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Spring 2016

History lesson: when people stood against sexual assault

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer The color teal may have been extremely prominent on VSU’s campus this month, and many students are wondering what it represents. Teal is the focus color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which takes place every April. All throughout the month of April, teal ribbons and the slogans, “It’s About Time to Prevent Sexual Violence. Speak ...

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ZipCar give students option for driving

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer ZipCar is a revolutionary car rental service that appeals to young adults with its low age requirement, low prices and hourly rental capabilities. Recently, ZipCar has been implemented on a few campuses across the United States. ZipCar allows students ages 21 years and older with ok driving history and a valid driver’s license to ...

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Blazers looking to exceed expectations

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer VSU football is still grinding. The Blazers started spring practice about a month ago and the players are starting to get on the same page with the new coaching staff and what is expected of them. “It is going good,” Sharmaine Washington, senior linebacker, said. “Everybody is getting to know each other and figure ...

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VSU men crowned conference champions for the 11th time

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer VSU can add another championship banner to its wall. Saturday’s win earned the men Blazers their 11th all-time GSC championship title. The VSU men’s tennis team rallied against teams in Pensacola, Florida, before heading to Montgomery, Alabama, to reserve a spot in the NCAA Division II last Saturday. They defeated the No. 4 West ...

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A look into the mental health of Valdosta State

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief The phrase “it’s all in your head” is something that is all too familiar. Because of this phrase, mental health is something that people rarely talk about. A college campus is the ideal place where the topic of mental health is a tricky subject. College often comes with anxiety, stress and depression. While it is ...

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Tennessee law makers veto Bible as state symbol

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Advertising Editor Tennessee’s governor vetoes bill to designate the Bible as Tennessee’s state book. Last week, Gov. Bill Haslam received a bill to designate the Bible as Tennessee’s state book. According to NPR.com, “the bill’s backers say they want to recognize the Bible’s role as a record of family history. They also cite the importance of ...

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‘Take Back The Night” educates students on sexual assault

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Tuesday night, VSU hosted “Take Back the Night,” an annual sexual assault awareness forum for students held in the Student Union Ballrooms. The event was hosted and sponsored by Office of Social Equity, Office of Health Promotions, The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force. The purpose of this event was to acknowledge the ...

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‘Hush’ thrills even horror vets

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor After receiving critical success with his surprisingly-enjoyable mainstream attempt with “Oculus” (2014), director Mike Flanagan returns with “Hush.” Last month, it premiered to a packed house at the SXSW Film Festival but as of April 8, the film can be found on Netflix. “Hush” follows Maddie (Kate Siegel), a young women who went deaf ...

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2Chainz takes center stage for 2016 spring concert

Written Erin Martin, Staff Writer VSU had their spring 2016 concert this past Thursday, where rapper 2 Chainz and various artists performed at the “Party At The Plex”. The concert brought together both students and the community for a fun night hosted by Hot 107.9 The Beat. Atlanta native 2 Chainz performed some of his most famous songs like “Riot,” ...

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