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Future athletes Meet the Blazers on the soccer field

Written by Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Writer Each year, the Valdosta State Athletic department collaborates with Zaxby’s for an event called “Meet the Blazer’s” for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade who are interested in sports. All athletic teams participate in Meet the Blazers before the beginning of each season. The event is an hour long camp that has players ...

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Blazer bond that will last a lifetime

Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State women’s tennis team ended their season on April 19 after just barely losing to No. 2 Shorter College, 2-5, in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Lady Blazers put up a good fight throughout the tournament, winning 5-2 against No. 6 North Alabama. Although the team did not have the best season ...

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Cosmo publishes trends, exemplifies racism

Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor Racism is a topic that is tender to bring up. However, in a recent article that Cosmopolitan published on its online magazine, racism was definitely prevalent. The article discussed recent trends that were either “gorgeous” or “need to die. ” The 21 trends that were considered “gorgeous” had white models showing the trend. However, those ...

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Students respond to former Blazer’s concert

Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor Kip Moore, former Blazer golfer, “came home” to the PE Complex on April 11. However, it was not as successful as the athletic department had hoped. The attendance was so low that Kip Moore invited the audience down to the floor, according to sophomore Hannah Peyton. “I don’t think that it was advertised very well,” ...

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Softball pitcher Calhoun gets recognized, wants more for team

by Lia Armistead VSU softball pitcher Caitlyn Calhoun appreciates all the attention she is getting from the season but wants everyone to recognize the team for all they have done. After receiving three National Pitcher of the Week titles this season, and multiple Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the week titles, Caitlyn Calhoun has continued her progress towards her goal ...

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Albritton embraces new role after three weeks on the sideline

Written by Lia Armistead, Staff Writer Courtney Albritton is still in recovery after breaking her arm March 8 while up at bat against North Alabama. The Junior was two hits away from the Gulf South Conference record for career hits, however she did not end up making it through the game. At the bottom of the first inning, Albritton was ...

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Valdosta ‘GRITS’ take over Wednesday night

by Lia Armistead VH1’S “Hot GRITS,” Girls Raised in the South, premiered last Wednesday, showing the world Valdosta’s southern hospitality and what (some) people here are all about. The show follows a group of born-and-raised South Georgia girls – Emily, Bear, Rachet, Sarah, Hailey, Jenna and Jennifer – as they go about their business in Valdosta. “The South is more ...

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Student shot at party

by Lia Armistead The Valdosta Police Department responded to an alert one March 15 at 1:15 a.m. off Baytree Drive near the Gates apartments after gunshots were fired in a large crowed of people. According to Adam Floyd of the Valdosta Daily Times, police are now looking for the person who supposedly started shooting in the crowd of people. The ...

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Caitlyn Calhoun shining as a star player

by Lia Armistead As the weather gets warmer and spring comes to a bloom, the women’s softball team is kicking their season into full swing, competing in up to eight games per week, with Caitlyn Calhoun shining as a star player. The junior pitcher has been thriving as a Blazer since her freshman year as she put up an 11-4 ...

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Albritton aims to build on success

by Lia Armistead Through the cold months of December and January, the VSU women’s softball team practiced almost every day in preparation for the upcoming season that begins every February. One senior has really stood out to those in the VSU softball community. Courtney Albritton is a senior utility player for the Lady Blazers, meaning she is capable of playing ...

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