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New professor brings diverse clubs to VSU

A new professor stands in front of his American Literature class explaining the nuances of the Native American oratory that a white man translated many years ago. The professor paces the front of the classroom and speaks with his hands as he invites his students to dig a little deeper, asking critical question after critical question to explore how the ...

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Opinion: Keep the faith in Jackson

The VSU football team’s latest performance, a 70-31 defeat at the hands of No. 25 Delta State, has fans clamoring for first-year head coach Tremaine Jackson to be fired. Blazer fans have expressed their disappointment in the Blazers’ 3-2 start to the season via social media. Some have even gone as far as playing the “woke” card, referring to Jackson ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Heather Gay

Heather Gay is a senior early childhood education major who transferred to VSU this fall. Gay will be graduating at the end of this semester, and her current dream is to be a teacher. She has always had a gift with children and loves looking after them. Before she decided to go into teaching, Gay was a nurse at Colquitt ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Kimberly Amy

Kimberly Amy is a sophomore history major here at VSU. Amy enjoys baking and working in the archives on the fourth floor of Odum Library. If she had to pick a favorite movie, it would be “The Age of Adaline.” “Outlander” is her favorite TV show. Amy’s favorite school subject is history. Her dream job is to become a museum ...

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Blazers travel to Delta State for top 25 showdown

The No. 16 VSU football team (3-1, 1-0 Gulf South Conference) travel to Cleveland, Mississippi, to face No. 21 Delta State (4-0, 1-0 GSC) in a big early-season conference matchup. The Blazers enter this game coming off a thrilling comeback win against Shorter. Despite the Blazers trailing the Hawks 17-0 at one point, head coach Tremaine Jackson had no doubt ...

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Editorial: Reading is trending on social media

While there has always been and always will be people who love to read, social media has influenced the sale of books and reading in the past few years. During the peak of the pandemic, people stuck at home picked up reading as a way to pass the time, driving sales and kickstarting a rise in popularity of books across ...

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Blazers rally to beat Shorter in conference opener

In a series that has been lopsided since Shorter (2-2, 0-1 GSC) joined the Gulf South Conference in 2012, Saturday’s showdown between VSU (3-1, 1-0 GSC) and the Hawks in Rome, Georgia, was one for the books. The Hawks gave the No. 13 Blazers all they could handle, jumping out to a 17-0 lead. However, it was the Blazers who ...

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Column: The risks of cancel culture

The act of canceling a celebrity, politician or musician has become a staple for internet users in recent years. Someone with a large platform and high social standing makes a remark or performs an action that is met with public backlash, to which they will either apologize or stand by what they’ve done. According to Pew Research Center, the idea ...

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Blazers open conference play against improved Shorter

The No. 13 VSU football team (2-1) kicks off Gulf South Conference play with a trip to Shorter (2-1) for their second leg of their three-game road trip. This game will be the first of two meetings between the Blazers and the Hawks. Shorter will visit the Blazers on Nov. 12 as part of the GSC Playoff Preview. Although Shorter ...

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VSU women’s tennis lands 2-Time NJCAA Champion

VSU has strengthened their line-up for the upcoming season with two-time National Junior College Athletic Association champion Olivia Pezo. The Swedish native has joined the women’s tennis team as a junior this fall. Pezo, 21, is a NJCAA 2021 singles and 2022 doubles national champion who transferred from Hillsborough Community College to VSU to continue her studies in international business ...

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