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2015-03-05

Evening of Geniuses enlightens crowd

by Zenobia Harris Dozens of VSU students flooded Whitehead Auditorium last Friday night as Media Arts Geniuses prepared to host their 3rd Annual Evening of Geniuses awards show. VSU students arrived dressed to impress for the show which featured a variety of live performances and awards. The show was hosted by David Burdette and Marissa Daniels, both members of Media ...

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First Lady’s trip to Saudi Arabia

by Erin Martin First lady Michelle Obama went without a headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia and quickly sparked conversations about her choice to not wear the customary veil. In a trip to show respect for the death of King Abdullah, the first lady joined her husband President Obama shortly after the country’s loss to give condolences at a ...

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Tales of an Atlanta Braves fan

I would love to be wrong. As an avid Atlanta Braves fan that grew up during the team’s reign over the National League’s East and West divisions, it’s tough for me to ever admit that I think the team is going to have an unsuccessful season. But, after trading away big names like Jason Heyward and Justin Upton in a ...

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University of Massachusetts at Amherst suddenly revokes policy following backlash

by Kenzie Kesselring The University of Massachusetts at Amherst announced in mid-February that it was going to stop allowing Iranian students to major in some graduate engineering and science programs. This ridiculous and racist decision was made in attempt to comply with the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, which attempts to lessen the threat of ...

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Caitlyn Calhoun shining as a star player

by Lia Armistead As the weather gets warmer and spring comes to a bloom, the women’s softball team is kicking their season into full swing, competing in up to eight games per week, with Caitlyn Calhoun shining as a star player. The junior pitcher has been thriving as a Blazer since her freshman year as she put up an 11-4 ...

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Blazer bats keep coming

by Chris Webb The bats continue to boom for a streaking Blazers squad. The Blazers enter the weekend with their bats blistering and have been destroying everything thrown their way early in the season. No. 23 Valdosta State (11-3, 6-2 in GSC) look to keep the bats rolling when they welcome North Alabama (9-3, 3-2 in GSC) into Billy Grant ...

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Lady Blazers say goodbye to seniors and season

Lady Blazers say goodbye to seniors and season VSU Lady Blazer basketball make it to the Gulf South Conference tournament but burn out after the quarter finals with a 60-50 loss. VSU took on rival Lady Statesmen of Delta State at Walter Sillers Coliseum in Cleveland, Mississippi. The loss closes out a 14-15 season for VSU and brings them to ...

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Time to stop snoozing

by Erin Martin It is the answer to an age-old question: does the early bird get the worm? In studies from Health Ambition, early classes directly correlate to better grades for students. They also note the benefits to your mental and physical health, along with your productivity. University Language Services also notes the smaller and intimate setting of morning classes ...

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Steven Nelson: Nelson Strives to go pro add something

by Zenobia Harris “Set your goals high, and don’t stop til you get there,” these are the famous words of retired baseball and football player, Bo Jackson, and what seems to be the mode of operation for Oregon State cornerback, Steven Nelson. After years of hard work and dedication to football, his dreams of becoming a pro athlete may come ...

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SGA talks March Madness, Secret Shopper

by LaShawn Oglesby SGA approved a co-sponsorship with Distinguished Women of Excellence (DWE) for a March Madness event and conspired to secretly evaluate campus services at its Monday night meeting. Secret Shopper is an evaluation of various services on campus, in which SGA will be participating. According to the form that was handed out, VSU customer services will be rated ...

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