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2016-03-24

Commentary: A message to Atlanta Braves fans

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer For the first 10 years of my life, the Atlanta Braves couldn’t lose. The 10 years after have not been so pretty. But be brave, Brave fans—the future is bright. Very bright. So this is what you can do to keep the fan base’s future just as bright: be supportive, be present and be ...

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Entrepeneurs who don’t follow the crowd

Written by Mayah Cantave, College Life Editor Kanye West, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg—these are just a few big names who started out in college but decided to cut their losses and try a different route. Many people believe that getting good grades and obtaining a degree are the only steps needed to become successful. But is a formal education really ...

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Illegal to walk and text in New Jersey?

Written by Kayla Stroud, SpecTech Editor Texting and driving has been illegal for years, but now texting and walking might also book you a two week stint in a jail cell. A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill that, if passed, would make it illegal to walk the streets with a cell phone glued to your face. According to CBS2, ...

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Former VSU President to be honored at fundraising gala

Written by John Preer, Correspondent Blazers that graduated between 2002 and 2008 may remember Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari as then, acting president of VSU. During Dr. Zaccari’s term and in the years that followed, the former president has been an active member in the Valdosta community. Now, Dr. Zaccari is returning to the VSU campus to be honored at a ...

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Calhoun leads softball’s hot streak

Written by Lamarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Since the opening of March, VSU softball has found its rhythm and dominated the opposition. VSU has won nine out of their last 11 games to earn a season record of 23-8-1. Upon the beginning of Spring Break, the Blazers lost to Shorter twice in a three-game series. The Hawks sent three homers over the ...

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Medieval expert comes to VSU: Sparks discussions on Islam and Christianity

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Dr. Suzanne Akbari has a lot to say about the misconceptions many Western Christians have of Islam. One of the most interesting: “When Christians describe Muslims in a certain way, they’re also saying something about themselves.” She challenged the audience to drop the common judgement they may have of Islam, because they really may ...

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Pregnant student shamed and suing

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Recently, a former graduate student at Wayne state University filed an $850,000 law suit against the university because she was the victim of gross discrimination while on a social work internship. According to USA Today, the student, Tina Varlesi, had entered the graduate program at Wayne State for the fall 2006 semester and in ...

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Dominos gets futuristic delivery

Written by Kayla Stroud, SpecTech Editor The average pimple-faced teenage delivery boy that we’ve all become accustomed to bringing us our favorite pepperoni topped treats is getting futuristic. The Australian independent branch of the pizza franchise, Dominos, is developing an innovative way of bringing starving customers their pies by creating a robot. According to NOLA, the new four wheeled prototype ...

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Tennis prepares for critical weekend

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer The Blazers men and women tennis teams are set to take on the Alabama-Huntsville’s Chargers, Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (women), West Florida Argonauts and the Concordia Clippers in anticipation of their approaching Gulf South Conference tournaments. Both teams hope to redeem themselves after 3-5 losses to the Columbus State Cougars on March 9. The ...

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Sororities help ignite joy through running

Written by John Stephen, Correspondent “If they could just bottle how you feel after the run,” Claire Walton says, describing how running always makes her feel better about herself, her family, her day and her entire life. Walton is the director of Girls on the Run South Georgia, and while she may not be able to package the endorphins released after ...

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