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Editorial: Media: friend or foe?

Every great historical movement has had two things in common: a cause for the people to rally behind and a media presence that sheds light on the movement.  The media has been abuzz with the recent happenings at the University of Missouri and a whirlwind of racial tensions seem to be reaching a climax. A video from the UM campus that ...

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Racism is not so far far away

Written by Mayah Cantave, Asst. Opinions Editor The release of the new Star Wars movie has created a ton of buzz and controversy. On Twitter people seem to be upset with the upcoming movie claiming it is “anti-white” and promotes white genocide. The #boycottstarwarsVII was created to prevent the release of the movie. The boycotters’ anger stems from the fact ...

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Blazers against bigotry

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief The media and the recent presidential debate coverage have been rife with anti-Muslim remarks and bigotry. And on Saturday, that prejudiced reared its ugly head as two protests were held in quaint downtown Valdosta. One was an Anti-Muslim protest against allowing Syrian refugees to come to America. The other was a counter response from Valdosta ...

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Blazers remain playoff contenders after GSC win over UWA Tigers

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis,  Staff Writer The Valdosta State Football team kicked Halloween off the right way and seemed to be too much for the West Alabama tigers to handle as they defeated them, 55-28 on Saturday. The big Gulf South Conference rival win helped ensure that the Blazers remain as contenders in the playoff as well as making Head ...

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VSU adjusts well to time change

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer It’s hard enough to get the rest that is needed each night, but with the end of Daylight Saving Time, everyone can finally get their precious extra hour of sleep. For college students, chances are they’re not getting enough sleep. On average, most college students get 6 to 6.9 hours of sleep per night, ...

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Mayor Gayle reelected, has new agenda set

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Writer Before his reelection on Tuesday, Mayor John Gayle addressed local issues during a press conference last week for Valdosta State University journalism students at City Hall, including a potential public transportation system and efforts to contain drug distribution. Gayle, who has now approached his second term in office, set aside time to address ...

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Theater and dance group put on production of women

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer On Oct. 22 through the 28, Valdosta State Theatre and Dance held a production of The Women of Lockerbie in the VSU Lab Theatre. Set in the backdrop of the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster, the play begins in the Scottish hills of Lockerbie on Dec. 21, 1995 in the style of an ancient ...

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VSU Alert: Shots fired early Sunday morning

Editor’s Note: This story will update whenever more information is made available. Early Sunday morning, a VSU alert was sent out stating that gun shots were fired in the 1400 block of Sustella. According to the alert, three people were seen in a silver Accura headed towards a university parking lot. Text and email alerts were sent out around 2 a.m. ...

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Democratic debate turns into a “free stuff” giveaway

Written by Dillon Rountree, Staff Writer “A liberal versus liberal debate about who was going to give away the most, free stuff.” These are the words of Senator Marco Rubio regarding the Democratic debate. Sen. Rubio was unfortunately right on the money. When 15.3 million Americans settled in to watch the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, they received two hours ...

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No. 5 VSU matches up with the No. 4 UWA for another GSC game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers (5-2, 2-2) are presented an opportunity to move above .500 in conference play on Saturday when the team hosts the West Alabama Tigers (6-2, 2-2). The game is as pivotal as they come for both schools. The winner keeps pace with West Georgia, North Alabama and Florida Tech in ...

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