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Smoke, and let smoke

       Do you constantly walk out of your English, Spanish, Political Science or History classes into clouds of what you thought was a heaven-sent excitement of being out of your lecture, but then realize that it’s a smoking hell attacking you? Yeah, we’ve all been there. For some of us negative effects for others, no big deal.     Smoking, a ...

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Make donations that make a difference

So by now most everyone has heard about the tragedies in Haiti. An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hit Haiti on January 12,  and the country is still suffering from aftershocks.     According to The Red Cross, the earthquake is estimated to affect about three million Haitians. This already poverty-stricken nation now needs housing, search and rescue and ...

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Let’s maintain our close-knit family

he topic has been stressed before, in this specific spot, but time has passed and it seems that voice has been lost in the masses. Please do not underestimate the importance of this idea, and please do not overlook this message. To understand this message, ask yourself: What makes Valdosta State so attractive, not only to the current students, but ...

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University lifeboat springs a leak

“Stay in school, no one is hiring.” This has been the mantra of the reluctant graduates and the excuse of lazy wanna-be career students since the recession started freezing entire career fields—such as education. The idea is that a person should stay in school as long as they can so that they can completely avoid the storm that is America’s ...

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‘Your News, Your Views’: Speak up

Attention all Blazers. This editorial is for you. This is for the 3,764 students and staff who picked up a copy of last week’s issue. This is for every member of the student body who scoffs at the errors and complains about the content to friends instead of to the staff. This is for our audience.  We try to keep ...

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Put your whining in perspective

Out of all the things to complain about here at VSU, a big one is parking. “I have to park so far away.” “I get parking tickets all the time.” “I can’t sign up for my classes because of all of my unpaid parking tickets.” We’ve all made some sort of complaint like this, but our suggestion now would be ...

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A thanks for campus awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end in a few days and has clearly been present all over our campus this month. Flyers, Facebook invites and bake sales, as well as many other creative events, have all been planned and participated in by the VSU community in efforts to raise money and inform students.  In lieu of these ...

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VSU’s fine line

Over a week has passed since VSU quarterback Kellen Lewis was arrested for one count of misdemeanor battery. Charges are still pending. The Indiana transfer returned to practice last Thursday, just two days after the arrest, and made the start at Harding. Our question: should Lewis have played? The answer will depend on who you ask. Some will say he’s ...

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Let’s talk about sex…Baby?

Young and pregnant: a concept so “popular” that the topic itself became a show on MTV. So why is the “popularity” of young pregnancies and STDs such a shock factor for many people?  Maybe this shocks so many people because we live in south Georgia, a seemingly more conservative place where pregnancy is not related to popularity, but is supposed ...

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Apathy for Dummies: written by the Blazers

here’s the spirit? Have students lost their usual Title town fever in favor of the more real flu fever, or has the lack of financial prosperity lightened more than just wallet? Perhaps it is the fault of our usually high powered football team. The students of Valdosta State University need to get up and give back and the root of ...

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