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New band director leads Blazin’ Brigade

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer The Valdosta State University marching band, known as the Blazin’ Brigade, has been entertaining their fans with their sounds since 1993. The Blazin’ Brigade consists of woodwinds, brass, percussions, color guard members, and the Red Hot dance team. You can always count on the Blazin Brigade to lead our team to victory during each ...

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Wake up and make the most of your morning

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor Waking up in the morning can seem harder as the semester progresses, but there are a few ways you can make getting out of bed easier. Planning ahead of time may be what you’re missing if you have trouble waking up. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggests that having trouble waking up ...

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Review: Palms updates increase seating

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer The Palms Dining Hall has gone through some changes for this semester which includes a whole new remodel, more food options, and are even getting bigger crowd with the new improvements. The new spaces provided for seating are noticeable right out the gate, or through the front doors at least. Thanks to the removal ...

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Free college abroad tempting: Fees worth it for comfort and close proximity to home

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer U.S. students are paying zero dollars in tuition to earn their bachelor’s degree at a faster rate by choosing to study abroad. According to a CNN article titled “Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees,” there are around 44 schools in Europe offering a free college education and others with tuition costs ...

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Hidden gem located in Remerton: Studio Imagination an escape for letting out your creative side

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Nestled among the bars there is a little building that offers a different temptation for those who enter. Studio Imagination offers a unique experience for kids and adults to inspire their creativity through painting and crafts. Since childhood, owner Barbara Hill wanted to share her art from woodwork to canvas painting with others. Opening ...

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Rec Pool gets $500,000 facelift

Written by Taylor Collins, Staff Writer As many of VSU’s students know, before the start of the semester the pool in the Student Recreation Center was closed for reconstruction and repairs. The pool was closed on August 5th for training, and on August 12th the Gordian Group, a Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia approved contractor, requested ...

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College uses Pokémon Go to boost enrollment: Unconventional classes a useful tool to attract student interest

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer While pursuing the Facebook profile of Fresno City College, screenshots from the game Pokémon Go are scattered throughout their feed. Perhaps this is because of the game’s popularity, or maybe it is because Fresno City College offers course credit to its students for playing Pokémon Go. The college posted a picture of a flyer ...

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Review: Cinema is a hit in downtown Valdosta

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor A decked-out staff greeted customers as they bought tickets and snacks at the Red Door Records and Cinema this weekend. The movie began to roll as the crowd chanted “Lips! Lips! Lips! Lips! Lips!” in anticipation of what was to come. Red Door Records and Cinema screened the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Saturday ...

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Throwback Tech: What the heck happened to Myspace?

Written by Michaela Leung, Copy Editor Most of us remember the days of Myspace. Today’s teenagers unfortunately will never get the chance to experience Myspace the way that we did when we were younger. From arranging your “Top Friends” to perfecting your HTML code for your layout and uploading the perfect wacky bathroom mirror pic. We would update our statuses, ...

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