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Students say homecoming court is based on popularity

Each year, current students and alumni look forward to homecoming week. The fun filled experience, happening between Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, includes events such as Casino Night, Masquerade Mystery Mission, Glow in the Dark Pep Rally and of course, the homecoming football game. Aside from the events, some of our fellow Blazers have taken on the task of running ...

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Editorial: Saturday classes should not be mandatory

Last month brought Hurricane Irma down on Valdosta. The storm slammed in to the city which resulted in downed trees, power lines and class cancelations. The damage isn’t over yet. The next limb to fall may be on one of students’ most valued days of the week. VSU has offered designated make-up days for the classes that were cancelled during ...

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Students say there should be more school spirit

Going into college, students expect school spirit to be exactly how the movies portray it. I have not seen VSU promote homecoming week as much as people imagine VSU would. The most I have seen is VSU’s band and Blaze the mascot promote excitement for our school. Sophomore, business major, Kelsey Sielagoski believes the school should do more to promote ...

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Editorial: #MeToo: A whisper that turned into a roar

Recently, more than 40 women have come forward accusing Harvey Weinstein, one the most powerful Hollywood film producers, of sexual harassment and abuse. This triggered women across America to come forward on social media and share their experiences of sexual violence. This is not just an issue centered in Hollywood; it is happening everywhere. It can and does happen to ...

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Students share views on academic advising

VSU has many great advisers, but students agree the advising process could be improved. Taking the right classes in order to graduate is crucial to why advising is important. Advisers have several different responsibilities. They are in charge of informing advisees of any changes in degree programs or requirements and the standards for satisfactory academic progress. Also, they work with ...

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Students say there is no room to study

More than 20 study rooms are available on VSU’s campus on the first and third floors of Odum Library. These study rooms are currently on a “first come, first serve” basis. A student can go into an empty room and stay for as long as they want. This can leave other students waiting for a study room to become vacant. ...

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Review: Twitter character limit change

Twitter is trying out a new character limit that has been the topic of discussion since late September. With only certain Twitter users able to use more characters, it has received mixed reviews. Junior Nique Jones feels the new update is a bit excessive. “For me, Twitter is supposed to be short, sweet and to the point,” Jones said. “I ...

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Editorial: Presidential celebration will put spotlight on VSU

On Oct. 27, Dr. Richard Carvajal will be formally inducted as President of Valdosta State University. In celebration, special alumni and dignitaries, along with the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, will attend a breakfast and swearing in ceremony. This event, the culmination of a two-day celebration that includes a student carnival Thursday night, will throw VSU into a ...

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Students weigh in on how to help Puerto Rico

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. The deadly storm caused major catastrophe to the island, and it is believed that Puerto Rico will not have electricity for over six months. Junior mass media major, Cecil Merkerson, believes more media coverage will help Puerto Rico get the help they need. “My opinion on Puerto Rico is ...

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