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2014-01-30

Valdosta State to host Lee University Saturday night

Following a sound win over Christian Brothers, last weekend, the VSU men’s basketball team (11-5) welcomes Lee University (7-9) Saturday night. In the Blazers last outing, they shot a season-high 53.3 percent against the defending Gulf South Conference champions and tied a season-high for three-pointers made with 13. Lee has the distinction of being the first team to defeat the ...

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Lady Blazers try to redeem themselves in 2nd meeting vs. Lee

Valdosta State is looking to get even at home Saturday night after falling 69-44 to Lee University in their previous meeting on Dec. 19. “We played well for probably about 30 minutes up there, and then there was about a 10 minute window [where] we made some poor decisions with the basketball, which allowed them to get in transition and ...

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‘Copper Cloud Picnic’ wins art competition

Written by: Chris Kessler There’s one week left to see what pieces displayed in VSU’s Fine Arts Gallery will bring in the money. Matt Mitros, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., won $450 and first place in the Valdosta National 2014 All-Media Juried Competition for his sculpture titled “Copper Cloud Picnic.” In its 26th year, the competition had over 160 entries submitted by ...

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Odum ‘On Skua Island’ for debut of book club

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Mummies and pizza−who could ask for more? Odum Library is kicking off its spring semester book club with a discussion about the short story “On Skua Island” by John Langan. The story is available for free at tinyurl.com/on-skua-island. The book club will have two introductory meetings in Odum library, one at 1 p.m. Wednesday and one ...

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VSU still shuns fall break

Written by: Joe Adgie The Academic Scheduling Committee has approved a four-day exam schedule and kept Dead Day in place but voted down an SGA-suggested return of Fall Break. That was announced at Monday night’s SGA meeting by Sen. Nick Buford, who sat in on the Academic Scheduling Committee meeting with Comptroller Erica Adams. The decisions were met with disapproval ...

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Pharrell’s cap outshines Lamar’s rap

Written by: Isaiah Smart Oscars and Grammys and snubs, oh my! With the release of the awards nominations, the Oscar buzz has begun. This year, the Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” which was nominated for Best Picture in 1939. There are nine nominations for the coveted Best Picture category: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas ...

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Local band releases first full-length album

Written by: Hillary Straba From Valdosta, the New Natives are raising the bar for local music. The local band released their first full-length, self-titled album in December. The band was founded by Jeffrey Haineault, junior computer science major, who was the former drummer for the band Ninja Gun. In 2011, Haineault recruited Taylor Patterson, senior deaf education major, on drums, ...

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SGA welcomes back students with security updates

Written by: Joe Adgie New surveillance cameras are greeting VSU students as they come back for the semester, and $100,000 worth of lighting improvements and new emergency phones have been approved for the campus.   In addition, negotiations are still ongoing to place an ATM at the Student Union.   This was announced by SGA president Will Jimerson at Monday ...

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Beyonce speaks on gender inequality

Writtten by: Tyra Mills Beyoncé shocked the world on midnight Friday, Dec. 13th, when she dropped her newest, self-titled visual album. If you are a member of the “Beyhive,” like myself, you probably immediately pulled out your credit card and bought this album on Itunes. As for those who are not so crazed when it comes to Queen Bey, you ...

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White House participates in #BigBlockOfCheeseDay

Written by Will Lewis The Obama Administration borrowed a tactic from history and fiction Wednesday and implemented the first ever virtual Big Block of Cheese Day. The White House has employed dozens of staffers to answer questions online from people around the country. The program is associated with the Twitter signs #AsktheWH and #BigBlockOfCheeseDay, and will also span across Google+ ...

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