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Peaceful protest expected at 3 today

Written by: Elan Waite, Editor-in-Chief A peaceful protest is expected to take place at 3 p.m. on April 20, in an attempt to shed some positive light on the attention gathered by Friday’s protest, according to students organizing the protest. This protest will take place at the same place and time as another protest planned to show support for the American ...

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E.T. unearthed in New Mexico desert

Written by Joseph Albahari In 1987, an urban legend was born. It was reported that 14 trucks of Atari products were taken from a factory in El Paso, Texas to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The legend revolved around the failure of one particular game: “ET: The Extraterrestrial.” Zak Penn, writer of “The Avengers,” was intrigued by this tale ...

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Box office turns up the heat with summer sizzlers

Written by: Chris Kessler For movie studios, summer is the biggest time of the year. Blockbusters filled with superheroes, sequels and superstar A-list actors will fill theaters for the next four months. To help you decide what you want see or skip, here are some of the biggest films of the summer. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a ...

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Odum dances with books

Written by: John Preer This past Monday Valdosta State University made an addition to the growing art selection that can be found throughout Odum Library. The newest addition to Odum Library’s collection is courtesy of artist Amalia Amaki.  Amaki is a well-known artist who has had her work exhibited across the nation as well as in many international venues. The ...

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Student’s car catches fire outside of residence hall

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby On Monday, a VSU student’s car caught fire in front of Centennial Residence Hall around 9:15 p.m. Brandon Grace, junior biology major, said he smelled gas and saw his car starting to smoke. When a small fire started, he told his girlfriend to call 911 and began running in and out of Sustella Market to get ...

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New Earth-like planet

This diagram shows the position of Kepler-186f with its host star in relation to Earth. (Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)   Not too big, not too small. Not too hot, not too cold, maybe just right. Since humans took their first peek into the vast universe that lies right outside our planet, we’ve asked the question, “is there anyone else out ...

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Light years of stellar hindsight

(The Pillars of Creation, located in the eagle nebula.)   As the awesome Douglas Adams wrote, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how mind-bogglingly big it is.” Everyone knows that the unit to measure distance in space is the light year. Have you ever considered what that actually means though? Just one light year is a distance ...

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Excremental Compass

  Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Have you ever been curious, or annoyed with your dog spinning in circles, walking over here and then over there just to find a spot to poo. Well according to a team of Czech and German researchers, they might not just be trying to bug you. Canines may have an inner compass that dictates how, ...

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The nose knows?

    (Photo Credit: researcher Andreas Keller (above) Rockefeller University)   The human nose might not seem so impressive when you’ve got lassie finding lost persons, bloodhounds hunting down criminals, and German Sheppard’s busting you for the coconuts you had to bring back from Costa Rica. With our few hundred scent receptors it’s hard to give our snouts any respect, ...

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