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VSU kicked off with Service Day in honor of MLK

Need some service hours? Try participating in the campus’ Service Saturday! We kicked off this semester’s Service Saturday volunteer events by honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with four different options to gaining volunteer hours. Students got to choose from two on-campus options and two off-campus options. The on-campus options were a campus clean up or writing letters and donating to ...

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Defense shines for Lady Blazers in back-to-back home conference wins

The VSU Lady Blazers defended the Complex this week, winning a pair of GSC home games to improve to 13-2, and 8-1 in Gulf South Conference play. While their 13-2 overall record is tied for the best in the conference, Union is unbeaten in conference play, the last remaining unbeaten team in the conference, so they hold the top spot. ...

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VSU men’s basketball wins home stand on Hall of Fame weekend

The VSU men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough loss against West Florida with two comeback home wins on Hall of Fame weekend to move to 9-7 on the season. “To win on Hall of Fame weekend is always important,” Mike Helfer, the men’s basketball head coach, said. “It’s a great weekend for our athletic department and for everybody who ...

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Photos: Welcome Back!

“New year, new me,” is the common phrase normally heard during this time of the year. For VSU, it is more like “New year, back to campus.” So, welcome back, Blazers! To kick off the semester, here are a few photos from the first week of spring classes. Campus activities are back in full swing. Boards are often posted in ...

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Column: Being a feminine male doesn’t equal struggling with sexuality

The division line between sexual orientation is stronger than ever, and feminine, straight men oftentimes find themselves with an assumed orientation by their peers and colleagues, no matter their political views or moral compass. The term “metrosexual” started to circulate in the early 2000s. To be metrosexual simply means being a straight male who may have liberal political views and ...

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Tremaine Jackson named new Blazer football head coach

Herb Reinhard, VSU’s athletic director, announced the new head football coach for the Blazer’s on Monday Jan. 3: Tremaine Jackson. Jackson is VSU’s first ever Black head football coach, and the 11th head coach overall. He will inherit a Blazer program with high expectations fresh off a loss in the Division II National Championship.  The Blazers have won four previous championships, most recently winning in 2018 against Ferris State, 49-47. The Blazers have won those four championships with three different coaches.   Jackson comes from NCAA Division II, Colorado ...

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Photos: Why should you attend VSU? A Spectator reporter’s virtual tour

This is West Hall. This building is home to trophies, the most beautiful ceiling display and the English Department. If you would like to enter the English program, you will be spending much of your time in this beautiful location. Inside West Hall, you will find students studying on the many cushioned benches and classrooms. It is directly behind the ...

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Photos: Student Union offers many services for campus

The Student Union is a place on campus with almost everything. Need to study? Need to eat? Need to game? Need to just hang out with friends? Need to shop? All of this can be done at the Student Union. Abby Breedlove, an elementary education major, said, “I come here between my classes to study or hang out with friends, ...

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Photos: Fall makes its way to VSU

Fallen leaves scatter the sidewalk behind Oak Street Parking deck. Outside of Jennett Lecture Hall, this tree highlights the area with its bright colors. Near Hopper Hall, leaves on the trees turn red and yellow for fall. Trees bare with bright yellow leaves outside of the Student Union. Leaves cover the bridge to the Education building creating a scenic walk. ...

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Photos: Campus Recreation Center

VSU’s Student Recreation Center provides a multitude of gym equipment, activities and areas that students can use to work out, build their aerobic skills and focus on their physical health. Students use the gym for multiple things. “There are a lot of things in life you cannot control,” Isaiah Shepard, a VSU student, said.  “I come to the gym because ...

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