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Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band return to Valdosta

On Apr. 1, Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band returned to The Salty Snapper in Valdosta and gave the audience an unforgettable show. Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band is completely managed and made up by Logan Lee, who has been singing his whole life but only learned guitar after becoming bed-bound due to a torn ACL. Lee has been ...

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Blazers falter against lowly Christian Brothers

The runaway VSU train was stopped in its tracks this weekend by an unlikely foe in the Christian Brothers Buccaneers. Despite the Bucs residing in last place in the Gulf South Conference standings, they took two out of three games against the Blazers, marking VSU’s first series loss of the year. Close games marked the series as each game was ...

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A Look at the Historical Figures Behind Controversial Buildings on VSU’s Campus

Buildings on VSU's campus named after problematic historical figures

Ashley Cinemas Ashley Cinema, established in 1979, was named after the Ashley Street, also named after William Ashley, who was a physician and slaveholder. This was not the first to request this name change. Citizens of Valdosta have proposed changing the name because of Ashley’s position as an enslaver of at least 17 African Americans during his lifetime. There is ...

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Column: Universities should be the safe space that diversity needs

Anti-LGBTQ+ bills are being proposed through legislation that could cause harm towards the community, and if they are passed, universities should be a safe space and include diversity. Nearly 240 bills were proposed in legislation that restricts the rights of the transgender community and the LGBTQ+ community. One law that has been passed in Florida, known as the “Don’t Say ...

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VSU hosts Research Symposium Week

VSU’S Symposium Week will consist of many presentations and contests from April 4 to 8. It will consist of a guest speaker, oral presentations, poster presentation, and a video contest. There will also be a graduate student portion of the symposium. The events are open to all VSU students, staff and faculty. The Keynote Address for the Undergraduate Research Symposium ...

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Georgia Army National Guard Recruits at VSU

The National Guard office opened on VSU’s campus on Oct. 1, 2019. The previous Battalion Commander, Col. McDougal, came up with the idea of opening the office because the National Guard offers state tuition assistance for public universities. He took his idea to the Board of Regents, who then took the idea to multiple universities in GA. The resources that ...

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Board of Regents Ignores Recommendations to Change Problematic VSU Building Names

Buildings on VSU's campus named after problematic historical figures

The USG Board of Regents decided against renaming more than 70 building across the university system last semester that are named after those who partook in slavery, oppression, anti-Semitism and supremacy. Five of these buildings are located on VSU’s campus, including residence halls. They are Ashley Cinema, Brown Hall, Langdale Hall, Lowndes Hall and Patterson Hall. The buildings are named ...

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The BA.2 Omicron Variant

A new variant of the infamous COVID-19 Omicron strand, now accounting for the resurgence of COVID, has begun to spread and is now named The Stealth variant. This strain now makes up 12% to 20 % of the diagnosed cases, and it has doubled in the last few weeks from a minor contributor to being one of the most dominant ...

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Blazers down Flagler, 9-5, in midweek showdown

Offense just comes so easy to this Blazers squad. After winning the weekend series against Mississippi College by throwing 26 runs up on the board, Valdosta State put another nine runs up against the visiting Flagler College to take the one-game meeting 9-5. The Blazers took the game despite a rough start from the pitching staff. Sophomore starter Scott Curran ...

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