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2013-01-31

City, county honor champs

Despite the presence of strong winds and immense cloud cover, the highly-anticipated Parade of Champions took place Wednesday evening. VSU, Lowndes County and the city of Valdosta came together to honor the Division II National Championship teams from the past year.

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Braves to visit Valdosta Sat.

Written by Neil Frawley   Attention Braves fans! The Braves Caravan will be stopping at the Academy Sports + Outdoors on Norman Dr. between the hours of 1:00 and 2:30 PM. For those unfamiliar, the Braves Caravan is an annual fan appreciation event that the Atlanta Braves put on before the start of Spring Training. The caravan includes several Atlanta ...

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Blazer baseball begins Friday night

Written by Alex Tostado   The Valdosta State baseball team has a unique challenge ahead of them this season. The Blazers are relying on their veteran pitching staff due to them returning only one position player from last season. The baseball team opens its season on Friday at Billy Grant Field against Palm Beach Atlantic as a part of the ...

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Public presence welcome at SGA

Written by Joe Adgie   An SGA regulation was changed on Monday and a Health Center representative discussed co-pay fees. That happened during the SGA meeting that night at the UC’s Magnolia Room, the first meeting where the public was allowed to sit in during the debate and voting sessions of the meetings. “It’s actually part of the Georgia Sunshine ...

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VSUPD works relieve campus of bicycle thefts

Written by Olivia McLean   Of the many different modes of transportation, bicycles are quite common on the VSU campus, with that, so are bicycle thefts. The trend of bike thefts might not take many people by surprise. According to VSUPD investigator Sgt. Matt Maestas, less than 70 bicycle thefts were reported in 2012. “[Bike theft] does occur out here, ...

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Marijuana remains a concern on campus

Written by Ritsuki Miyazaki   According to VSUPD media log, four cases of marijuana use have been reported on campus in the past six months. “New Years, sometimes, we see a little bit of rise of students smoking marijuana,” Scott Doner, director of VSUPD, said. Doner suggests students should contact a resident assistant or call VSUPD if marijuana is smelled ...

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Avoiding the real conversation

Written by Quasha Ross   Our social skills need reviving. Just the other day I met up with an old friend and we began talking about the new things in our lives– soon I began to notice that our conversation transitioned into long pauses and awkward silence. This was the same friend that I sent over 600 text messages to ...

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PopAddict: Chris Brown, Frank Ocean brawl

Written by Anthony Pope   Hello World—Anthony here wrapping up all the stories that had us buzzing this past week.   Kicking things off this week, Chris Brown proved to everyone why he is the picture perfect poster child of mental stability by getting into a physical altercation with R&B singer Frank Ocean.   According to sources, probably the local ...

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