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The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia causing potential seven week clean up

Ever since Hurricane Idalia hit the city of Valdosta, Georgia, on Aug. 30, 2023, Valdosta State University has made efforts to clean and restore what has been lost. A campus-wide power outage occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Generators were active during the power outage throughout the VSU Police Department, Information Technology systems, and VSU Emergency Operations Center, ...

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Blazers look to replicate last year’s result as Keiser returns to the Baze

The Blazers (2-0) will welcome a familiar foe back into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday when the Keiser Seahawks (1-1) of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) make their second consecutive trip to Valdosta. The Blazers and Seahawks faced off in last year’s season opener for Valdosta State University, with the Blazers earning a hard-fought 36-21 win. Much like last year, ...

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Editorial: Federal relief for Georgia following Hurricane Idalia should’ve come sooner

On Aug. 30, Hurricane Idalia rocked VSU and the surrounding areas in South Georgia and North Florida. Many trees and power lines were brought down, blocking roads, damaging properties and knocking out power to thousands. While it took less than 24 hours for President Joe Biden to make federal disaster assistance available to Florida counties affected by Idalia, Lowndes County ...

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VSU student joins Hairspray national tour cast

Valdosta State University’s theatre department has gained a new success story: Kalab Quinn, a senior performance major, has joined the Hairspray National Tour cast. “Hairspray” follows the story of Tracy, a teen girl, and her chance to rise to stardom in the 1960s. Tracy navigates the socio-political scene of the time, and uses her fame to integrate her school. Quinn ...

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Blazers brace for first road test against Albany State

Fresh off their 63-10 win over the Point Skyhawks last week, the Blazers (1-0) will hit the road for the first time this season when they face the Albany State Golden Rams (0-1) on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in Albany, Georgia. Though they already have one game under their belt, this week marks the first “normal” week for the ...

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Valdosta Cinemas continues Studio Ghibli film festival

Valdosta Cinemas is continuing to show all 10 of Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic animated films during studio Ghibli’s first nationwide festival event. The movie festival is for devoted fans who want to experience the illuminating worlds of their favorite films on the big screen again. The 10 Japanese animated films that are shown at the cinema include Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited ...

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History is made as Blazers rout Skyhawks to open 2023 campaign

Even with there being no power in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, there were plenty of electric plays to be had on the field Saturday as the Blazers blasted National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) foe Point University (0-2) 63-10. Caught up in the scoring barrage was a historic moment for Valdosta State University football as redshirt freshman kicker McCall Bennett became the first ...

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Hurricane Idalia hits VSU causing campus power outage

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, VSU was struck by Hurricane Idalia. The storm brought strong winds and hard rain. There has been reported damage across campus and the city. The power is out citywide and when it will return is still unknown. Class is canceled until Tuesday, Sept. 5.  During the storm, some students living on campus were told to move ...

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Campus closed Wednesday due to Hurricane Idalia

VSU campus will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30 due to Hurricane Idalia. VSU will be closed from 8 a.m. till midnight. The hurricane will pass through Valdosta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students living on campus have been advised to be safe and stay inside. VSU is planning on reopening on Thursday, Aug. 31.  Face-to-face classes are canceled ...

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Blazers squad upbeat for new season

The Valdosta State University Blazers Volleyball team looks to start off their 2023 season strong as the Blazers look to improve off of their 2022 campaign. After finishing last season with a 14-19 record, Head Volleyball Coach Kaleigh Zoucha said her team’s main goal for this season is to improve every week. “Our goal is just to get a little ...

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