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VSU appears to prioritize student-athletes over students

The problem of dealing with unwanted sexual contact exists on college campuses all throughout the U.S. Victims deal with the physical and mental toll that non-consensual sexual contact forces on them while campus officials deal with determining the appropriate punishment for perpetrators who are proven guilty. VSU is not exempt from this issue. To protect the identity of those involved, ...

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Column: “Call Me by Your Name” causes chaos

Once again, the news and media have been flooded by a new artistic censorship controversy. Rapper Lil Nas X has released his nine-month awaited song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” The song quickly reached the number one spot on iTunes and has been streamed nearly nine million times on Spotify. The controversy of the song comes from the music ...

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Blazers look to return to winning ways against West Ala

This weekend’s series at West Alabama has become a must-win because of VSU’s current six-game losing streak. The Blazer baseball team has been swept by Delta State and West Florida over the past two weekends. Valdosta’s six-game skid has dropped them from third in the Gulf South Conference down to only a half game out of sixth, with a 12-11 ...

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Blazers prepare for last regular season invitational

The VSU men’s golf team is looking to finish the regular season with their first tournament win of the season at the Argonaut Invitational on Monday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 6. The tournament will be held at the Pensacola Country Club in Pensacola, Fla. and is being hosted by West Florida. The golf team will enter the tournament ranked ...

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Senior Blazers have big decisions to make

With VSU’s 2020-2021 men’s basketball season in the books, a lot will change between now and next fall as key players have decisions to make on their futures. The season was unprecedented and historic for several reasons. Despite playing through a pandemic, VSU was able to break through and win their first-ever Gulf South Conference tournament title. However, VSU’s run ...

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Column: “WAP” performance worries viewers

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, held on March 14, unleashed a new wave of controversy regarding media censorship. Rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion preformed their hit song “WAP” at the Grammys. The sexual nature of both the song and the performance caused major backlash from Fox News Tucker Carlson and his guest, Candace Owens. Owens especially, expressed ...

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Blazers look to bounce back against Delta State

After a rough series against West Florida last weekend, VSU will look to remedy hitting issues at Delta State this coming weekend. Despite a rough start to Delta State’s season, a six-game winning streak has the Statesmen above .500 with an overall record of 12-10 on the season and 10-10 in conference play. Delta State took both ends of a ...

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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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