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Student Spotlight: Meet Heather Gay

Heather Gay is a senior early childhood education major who transferred to VSU this fall. Gay will be graduating at the end of this semester, and her current dream is to be a teacher. She has always had a gift with children and loves looking after them. Before she decided to go into teaching, Gay was a nurse at Colquitt ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Kimberly Amy

Kimberly Amy is a sophomore history major here at VSU. Amy enjoys baking and working in the archives on the fourth floor of Odum Library. If she had to pick a favorite movie, it would be “The Age of Adaline.” “Outlander” is her favorite TV show. Amy’s favorite school subject is history. Her dream job is to become a museum ...

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Odum Library reveals new Mural

After years of wanting, Odum Library and VSU’s Archives and Special Collections teams have finally achieved an ultimate goal: a mural that represents knowledge, growth and success at VSU. With combined funding from their separate foundations, the Odum Library Art Committee teamed up with the archives to host a nationwide art competition in search for the perfect mural. They sent ...

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Blazers travel to Delta State for top 25 showdown

The No. 16 VSU football team (3-1, 1-0 Gulf South Conference) travel to Cleveland, Mississippi, to face No. 21 Delta State (4-0, 1-0 GSC) in a big early-season conference matchup. The Blazers enter this game coming off a thrilling comeback win against Shorter. Despite the Blazers trailing the Hawks 17-0 at one point, head coach Tremaine Jackson had no doubt ...

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Editorial: Reading is trending on social media

While there has always been and always will be people who love to read, social media has influenced the sale of books and reading in the past few years. During the peak of the pandemic, people stuck at home picked up reading as a way to pass the time, driving sales and kickstarting a rise in popularity of books across ...

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Dedo Maraville Gallery concludes ‘Fresh Start’ exhibit

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery recently concluded “Fresh Start,” an exhibit that highlighted faculty artwork, including the work of two professors who have joined the gallery’s leadership. This exhibit showcased unfinished work to highlight the stereotype of art teachers as they are put into a box and feel constant pressure from others. Just like this new idea of unfinished ...

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Blazers rally to beat Shorter in conference opener

In a series that has been lopsided since Shorter (2-2, 0-1 GSC) joined the Gulf South Conference in 2012, Saturday’s showdown between VSU (3-1, 1-0 GSC) and the Hawks in Rome, Georgia, was one for the books. The Hawks gave the No. 13 Blazers all they could handle, jumping out to a 17-0 lead. However, it was the Blazers who ...

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Blazers open conference play against improved Shorter

The No. 13 VSU football team (2-1) kicks off Gulf South Conference play with a trip to Shorter (2-1) for their second leg of their three-game road trip. This game will be the first of two meetings between the Blazers and the Hawks. Shorter will visit the Blazers on Nov. 12 as part of the GSC Playoff Preview. Although Shorter ...

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Editorial: Students deserve a voice in future changes

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, President Richard Carvajal sent a video to faculty and staff addressing a strategic plan to focus on current and future VSU students. The video addressed declining enrollment of traditional students, or undergraduates attending in-person classes on campus, and how despite efforts to up recruitment, numbers have been steadily decreasing at schools around the nation for almost ...

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People Poll: How do students feel about losing the game during family weekend?

Morgan Ledbetter, a sophomore ASL interpretation major, said, “Although I wasn’t there for the game, my mom called because she’s very invested in the games, and we were both shocked and upset. I think we all expected more after the last game.” Gracie Roberson, a senior biology major and chemistry and psychology minor, said, “I was a little surprised they ...

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