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People poll: How do you feel about politics after 2017?

“My views have changed only because we went from Obama to Trump and I don’t know how to deal with it,” Devin Neal, a junior business major, said. “My views on politics haven’t really changed. Trump with this wall though; I see his purpose, but there are many ways he can work around that. With all this foreign policy, I ...

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What’s Your Take: Skipping Town for the Pros

Star prospects, Derwin James and Deshon Elliot, of Florida State and Texas declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft and skipping their team’s bowl games, the question has been posed if players should sit out their team’s finales. Yes, we were always taught to finish what you start, but this is a different matter. These players have millions waiting on them ...

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Lady Blazers face early season test against Argos

The No. 23 ranked Lady Blazers basketball squad is prepared for their first major test of the 2017-2018 season, as they will travel to Pensacola, Florida to take on the West Florida Argonauts in a rematch of the 2017 Gulf South Conference championship game last year. The Lady Blazers came away with a 91-79 win over the Argonauts. Senior Madi ...

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The woman behind the crown

Jayla Flournoy, VSU’s new homecoming queen, is ready to make some changes around campus. Flournoy is a Thompson, Georgia native who plans to graduate with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. She won’t stop there, though. She wants to continue her education to obtain her master’s degree in speech pathology. “The reason I want to become a speech pathologist ...

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People Poll: What artist do you want for the VSU spring concert?

“I voted for Lucci for the spring concert because I like his music a lot,” Amari Jones, a sophomore early childhood education major, said. “I voted for Dolph because of the possibility of him bringing other well-known artist with him,” Raekwon Williams, a senior art major, said. “I voted for Waka Flocka because he was the only name I recognized,” Snowflake ...

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Beware the B.A.T.: UPD gives tips on bicycle theft prevention

In October alone, more than five instances of bicycle theft have been reported, with more occurring since, but with the help of the Bicycle Anti-Theft program (B.A.T.), students can potentially reduce the risk of bike theft. Instances of theft on campus happen year-round; however, fall semester is when UPD notice an increase in bicycle thefts. According to Patrol and Investigations ...

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Fire Pit burns bright at VSU

The Fire Pit is making sure the flame is on at VSU and it isn’t dwindling any time soon. Last year, co-founders Jackie Marrero and Colleen Kavanaugh both came together and created the organization the Fire Pit. As a recognized organization on campus, its purpose is to enhance school spirit on campus and in every activity, that involves VSU. “Jackie ...

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Soccer advances to final four

The Blazers women’s soccer team notched a win in the quarterfinal round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament and will now continue their quest to the championship. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Blazers faced No. 22-ranked North Alabama in a wire-to-wire matchup in Florence, Alabama. The game came down to penalty kicks, and the Blazers didn’t prevail until the eighth ...

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Winning Time: Blazers need streak to make playoffs

A two-game winning streak and a potential playoff seat is at risk when the Blazers host Florida Tech this weekend. VSU took the top off against the No.19 Delta State in a 34-13 win, and put the Blazers to 3-3 on the season, knocking the Statesmen out the national rankings. The Blazers didn’t make it much of a contest. They ...

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Blazers char Choctaws in decisive victory

The Blazers dominated in a must win game at home against the Mississippi College Choctaws Saturday night. The 55-3 blowout win puts the Blazers at 2-3 on the season and 2-2 in GSC play. It wasn’t much of a game against the now 0-7 Choctaws, but the Blazers needed the win. The team can take a lot away from the ...

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