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Bomb Squad: Softball’s Fascination for the Fences

With the talents of Kasie Johnson, Caylie Van Auken, Giovanna Watts, and Avery Lamb, the pitching staff receives a lot of praise, as they should. But after Valdosta State’s double header against Eckerd and witnessing Haley Garrett’s walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 7th inning, this ball club made it known that they should also be feared when stepping ...

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No. 9 Lady Blazers still a work in progress

Mississippi College got the best of the Lady Blazers softball team as VSU took back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Lady Blazers were rolling through the season with a 16-3 record before meeting MC. At 16-5, VSU dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 in the nation. Now, a sense of perseverance is radiating through the ball ...

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Blazers Seek Impactful Finish at Coore and Crenshaw’s Cuscowilla

The Blazers had a shot at sealing a spot in the NCAAs Tuesday at Kinderlou, but they’ll have another chance Monday and Tuesday at GolfWeek’s “Best Residential Golf Course in Georgia.” Located in Eatonton, Georgia, just under an hour and a half southeast of Atlanta, Cuscowilla provides a variety of holes in a picturesque setting, with lakes, pines, fescue, and ...

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Blazer blow chance at postseason bid at Kinderlou

I got on Baytree Road, continuing to drive, taking a left on Melody Lane, another at St. Augustine, making a the turn at West Hill Avenue. From there, I stayed on Highway 84 some six and a half to seven miles, eventually completing a 17 minute drive to Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, where the Blazers moved in all sorts of ...

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Column: Running your business in Georgia

Georgia is a state that has many big brand name company’s headquarters from Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A and so many more. However, now more than ever, Georgia is a state where you want to start your business. According to an email offering a course being offered in the May semester, called Emerging Enterprise Creation, the state of Georgia has been ranked number ...

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Pop Addict: Jussie Smollett, Lori Loughlin, Solange

Hey y’all! Long time, no see… or write… speak? Either way, how are y’all? Welcome back, my pop addicts of VSU. I’m serving up a nice cup of chai black tea. So, let’s get into it! Jussie Smollett. A little while ago, I wrote a pop addict pretty much chastising the Chicago Police Department and the country as a whole, ...

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People Poll: Why did you pick your major?

Why did you pick your major? Did the major decide the career? Or did the career decide the major? Alanda Cherestal, a freshman computer science major “I didn’t have a major my senior year of high school, so I looked up majors that colleges provide, and I found computer science, and it turned out to be fun. The major decided ...

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VSU prepares Blazer Summer Research Institute

If you’re tired of lying around like a couch potato all summer while your learning skills dull, it may be time to invest in something new. VSU is offering students a creative and productive way to spend the summer with the launch of the Blazer Summer Research Institute program. Described as competitive, the program is available to faculty and undergraduate ...

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VPD arrests 19-year-old man for vehicle theft

A request for police service led to the arrest of a teenaged man late March 12. Leonard Shuman, 19, was arrested by Valdosta City Police Department after a caller reported that “he witnessed an unknown subject illegally enter an automobile in an attempt to steal.” The caller reportedly “advised” VPD the crime occurred on the “private property” of an apartment ...

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Music review: ‘Circuits’ by Chris Potter

As a world-renowned jazz icon, Chris Potter has demonstrated throughout the course of his career just why he is considered one of the most influential artists of this generation. On Feb. 22, Potter released his major new album entitled “Circuits.” On this album, Potter teams up with keyboardist James Francies, drummer Eric Harland and bassist Linley Marthe. Potter can also ...

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