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A scary good time for Wild Adventures Night

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  Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Wild Adventures was open to all VSU students for free on Oct. 18 from 5-10 p.m. Since the Homecoming event took place in October, there were multiple Halloween-like attractions added for better entertainment for students. Throughout the park, there were haunted trails that offered tons of scary aspects—like a grotesque clown popping out ...

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Owners accountable for dogs’ actions

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Written by Tianna Foster, Staff Writer Dogs that are allowed by their owners to run loose or dogs that attack people or other animals have become a big issue for the people and the communities in which they live in. There has been a law created in an attempt to ban certain breeds of dogs. According to ASPCA a BSL, ...

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Common killers are preventable: Texting and driving shouldn’t take so many lives

According to a State Farm survey, many drivers look forward to texting and taking care of other business in their semiautonomous cars. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer Driving when you’re in a rush and using your cell phone are both considered equivalent to driving while intoxicated. In 2007, before a mass of the American population carried a smartphone in their pockets, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes ...

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Homecoming is here

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Written by Michaela Leung, Copy Editor Oct. 17 – 23 is Homecoming Week and the theme is the 1980s. The line-up for next week’s events has been released to the public. VSU Student Life will be placing Rubik’s Cubes all over campus in secret locations and prizes will be given to those who find them. Hints to the location of ...

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Football looks to improve to 5-1 against Miss. College


  Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Despite snatching the Peach Basket away from West Georgia, head coach Kerwin Bell said VSU football still has room to improve ahead of the matchup against Mississippi College. Roland Rivers got the start against UWG after another week of competing with Adam Robles in practice. Rivers had complete control of the game until ...

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Hispanic History month movie night: ‘Embrace of the Serpent’

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Written by Brian Williams, Staff Writer The department of Modern and Classical Languages held a screening of “Embrace Serpent” on Oct. 6 as a part of their Hispanic Heritage Month movie night series. “Embrace of The Serpent” is a movie Directed by Ciro Guerra and features actors Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet and Antonio Bolivar. The movie is based on diaries kept by scientists ...

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Editorial: Blazer voices should be heard — VSU needs to make policy changes


“You’re Fired!” This may sound like a familiar quote from Republican nominee Donald Trump, but we aren’t talking about “The Apprentice.” The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education-otherwise known as FIRE–has given Valdosta State a speech code rating of red. So what does that have to do with you? Everything. National Free Speech week starts next Monday, which makes us ...

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VSU silences West Georgia at 38-27

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Written  by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU football silenced the West Georgia Wolves as they won 38-27 to reclaim the Peach Basket after UWG threw four interceptions. Coach Bell said he didn’t realize how intense VSU’s rivalry was with the Wolves. “It was intense from the time we walked out here in warm ups,” Bell said. “I didn’t know it ...

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Matthew strikes the Southeast


Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Hurricane Matthew has become a deadly storm and although it probably won’t make full landfall in Georgia, Valdosta may still experience tropical storm conditions. According to CNN, Matthew is a Category 3 hurricane that has caused counties in Florida and South Carolina to announce a state of emergency.  The storm is predicted to build ...

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