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Men’s basketball bids adieu to seniors

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by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ... Read More »

Glenda Hatchett gives inspiring words Thomas-Pierce Scholarship Dinner

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by John Preer Valdosta State’s campus was visited Tuesday by celebrity judge and community activist Glenda Hatchett. Hatchett was the keynote speaker for the Thomas Paine Scholarship dinner held in the Student Union Ballroom. Hatchett is an Atlanta native and still resides in the city. Between filming for her new show and being a spokesperson for CASA, Hatchett has only ... Read More »

Anonymous document proposes no-confidence vote on VSU president and provost at Feb. 19 faculty senate meeting

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By John Stephen Update: Posted Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The faculty senate did not perform a no-confidence vote at its Feb. 19 meeting. Members discussed this issue near the end of the meeting, but ultimately the matter was tabled. More updates to come soon. ——————– An anonymous document allegedly sent by numerous VSU professors to faculty senate members led to an emergency meeting by ... Read More »

VSU hopes to play spoiler vs. UWA

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by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ... Read More »

Counter Movements are #petty

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by Elan Waite Counter Movement/ Piggy-back movements We need to grow up. Today, there seems to be a recurring pattern amongst social movements. Step 1: Find a cause. Step 2: Create a voice through social media. Step 3: Sit back and wait for the piggy-back movement to strike. Early last year, social media was taken by storm when the hashtag ... Read More »

Roadwork causes campus detour

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by John Stephen Detour for students: check. This week, students who normally use Georgia Avenue or College Street for their commute were rerouted due to maintenance taking place on those two roads. The City of Valdosta is resurfacing portions of Georgia Avenue and College Street, and this work should be complete by the end of the week, according to Sementha ... Read More »

Is a college degree still a cash cow?

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by Kailee Kivett A college degree is routinely seen as a golden ticket to the job market’s best offerings – but is it really? The local economy is certainly looking up. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, Valdosta’s unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in December 2014, down from 6.8 percent in November. This rate has been decreasing slowly ... Read More »

Feminism (n): advocacy of equal treatment for the sexes

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With racism in the recent limelight, another ism is being put on the back burner: Feminism. Feminism is the belief that women deserve equal rights as men. It is not about hating men and overcoming them. Women’s rights have progressed a long way from hundreds of years ago. Gone are the days when women stayed home to iron shirts and ... Read More »

KJ family found guilty; won’t face prison time

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by LaMarcus Wilkerson Family members of the deceased Kendrick Johnson were sentenced 12 months in prison after being found guilty by a jury for a disturbance dating back two years. The parents purposely provoked an arrest at the Lowndes County Courthouse in April 2013. Then, the Johnsons were handcuffed by local authorities for blocking the entrance to the courthouse and ... Read More »