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Futuristic meets classical in new video game soundtrack

Written by: Rebecka McAleer Welcome back to Additive Noise, your #1 source for music you probably haven’t heard before. Old music, new music, strange music — it doesn’t get any stranger than today. This weekend I went to the store and traded in some old video games for credit to buy new ones. One of the two that I picked ...

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Free your blazing spirit: First half of Homecoming Week to host creativity, competition and a free trip to Wild Adventures

Written by: Cole Edwards Get your face paint, blow horns and school spirit ready, VSU students. Homecoming 2013 is upon us. Events will begin Monday and will continue until Saturday’s game against the Florida Tech Panthers. In a letter posted on the VSU website, President William McKinney wrote that this year’s Homecoming is especially important because it comes at a ...

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Career Services to teach dining etiquette

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Knowing how to present yourself while at a dining table may be your advantage when it comes to landing a job over your competitor. Career Services will be hosting the Dining Interview Etiquette Workshop on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.  Many employers are beginning to hold dining interviews in order ...

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Microsoft announces information on new tablets

Written by: Steven Setser Welcome to another issue of Spec Tech! I hope you are all finished skipping classes to play Grand Theft Auto 5. This week Microsoft pleased many people and also killed an App. Also, BlackBerry has to delay a product, per the norm. Microsoft held a conference and announced the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. The ...

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Josh Sparks takes talent overseas

More than six months since his last game in a Blazers uniform, Valdosta State’s all-time leading shot-blocker, Josh Sparks, is ready to test himself professionally. "I’m thousands of miles away from anyone I know, but it’s definitely a move that I needed to make. Getting paid to play basketball is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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U.S. Rep: ‘We can’t police the whole world’

by Joe Adgie   On Monday, Washington came to Valdosta. Congressman Austin Scott, who represents Georgia’s 8th district, which includes Valdosta, came to VSU to speak to the community at a meet and greet. Scott spoke to a packed Ballroom A about what was going on in Washington, the differences between Congress and the Georgia general assembly and his stance ...

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SGA pulls funding, speaker discusses guns on campus

by Joe Adgie   A speaker came to Monday’s SGA meeting to speak about upcoming legislation that would legalize concealed carry on college campuses, while an organization had its funding removed due to internal issues. The organization is the Film and Video Society, who had asked for $450 during the previous week’s meeting for a screening of the movie “Land ...

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Four Directions discusses ‘Baby Veronica’

by Jordan Barela   The custody battle of “Baby Veronica” was discussed by Four Directions, the Native American Studies student organization, Tuesday night. Four Directions discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in a lecture led by Dr. Fred Knowles, the chair of Native American Studies and professor of criminal justice. The case of Baby Veronica is a custody battle between her ...

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Greek Life informs during National Hazing Prevention Week

by Anthony Pope   National Hazing Prevention Week kicked off on Monday with members of VSU’s Greek Life informing students about the dangers of hazing and ways to prevent it. Sponsored by the Greek Ambassadors organization, tables were set up throughout campus to inform students about hazing and how VSU’s Greek organizations have taken a stance to put an end ...

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Starbucks bans guns

by Brian Hickey   News feeds rang loudly with the Starbucks request of its customers to no longer carry firearms in their stores. In an open letter released to the public, Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, made a very controversial request: “…Today we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas—even in states ...

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