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Campus crime decreases, students don’t see the results

Writen by: Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Ann Farmer, the assistant director of the VSUPD, states that crime has not surged on campus. According to the crime statistics report, rape, robbery and aggravated assault are just some of the crime that decreased dramatically. From 2011 to 2013, documented robberies have declined from 111 to just 70, according to VSU police clergy ...

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Blazer bond that will last a lifetime

Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State women’s tennis team ended their season on April 19 after just barely losing to No. 2 Shorter College, 2-5, in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Lady Blazers put up a good fight throughout the tournament, winning 5-2 against No. 6 North Alabama. Although the team did not have the best season ...

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Letter from the editor: Good-Bye VSU

Written by: Jordan Hill, Opinions Editor While VSU has been the center of attention for the past few weeks, it’s been the center of my attention for the past four years. My college graduation is quickly approaching and I am thrilled. As one chapter of my life comes to a close, I look back at all the great times I’ve had ...

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Softball hosts GSC Tournament

Written by: Stuart Price, Sports Writer The Lady Blazer softball team was able to get a huge win last weekend against Mississippi College when senior Fran Johnson hit a two-out, bottom of the seventh inning double to give the Blazers a walk-off win! As the No. 1 team in the conference, the Blazers get the privilege of hosting this year’s ...

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It’s time to put an end to sexual assault, education needed to change culture

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor “No means no” sounds simple, right? However, when it comes to sexual assault within the millennial generation, it appears not to mean “no.” Sexual assault is a problem that has become more prevalent on college campuses across the United States, but our society’s solution to this problem is not working. Millennial women are ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 5/1/15

Today’s Birthday (05/01/15). Your year orbits around home and family. You’re growing your nest egg. Focus more on planning before 6/14, and implementation after. Slow down around 7/15. October eclipses (10/13 and 27) prompt new fun and romance as well as introspective discovery. Release old baggage and clutter. Prioritize love. Set your spirit free. To get the advantage, check the ...

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Model United Nations places highs at national competition

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer VSU has many hidden talents and hardworking students that aren’t in the everyday spotlight, and some of these students are in the VSU chapter of the Model United Nations. The Model United Nations is an academic competition in which students engage in diplomacy, matters about international relations and the United Nations. It ideally is a ...

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Dead Day gone

Written by Cole Edwards, Multimedia Editor Enjoy yourself Tuesday on “dead day” because there’s not another one coming along at least through 2020. Last year at this time, President William J. McKinney approved a schedule devised by the faculty-senate that will take effect this fall. The final schedule we have been accustomed to will be changed. The new calendar will now ...

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No. 5 Blazer baseball heads to the GSC tournament after a loss against GC

Written by: Aldean Starr, Sports Writer It might be a different kind of final for VSU golf players John Fordham and Chris Rogers they represent the Blazers at the South/Southeast Super Region tournament on May 4-6 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club’s south course. Fordham and Rogers have been invited to compete against some of the best players from ...

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Emerging artists grand finale

Written by: Zenobia Harris, Asst. Features Writer VSU’s Fine Arts department ended the year with a musical bang at their Fifth Annual Emerging Artist Showcase, displaying the talents of VSU’s “up-and-coming” dance and theater students. The Emerging Artist Showcase kicked off its first performance with the Student Choreography Showcase on April 23, which featured a variety of choreographed dance numbers. There ...

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