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Frights & Delights at Wild Adventure’s Terror in the Wild

With Halloween right around the corner, Wild Adventures has opened up their annual Terror in the Wild attractions. With four new attractions designed to scare the pants off its victims, Terror in the Wild is always a fun time for those looking for a fright . To give you a little detail on how scary the rides are, here’s a ranking ...

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Hahira hosts the annual “Honey Bee Festival”

The Honeybee Festival happens every year in the little neighboring town of Hahira. The festival boasts travelling shops, food trucks and activities for guests to enjoy, never failing to attract a large number of people from all around South Georgia. The beautiful little town, with Main Street decorated with tents, bright signs and smiling faces, dedicates the first full week ...

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Look at the Stars and Back in Time

Students can not only reach for the stars on campus—they can see them. On Thursday, the Society of Astronomy Students hosted its annual “Dawn of the Space Age” event. Students and non-students of all ages, five and up, were in line to see the October night sky and learn about the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet ...

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VSU medical students prepare for medical school

Transitioning to medical school can be a big change for anyone going into the medical field. held an open presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Special guest speakers Paven Patel, Matthew Powell and Griffin Clyatt, medical students from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – , spoke about their experiences so far in medical school. They also shared tips to help transition ...

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Valdosta DIY House welcomes all performers

Many performers in Valdosta aren’t able to find places where they can showcase their talents, but one up and coming place is trying to change that. The Valdosta DIY House is a little hidden house space where bands, artists, poets and other performers are welcome to showcase their interpretation of art. The Valdosta DIY House was established in 2019 and ...

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It’s all about the players with VSU strength and conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning team at VSU have an underrated section within the athletic department. Unnoticed. They help student-athletes thrive on the field any ever sport. They are trained to help students with speed and strength development, agility training, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, agility training, plyometric training, flexibility training, and nutrition. The strength and conditioning team are led by Coach ...

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No. 1 Blazers extend winning streak to 20 games, rout Choctaws

VSU Blazers running back Jamar Thompkins does not breathe. It’s like he laces up the cleats, throws on all the padding and lines up in the backfield week in and week out. The Blazers needed all 149 rushing yards from Thompkins, as he shouldered the team to a 42-17 victory over the Mississippi College Choctaws on Oct. 5 at Bazemore-Hyder ...

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Here’s 10 facts ahead of Blazers versus Choctaws

Before the Blazers (4-0) and Mississippi College (2-2) kick off at 2 p.m at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, here are 10 notes to be aware of: In the all-time series between the Blazers and Choctaws, VSU leads 10-8-1. The Blazers currently ride a nine-game win streak heading into today’s matchup, most recently defeating the Choctaws in Clinton, Mississippi 63-42 on September 29, ...

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Author Lila Quintero Weaver visits VSU, discusses memoir “Darkroom”

Hispanic Heritage month is here, and the Spanish department is hosting different events all month long to celebrate Hispanic culture and its people. Grazyna Walczak is director of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and discussed the importance of the celebration. “It (Hispanic Heritage Month) has a good impact on the Hispanic community because it shows their contribution to ...

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SGA narrows on financial aid issue in Monday meeting

SGA stands up to GBPI about the burden of financial aid. On Sept. 30, the Student Government association sat down with Jennifer Lee, policy analyst from Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for a listening session. SGA had a chance to answer questions about how attending VSU affects their daily lives. “We started doing these listening sessions a few years ago. ...

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Column: Blazers conclude regular season with perfection

Blazer Nation awaits a true competition. Through the first four games, the Blazers are unbeaten, and don’t seem like they’ll give in any time soon. Also, riding an NCAA Division II 19-game win streak, expect that amount to increase in the coming weeks. Here are my predictions of the last six weeks of the regular season. Oct. 5 Vs. Mississippi ...

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Editorial: The arts are underfunded and underappreciated

It’s time to stop overlooking an issue plaguing most of our colleges, high schools and even middle schools. That problem is the fact that the arts are underfunded and underappreciated. Think about it: when was the last time you saw an athlete sewing or making their own jersey, maintaining the court or field they play on, or hosting a game ...

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People Poll: What easy elective classes would you recommend to other students?

Sierra Dickenson, sophomore pre-nursing major “Greek etymology is just like medical terminology,” Dickenson said. “It was like a hybrid class, so we only had the actual class once a week and the rest was online. She only lectured for like 15 minutes and I did the rest at my own pace.” José Phalonoso, freshmen management major “Public speaking, due to ...

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Recoil jumps into Valdosta

On September 20, Recoil Trampoline Park held its grand opening, bringing new business to Valdosta while also providing a safe and fun environment for everyone. The trampoline park offers a plethora of trampolines, a space for dodgeball, basketball and an obstacle course. Besides taking an hour or two to jump, Recoil also offers party rooms and will soon start hosting ...

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From fast fashion to flops: The fall of Forever 21.

The popular clothing store Forever 21 has recently been in some hot water concerning the future of their company. It seems as if the clothing store has simply not been able to catch a break for a while now. From financial struggles to celebrity feuds, this company has truly been the victims of extremely bad luck. The series of unfortunate ...

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