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2016-10-20

Top 5 Classic Halloween Movies

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer Halloween is a time to dress up and release your alter ego, kick back and have fun. It’s also the time to dust off those old scary movie DVDs of yours, pop it in the DVD player and try to be brave while you watch with friends. When I think of great Halloween movies ...

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Make that five: Blazers special teams sparks homecoming win

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief One week after a sloppy 16-7 opening day win over Albany State, the Blazers traveled to Florence, Alabama, and were smashed and gashed 44-19 by a powerhouse North Alabama team. Since that letdown, VSU has not only won five straight; it’s established an identity: spread opposing defenses and play opportunistic defense itself. Timeliness is everything ...

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Golf playing in Puerto Rico for second time

Written by Jonathon Hembree, Correspondent While students are sitting in class on Monday, Oct. 24, the Blazer golf team will be in sunny Puerto Rico playing in the UIS Island Getaway Tournament. Valdosta State finished sixth overall out of 11 teams at the UIS Island Getaway Tournament last year around the same time. This year Coach Richard Purvis is aiming ...

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Soccer playing better lately

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer   In a complete turnaround from most of the early part of the season, VSU soccer has gotten a lot more competitive in the team’s recent matches. After a win and two draws in its last three matches, VSU Soccer’s confidence is growing according to Coach Rebecca Nolin. On Oct. 14, the Blazers took ...

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Tax loopholes hurt working class citizens

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer When it comes to taxes are we all paying our fair share? According to Presidential candidate, Donald Trump that is not the case seeing as he and many “smart” business men like him have been taking advantages of loopholes to get out of paying taxes. There has been a lot of talk about taxes during ...

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Volleyball prepared for UWA

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Following two wins and one loss this past weekend, the VSU volleyball team has been working on offense during recent practices to train for the upcoming home game against West Alabama on Friday at 7 p.m. “Our blocking and defense have been really strong, so I expect that to continue. We know that we ...

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Inappropriate hurricane jokes should cease: Deadly storm should not be fuel for Internet comedy

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer Hurricane Matthew was initially formed from a tropical wave that pushed off the African coast on Sept. 25 (Weather.com). Once Matthew reached the eastern Caribbean, it rapidly intensified. Its peak was Oct. 1 when it reached Category 5 with 160 mph winds. Matthew covered over 3,000 miles, reaching past the Florida coast. On Oct.7 ...

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Owners accountable for dogs’ actions

Written by Tianna Foster, Staff Writer Dogs that are allowed by their owners to run loose or dogs that attack people or other animals have become a big issue for the people and the communities in which they live in. There has been a law created in an attempt to ban certain breeds of dogs. According to ASPCA a BSL, ...

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