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Photos: Gas prices continue to rise

Gas prices have been steadily on the rise since the end of April 2020, and that isn’t expected to change anytime soon due to inflation, international tensions and COVID-19. According to GasBuddy, gas prices have continued to rise for the past seven weeks. A gallon currently costs an average of $3.47 nationwide, which is 4.6 cents more than last week ...

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Women’s basketball playing for postseason positioning

The VSU women’s basketball team will be looking to improve their postseason positioning in their upcoming two-game home stand. Perched just outside the top 25, the Lady Blazers (19-4, 14-2 GSC) have already clinched a spot in the GSC tournament and have secured home field advantage for the quarterfinal round. Still, there is much more to play for. The Lady ...

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VSU men’s basketball team enters pivotal two-game home stand

It’s either now or never for the VSU men’s basketball team. At 11-12 overall and 7-9 in GSC play, the Blazers are in a must-win position should they wish to defend their GSC tournament crown. With four games left in the regular season, the Blazers are currently a game and a half back from the eighth and final seed in ...

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Editorial: Are incentives the driving force for getting vaccinated?

On Feb. 16, the VSU Health Services sent an email to students to remind them to get their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and how to make an appointment with a link provided.  Along with providing free vaccines for students, VSU is also offering incentives where students can enter a drawing that will take place on March 9.  These incentives include ...

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Creative forum event gives a voice to the voiceless

On Feb. 10, VSU’s Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion hosted their Creative Forum event, Being a Black Sheep in the Creative Community. The event dealt with issues such as the creative and educational identity of the African-American community in 2022, how the past and present have affected these identities and how the surrounding communities can help amplify these identities ...

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CAB hosts Paint and Sip

As a way to get everyone in the spirit of love for Valentine’s Day, CAB has been hosting activities on campus as a part of their month-long Sending You Love campaign. Events for this month ranged from movie nights in the Student Union to Blazer Ball speed dating. On Feb. 7, CAB held a Valentine’s Paint & Sip. The event ...

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Blazers split south Florida trip 1-2

The Blazers spent the weekend in south Florida, playing three games in three days in three different cities. They dropped two of three games to return home 3-3 on the young 2022 season. Game 1: Friday, At Nova Southeastern University VSU started strong against the Sharks of Nova Southeastern University (6-0), but miscues added up for the Blazers as the ...

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VSU softball suffers setbacks in Embry Riddle Tournament

The VSU softball team suffered their first losses of the season in Daytona Beach, Florida, going 2-2 in the Embry Riddle Tournament, which was held on Feb. 11 and 12. The Embry Riddle Tournament comes on the heels of the Gulf Shores Invitational, where the Lady Blazers went 4-0 over two days, including two wins over top five teams. Their ...

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Photos: The demolition of Converse Hall

Demolition began on the Converse Hall Annex this week to make way for more green space on campus. Check out photos of the demolition project below.     The demolition began on Feb. 5. An excavator was delivered to campus the morning of Feb. 6.      Construction team members oversee the demolition.      Water is sprayed on the building as ...

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Demolition of Converse Begins after Five-Year Vacancy

The demolition of Converse Hall Annex has begun after a five-year vacancy. It was rumored that there was asbestos founded in the building; however, this is untrue. In the pre-demolition asbestos inspection in Sept. 2018, Regulatory Compliance Services reported no discoveries of asbestos containing materials in Converse Hall Annex. Alan Sanderson, associate director for facilities planning, said this space was ...

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