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VSU Volleyball season begins with two losses against Flagler

The Blazer Volleyball team lost their first game of the season Tuesday, February 16 against Flagler College. The final score was 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-18). The first point of the Blazer season came from freshman right-side hitter Caitlin Warnshuis with the help of sophomore setter Katie Demo. The first set was a close call for the Blazers and the Saints ...

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VSU Legend: Jessie Tuggle’s story (Extended version)

Jessie “The Hammer” Tuggle wasn’t the biggest kid coming out of high school. Even after being voted MVP of his Griffin High School football team that he led to the state semi-finals his senior year, Division I recruiters thought he was too small to compete at their level. In fact, at only 5’10 and 180 pounds, most Division II schools ...

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What does Black History Month mean to you?

Jonothan Smith, freshman political science major “Black history month to me is more appreciation of Black people who are actively making history. People today that are influencing the future of Blacks in America.” Robin T. Harrison, graduate student choral conducting major “Black History Month to me means remembering the people and events that gave me the liberties to live comfortably ...

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Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

In 2013 Black Lives Matter was formed as a social and political movement and was founded after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. It continues to grow today after the shootings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd last year. Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The Black Lives Matter group is a large movement ...

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Remembering Larry King

Larry King, an iconic television broadcaster most famous for his show on CNN, died on Jan 23. King hosted “Larry King Live” on the television network CNN for over 25 years. He was best known for his unique way of interviewing his guests. In 1978, King was hired by the radio network WIOD, where he started a nightly talk show ...

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Lady Blazers softball expects success in 2021

Lady Blazers softball will face a lot of pressure during the 2021 season while playing in the middle of a pandemic. The Lady Blazers started out the year ranked twelfth in the nation. They were also picked to finish second in the Gulf South Conference. These high expectations come after a 2020 campaign that was cut short due to the ...

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VSU QB Rogan Wells transfers to Tusculum College

VSU star quarterback and national champion Rogan Wells has transferred to Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. Wells has graduated from VSU, but still has a year of eligibility left because of COVID-19’s season-ending effect on college football in 2020. Throughout his career, Wells went 28-3 as a starter and threw for 7,130 yards and 69 touchdowns with 1,932 rushing yards ...

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Remembering Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson, an acting legend for more than 70 years, died on Jan. 28. Her talents helped her to win awards, land stellar roles and be inducted into three difference Halls of Fame. Born on Dec. 19, 1924, from Caribbean immigrants in Harlem, N.Y., Tyson grew up in a religious atmosphere. At the age of 17, Tyson had a daughter ...

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The GameStop Stonk Saga

Who knew “power to the players,” a slogan for the video game store GameStop, would ironically have a new meaning in a place we least expected it: the stock market. On Monday, Jan. 24, GameStop’s stock price started at $76.79. By Wednesday, the stock had peaked to an insane price of $500 during pre-market trading hours, and still managed to ...

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Lady Blazers tennis finds unity in diversity

Lady Blazers tennis is set to begin the 2021 season with a team that is as uniquely diverse as VSU has ever seen. Amelia Cornwall, a senior originally from Camilla, Ga., is the only American on the team. Every single remaining member of the team is from a different country. Iceland, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands and Belgium are all ...

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