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Spring 2014

No worries: Concerned students able to graduate in May again

written by: Olivia McLean Tell Mom and Dad their kid will get to walk across the stage in May. VSU President Dr. William McKinney has confirmed that although summer commencement will not be returning, students who have six or fewer credit hours left to fulfill graduation requirements will be able to walk in May. On Nov. 1, McKinney sent a ...

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The art of listening

Written by: Tyra Mills “God gave you one mouth and two ears for a reason.”   This old quote means God gave us double the ears so we could listen more and speak less. Living in such a modern society, it seems that our communication skills fade away as the years go by.  The more we indulge in our social media, ...

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Blazer baseball scores a perfect 10

written by: Chris Webb No. 4 Valdosta State (10-0) continued their perfect start to the season defeating Columbus State (6-6) 4-1 Wednesday night at Billy Grant Field. The Cougars pitching struggled early against the Blazer bats, joining the growing list of teams unable to handle VSU’s powerful offense. The Blazers jumped on the board quickly scoring three runs in the ...

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Blazers travel to West Florida

written by: Alex Tostado  No.4 Valdosta State baseball will play a road game for the first time this season in a top-five matchup against Gulf South Conference rival, No.2 West Florida, this weekend. The Argos are 8-2 on the season with a perfect 3-0 conference record, while the Blazers (10-0, 3-0) are off to their best start since 1978 (when ...

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Blazers going Cougar hunting

written by: Lia Armistead After falling to Columbus State last season, VSU men’s and women’s tennis teams look to bounce back against one of the nation’s best. Friday marks the sixth match of the men’s tennis season. They will be taking on No. 10 Columbus State in Columbus, Ga. During the last meeting, the men’s team had a close encounter ...

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Rugby takes the field Saturday

written by: Victoria Johnson The Valdosta State Rugby team is charging in full force this spring season. Saturday, VSU competes against North Georgia College & State at 2 p.m at the North Campus field. “This is the biggest game of the season. If we win this game we will be eligible to go to playoffs in Pensacola, at the University ...

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McKinney: VSU plans to hire private security firm

written by: Will Lewis VSU is considering hiring a private security firm to assist University police, according to President William McKinney. “What we need are additional eyes and an additional presence,” Dr. McKinney said. “Not necessarily additional armed police but additional security guards that work with our police.” The security personnel are expected to be active and visible sometime in ...

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Faculty Senate speaks safety

written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson The Faculty Senate will meet today to discuss a final report created by VSU’s Special Committee on Safety and Security, which focuses solely on campus safety issues. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the University Center’s Magnolia Room. The committee was formed to address problems in VSU’s security system and met all throughout ...

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Prior review silences students

Help us fight the good fight. At colleges across the country, students can voice their beliefs, sentiments and musings through independent student newspapers that are free from censorship by the administration. But such liberty is not found everywhere. At Atlanta Metropolitan State College, an editor has reached out to her peers for assistance after experiencing ongoing treatment that is unsettling. ...

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Letter to the editor

After reading the Feb. 13 article by Joe Adgie entitled “Student majority opposes ban,” I am left with significant concerns regarding the accuracy of the reporting it contained. In the front-page piece, Adgie notes that a majority of students−53 percent−opposes a proposed Board of Regents smoking ban, based upon a Web survey promulgated via email by the Student Government Association. ...

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