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Blazefest returns: VSU hosts local music festival

Written by: Abbie Baggerly  WVVS-BLAZEfm is bringing back the popular Blazefest.  Blazefest is a spring music festival featuring eight local bands and musicians.  The festival begins on the front lawn at 2 p.m. and will last until around 8:45 p.m. It is free and open to all VSU students and members of the community.  Spectators will be able to meet ...

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Rain failed to dampen Earth Day festivities

Written by: John Preer     Fear of bad weather moved the Earth Day event inside.  Although the change of venue didn’t compliment the celebration of nature, attendants were still in high spirits as they observed the holiday.  SAVE spread the message of conservation with informational booths and “green” activities.   Attendants enjoyed free food and a live band, while gaining a new reverence for Mother Earth.  Children attending the ...

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Students to experience life without any sound

Written by: Abbie Baggerly What’s your sign? VSU’s American Sign Language Club will host its annual Deaf, Deaf World event on April 25 in Student Union Ballrooms A, B and C.  For student convenience, Deaf, Deaf World will be split into two sessions: 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.   “Deaf, Deaf World is an event that brings the community together, ...

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VSU held third annual “Dancing with the Stars of Valdosta” event

Written by: Rikysha Williams VSU danced the night away at its third annual Dancing with the Stars of Valdosta event on Saturday. The event was modeled after the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars” and helped to raise funds for several dance, music and theater scholarships at VSU. The stars of the show were members of the community who ...

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Get ‘Wet `n Wild’ with LASA

Written by: Rikysha Williams Party Puerto Rican style! The Latin American Student Association (LASA) will hold their annual Carnaval event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. on the front lawn. This year, LASA is celebrating Puerto Rico with a “Wet ‘n Wild” theme that features fun water-based games and traditional Carnaval activities. There will be a plenty of food (including unlimited ...

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Let’s get physical

Written by: Jessica Ingram The Exercise Physiology Club encourages you to exercise good judgment. On Saturday, the Exercise Physiology Club will host the Exercise is Medicine Symposium from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Jennett Lecture Hall Room 1111. Designed to inform the community about the international Exercise is Medicine initiative, the event, which also occurred last year, features doctors ...

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VSU to welcome eighth annual V-Day performance

Written by: Rikysha Williams Students can join the global movement to help prevent violence against women and girls. VSU’s Women and Gender Studies program will perform its eighth annual rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. next Wednesday through Friday in Bailey Science Center Room 1011. The play, written in 1994 by activist Eve Ensler, features dozens of interviews ...

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FSU professor reads personal essays as part of Contemporary Writers Series

Written by: Olivia McLean It got deep on Tuesday when nonfiction writer and editor Dr. Ned Stuckey-French gave a reading that touched on subjects such as racism and the meaning of life. The West Lafayette, Ind., native who is a professor at Florida State University read two selections, “Nightmares” and “South Side,” to an audience in the Student Union Theater. ...

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48-Hour Film Competition Entertains

Written by: Elan Waite The world was created in seven days, but these films were created in two.  The 48-Hour Film Competition had its public viewing of the contestants’ short films in Jerry and Kay Jennett Lecture Hall Sunday, and no one in attendance seemed to have any regrets. Jennett was filled with an array of emotions as everyone watched ...

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VSU serves global snacks

Written by: Rikysha Williams The Society of International Students will be hosting the 38th Annual International Dinner March 29 at 6 p.m. This semi-formal event, entitled “Journey Around the World,” will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms. Faculty, staff and students as well as members of the community are invited to come out and celebrate the plethora of cultures ...

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