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2011-11-10

Blazers must beat UNA to save season

Following two tough conference losses the Blazers football team is faced with a must win situation against the University of North Alabama Saturday. Against West Georgia and for the second game in a row, VSU took a lead late into the fourth quarter, only to give up a go-ahead touchdown with little time remaining. The loss dropped VSU to 6-3 ...

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People Poll: What do you think about the Sunday ban on alcohol sales ending?

“There was no need for that law in the first place.” Micah Howell sophomore mass media major “I don’t really drink so the passing of the law doesn’t affect me, but I’m sure some people will love this.” Jazz Williams sophomore mass media major “Seeing that I don’t drink, it really doesn’t affect me. It will be good for state ...

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Blazers basketball is back

Having lost 68 percent of their offense since last season, the men’s basketball squad is looking for new talent to step up. Despite losing so much scoring, the Blazers were still voted to finish second in the conference by the GSC coach’s rankings. VSU returns just five players from last year’s squad—second leading scorer Tristan Steele, Sidney Harris, Josh Sparks, ...

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Unthink launches social network

Everybody, these days, wants to be famous. The stars of “Jersey Shore” are tremendously famous for fighting with each other and portraying negativity on national television. Every so-called “wife” on the “Basketball Wives” and “Basketball Wives: LA” shows are famous for not being actual basketball wives. Upstart Unthink is no different. This is an organization that focuses all of its ...

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Protests change our world

They marched. They fought. They shouted, protested and prayed. And they won. Tuesday marked the final day of Valdosta voting. Along with the new mayor (congratulations John Gayle), Sunday alcohol referendum (alcohol is now sold on Sundays in Valdosta, awesome) and Valdosta Council at Large, the no school consolidation movement succeeded. While a few, the 1 percent if you will, ...

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Veterans deserve appreciation

Listen. Listen for the 6,200 names. It could have been you; but because it wasn’t, listen and pay respect. In honor of Veteran’s Day, VSU’s chapter of Student Veterans of America will sponsor a Remembrance Day Roll Call beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday. VSU faculty, staff and students will read the names of the 6,200 plus men and women ...

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Obama offers loan relief to students

A new plan has been put into effect to help reduce the $1 trillion debt of student loans held by college graduates. The plan, currently known as The Loan Forgiveness Program, was supposed to go into effect in 2014. However recent studies published by the College Board put pressure on the government to make this program go into effect next ...

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Tuition increases 8.3 percent in Georgia

Tuition increases, most dramatically at research institutions, are happening nationwide due to budget cuts by the state. According to The Associated Press, average in-state tuition and fees at four- year public colleges rose 8.3 percent this semester, or $631 in comparison to last year. The cost of a full tuition load totals to more than $8,000.The government helps families through ...

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Greek theatre comes to life on VSU stage

Tonight Ancient Athens will come to life in Sawyer Theatre. VSU’s Theatre & Dance “The Oresteia” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Nov. 12 and Nov. 14-16. Another showing will be Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. “The Oresteia” is a trilogy of Greek plays written by the playwright Aeschylus. The trilogy was originally performed in Athens during the 5th Century BCE. ...

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Harold and Kumar Christmas flick uncharacteristically tame

The last time we saw Harold and Kumar on the big screen, they were escaping Guantanamo Bay. The third installment in the weed-loving tandem’s adventure lacks the laugh-out-loud comedy of its predecessor. A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas offers a few laughs, a few lessons, and the unnecessary use of 3D. The movie picks up six years after the ...

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