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McGill relishes star role on football team

VSU fourth-year junior running back Seth McGill brings the passion and energy every time he’s on the field, whether it’s carrying the ball as a rusher or returning kicks on special teams. McGill, a native of Miami, Fla., knows he must take advantage of every opportunity presented before him. After all, it is how he got into football. “Before I ...

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Teachers provide Advice for Student Success

The pandemic has exasperated families, students’ mental health is in a massive decline and many are simply too overwhelmed by the thought of attending another four years of classes and exams. However, professors have pulled together tips for students to help them do well and stay motivated during college. Dr. Donald Thieme, associate professor of geosciences, highlighted common tips that ...

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Women’s and Gender studies celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

On Oct. 26th in front of Odum Library, the Women’s and Gender Studies department celebrated LGBTQ+ history month with the “Taste of History” event. Charity Lumpkin, an administrative assistant, and two others stood in front of the library passing out small cards with LGBTQ+ facts on them and candy attached to the back. Facts included the definition of some LGBTQ+ ...

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Blazers remain unbeaten with rout of Mississippi College

No. 2 VSU continued its undefeated season, steamrolling Mississippi College 41-14 on the road. The ground game was electric, as junior running back Seth McGill, junior quarterback Ivory Durham, redshirt junior running back Jamar Thompkins, redshirt freshman running back James Chaney and redshirt freshman running back Isaiah Flowers combined for a total of 379 yards and five touchdowns. VSU received ...

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VSU football is ready to compete at the FCS level

Valdosta State has only had a football team since 1982, but the fact that the program isn’t that old does not mean that it isn’t ready for tougher competition. Since 1982, the Blazers have won four national championships (2004, 2007, 2012, 2018) and eight Gulf South Conference championships (1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2018, 2019). That is a lot ...

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Taylor Mahon realizes cheer dream at VSU

Taylor Mahon, from Jacksonville, Florida, is 19 years old and a VSU cheerleader. She started cheering at just five years old when her mom introduced her to River City All Stars, a cheer gym in Jacksonville. Mahon’s inspiration is her old cheer coach, Lindsay Reavis. “She has taught me so much more than just cheerleading,” Mahon said. Mahon decided to ...

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VSU holds a Y2K theme for homecoming

Homecoming weekend is Nov. 5 and 6, and the Y2K was voted on by students last semester and won by a landslide. According to Rachel Dawkins, student activities coordinator for student life, masks will not be required for any homecoming events since campus is back in full swing. There will be several events on campus throughout the week of Nov. ...

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Guide: How to Budget Time for College

Everyone knows that the college student life can be challenging and time-consuming. But believe it or not, there are some ways that college students can budget their time. Here is a guide to help students manage their time between work and free time. Create a class/work schedule: Creating a schedule will help keep track of classes and assignments due. You ...

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Four Directions brings awareness to Native American culture

The organization, led by president Diana Hernandez, aims at to bringing together students and Indigenous people, concepts and events. Native American culture has become an increasingly more discussed topic in recent years as part of a cultural shift to be more inclusive in society. While the organization was put in place when VSU first started the Native American and Indigenous ...

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Collegiate Women promotes the Wellbeing of Women

Collegiate Women of VSU (CWVSU) is a women-led organization here at VSU that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of women and shows what the ideal collegiate women stand for. CWVSU also helps get women students prepared for the real world by stimulating a business casual dress code for meetings. This promotes comfortability in dressing business casual. This organization has ...

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