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Photos: Halloween at VSU

Despite COVID-19, VSU still puts decorations around campus to put everyone in a Halloween festive mood. Many resident assistants decorated the residence halls around campus. “I live on campus,” Cavannaugh said. “I like my RA’s decorations” A creepy mannequin is also standing in the entrance of the Student Union with a mask on to not only promote Halloween but also ...

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The Killers are back with a new album

On Aug. 21, The Killers brought back early 2010 alternative rock music with a new album called “Imploding the Mirage.” The band was formed in 2001 when singer Brandon Flowers left his band Blush Response, after he realized that his true calling was to form his own band, according to Planet Radio. The Killers first debut hit was “Mr. Brightside,” ...

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Crunch Fitness set to open up first location in Valdosta

Crunch , a chain of over 300 fitness clubs, is opening a gym in Valdosta. The new gym will be open in mid-December. The gym will be located in the Valdosta Mall and is offering $0 enrollment and memberships as low as $9.95 a month for members who sign up before Oct. 31. Members may sign up online or stop ...

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Homecoming moved

Annual traditions are being postponed due to COVID-19 and VSU homecoming is no exception. It will now be replaced with Blazer Week. Homecoming is an annual tradition which showcases the best of Blazer Nation for new and returning students, alumni and countless other traditions. However, this year is different because of COVID-19, which caused the postponement of homecoming to a ...

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Top quarterback recruit at VHS ruled ineligible to play by GHSA

Valdosta High School quarterback and the No. 18-ranked recruit in the 2021 ESPN 300, Jake Garcia, was officially ruled ineligible to play in the state of Georgia by the Georgia High School Association on Sept. 29. Garcia, a senior, transferred from Narbonne High School in California to play at VHS for his final season after it was announced that high ...

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Fall 2020 intramural sports schedule is live

Most fall sports have been canceled this semester, but students still have the opportunity to compete in intramural sports. “After realizing there is still a huge need for competition on our campus, our team of Graduate Assistants wanted to offer a face-to-face program that students could still come to participate in and enjoy, using our facilities safely, of course,” Matthew ...

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Former VSU hoopster now pro in Kazakhstan

Many students here at VSU probably couldn’t tell you where Kazakhstan is on the map, but one former Blazer, in particular, is in the beginning of his professional career there. Jeremiah Hill had an excellent career with the Valdosta State University Men’s Basketball team, winning several awards. Now, he finds himself thousands of miles away from home, signed to a ...

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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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How COVID has affected the Deaf community on campus

VSU is one of the only colleges in Georgia that provides a community for Deaf students and provides majors like Deaf Education and American Sign Language interpreting. Since school started on Aug. 17, students have been required to wear masks on campus. However, it’s harder for people of the deaf community to communicate with others with a mask covering their ...

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VSU professor retiring after 47 years of teaching

In Dr. James Baxter’s 47 years of teaching, he was able to see the changes of the university, students, and faculty at Valdosta State University. Dr. Baxter, who is the chairman of the chemistry department in VSU’s College of Mathematics and Science, is the longest tenured professor currently teaching on campus, and will be hanging up his periodic table at ...

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