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Professor Spotlight: Meet Mr. Golden

There is a former state congressman teaching currently at VSU. Timothy Golden is a professor who teaches the “Georgia Purple Politics” class, which is a perspectives course. He is very enthusiastic about getting his students to think about politics and he would rather his students learn and think on their own, rather than just teaching them to follow whatever he ...

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The Mix makes space for school and local clubs

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Valdosta State University hosted The Mix. The event provided organizations on campus with a place to exhibit their work, and served as a mass interest meeting for students hoping to get involved on campus. The event was held in the University ballrooms, where dozens of organizations were given the space to set up booths, each boasting ...

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Flames out burn Blazers on Hall of Fame Weekend

The VSU Blazers’ free fall continues as they lose a tight one to the Lee University Flames 68-61 on VSU Hall of Fame weekend. The Flames had 4 players in double digits in points. Flames’ graduate guard-forward Beyuan Hendricks led the way with 13 points. The Blazers were led by graduate guard LaTrell Tate who had a game high 24 ...

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Schirmer’s 100th win avenges loss to Flames

The Lady Blazers win their 13th straight game on Saturday as head coach Deandra Schirmer notches her 100th victory as head coach in Titletown. The Lady Blazers took on conference opponent Lee as the second act of Hall of Fame weekend on campus; a game that Lady Blazers fans have had circled since late November. The last time the Lady ...

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Blazer Athletics Hall of Fame is one for the books

The 27th annual Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame induction took place this past Saturday, and it was filled with many esteemed individuals. It was a room filled to the brim with Blazer legends, such as softball’s Thomas Macera to baseball’s Tommy Thomas. Some of the names that highlighted this year’s class were current Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II, ...

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Governor’s Chief of Staff makes Georgia history

Lauren Curry made history by being the first female chief of staff for the Governor’s office in Georgia.  Brian Kemp announced on Jan. 12 that Curry will assume the role permanently beginning on Jan. 15.    Curry has served in numerous roles before this position, allowing her to gain experience and prepare for this job.  According to Gov.Georgia, Curry has worked ...

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New addition to Valdosta Mall leaves shoppers curious

The Valdosta Mall is gaining a new store by Feb. 29.  Construction is seen taking place where Bed, Bath and Beyond once was. There is much discussion over what the store could be, as it is hidden from the public.  James Dolen, the Valdosta Mall’s general manager, says adding stores will allow for growth.  “We have a new 20,000-square-foot store ...

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Photos: CAB Hosts Recoil Student Takeover

VSU’s Campus Activity Board hosted a takeover of the Recoil Trampoline Park on Jan. 17. The event featured a student-only environment, where participants were given free access to a trampoline park, arcade games, laser tag, and free pizza. The event had a large turnout, with students partaking in activities from 6:00 p.m. to closing time at 10:00 p.m.    “Events ...

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VSU to collaborate with Georgia Film Academy

Following the VSU mass media student groups’ trip to Trilith Studios in Atlanta, VSU has finally gotten the opportunity to have a collaboration with the Georgia Film Academy.  Georgia Film Academy has partnered with multiple schools in the University System of Georgia, including University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and many more.  Because of certain roadblocks in the way of ...

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VSU STEAM center opens exhibit on weather

On November 16, VSU’s STEAM Center unveiled their new interactive exhibit, The Art and Science of Weather.   The exhibit featured several topics regarding weather and weather-adjacent phenomena. These include the water cycle, extreme weather, wind currents, and even rainbows and light refraction.  The entire event was interactive, meant to not only be seen, but touched and walked through. There were ...

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