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Editorial: Students, education is not a race

You may recall the child hood story called The Tortoise and The Hare which taught us all that slow and steady wins the race. Similar to the memorable fable, we need to think of college in that aspect. That is, there is no such thing as graduating on time. Some students are under the pre-consumed notion that graduating later than ...

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Betty’s Diner offers breathtaking breakfast

Here in Valdosta, it’s hard to find a real home-cooked style meal at a restaurant, but one restaurant makes that choice easier for everyone. Opening in 1950, originally as Bynum’s Diner, Betty’s Diner is one of the oldest restaurants still standing in Valdosta. The owner, Betty Daughtery, has been working here since Bynum’s was open. She hasn’t missed a day, ...

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Hot bats meet fierce pitching as VSU hosts W Fla

The Blazer baseball team is playing at home this weekend against West Florida for a mid-season matchup and chance to further their winning streak. The Blazers are coming off a revenge victory Tuesday at home against Georgia Northwestern. The previous matchup ended in a 10-3 loss, but the Blazers took the rematch 3-2 thanks to strong pitching out of the ...

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Editorial: The type of community VSU should be

As digital analyst Brian Solis once said, “Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter.” We are in a time where we are fussing and fighting with each other more than ever. We argue about topics such as gender roles, politics, COVID-19, pop culture and sexuality among a variety of others. We all have our different beliefs, and ...

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Blazers baseball bests Union and prepares for GA Southwestern

The bats came alive late for the Valdosta State baseball team as they beat Union 2-1 in last weekend’s rubber match at Billy Grant Field. VSU lost the first game on Saturday in a pitcher’s duel, but over the next two games, the offense got hot for the Blazers. Twenty-five runs would cross home plate over the next sixteen innings. ...

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Feature: Lakeland native releases third season of animated Netflix series

Waco O’Guin, an American comedian, animator and former VSU student, has signed a deal with Netflix. O’Guin released a new season of his animated series “Paradise PD” on the platform on March 12. Growing up in Lakeland, Georgia, O’Guin always had an admiration for drawing animated characters, even winning a national award as a kid for his drawing of Homer ...

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Pop Addict: 2021 Grammy Awards Predictions

Hello, my favorite pop addicts at VSU, and welcome back to a special (and my personal favorite) edition of our beloved pop culture column! It’s Grammy Awards season in the music industry, and there is no better time to argue about who deserves to win which awards. This year’s nominations are quite interesting to say the least. While I am ...

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VSU makes history with first-ever GSC tournament title

VSU made history with a victory over Alabama-Huntsville in the Gulf South Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game on Sunday to earn the program its first-ever conference tournament title. The game took place at the University of Montevallo. The score was tight throughout most of the game. The No. 17 Blazers (17-4) held off a late surge from the No. ...

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Photos: Local flower shop continues to serve the community

Weddings, proms, holidays and even apologies can all be made better by flowers. Susan Mullis, owner of the Flower Gallery, has been servicing Valdosta and the surrounding areas with beautiful flowers for the last 20 years. “I love gardening and flowers, and I had a natural affinity for beautiful things,” Mullis said. “I just have a good eye for decorating.” ...

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Blazers baseball finishes 2-1 against Hawks over the weekend

On Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, the VSU Blazers held off the Shorter Hawks for a close 6-5 victory that ended their weekend series at Shorter with a record of 2-1. Some clutch pitching helped the team improve to 8-4 on the season after a loss and a win in the doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, against the Hawks. Senior ...

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