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2013-03-28

Cinderellas steal March Madness spotlight

Written by Neil Frawley   With the bevy of “Cinderellas” (teams that have extremely low expectations of winning) remaining in the NCAA Tournament, college basketball has been provided its much needed spark needed in order to entice fans. Despite a season that failed to produce any great team(s) or any exceptional players, the myriad of underdog stories offers America something ...

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Stimulus cripples national employment

Written by Taylor Stone   Welcome to the “Land of the Free” where the headlines are bad and the bombast from President Obama is even worse. Lets take a glance back to 2009 where for the first time in American history, government spending is going to increase job growth. It’s going to work this time. Pay no attention to the ...

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‘Red Assassins’ continue takeover

Written by Isaiah Smart   The Theta Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has once again painted VSU with a week full of crimson and cream-coated events.   Delta week, entitled “D-Day: RED Assassins,” is a military inspired week of events that offered VSU students the chance to participate in the chapter’s fun and community inspired events.   ...

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VSU’s first lady: ‘always shares a smile’

Written by Dowling Payne   Over the past few months, VSU has been home to a new dynamic duo in the form of our new university president and his wife, Dr. Dacia Charlesworth. Always sharing a smile and more than willing to sit and talk with any student, Dr. Charlesworth has taken on her title of being the “VSU First ...

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3D printing comes to VSU

Written by Olivia McLean   Although it sounds like a future invention, 3D printing has made its way onto the VSU campus.   This past year, VSU purchased two machines named the Replicator—a desktop 3D printer introduced in January 2012 and manufactured by MakerBot Industries.   “Basically, it uses plastic to build things in layers,” Michael Holt, assistant professor and ...

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Blazers root Rams 13-0

Written by Alex Tostado   The Valdosta State (14-11) pitching staff stole the show against Albany State University (10-20) holding the Golden Rams to only one hit in a 13-0 rout Wednesday night. VSU pitcher Jarrod Carlton got his first win of the season pitching two innings and giving up zero runs or hits. Nonetheless it was a combined effort ...

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VSU golf team prepared for Invitational

Written by Shane Thomas   The Valdosta State golf team looks to bounce back in the Buccaneer Invitational on April 1 in Miami Gardens, Fla.  In last week’s Bobcat Invitational, the Blazers finished 16th out 17 teams after shooting a final round 303. Despite the disappointment, VSU Head Coach Jared Purvis maintains that the psyche of his team remains very ...

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Adam Froman hired as Blazer football quarterbacks coach

Written by Eric Jackson   Former Louisiana State University offensive assistant Adam Froman has been hired as the new quarterbacks coach for the Valdosta State football team. The 25-year old replaces Northwestern State (La.) offensive coordinator Robby Brown, who left the Blazers a couple weeks following the national championship victory. Head Coach David Dean announced the news on Tuesday. “Adam ...

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Additive Noise: Godspell makes arguing an art form

Written by Rebecka McAleer   Welcome back to Additive Noise! We’re going to spin off in a fun direction today with some practical application. Music is a form of communication designed to send messages, and today’s song sends more messages than any I’ve ever heard before. We’re diving into the world of Broadway, with the prologue from the musical “Godspell: ...

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