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A rich history: First person shooters, a staple for gamers

Seeing the action unfold through the eyes of a character is an experience that can be lived when playing first-person shooters. The first-person shooter has been around since the early 1970s. Two of the first games in this genre were “Maze War”, which was a game in which players rambled around in a maze battling foes and “Spasim,” a space ...

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Whistl phone case gives user added line of defense when in danger

Written By: Cole Edwards A new smartphone case created to help ease the number of sexual assault cases, particularly on college campuses, is soon to be available.   The Whistl is described as an iPhone case that aims to prevent sexual assault and violent crime by giving the user a case where one click of a button on the side of ...

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Daily Strange: Why does scratching an itch make it so much worse?

Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin It feels so ridiculously good to scratch those bothersome itches, until shortly after your moment of euphoria ends and thus begins the insanely intense itch that drives you completely out of your mind. Well, have you ever wondered why that is? It’s true that scratching the itch gives way to temporary relief at first. It ...

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Daily Strange: Could sex for reproduction go out of style?

Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin According to an Australian fertility specialist, in-vitro fertilization may soon be a far more reliable option for the population to reproduce than old-fashioned intercourse. Soon to come breakthroughs in IVF (at the moment a last ditch effort for infertile individuals) may drastically upgrade the effectiveness than the traditional approach. This may sound unsettling and futuristic—infants ...

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Daily Strange: The Stupid Virus

Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin There is a virus in existence that infects the human brain and over time actually decreases cognitive ability, according to scientists in the US. The algae virus, which before now has never been observed in healthy people, was found to affect mental function. This includes visual processing and spatial awareness. Researchers at John Hopkins Medical ...

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Planning and Budget Meeting

Written By: Marquez Slaughter The Planning and Budget Council met for an agenda meeting last Friday morning to follow-up on the conference held on Sept. 12. In the conference, the council detailed the arrangements of how the meeting and future meetings would be held. The meetings have and will continue to stress that planning and budget are independent, and will ...

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Democrats, analysts see opening for minimum wage vote in 2015

By Alan K. Ota CQ Roll Call / (MCT) Democratic supporters of an increase in the federal minimum wage believe voter initiatives for wage boosts in several states can add momentum to the effort in Congress even if Republicans sweep next week’s midterm elections. “If it comes up, it will pass,” said Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., “There is broad ...

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University uses infomercials to get kids to graduate on time

By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal / (MCT) AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron is joining the ranks of the Snuggie, OxiClean and Ronco Spray-on Hair. Yes, UA has entered the fast-talking, quirky world of infomercials. And it’s hoping funny videos urging students to graduate on time are just as effective as selling off-beat products. So far, it is. ...

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Volleyball climbs to No. 3 in GSC rankings

Written By: Neil Frawley With yet another win on Tuesday night at the University of West Georgia, the VSU volleyball team (19-7, 14-4) secured its third straight win and has ascended to third place in the Gulf South Conference. Two home matches remain on VSU’s schedule, Mississippi College (5-23) have lost its last seven matches, and University of West Alabama ...

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First year head coach takes team to GSC tournament

Written By: Kristin Whitman Your attention please, your attention please I would like to introduce you to first year coach Rebecca Nolin and her playoff-bound soccer team.   VSU will be headed to the Gulf South Conference Tournament starting with a game of revenge against the West Florida Argonauts on Friday, Nov. 7.   After a rocky start to the season, ...

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