20 January

Students do not learn

 On college campuses around the country, day after day, week after week, and year after year students aren’t learning anything. According to a study done for the book “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” after two years of study 45 percent of students did not learn anything new, and what’s even more disturbing is […]

20 January

Budget cuts may lead to higher tuition

 Students will likely be digging deeper into their pockets to pay tuition starting next fall because of more budget cuts.    Along with the higher tuition, the eligibility guidelines for the HOPE scholarship will also be stricter for the next school year. Governor Nathan Deal opened the current session of the General Assembly with a […]

20 January

MLK celebration a success

  The dream was in effect at VSU last week when the week-long Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration got under way with lectures, discussions and ended with a concert by folk artist and political activist Peter Yarrow.   The celebration, sponsored by The Office of Social Equity, had in previous years been celebrated for a […]

20 January

Former student found dead

   Carlton Quintez “Tez” Wimbish, a former VSU student who pursued a mechanical engineer major, died on Jan. 1.   Authorities believe it was suicide, but the case is still under investigation by the Valdosta Police Department, said Lt. Aaron Kirk of the VPD.  Wimbish was born in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 1, 1989.   He […]

20 January

Fearless 2011 predictions

 With spring sports officially beginning practice last week, I thought it would be appropriate to give my predictions for the teams that will be competing for the famed red and black this upcoming spring.  Baseball: Although the Blazers lost a ton of talented players from last year’s team, including sluggers Brandon Decker, who was drafted […]

20 January

Lady Blazers seek to end road woes

 Earlier in the season, VSU head coach Kiley Hill said college basketball is a marathon, not a sprint.  With that said, Hill and his Lady Blazers have paced themselves to a 7-8 record to this point, which includes a .500 record in conference play.  Now with heart of conference play facing the Lady Blazers, Hill […]

20 January

Blazers riding two-game losing skid

 The Blazers played a breathtaking double overtime game last Saturday against the ninth-ranked Alabama-Huntsville Chargers in the VSU Complex. The game resulted in an 81-77 loss in this top 25 showdown and an overall 14-4 record.  After going all the way to the Elite Eight in the Division II NCAA Tournament last season, VSU graduated […]

03 December

Shoppers should put purchases in perspective

The holidays are traditionally a time for fellowship, family, vacation . . . and shopping, for oneself and for others. As many have observed, the holidays have become increasingly commercialized, and holiday tradition seems to require gift-giving. Considering the nation’s troublesome economic situation, though, many people are concerned about affording gifts.             However, […]

05 November

Fugi’s fails to impress

This week we headed to a place you might often pass on a Saturday shopping spree: Fuji’s buffet right in the mall. Fuji’s had a very generic look as far as Chinese buffets go. You have the dark wood, plastic-looking chairs, the random gaudy decorations and those menus with the Chinese zodiac on them. The […]