus named after problematic historical figures

Ashley Cinemas Ashley Cinema, established in 1979, was named after the Ashley Street, also named after William Ashley, who was a physician and slaveholder. This was not the first to request this name change. Citizens of Valdosta have proposed changing the name because of Ashley’s position as an enslaver of at least 17 African Americans during his lifetime. There is ...

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Blazers down Flagler, 9-5, in midweek showdown

Offense just comes so easy to this Blazers squad. After winning the weekend series against Mississippi College by throwing 26 runs up on the board, Valdosta State put another nine runs up against the visiting Flagler College to take the one-game meeting 9-5. The Blazers took the game despite a rough start from the pitching staff. Sophomore starter Scott Curran ...

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Pete Pihos’ legacy lives on at VSU

People from all walks of life traverse these VSU halls. While they may all seem like everyday students, faculty and staff, you may never know whether your dance professor is just somebody with a master’s degree, or say, a direct descendent of a professional football legend. The latter is the case with assistant Professor of Dance at VSU, Melissa Pihos. ...

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The act of queerbaiting: Why is it so bad?

If you spend any time looking at the Tweets and Instagram posts for your favorite shows and movies, queerbaiting is probably a term you’ve heard before. Queerbaiting is a trope often found in entertainment industries where creators will allude to an LGBTQ+ character or same-sex relationship without ever depicting it in their content. It is often used as a tactic ...

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VSU baseball takes 2 of 3 against Choctaws

The No. 19 VSU baseball team rode its wave of momentum into Clinton, Mississippi, over the weekend. While they secured the series win, they lost the second game of the series, snapping their six-game winning streak. In a high-octane weekend full of runs, both VSU and Mississippi College crossed home plate seemingly at will. Game 1: 11-6 On Saturday afternoon, ...

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CAB – Hot Ones Event

The Campus Activity Board (CAB) held a “Hot Ones” trivia event in the Student Union Theater at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. This event was inspired by the YouTube channel “First We Feast” and their “Hot Ones” series where celebrities come and answers questions while trying hot wings with different sauces. Pairs were chosen to complete three rounds of questions that ...

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