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Grace Café: “It’s not cheap, it’s free!”

With so many things happening on campus it’s always a struggle to decide where your time would be best spent – especially if you are looking to be somewhere that offers meaningful connections and opportunities to make a positive impact while in college.   Fortunately, the Christ Episcopal Church’s College Ministry Grace Café, located at 1515 North Patterson St, is a ...

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Professor Spotlight: Meet Mr. Golden

There is a former state congressman teaching currently at VSU. Timothy Golden is a professor who teaches the “Georgia Purple Politics” class, which is a perspectives course. He is very enthusiastic about getting his students to think about politics and he would rather his students learn and think on their own, rather than just teaching them to follow whatever he ...

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The Mix makes space for school and local clubs

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Valdosta State University hosted The Mix. The event provided organizations on campus with a place to exhibit their work, and served as a mass interest meeting for students hoping to get involved on campus. The event was held in the University ballrooms, where dozens of organizations were given the space to set up booths, each boasting ...

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Feature: The Haven and the Battle Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

This story discusses topics regarding sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing. For over three decades, The Haven has been a staple in educational resources and protective services. With its home in Valdosta, the women’s shelter and sexual assault center services women, children, families and individuals in nine South Georgia counties. Opened on July 18, 1988, The Haven has ...

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Flames out burn Blazers on Hall of Fame Weekend

The VSU Blazers’ free fall continues as they lose a tight one to the Lee University Flames 68-61 on VSU Hall of Fame weekend. The Flames had 4 players in double digits in points. Flames’ graduate guard-forward Beyuan Hendricks led the way with 13 points. The Blazers were led by graduate guard LaTrell Tate who had a game high 24 ...

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Schirmer’s 100th win avenges loss to Flames

The Lady Blazers win their 13th straight game on Saturday as head coach Deandra Schirmer notches her 100th victory as head coach in Titletown. The Lady Blazers took on conference opponent Lee as the second act of Hall of Fame weekend on campus; a game that Lady Blazers fans have had circled since late November. The last time the Lady ...

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Blazer Athletics Hall of Fame is one for the books

The 27th annual Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame induction took place this past Saturday, and it was filled with many esteemed individuals. It was a room filled to the brim with Blazer legends, such as softball’s Thomas Macera to baseball’s Tommy Thomas. Some of the names that highlighted this year’s class were current Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II, ...

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Governor’s Chief of Staff makes Georgia history

Lauren Curry made history by being the first female chief of staff for the Governor’s office in Georgia.  Brian Kemp announced on Jan. 12 that Curry will assume the role permanently beginning on Jan. 15.    Curry has served in numerous roles before this position, allowing her to gain experience and prepare for this job.  According to Gov.Georgia, Curry has worked ...

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New addition to Valdosta Mall leaves shoppers curious

The Valdosta Mall is gaining a new store by Feb. 29.  Construction is seen taking place where Bed, Bath and Beyond once was. There is much discussion over what the store could be, as it is hidden from the public.  James Dolen, the Valdosta Mall’s general manager, says adding stores will allow for growth.  “We have a new 20,000-square-foot store ...

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