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VSU’s comeback halted late in loss to West Florida

The Blazers (8-6, 4-4 Gulf South Conference) had a costly turnover late in their 82-78 loss to the West Florida Argonauts (7-5, 3-5 GSC). VSU, now 2-4 in their last six games, made their best attempt at a comeback despite trailing most of the game Sunday night. Senior guard Jacolby Owens helped fuel that comeback and took over the offense ...

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Biology professor given ultimatum by her dean after controversial lecture

A VSU biology professor said she was told to change her course lectures after a complaint by a parent. Since 2004, Dr. Leslie S. Jones, an associate professor of the biology department, has been known for teaching about topics surrounding the biological aspects of religion, sex and gender and race in her introductory biology course, BIOL 1010 “Evolution and the ...

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VSU Students Rank Tops in Global Virtual Sales Competitions

On Monday, Nov. 21, six VSU students in the Professional Selling (MKTG 4130) class taught by Associate Professor Dr. Gary Futrell were recognized during a virtual ceremony. “These students showed amazing dedication and a desire to excel,” Dr. Futrell said. “This is the first time we’ve participated in the competition, and they performed even better than I could have imagined. ...

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Top 4 survival tips for finals week

Finals are just around the corner, and for the majority of students, this is one of the most stressful times of the year. Studying and preparing for finals can seriously affect your mental health. So, how do you go through finals week without burning out? Here are four tips to get through finals. 1. Remember your limits. Above all else, ...

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Editorial: Is Georgia’s runoff system really fair?

After Raphael Warnock won 49.4% of the election vote and Herschel Walker 48.5%, Georgia is headed to a runoff election. Georgia law requires a runoff election if a candidate does not receive at least 50% of the vote in general elections. Louisiana is the only other state that has this requirement. While this may seem like a fair law, ensuring ...

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The 1975: ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ Review

On Oct. 14, British pop rock band The 1975 released their fifth studio album, “Being Funny In A Foreign Language.” The 1975 consists of lead singer, Matty Healy; lead guitarist, Adam Hann; bassist, Ross MacDonald, and drummer, George Daniel. They are most well known for their break-out single “Chocolate” from their self-titled debut album, “The 1975,” released in 2013. “Being ...

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Professor’s love is helping young writers

Dr. Emma Kostopolus, assistant professor in digital rhetoric, received her Ph.D. from Kansas University at only 28 years old. She has been at VSU for almost two years now, teaching a variety of English classes, including Composition I and II, Digital Writing and Professional Writing. Dr. Kostopolus has had a passion for English for quite some time now. She started ...

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Scorching hot shooting leads Blazers past Shorter

The Blazers just couldn’t seem to miss against Shorter. Led by senior guard Mohamed Fofana’s 26 points, five assists and three steals, the Blazers (4-2, 2-0 Gulf South Conference) blew past the Hawks (2-3, 1-1 GSC) 101-62. Head coach Mike Helfer noted Fofana’s growth as a player, saying how he’s blossomed in his final season. “Last year, I felt like ...

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