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The big question: Will enough students pay to see 2 Chainz?

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Tomorrow, 2 Chainz will grace the stage at Valdosta State University’s PE Complex. Special guests include Ray Jr., KBM, Cap 1, and Skooly. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., but doors will open at 5 p.m. with tunes from DJ Krillz. Admission is $20 for currently enrolled VSU students with a valid ...

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Physicians unveil first transplant of male sexual organ

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer For this first time in U.S history, surgeons will perform a penis transplant on an American veteran that was brutally injured during combat. The unnamed recipient lost majority of his penis during an explosion while deployed in Afghanistan. Surgeons hope to find a penis transplant from a deceased man providing full functions including urination, ...

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Flag football takes home second title in as many years

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Winning a national championship is hard, but winning back-to-back national championships is historic; yet, the Nikes pulled it off with a cool demeanor. The Valdosta State University Nikes won the 2015-2016 National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Men’s National Flag Football Championship for the second year in a row. The Nikes and P-Rex traveled to ...

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James LaPlant named new dean of VSU’s graduate school

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer After serving as the interim dean of Graduate School, James T. LaPlant is named the new dean of the Graduate School at Valdosta State University. LaPlant says that he plans to grow a fund for graduate student research, grow and support faculty research, implement 4 +1 programs, and pick up a bachelor’s degree and ...

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New Multicultural Sorority finds a home at VSU

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Women at Valdosta State University have greater opportunities to join Greek Life with a new, multicultural sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma. SLG National Sorority, Incorporated is historically a Latina based sorority with multicultural memberships. The new diverse sorority was originated April 9, 1990, at the University of Iowa by five founding mothers on the principles ...

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VSU faces must-win Homecoming game

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer With playoff hopes on the line, Valdosta State (7-2, 4-2 GSC) will cap off Homecoming week on Saturday, Nov. 14, when they host the Florida Tech Panthers (7-3, 5-1 GSC). This football contest will be pretty big no matter what, with the game representing not only Homecoming, but also the Blazer’s last regular season ...

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VSU adjusts well to time change

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer It’s hard enough to get the rest that is needed each night, but with the end of Daylight Saving Time, everyone can finally get their precious extra hour of sleep. For college students, chances are they’re not getting enough sleep. On average, most college students get 6 to 6.9 hours of sleep per night, ...

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Blazers play in the GSC game of the week

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer After their first win in the Gulf South Conference last week against Mississippi College (2-4, 0-3 GSC), Valdosta State looks to even out their conference record tonight against the in-state foe Shorter University. Shorter has had trouble holding onto the ball in their past games, which can be the Blazer’s advantage. The Hawks coughed ...

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Is college still worth it: Studies and students have differing opinions

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer As student loan debt extends well over $1 trillion, college graduates are burdened with years of staggering payments that leave many wondering, “Is it worth it?” An index report released by Gallup and Purdue University said that half of U.S. college alumni stated that going to college was not worth the cost, considering they ...

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Munch on Menchie’s: Menchies freezes Valdosta’s taste buds, variety of sweets for perfect froyo toppings

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Valdosta welcomed a new business that is offering a sweet, cool way to beat the South Georgia heat with a mission to “make you smile.” Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opened in early September at the Valdosta Mall. It offers a weekly rotation of fourteen low fat or nonfat yogurts and sorbets at their self-serving station. ...

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