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Austin’s Angles: Has conference realignment gone too far? 

I’m sure every college sports fan at this point is well aware of the ongoing massive wave of conference realignment that’s sweeping the nation.   While college athletics is no stranger to realignment, this wave is unlike any that have been seen before.   Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on whether conferences have gone too far in their quests for power, ...

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VSU students share their experiences during Hurricane Idalia

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Hurricane Idalia hit Valdosta with a category two force and caused city-wide power outages, closed roads, and flooding.  VSU allowed residential students to continue living on campus. Many students were unaware of how strong the storm would be and shared similar experiences.   Other students who commute to VSU and live in nearby apartments also faced the ...

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Unfinished apartment complex leaves students in limbo

More than 150 Valdosta State University students are living without promised housing after signing leases with a new apartment complex that has not been fully built. The complex, Magnolia Reserve, has placed some students in allegedly questionable motels while awaiting completion. According to an e-mail obtained by The Spectator, students have been reported living in their cars, complaining about unsafe ...

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The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia causing potential seven week clean up

Ever since Hurricane Idalia hit the city of Valdosta, Georgia, on Aug. 30, 2023, Valdosta State University has made efforts to clean and restore what has been lost. A campus-wide power outage occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Generators were active during the power outage throughout the VSU Police Department, Information Technology systems, and VSU Emergency Operations Center, ...

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Blazers look to replicate last year’s result as Keiser returns to the Baze

The Blazers (2-0) will welcome a familiar foe back into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday when the Keiser Seahawks (1-1) of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) make their second consecutive trip to Valdosta. The Blazers and Seahawks faced off in last year’s season opener for Valdosta State University, with the Blazers earning a hard-fought 36-21 win. Much like last year, ...

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Editorial: Federal relief for Georgia following Hurricane Idalia should’ve come sooner

On Aug. 30, Hurricane Idalia rocked VSU and the surrounding areas in South Georgia and North Florida. Many trees and power lines were brought down, blocking roads, damaging properties and knocking out power to thousands. While it took less than 24 hours for President Joe Biden to make federal disaster assistance available to Florida counties affected by Idalia, Lowndes County ...

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VSU student joins Hairspray national tour cast

Valdosta State University’s theatre department has gained a new success story: Kalab Quinn, a senior performance major, has joined the Hairspray National Tour cast. “Hairspray” follows the story of Tracy, a teen girl, and her chance to rise to stardom in the 1960s. Tracy navigates the socio-political scene of the time, and uses her fame to integrate her school. Quinn ...

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Blazers brace for first road test against Albany State

Fresh off their 63-10 win over the Point Skyhawks last week, the Blazers (1-0) will hit the road for the first time this season when they face the Albany State Golden Rams (0-1) on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in Albany, Georgia. Though they already have one game under their belt, this week marks the first “normal” week for the ...

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History is made as Blazers rout Skyhawks to open 2023 campaign

Even with there being no power in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, there were plenty of electric plays to be had on the field Saturday as the Blazers blasted National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) foe Point University (0-2) 63-10. Caught up in the scoring barrage was a historic moment for Valdosta State University football as redshirt freshman kicker McCall Bennett became the first ...

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Campus closed Wednesday due to Hurricane Idalia

VSU campus will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30 due to Hurricane Idalia. VSU will be closed from 8 a.m. till midnight. The hurricane will pass through Valdosta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students living on campus have been advised to be safe and stay inside. VSU is planning on reopening on Thursday, Aug. 31.  Face-to-face classes are canceled ...

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