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Stacey Abrams’ campaign trail lands at VSU

Stacey Abrams made a splash at VSU Tuesday afternoon when she came to campus for her OneGeorgia rally, part of a swing through Valdosta during her campaign for governor. Abrams, who is the Democratic candidate running for governor against current office holder Brian Kemp, came to VSU to promote her campaign and appeal to the student voters and faculty of ...

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Strong second half leads Blazers past Keiser

The No. 2 ranked VSU football team (1-0) kicked off the Tremaine Jackson era with a 36-21 win over the No. 7 ranked Keiser Seahawks (1-1) of the NAIA. Though finding themselves in a tight battle throughout the game, Jackson believes this game will be a good thing for the Blazers in the long run. “It was good for us ...

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Blazers set to face Keiser in season opener

The No. 2 VSU football team is set to host the No. 7 Keiser Seahawks (1-0) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for their season opener for a rare Thursday night game in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. Though there has been a changing of the guard in head coach from last year’s Blazer squad, ...

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People Poll: Marvel vs. DC

  “Marvel has become tiresome in terms of movies. Meanwhile, DC’s animated flicks are still amazing.” Daniel DeMesseman, sophomore secondary education major with a concentration in history “I definitely enjoy watching marvel more than DC, so I’m going to have to choose marvel.” Maggie Stewart, freshman pre-medicine biology major “I definitely like Marvel better. I strongly believe that their characters ...

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Blazers volleyball struggles in 5-game road trip

The VSU women’s volleyball team opened their season with a five-game road trip spanning from Aug. 25-27, including a four-game stint in the Sandy Hoffman Memorial Tournament, going 1-4. The Lady Blazers, despite losing four of five to open the season, showed some signs of resiliency from what is a young squad. Of the 14 members on the team, 12 ...

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Opinion: Fan culture helped define our generation

Fan culture has taken social media by storm. Everywhere you go, you can find accounts dedicated to TV shows, movies, fictional characters, content creators and celebrities, especially on Twitter and Instagram. More often than not, what has been named “stan culture” is the butt of a long running online joke. Accounts like these are often seen as cringy or obsessive, ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza returns for 2022

On Aug. 18, the Office of Student Diversity held the widely anticipated Multicultural Extravaganza, an annual event that celebrates the diverse array of cultures and heritages that make up VSU. Several booths were set up around the ballroom by student organizations and volunteers, offering food, cultural resources and activities like balloon animals and henna stains. “I kept getting emails about ...

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The Scrum for Glory: VSU’s rugby club sets their sights on the SCRC

The VSU rugby club entered a new chapter in the short but successful history of the team. The rugby club has moved conferences, leaving the Georgia Rugby Union, which the Blazers have been members of since the club was founded in 2010, to the SEC’s rugby league, the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference. Additionally, the club started a women’s team in ...

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Editorial: Biden’s plan to forgive student loans

On Aug. 24, Biden announced via Twitter his plan for forgiving federal student loans, a campaign promise he made during the 2020 election. According to the plan, up to $10,000 of your loans can be cancelled if you didn’t receive Pell Grants, and up to $20,000 if you did receive Pell. This only applies to those earning less than $125,000 ...

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OPINION: Big Ten expansion brings uncertainty for college athletics

On June 30, the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) made a seismic decision to leave behind their longtime conference, the Pac-12, for the Big Ten in 2024. This move is easily the most surprising in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics. However, it has since been widely seen as one ...

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