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Lady Blazers’ bench, Frey shines in win over Albany State

Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer is smiling somewhere. Maybe the starting five, as well, for much of the day off. The bench unit had quite the Saturday afternoon, crushing winless Albany State (0-2) 87-56 at the VSU Complex. The VSU second unit registered 54 points, nearly tying the Lady Rams game total. With this, Schirmer can look down on ...

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Blazers cross country eyes NCAA South Regional

VSU Blazers cross country teams are set to travel to Lakeland, Florida this weekend to compete in the NCAA South Regional, hosted by Florida Southern.  The women will compete in a 6k race, while the men will run a 10k.  The VSU men finished No. 8 at the Gulf South Conference Championships in their last time out. Sophomore Brishen House ...

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Preview: Lady Blazers plan to ‘settle in’ against Wildcats

The Lady Blazers are ready to tip-off the opening season. VSU opens their regular season in the Surcheros Lady Blazers GSC/SIAC Basketball Challenge. They’ll play Fort Valley State on Friday and Albany State on Saturday. It will be the first competitive games for Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer. They wrapped up their preseason going on the road to play ...

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People Poll: Why are you registered to vote?

Andrew Miller, freshman computer science major “I am a registered voter and the reason that I’m a registered voter is because I actually do care about what goes on in the community. Eventually, everyone gets older, but at the same time if we don’t actually get out there and get registered then who else is actually going to make the ...

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Which courses should you enroll in?

Registration for spring semester is now open. It can be hard to decide what classes you should take; some students would like for the classes to be both interesting and beneficial and that is possible. Classes that you are required to take can end up being enjoyable for you. Janai Green, sophomore and nursing major, was required to take sociology ...

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Student Spotlight: Spivey leads with experience

“She is going to be one of those people who evokes change in the world,” said a peer when talking about Danielle Spivey, a junior Spanish major with dreams to do just that. Spivey is no stranger to taking control and leading others in the right direction. The first organization she was involved with on campus was Spanish Club. By ...

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Tension Builds: Mayoral candidates address transportation, racial tension

Valdosta’s mayoral candidates were able to answer the questions of VSU students first-hand and address any of their concerns at their last debate. The last debate was held on Oct. 28 in VSU’s Magnolia Room, courtesy of the Sociology and Anthropology Club and the NAACP Valdosta State Chapter. All five of the candidates were invited but only three of them, ...

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Tennant’s Hat Trick leads VSU over Union

Senior Riley Tennant illustrated a hat trick to propel the Lady Blazers soccer team 6-0 victory against Union University Nov. 3. VSU improved to 9-6 overall and 7-4 in Gulf South Conference play.  The Lady Blazers have won three consecutive matchups.  Tennant finished the game with a career-high three goals on six shots and four on frame and one assist in ...

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Ground and Pound: Blazers backfield duo on record pace

Blazers sophomore running backs Jamar Thompkins Seth McGill, seem to be running up the charts with their season rushing yards. Jamar has a solid 678 rushing yards throughout this season while Seth McGill has 524.   Both players have a real shot at getting close to 1,000 rushing yards each before the end of the season and Head Coach Gary ...

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VSU student makes transitions from student to student DJ

From Atlanta to Valdosta, Brian Bogues, Known professionally as DJ Slim B, has made a splash with not only Valdosta State students, but surrounding universities through his DJing career. Bogues’ journey with Valdosta State began in the fall of 2016. The Atlanta native decided on VSU because of the closer proximity to everything in the city of Valdosta. “Being from ...

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