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Editorial: Reading is trending on social media

While there has always been and always will be people who love to read, social media has influenced the sale of books and reading in the past few years. During the peak of the pandemic, people stuck at home picked up reading as a way to pass the time, driving sales and kickstarting a rise in popularity of books across ...

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Dedo Maraville Gallery concludes ‘Fresh Start’ exhibit

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery recently concluded “Fresh Start,” an exhibit that highlighted faculty artwork, including the work of two professors who have joined the gallery’s leadership. This exhibit showcased unfinished work to highlight the stereotype of art teachers as they are put into a box and feel constant pressure from others. Just like this new idea of unfinished ...

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Blazers rally to beat Shorter in conference opener

In a series that has been lopsided since Shorter (2-2, 0-1 GSC) joined the Gulf South Conference in 2012, Saturday’s showdown between VSU (3-1, 1-0 GSC) and the Hawks in Rome, Georgia, was one for the books. The Hawks gave the No. 13 Blazers all they could handle, jumping out to a 17-0 lead. However, it was the Blazers who ...

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Column: The risks of cancel culture

The act of canceling a celebrity, politician or musician has become a staple for internet users in recent years. Someone with a large platform and high social standing makes a remark or performs an action that is met with public backlash, to which they will either apologize or stand by what they’ve done. According to Pew Research Center, the idea ...

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Blazers open conference play against improved Shorter

The No. 13 VSU football team (2-1) kicks off Gulf South Conference play with a trip to Shorter (2-1) for their second leg of their three-game road trip. This game will be the first of two meetings between the Blazers and the Hawks. Shorter will visit the Blazers on Nov. 12 as part of the GSC Playoff Preview. Although Shorter ...

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Editorial: Students deserve a voice in future changes

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, President Richard Carvajal sent a video to faculty and staff addressing a strategic plan to focus on current and future VSU students. The video addressed declining enrollment of traditional students, or undergraduates attending in-person classes on campus, and how despite efforts to up recruitment, numbers have been steadily decreasing at schools around the nation for almost ...

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People Poll: How do students feel about losing the game during family weekend?

Morgan Ledbetter, a sophomore ASL interpretation major, said, “Although I wasn’t there for the game, my mom called because she’s very invested in the games, and we were both shocked and upset. I think we all expected more after the last game.” Gracie Roberson, a senior biology major and chemistry and psychology minor, said, “I was a little surprised they ...

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VSU women’s tennis lands 2-Time NJCAA Champion

VSU has strengthened their line-up for the upcoming season with two-time National Junior College Athletic Association champion Olivia Pezo. The Swedish native has joined the women’s tennis team as a junior this fall. Pezo, 21, is a NJCAA 2021 singles and 2022 doubles national champion who transferred from Hillsborough Community College to VSU to continue her studies in international business ...

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VSU kicks of National Hispanic Heritage Month

On Friday, Sept. 16, VSU’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages hosted their event for National Hispanic Heritage Month and a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The event was held in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and featured art, music, dancing, food and information on Hispanic heritage and diversity. Students were invited to learn more about ...

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Photos: Things to do on campus

With midterms right around the corner, you may be searching for some ways to de-stress before your big exams. However, you may be struggling to find something to do. My suggestion: Take an opportunity to explore some of the things VSU has to offer right here on campus. VSU is the perfect place to interact with your fellow students, participate ...

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