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VWC provides water fun year-round

Written by: Olivia Gear For students interested in water sports, a long drive does not have to be a part of the equation. The Valdosta Wake Compound sits about 12 minutes away from VSU and is considered to be one of Valdosta’s best-kept secrets because not many people know about it. Although the lake has been open for about a ...

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Fans express ’50 shades of anger’

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you everything that had us buzzing this past week in pop culture. While everyone was recovering from the televised twerk session that was the VMAs, the entertainment industry attempted to return to a sense of normalcy. Kicking things off this week, the cast for the highly anticipated film “Fifty Shades of Grey” ...

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Increased controller use for Xbox One

Written by: Steven Setser Hello, SpecTech followers, and welcome to another wonderful Thursday! This week, Xbox increased the amount of controllers the One can have, and LG announced a device before it was supposed to, so let’s dig right in. First off, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be able to have eight controllers, but not all games will ...

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Christians face persecution in Egypt

Written by: Taylor Stone   Following the 2011 uprisings throughout the Middle East, commonly referred to as “The Arab Spring”, the Obama administration and the mainstream media quickly set out to dismiss valid concerns that the Muslim Brotherhood would take power if various regimes were overthrown. Administration officials as well as the President repeatedly stated that the Islamic organization was ...

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Preserving diversity takes effort

Written by: Isaiah Smart   What a year 2013 has turned out to be. Here we are, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a pivotal speech in the spirit of equality for jobs and freedoms among all people. That was Aug. 28, 1963; a few weeks later another crucial moment ...

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Up ’til Dawn supports children’s hospital

Written by: Cole Edwards Fundraising and giving back to those in need continues to be a main focus for many students at VSU. Up ‘til Dawn, a nationwide program of more than 180 colleges, helps to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The VSU chapter of the organization was started in the fall of 2010 by ...

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Weapons don’t discriminate

Written by: Will Lewis   What were you doing Tuesday evening, Aug. 20? Across Valdosta and on campus many people were settling down for dinner. As some students scooped their evening meal onto a plate in Palms Dining Hall, more than 426 children shook and then died. Damascus, a city immortalized by the biblical story of a Pharisee named Saul, ...

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Willie Downs is ‘blessed’ for a new oppourtunity

Written by Eric Jackson  After previously playing football for two junior colleges, the misunderstood standout thinks it’s safe to call Valdosta his final stop. The Blazers’ newly acquired wide receiver considers himself blessed to be granted another opportunity. “I’m trying to make this a home run,” Downs said. “That’s what I’m coming in for, to make this the best out ...

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First play to ‘see the light’

Written by Jordan Barela   The VSU Theatre and Dance group will kick off the school year with their production of “Lonely, I’m Not” today at 7:30 p.m. “Lonely, I’m Not” is a dark comedy written by Paul Weitz, also known for being the director of “American Pie.” The play, which premiered in May 2012, is Weitz’s most recent off-Broadway ...

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Volleyball team sets to prepare for season opener

by Neil Frawley   After countless hours of practice, the VSU volleyball team is just about ready for its season-opening West Georgia Invitational in Carrollton, Ga. this weekend. Seven teams will be on display at the tournament, and three represent the Gulf South Coast Conference, including host team West Georgia, West Alabama and VSU. The two-day tournament will have the ...

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