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2013-02-07

Pitch Perfect

 It was Nick Fogarty who stole the show Saturday night. Pitching a perfect game, he helped lift the VSU Blazers to a 12-0 rout over Paine College in Game 2 of the weekend series. The senior pitcher had nine strike-outs and zero walks  as the lefty recorded only the second perfect game in Blazers history. “I never thought it would ever ...

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Jury reaches verdict on Zaccari trial

Both sides are touting victory following the trial between former VSU president Dr. Ronald Zaccari and former VSU student Hayden Barnes. A federal jury in Atlanta ruled that Dr. Zaccari violated Barnes’ rights to due process. The court decided that Dr. Zaccari must pay $50,000 with a 15-percent annual interest increase in addition to all court fees. “I am pleased ...

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‘Grandma’s Blessings’ to arrive in Valdosta

Valdosta will host its first ever world premiere movie event showing Roy Kirkland’s “Grandma’s Blessings,” at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Mathis City Auditorium.   “Grandma’s Blessings” is an original film written and produced by Roy Kirkland and directed by Doug Sebastian.   Kirkland’s film is a comedy about a TV personality that runs into adversity at work ...

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Former students make history on nationwide show

By Ritsuki Miyazaki   Two former VSU students are now making wild history on the reality TV show “Ax Men,” which airs on the History Channel.   Dave Stone, 35, and Chris Miller, 24, are the crew members of DreadKnots river logging, and are also cast members of the sixth season of “Ax Men,” which premiered December 2012. The DreadKnots ...

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Maintaining the image of control

With the rise in different media outlets in exchange for information, it is easy for individuals to misrepresent themselves unconsciously. Earlier this week, a Georgia federal jury convicted former VSU president, Dr. Ronald Zaccari, of violating the due process rights of former student Hayden Barnes. Barnes was expelled from VSU in 2007 due to his involvement in a protest against ...

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Beyonce shuts down Super Bowl XLVII

Hello World—Anthony here yet again with another week full of celebrity news.   It’s only February and I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that Beyoncé is going to be having the best year ever. After all, this is the fourth edition of Pop Addict this year and I have managed to mention her in every article– she has to ...

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PlayStation 4 may be revealed, BlackBerry unleashes new phones

Hey– stop playing Temple Run 2 and dive into this week’s tech updates! Speaking of phones, Nokia is doing research that has nothing to do with phones–yet.  Nokia received a grant from the European Union to research and develop a material called “graphene.”   Graphene is the hardest, thinnest and lightest material found by man. It is 300 times stronger than ...

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Student jams to Zumba with smiles

Zumba has officially swept the nation. Becoming a popular craze over the last few years, Zumba has become popular in gyms and private studios around the U.S. VSU’s Campus Recreation offers students the chance to get the great culture and exercise that Zumba provides. Sophomore fashion design major, DeAnna Dahmer, also a retail management major, is passionate about her job ...

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‘Black History’ unveils on campus

Black Student League along with NAACP and NPHC will host “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” a variety show that aims to showcase student talents, today at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union theater.   The showcase is a continuation of Black History Week 2013, and will host an array of talent from steppers, impersonations, and singers in an effort to ...

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Former student returns to display art

Former VSU student, Mathew McConnell, will return to VSU to have his art displayed from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday in the exhibit at the Fine Arts building   McConnell will host a reception for his display, Everyday Something New, and will also conduct a gallery lecture about his work at 3 p.m. in the gallery.   The ...

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