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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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Editorial: Vaccine could be the sword to slay the dragon

It was the shot heard round the world. COVID-19 took control of the world over a year ago, and through months of social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing, we finally have two authorized COVID-19 vaccines. This is a very important weapon in our war against coronavirus. Robbyn DeSpain, Director of Strategic Communications at VSU, has recently sent out an ...

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Editorial: It’s time to level the playing field

As we’ve seen in the sports world, the best teams win championships; not the best player. We as an American society could reflect this truth if we would let ourselves. All too often, people are held back from being great at what they do because of their skin color, gender, etc. This has to stop. Imagine if Tom Brady wasn’t ...

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“drivers license” love triangle takes over charts

It’s no secret that Olivia Rodrigo’s hit single ‘drivers license’ is dominating music charts and appealing to people of all ages. The song has earned 76.1 million U.S. streams and has been the number one song on Billboard Hot 100 chart for two consecutive weeks. Much of this song’s fame comes from the app TikTok, an app that allows users ...

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VSU baseball team prepares for upcoming season

The VSU baseball team is preparing for the 2021 baseball season. This one will be different than any season the school has had due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Blazer’s baseball season was cut short two weeks into the season, following the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country. Both the coaches and the players—including seniors who ...

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