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Breaking: University Police investigating incident at Student Union

At 1:39 p.m. on Oct. 1, a mass text message was sent out to the student body regarding an altercation in front of the Student Union. University Police are responding to the incident, and the entrance to the building across from Hopper Hall is currently blocked off. As of now, the university is asking students to avoid the area. If ...

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Chipotle is finally coming to Valdosta

For those who like their Mexican food au naturel, your time is now. Construction is underway for Valdosta’s first Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is slated to open later this fall, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. As of Wednesday afternoon, construction workers were on-site, as Valdosta’s newest restaurant begins to take shape. The restaurant will be on one of Valdosta’s ...

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Are you offended by these team names or just bored?

What do sports teams who are—or used to be—named after Apaches, Braves, Indians, Mohawks, Redmen, Warriors, etc. have in common? People who love to manufacture stories and narratives that accuse others of being hateful find them very offensive. I’ll tell you what: I could not care any less about what a football team chooses to call itself, barring that they ...

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Lady Blazers and No. 9 West Fla end match in a draw

The Lady Blazers soccer team began Gulf South Conference games with a thrilling 0-0 double-overtime draw against No. 9 West Florida.   A stellar defensive performance from VSU is what kept this game a tie as West Florida outshot VSU 21-4. Junior Samantha Blanford was blocking off shots all game with 11 total saves and saving a potential game-winner in the first overtime.   “Sam Blanford has been good,” head coach Stephen Andrew ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Dred Jones

Dred Jones is a freshman psychology major who has a dog named DaBaby. He enjoys working out, exploring nature and meditating. Jones also wrestled for six years. His favorite movie is “Into the Wild” and his favorite TV show is “Futurama”. Jones’s favorite song is “Chamber of Reflection” by Mac Demarco, and his favorite book is “The Glass Castle”. Jones ...

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Photos: Logan Lee steals the spotlight in Valdosta

After a year without live music, Logan Lee and The U-Pang Band came to play at The Salty Snapper on Sept. 9. Logan Lee has been performing professionally since the 2010s. Originally from Ottawa, Illinois, he now resides in Jefferson, Georgia. While he has been singing most of his life, it wasn’t until after he tore his ACL and became ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza

Hosted by The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion on Aug. 19, the Multicultural Extravaganza highlighted and exposed a wide range of cultures and traditions to a vast range of students on campus. Students who attended the event had an inside look at the cultural differences amongst one another. They were able to unite and learn about various cultures and ...

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Stellar defense earns Blazers home win vs Albany State

After a two-hour weather delay, No. 3 Valdosta State returned to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to claim a 21-3 victory over Albany State. The VSU defense was dominant with four forced turnovers and did not let up all game, only giving up three points and 65 passing yards. Albany State quarterback Dionte Bonneau was sacked five times. The VSU offense achieved 354 ...

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Cheerleading isn’t a sport, it’s an Olympic sport

Well, a lot of people aren’t going to like this, but those people aren’t paying close enough attention to what this new ruling is saying. In July 2021, the International Olympic Committee voted to recognize competitive cheerleading as an official sport in the Olympics. They also voted to recognize rock climbing, skateboarding and break dancing as official Olympic sports. Before ...

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GUIDES introduces new wishing wall to provide hope for wishful community

It’s safe to say that colleges and universities everywhere have been shaken by the effects of the looming coronavirus this past year. While professors struggle with learning names and half-masked faces in the classroom, students are struggling with overwhelming workloads and the fear of the unknown regarding their futures. These struggles are being acknowledged everywhere, and here at VSU, The ...

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