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2014-08-28

SGA Lays Out Plans For New Year

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby The Student Government Association (SGA) swore in all of the sophomores, upperclassmen and graduate senators before going over their strategic plan for the academic year at their first meeting of the semester. Last Monday at 8 p.m. in the University Center, the president of SGA, Tyler Barker, read and explained SGA’s strategic plan for the upcoming ...

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West Hall Gets Needed Makeover

 Written By: Jessica Cooke After being under construction since spring 2014, West Hall is showing signs of further progression due to the efforts of architects to meet the scheduled completion date. Construction began as a result of issues with the air conditioning equipment. According to Raymond Sable, director of Physical Plant and Facilities Planning, West Hall’s renovations in 1985 consisted ...

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Underprivileged Youth In Georgia

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson Every thirty-two seconds an infant is born into poverty. These impoverished adolescents grow up without the proper necessities to further their development.   The unfortunate youth who live in poverty are hindered from basic needs for survival all because their parents are financial incapable of supporting them. Sometimes, these guardians realize that they are economically crippled ...

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Off to the Races: VSU’s 5k Blazer Dash

Written By: Kayla Stroud The 9th Annual Blazer Dash was quite the event. Over a hundred participants showed up in hopes of being the first to cross the finish line. VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness hosted the event, promoting healthy living and community building. The race began in front of the Student Recreational Center on a sunny, humid morning; ...

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Celebrities Slip Up At Award Shows

Written By : Stella Henderson Not so fancy, Iggy Azalea during the MTV Video Music Award pre-show on Friday fell off stage while performing, but she was able to get back on stage and unhurt. The VMAs kicked off Sunday night with Ariana Grande, Jessie Jay and Nicki Minaj opening the show. Toward the end of her song, Nicki Minaj ...

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VSU Student Makes Discovery

Written By : Brittney Penland VSU grad student, Fiifi Agyabeng-dadzie, develops Restriction Associated DNA Tags (RADTags) for the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine serving as the foundation for identifying genetic markers in organisms. “Agyabeng-dadzie’s initial project for his thesis looks at a little hidden fish in VSU’s aquatic lab,” Dr. John Elder, Population and Molecular Genetics professor, said.   The ...

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Soccer Has New Coach, Same High Expectations

Written by: Kristin Whitman VSU’s women’s soccer team warms up to new head coach, Rebecca Nolin, with extremely high hopes for the upcoming season. Nolin played soccer at the collegiate and professional level and spent four years as an assistant coach at Kennesaw State. With her level of experience, it was time to take the next step and become the ...

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Student Life offers new ways for students, faculty and staff to support the Blazers

Written By: Lia Armistead Valdosta State is adding a student tailgating section for the upcoming football season, designating a specific area for pregame festivities in close proximity to the stadium. This area reserved for pregame events is located on the north side of the University Center neighboring Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The Blazers will be playing at home four times this season ...

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‘Meet the Blazers’ draws crowd despite heat

Written By: Shane Thomas Despite stifling heat and weather dangers, fans braved the conditions to “Meet the Blazers” on Sunday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The VSU Blazers football team, the Red Hots dance team and cheerleading squad conducted clinics and signed autographs for fans. “Meet the Blazers goes back a long way—way before I got here,” Ric Sisler, VSU director of ...

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