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Blazers National Champions once more

Florence, Ala.-The Valdosta State Blazers (12-2) are bringing another title back to title town. The Blazers crowned themselves 2012 Division II national champions after beating Winston Salem State (14-1) 35-7 in the championship game Saturday afternoon.

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And Then There Were Two

And then there were two. Winston-Salem State (14-0) faces Valdosta State (11-2) Saturday at 1 p.m. eastern in the NCAA Division II national championships at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala. The Blazers will fight for their second title in five years while the Rams look to make history becoming the first Historically Black College to win a NCAA D-II ...

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Blazers advance to chilly playoffs

They’re four quarters away from playing for a national championship. After pulling off a convincing 48-26 victory over Carson-Newman this past weekend,ValdostaState(10-2) is one of the final four teams in the nation still playing football. The second round attendance more than doubled at the quarterfinals game nevertheless it wasn’t enough to keep this week’s contest inValdosta. With the NCAA deciding ...

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Benjamin investigation continues

   The investigation continues into the death of Jasmine Benjamin as authorities attempt to determine whether her death is a homicide. The 17-year-old nursing major was found dead in Georgia Hall Nov. 18 in the fifth floor study room. “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the VPD are still following up and interviewing people individually and collecting evidence to be ...

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Graduate Goodbye: Ariel Felton

I never thought I’d actually see the day that I’d be writing my goodbye letter. I especially never thought the day would come and ironically, I’d be at a loss for words. Let me start by saying, I did learn a lot. No, I don’t remember the dates I crammed in my head for history but  I do remember the ...

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Graduate Goodbyes: Chad Stone

Hey there VSU, I just want to start off this letter by saying thank you. When I first transferred to this campus from Gainesville State College, I was hesitant to journey outside of my limited comfort zone. I had my friends that I had known for years from high school, but that was about it. That all changed when I ...

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PopAddict: Lohan plays an unlikely Liz

Pop Addict #14   Hello World—Anthony here bringing you the final Pop Addict for 2012. That is if the Mayans are right and the world ends in three weeks. Otherwise, I’ll be back reporting on the ratchetness of the celebrity world in 2013.   If the Mayans are correct, at least we won’t have to deal with Chris Brown’s anger ...

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Housing updates security

Life is beginning to move on in Georgia Hall. Students who live in the residence hall, the one where Jasmine Benjamin lived, have reported sadness and a different atmosphere around the hall, but the only differences have been added security. “At first it was a little eerie, you know, people are thinking about it,” Alyssa Stringer, a freshman early childhood/special ...

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SGA discusses parking for commuters, residents

Commuters will get around 200 more parking slots in the Oak Street Lot. That proposal was brought out by Ryan Baerwalde, SGA President, during Monday night’s SGA meeting, the last of the semester. The new slots will come at the expense of residents, who will have their parking area in that lot slashed in half. “I think we’ve all seen ...

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Death does not become her

We are about to bury the future. She was only 17. Her history is short.   Jasmine Benjamin was part of the VSU family.  She was the future of VSU, just as all are who read this. You are part of the VSU family as well, regardless if you are a student, a member of faculty, staff or a community ...

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