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Column: Commuter parking being override by residents

Parking at VSU has been a common problem where many residents park closer to campus, making it harder for commuters to get better parking spots. In total, there are 6,048 parking spots on campus, 4,251 of those are for student parking. While this does seem like enough, when you compare it to how many commuter parking lots that we have ...

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VSU hoops wins thriller against West Florida

The VSU men’s basketball team (10-9, 6-6 GSC) rebounded from a tough road trip, hanging on to beat West Florida (15-5, 9-4 GSC) 84-81 at home on Jan. 29. The Blazers had a fast start, making six of their first eight shots, including three 3-pointers, to build an early 15-6 lead. However, a 17-0 run by the Argonauts swung all ...

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Photos: Pastors spark student protest at Palms Quad

Two members of PinPoint Evangelical sparked a protest at Palms Quad on Jan. 26 after some members of the student body felt they were spreading hateful messages. Pastor Kerrigan Skelly and a man called Brother Adam arrived on campus around 11 a.m. According to students, the men began shouting hateful comments in front of the Student Union and Nevins Hall ...

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Opinion: The dawn of free agency in college football

Since its inception in Oct. 2018, the NCAA transfer portal has taken college sports, especially college football, by storm. Players have had the opportunity to transfer from one school to another for a while. The transfer portal merely gave coaches and players a hub to make their intentions known and to make getting recruited by another school easier than ever. ...

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Brand new Blazers prepare for baseball season

It’s a new season and a new squad for Blazer baseball. The 2022 regular season starts on the road for the Blazers with a three-game weekend series on the road at Embry Riddle, starting on Feb. 4. The team just wrapped up their preseason in a losing effort against Tallahassee CC on Jan. 23 to go 3-2 in preseason. Last ...

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VSU inducts seven into Athletic Hall of Fame

VSU inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 as part of the 25th annual ceremony. Five former players were inducted: football players, Cedric Jones and Edmund Kugbila, women’s basketball player, Candice Ferrell Bryant, softball player Courtney Albritton Carter and women’s tennis player Raphaelle Durante. In addition, current softball head coach, Thomas Macera, and basketball ...

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Representing VSU as Senatorial Aide at Capitol in Atlanta

Greetings, VSU Blazers. My name is Jenyla Brown, and I am a sophomore political science major with a concentration in journalism. During the 2022 Georgia Legislative Session, which also happens to be a “special session”, I will be interning with the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia General Assembly is within the Georgia State Capitol, also known as “The Gold Dome”, ...

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VSU introduces Squid Game event for students

On Jan 18, VSU Student and Diversity and Campus Recreation hosted a Squid Game event for students, with five games increasing in difficulty. Students who entered the competition had the opportunity to play for cash prizes up to $300, or sit to the side to watch their friends compete. “I’m playing to win, it’s all about the money,” Izayah Weaver, ...

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Organization fair gives student groups the spotlight

Campus organizations are one of the biggest components of student life at VSU, and the Get the Scoop Organization Fair gave many of them the chance to highlight and showcase their groups to the student body. Get the Scoop was held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to Maggi Hole, VSU’s ...

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Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery kicks off the new year with an art competition

The Valdosta National 2022 All-Media Art Competition kicked off last Tuesday at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery at 6 p.m. with a reception where the winners were announced. Michael T. Schmidt, Associate Dean of College of the Arts, announced that the show was curated by Professor Julie Bowland from 344 pieces, by 136 artists from 39 different states. Samuel ...

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