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Fall 2012

Men’s basketball team travel away for first road games of the year

The Valdosta State men’s basketball team have made an early point that they can play at home yet this weekend VSU will be tested away from home. The undefeated Blazers will be heading to Jackson, Tenn. to face off against the Bulldogs of Union University. The Bulldogs are 1-3, and they are coming off a loss from last weekend. The ...

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Honors-oriented study abroad

VSU offers students many opportunities to expand their minds and study abroad. One such student, Chelsie Norton, a senior math and middle grades education major, is excited to study abroad in Germany this summer with the Honors College. Participants will be traveling to Germany, the Swiss Alps, Liechtenstein, Dachau, Neuschwanstein Castle and the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel. According to Norton, ...

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Vigil planned in Benjamin’s memory

It is with great sadness that Valdosta State says good-bye to fellow Blazer Jasmine Benjamin. A candlelight vigil ceremony for Jasmine will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday on the steps of Georgia Hall. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple–Jasmine’s favorite color. Any questions, concerns, or suggestions in regards to the planning of the vigil can be directed to William ...

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‘TakeOver’ brings HIV/AIDS awareness to VSU campus

With World Aids Day this Saturday, VSU HEROs has staged a ‘TakeOver’ on campus to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS prevention. Working with Student Health and the South Health District, VSU HEROs will provide free HIV testing for students, faculty and staff today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the U.C. VSU HERO, which stands for Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out ...

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Staying healthy over the holidays

Don’t let your hard work in the gym go to waste this holiday season. Whether you are going home or traveling with family for the holidays, make sure you don’t overdo it. There’s a way to enjoy the festivities but not also relapsing into bad habits. Don’t put yourself back at square one—remain disciplines and plan ahead. We all know ...

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The ‘freshman fifteen’: Fact or fiction?

A number of students have complained about not being informed about what is in the foods they are eating in Palms and Hopper Dining. Some students are finding it hard to make healthy choices under non informed circumstances. “At Valdosta State University I’ve gained five pounds in two months,” Peter Akiti, a VSU freshman, said. “I do find it hard ...

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City aims for safety for cyclists

The City of Valdosta wants to makes roads safer for bikers.   Several students want bike lanes on roads such as Baytree and Bemiss to ensure student safety.   “My roommate was riding her bike on Baytree and was hit by a car,” Ashley Dailey, a junior English major, said. “I feel like bike lanes would contribute to bikers’ safety.” ...

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Options open up for graduates

With graduation approaching, seniors are thinking about the next big step in their lives. Some will go to graduate school and some will use their degree to find a job. However, the availability of jobs is on the minds of many students. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers plan to hire 13 percent more graduates from ...

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Minaj delivers bigger, better ‘Pink Friday’

Nicki Minaj revamped her sophomore album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, with additional songs and bonus material, including DVD, for her fans with “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- -The Re-Up.” The album has already shown interest in the media with her single “Freedom” and “Va Va Voom” which was released earlier in October. The entire album was released on Nov.19, portraying a ...

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Student found dead in Georgia Hall

VSUPD responded to a call of an unresponsive student in Georgia Hall on Sunday. The student, later identified as 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin, was declared dead by the Lowndes County Coroner. This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this case should contact VSUPD at 229-333-7816.

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