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Valdosta City School closed Wednesday due to coronavirus case, VSU remains open

Valdosta City Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 11, due to a potential coronavirus case. According to a statement released by Valdosta City Schools on late Tuesday, March 10, a student teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary School had indirect contact with family members who may have previously contracted the virus (COVID-19). The statement added that the student teacher or family ...

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Blazers Slip on Road Trip, Fall Back to .500

The VSU Blazers dropped a pair of road games in TN this past week in GSC competition.   First, on Thursday they were in Memphis, TN playing Christian Brothers, and ultimately falling 81-74 despite a late attempt at a comeback.   The Blazers played at Union on Saturday, and that game was never close as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 52-40 ...

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Lady Blazers Split in Trip to Tennessee

The No. 16 Lady Blazers went 1-1 in a two-game road trip to TN, routing Christian Brothers 101-62 and falling to No. 15 Union 59-56. The win over Christian Brothers also gave head coach Deandra Schirmer her 50th win in just her third year at VSU. She is the fourth-fastest Lady Blazer head coach to reach that milestone, doing so ...

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Photos: Start of Spring semester brings new experiences

With a new semester starting and people getting ready for classes, VSU organizations and sports had started events and games for students to dip their feet in as they ease back into the spring semester. On Jan. 6, a press conference was held to introduce Tremaine Jackson as the new head football coach for the VSU Blazers. According to vstateblazers.com, ...

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We don’t talk about ‘Frozen’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Encanto” song, “We Don’t Talk about Bruno” is number five on the Billboard charts, passing “Let it Go” and is Disney’s first top five song since 1995. Miranda’s song debuted at number fifty on the Billboard Hot 100 list and has climbed to over 12 million streams. “Let it Go” is still winning in the streaming category with ...

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Review: The Weeknd brings back the 80s with ‘Dawn FM’

On Jan. 7, The Weeknd dropped a new long-awaited album, “Dawn FM,” which showcased some new vibes and voices in comparison to his previous albums that left listeners with mixed feelings. “He’s a good artist, this album is different but good,” Miriam Flores, a freshmen education major, said. The album starts off strong with an eerie opening track: “Dawn FM.” ...

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CAB hosts annual Welcome Back Week

With spring semester starting up, the Campus Activities Board hosted VSU’s annual Welcome Back Week in order to get students pumped up for the upcoming semester. The activities consisted of building your own snow globe, a movie night showcasing the latest “Candyman” in the student union theater, an intense game of Family Feud and the final event of laser tag. ...

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VSU kicked off with Service Day in honor of MLK

Need some service hours? Try participating in the campus’ Service Saturday! We kicked off this semester’s Service Saturday volunteer events by honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with four different options to gaining volunteer hours. Students got to choose from two on-campus options and two off-campus options. The on-campus options were a campus clean up or writing letters and donating to ...

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Defense shines for Lady Blazers in back-to-back home conference wins

The VSU Lady Blazers defended the Complex this week, winning a pair of GSC home games to improve to 13-2, and 8-1 in Gulf South Conference play. While their 13-2 overall record is tied for the best in the conference, Union is unbeaten in conference play, the last remaining unbeaten team in the conference, so they hold the top spot. ...

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VSU parody accounts surge in popularity

Got a crush? Need words of affirmation? Want to know the best food at Palms? Chances are, there’s an Instagram account for that. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, VSU has seen the rise of parody accounts among the student body. For many followers, the intrigue is all in the knowledge that they provide. Others want to see themselves posted on the ...

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VSU men’s basketball wins home stand on Hall of Fame weekend

The VSU men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough loss against West Florida with two comeback home wins on Hall of Fame weekend to move to 9-7 on the season. “To win on Hall of Fame weekend is always important,” Mike Helfer, the men’s basketball head coach, said. “It’s a great weekend for our athletic department and for everybody who ...

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