16 August

Dear Freshmen

Dear Freshmen Welcome to your first year of college! This will be one of the most painfully beautiful phases of your life. I don’t mean painful as in literally but figuratively. It is time to grow up and with growing up comes growing pains. You are now your own adult. You have to be responsible […]

08 April

Period shaming has got to go

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor Every woman can relate to the feeling of anxiousness her period produces. She thinks, “Is it leaking through my pants? Do I smell? Are people staring at me?” and the list goes on. Having a period has its downsides naturally: cramping, mood swings, and other pains. But to […]

22 February

T-Swift throws a diss

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor This past week, the 2016 Grammy Awards took place. There were many highlights of the night, including Kendrick Lamar’s powerful performance and, of course, Queen Beyonce presenting Bruno Mars with the Record of the Year award. The most interesting highlight of the night was Taylor Swift’s acceptance award […]

27 January

Oregon militiamen’s treatment shows racial bias

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor On January 2nd, a group of militiamen walked into the Federal Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon and declared it their own. The standoff is happening at the headquarters for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They have been protesting for weeks now, allegedly due to an issue they have […]

09 November

Media ignores Million Man March

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor On Oct. 16, 1995, Louis Farrakhan organized the Million Man March. This was a calling of all African American men to meet in Washington, DC around the National Mall. The march was held to place black issues back on the political agenda. This past October, the 20th anniversary […]

30 August

Bland another victim of police brutality

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor Sandra Bland was 28, living in Chicago, and on her way to her new, dream job in Waller County. She was pulled over for changing lanes without using a signal. The traffic stop was all caught on camera, and you can see tensions clearly rising between Bland and […]

20 August

Letter from an editor: Dear Juniors…

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor This is a pivotal year for you. You are no longer a freshman, and you’ve survived sophomore year and it’s not quite time for graduation. Do you know where you’re going to live after graduation? Do you know where you want to work? Where do you see yourself […]

24 April

Valdosta community, take a breath and calm down

Written by: Tyra Mills, Photo Editor With protests breaking out at Valdosta State, a Blazer may be beginning to question what is going on with our beloved campus. Students have been stepping on flags, veterans coming on campus allegedly “armed” in protest of it, black lives matter campaigners joining the march and many students inserting […]

06 November

Domestic violence awareness panel meets

 Written By: Tyra Mills As the midterm elections came to a close Tuesday night, VSU students gathered in a Bailey Science Center classroom to partake in a Domestic Violence Awareness Panel hosted by the Office of Social Equity. Topics discussed included if and when a man should defend himself against women and how a man […]