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An active scare awaits; Campus Recreation continues decade long tradition

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Campus Recreation is looking to haunt your dreams. Last night, Campus Recreation started its annual Haunted Trail. According to Greg Knaus, the Graduate Assistant of Special Events and Student Development, the Haunted Trial has been going on for ten years now.  When it first began, the Haunted Trail was used as a fundraiser to help ...

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Student killed in I-75 wreck

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Friends on campus are mourning Geraldo Vargas, who they remember as a smart, hard-working, funny and straight-A student. The 22-year-old VSU criminal justice major was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning on I-75. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, Vargas was driving southbound when he struck an unoccupied disabled vehicle in the ...

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Editorial: Blaze the vote

Most people have a bubble in which they like to situate themselves. In this little bubble, they have friends, work, and responsibilities, but outside this bubble lies the unavoidable constant of reality. Imagine reality as a strong river, directing those who float onward through their lives, content with the space they have surrounded themselves with, but at the mercy of ...

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The Digital Direction: Millennials and technology in the classroom

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief With all the new iPhones, Galaxies, Mac Books and even Segways comes the generation that uses this technology the most: millennials. According to the Pew Research Center, a millennial is someone born after 1980 and is part of the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. With millennials becoming a more prominent ...

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Misconceptions about millennials will soon fade

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer The definition of what a millennial is may vary depending on who you ask, but generally if you were born in the 80s or 90s, you can be considered a part of this frequently misunderstood generation. This particular group of people has been studied, analyzed and are now being depended on due to the ...

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Rivers leads VSU in first GSC win

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor and Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers are on the board in Gulf South Conference play. After losing its first two conference games in somewhat staggering fashion, VSU rebounded with a 34-7 victory over the Mississippi College Choctaws. The Blazers dominant performance gave them their fourth victory. After forcing a punt ...

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Faculty senate set to talk upcoming changes to SOIs

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer The Valdosta State University Faculty Senate led by President Peggy Moch and Vice President Mike Holt will meet today at 3:30 p.m. to discuss changes to student affairs including changes to Student Opinion of Instruction surveys. This decision has been prompted by a recent decline in completion of the surveys. SOIs give students the ...

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Blazer football drops to 0-2 in conference play

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor A game that had the look of a back-and-forth affair turned into a blowout, as the West Georgia Wolves defeated the Valdosta State Blazers 49-28 in Carrollton on Saturday. VSU moved to 3-2 on the season after their second straight loss, and is now 0-2 in conference play. UWG  is 6-0 and 2-0 ...

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