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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 9/2/15

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Today’s Birthday (09/02/15). Realize personal dreams this year with consistent practical focus. Let go of worn-out philosophies. The harvest eclipse (9/13) ushers in new health and happiness, leading to collaboration on joint resources (9/27). New partnership (3/8) creates financial growth opportunities (3/23). Collaborate for love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 9/1/15

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Today’s Birthday (09/01/15). Personal and professional growths abound with lucky Jupiter in your sign. Abandon narrow thinking. Focus on practical needs. Autumn eclipses open doors for health, harmony (9/13) and shared accounts (9/27). Springtime ones illuminate new beginnings in relationships (3/8) and finances (3/23). Raise love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 ...

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Organization’s team to host powder puff football game

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Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer Last night, Valdosta State’s Activity Board teamed with the Sigma lota Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega to organize a powder puff football game as a part of the Fall Explosion extravaganza. The game was held on the intramural field by Centennial Hall. It was a defensive battle, ending with the Red Squad defeating the ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/31/15

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Today’s Birthday (08/31/15). Rise into your own this year. Use your influence for a greater cause, especially after 10/13. Your natural precision grows family accounts after 10/27. Discover a kindred spirit and partner after 3/8. Forgiveness creates breakthroughs after 3/23. Share your love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. ...

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Hayden Barnes settlement reached

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Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer Thomas Hayden Barnes was a student here at Valdosta State University in 2007 under the presidency of Ronald Zaccari. Hayden Barnes became known for his lawsuit against Zaccari, VSU, and the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia. Barnes filed the lawsuit in 2008 due to his rights being violated under the First ...

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Todd Smoot named VSU’s new cross country head coach

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Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer On August 13, Valdosta State Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced Todd Smoot as the new head coach of the cross country program. Smoot previously coached the Blazers in a part-time role from 2008-2013. Smoot had an impressive run in his first stint with VSU. His five seasons under the helm resulted in 10 All-GSC ...

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Blazers new basketball coach brings experience

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Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer A new addition has been added to the Valdosta State Athletics and Blazer basketball program, with the hiring of Jason Mays to be an assistant coach. With years of experience under his belt, Mays was a great choice for the program. Mays’ began his career by being a graduate assistant under the leadership of ...

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Blazer have high hopes for the upcoming football season

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Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer VSU will kick off the 2015 season against one of its oldest football rivals, the Albany State Golden Rams on September 5. Coming off a breathtaking 10-3 season, the Blazers have been working hard all summer to continue to build on what they established last year. Senior running back Austin Scott will be one ...

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Should America offer paid leave to new parents?

Sean Wylie and his wife Laura Wylie of Oak Park, Ill., feed their 7-month-old daughter Matilda on Saturday April 18, 2015. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS) Photo Credit: MCTCampus

Written by Zenobia Harris, Copy Editor “Today, we’re the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers.” President Obama gave this statement during his State of the Union address. As far-fetched as that may seem, it may be truer than people realize. According to an International Labor Organization study, the ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/28/15

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Today’s Birthday (09/28/15). Slow down and think things over this year. Consider history before making decisions and plans. Let go of strategies that don’t work, especially in partnerships. Communication and social networking opens profitable career doors after 3/8. Assume new leadership after 3/23. Love is your lodestar. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, ...

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