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Dig in: New Remerton pizza buffet offers food and fun

Written by: Eric Jackson If the thought of fresh, doughy specialty pizzas doesn’t grab your attention, then take one step inside Remerton’s new buffet restaurant, and you won’t leave without a full stomach. The Mill Pizza Buffet and Games opened last week in the Remerton Mill Plaza across the street from the decimated construction area that was once the Strickland ...

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Love ‘bytes’: Social media is dominating relationships

Written by: Lamarcus Wilkerson Students, staff and faculty connect in various ways through social media, and now romantic relationships are not immune to the complex world of cyber communication. More often than not, there is a student or faculty member nearby that’s texting their significant other. If that’s not the case, he or she may be tweeting publicly about last ...

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Professor’s collection a fun diversion

Written by: Sydney Devine English professors collect more than items of the literary kind. From salt and pepper shakers to pink flamingos and brooches (a type of clothing pin), Dr. Kinney has a wide variety of bizarre collections that she either keeps in her home as decoration or wears on a daily basis. “I’ve always collected books, it seems, but ...

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VSU students stack the competition with CORE

Written by: Abbie Baggerly VSU students will reach new heights with CORE.   CORE Outdoors will be hosting the second annual crate stacking competition March 6 at 7 p.m.   The event will be held in the Student Recreation center, and everyone is welcome to attend.   Equipped with a helmet, harness and a rope, competitors will stack milk crates ...

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Officer 699: Man of Mystery

Written by: Matthew Sullivan The life of a VSU parking attendant is racked with peril. “I had just bought a drink from the Student Union and had set it down to write a ticket,” Officer 699, a VSU parking patroller of two years, said. “When someone walked by, they snatched my drink, ran away and threw it in the creek.” ...

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Hollywood upgrades “RoboCop”

Written by: Chris Kessler After 27 years, a “Robocop” remake is a smart choice. Just like technology upgrades over time, the movie about a robot cop needed to as well. The original was praised for its special effects (in 1987 they were state-of-the-art), but they’re laughable compared to modern day effects. Visually, the remade “Robocop” is a masterpiece, but all ...

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Robot band gives new face to music industry

Written by: Joseph Albahari Daft Punk is not the only musical robot group storming the media in 2014. Z-Machine, an all-robot band created by Yoichiro Kawaguchi, a professor at the University of Tokyo, and designed by Naofumi Yonetsuka, a fellow robotics engineer of the university, has come into the spotlight. Kawaguchi and the other creators worked with Squarepusher, a recording ...

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Food, music and nightlife can be found ‘Creekside’

Written by: Jessica Ingram Need the drink without the drunks? Creekside Tavern on Gornto Road is best known around Valdosta as a place for good drinks and live music, but the food should not be disregarded. The menu is small−only one page of meals and beverage offerings−and the prices range from $6 to $20 or more. For my meal, I ...

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White gets dethroned in Sochi

Written by: Isaiah Smart This week, television is running cold.  Entranced fans of the cold-skin, death-walker infested show “The Walking Dead” were revitalized on Sunday for the mid-season premiere of its fourth season. The zombie apocalypse continued on AMC at 10 p.m., wrenching viewers through a winding rollercoaster ride of disappointing decisions, victorious zombie beheadings and Carl’s character development. Rick ...

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Gamers big losers in the flap over ‘Flappy Bird’

Written by: Joseph Albahari Sometimes, what is created must also be destroyed. Flappy Bird, one of the most downloaded games of 2014 across IOS, Windows and Android marketplaces has been removed this week at the request of its creator. Created by Dong Nguyen and developed by DotGears Studios, Flappy Bird was first released in May of 2013, but the game ...

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