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Zach Blankenship triumphs through COVID-19

He steps up to the pitcher’s mound. The world around him goes silent. He tunes out all the cheers and jeers from the stands. His mind goes almost completely blank. Even as an applied mathematics major, he isn’t thinking about numbers or probabilities as they pertain to baseball. All he is thinking about is making sure he slings a fastball ...

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Pop Addict: Doja Cat, iCarly, “Cruella”

Hello, my fellow pop addicts at VSU, and welcome to another edition of our beloved pop culture column. You already know what we’re here for, so without further ado, let’s jump right into it. Doja Cat has revealed the cover and tracklist for her upcoming third studio album Planet Her, which will be released on June 25 and will feature ...

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VSU announces COVID-19 guideline updates for Fall 2021

Robbyn DeSpain, director of strategic communications, sent out an email concerning updates about COVID-19 operating guidelines. Since March 2020, students across the globe have had to handle the stress of college through online classes, mask wearing and social distancing in order to keep themselves and others safe. Since then, three vaccines have been developed, and the world is slowly opening ...

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Study Abroad Programs Continue Education Through the Pandemic

During the month of May, VSU’s study abroad and international programs shared information through interviews on the current state of their programs and their hopes for the future. According to Irina McClellan, assistant director of international programs, there are several opportunities for students to participate in study abroad even during the global pandemic. Virtual study abroad programs have been created ...

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Georgia Power Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station on VSU’s Campus

Georgia Power installed an off-grid electric vehicle charging station in March located at VSU’s Oak Street surface parking lot in order to spread awareness and bring electric car charging to South Georgia, according to a VSU press release. The Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger (EV ARC) is a charging station that uses solar panels in order to obtain and store ...

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Senior Lady Blazer softball players reflect on careers

At the end of the season, four Lady Blazer softball players will be hanging up their cleats. Redshirt senior Lacey Crandall, seniors Logan Hill and Avery Lamb, and redshirt sophomore Kiley Robb were all honored during VSU’s senior game against West Georgia on April 18. Crandall, Hill, and Lamb were all initially set to play their final seasons in 2020 ...

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“Spring into Art” Exhibition at Turner Center for the Arts

Turner Center for the Arts kicked things off earlier this month at the opening gala for their latest exhibition, “Spring into Art.” Artists and patrons alike were able to enjoy the bold, bright, esoteric art accompanied by fabulous, jazzy music from live pianist Donte Flowers. The delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres were catered by Jessie’s, a local favorite. Georgia Beer Company ...

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College football is better, but the NFL’s new rule makes it cooler

Everyone knows that college football is better than professional football. Okay. That may not be true, but I am prepared to die on that hill. Many of the college players are just kids who love the game of football. You don’t have to watch grown men cry and refuse to practice because they don’t believe their multi-million-dollar contracts are good ...

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VSU looks to continue winning streak vs CBU

The VSU baseball team swept rival West Georgia in the last homestand of the season and looks to extend their winning streak against Christian Brothers this weekend. VSU has pulled off six straight victories in response to dropping the previous six straight games. In what VSU baseball coach Greg Guilliams called a “season of streaks,” VSU now stands 18-11 in ...

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