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2015-08-27

Blazer have high hopes for the upcoming football season

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer VSU will kick off the 2015 season against one of its oldest football rivals, the Albany State Golden Rams on September 5. Coming off a breathtaking 10-3 season, the Blazers have been working hard all summer to continue to build on what they established last year. Senior running back Austin Scott will be one ...

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Future athletes Meet the Blazers on the soccer field

Written by Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Writer Each year, the Valdosta State Athletic department collaborates with Zaxby’s for an event called “Meet the Blazer’s” for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade who are interested in sports. All athletic teams participate in Meet the Blazers before the beginning of each season. The event is an hour long camp that has players ...

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Run Blazers! Run!

Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer VSU Campus Wellness and the city of Valdosta will host the 10th annual 5K Blazer Dash and 2nd annual Youth Splash this Saturday, August 29th at 7 a.m.  The participants will meet in front of the VSU Recreational Center and follow a course through the nearby streets. The event is open to all VSU ...

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Media bombarding citizens for good reason

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer The media has been frantic lately over the Presidential campaigns; however, the election date is over a year away. Some find this bombardment of information unnecessary, because it is so early. But, the coverage is important when preparing to have well informed voters. Even if a voter is not attentively following the campaign, they ...

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Should America offer paid leave to new parents?

Written by Zenobia Harris, Copy Editor “Today, we’re the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers.” President Obama gave this statement during his State of the Union address. As far-fetched as that may seem, it may be truer than people realize. According to an International Labor Organization study, the ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/28/15

Today’s Birthday (09/28/15). Slow down and think things over this year. Consider history before making decisions and plans. Let go of strategies that don’t work, especially in partnerships. Communication and social networking opens profitable career doors after 3/8. Assume new leadership after 3/23. Love is your lodestar. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, ...

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VSU unveils new homepage

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Students who visit the VSU homepage may have noticed that things look a bit different than they did when the Spring 2015 semester ended. “This is an exciting improvement to our university’s first impression,” Keith Warburg, assistant director of creative services, announced in an email to VSU students when the new webpage was going ...

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Previous NFL star defends VSU

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The VSU football team made some changes to the coaching staff this offseason that is headlined by the signing of new defensive coordinator Chad Williams from Blazers rival West Georgia. Williams will be the third defensive coordinator at Valdosta State in three years after coach Bubba Walker left this offseason for a position at Colquitt ...

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EDITORIAL: Is our VSU degree worth the money?

Is our degree at VSU worth it now? We have had this question rumbling through our mind for a while now. This question first arose after the flag controversy. VSU was front and center of the media spotlight. The bulb shining bright on that controversy eventually burned out, only to be replaced with a fresh bulb. This time, the drop ...

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Build KARMA, aid others

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editior Want to create some good karma for yourself? Consider taking VSU’s two credit course, KARMA. KARMA is a course offered every fall and spring on campus that grants students with the opportunity to become a peer mentor. KARMA, which stands for knowledge, awareness, respect, maturity and achievement, teaches students how to effectively help their ...

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