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Column: Most Valuable Blazer

Josh: After plenty of pondering, I’ve decided that my pick for Most Valuable Blazer this year will be VSU Shooting Guard Beau Justice. Throughout his career at VSU, Justice has improved year after year and is coming off a sensational junior season. The thing about my pick is that I don’t have to do much reasoning—just look at his body ...

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Preview: Blazers eyeing fourth straight victory

The VSU Blazers have feasted on their first three opponents, but this week’s game looks more like an appetizer. After an upset win over West Alabama last week, the Blazers find themselves in great position for another early Gulf South Conference victory, facing the troubled Shorter University Hawks. Last season, the Blazers shut out the Hawks 52-0 on Nov. 11. ...

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BREAK FREE FROM YOUR PAST AT THE VSU COUNSELING CENTER

On Sept. 12, the VSU Counseling Center launched a returning support group, “Breaking Free,” for students whose lives have been affected by parental figures with addictive behaviors such as substance abuse or gambling. Mark Williams, assistant director of the alcohol and drug program, facilitates the group. Many different topics were discussed such as letting go of the need to control ...

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Panel Affirms Racial and Sexual Bias is Alive and Well

As disappointing and unsurprising as it is, racism and stereotypes are still extremely prevalent in everyday life, and the VSU campus is definitely not an exception. This was highlighted in a panel called “How Comfortable Am I” led by Professor Andrea Ramirez, where she gathered a diverse cast of VSU organization leaders to discuss their experiences with prejudice at the ...

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Building better bridges: SGA hosts first ‘All Committees’ meeting

Divided into four chambers and several committees, SGA plans to tackle issues here at VSU head on this year. On Monday, Sept. 17, SGA had their first All Committees meeting, officially presenting the chair people for each committee and dividing senators amongst them. The chambers include Academic Affairs, Campus Affairs, Finance and Civic Service & Public relations. Sen. Bolanle Dahunsi, ...

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UPD arrests four females for alleged possession of marijuana

Four females are facing a possession of marijuana charge after a late night stop went awry. Officer Caleb Lee arrested Sierra Salem, 18, Destiny Crumpler, 18, Shania Kendrick, 19, and Tayler Castleberry ,18, late Sept. 12 at approximately 9:55 p.m. However, they were not originally stopped for the possession charge. According to Sgt. Mark Williams, the four were originally pulled ...

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Financial Literacy and VSYou: Tips to help students’ financial literacy

Like a strange growth on their otherwise simple lives, finances are something all students are aware of but few truly understand. Navigating the complexities of budget-making and credit building can help younger students take that first step in accepting this new aspect of their lives and be all the better for it. Literacy is an all-time important factor for living, ...

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Crime Report 9/10-9/16: Multiple arrests occur

September 10, 2018 At 9:00 p.m., a student reported the theft of a bicycle from outside of Brown Residence Hall. At 10:20 p.m., two students were involved in a physical altercation at Langdale Residence Hall. The case is under investigation. September 11, 2018 At 1:04 p.m., a staff member reported the theft of tools from a golf cart at the ...

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Column: Blazers Building Momentum

The Blazers have been rolling to begin their season, slamming their competition in Albany State and Fort Valley State. The fire-power offense that the Blazers possess is something that they did not have last season when they went 5-4. It appears that they have found stability at the quarterback position with Redshirt Sophomore, Rogan Wells. Wells led the team in ...

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Editorial: Library renovations may be worth the wait

To many students, the library is a beacon of diligent work and active academic achievements. However, the dilemma we’re facing as VSU students is the renovation taking place on the second floor of Odum Library. Not only has the construction made finding a quiet work space difficult but it is not convenient for a single entrance to be used for ...

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