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Bitcoin: the new currency

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro This Tuesday the first ATM to house one of the most revolutionary and sophisticated digital currencies in the world, the Bitcoin, opened in a Vancouver coffee shop. The Bitcoin was introduced in 2009, and during this time 1,309.03 bitcoins (BTC) was worth $1. Today a single BTC is worth close to $200. People obtain BTC by ...

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‘Miracle Boy’ brings troubled innocence to the screen

Written by: John Preer Those who attended VSU Mass Media Program’s screening in the University Center Theater last Wednesday arrived with intentions to view a film entitled “No Soliciting.” The film’s director was scheduled to attend the screening and be available for a question and answer afterwards.  Dove was not able to make it so instead assistant professor Jason Brown ...

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Katy Perry’s new album hits stands

Written by: Isaiah Smart Fans have been “roaring” since the debut of Katy Perry’s fourth studio album, “Prism,” on Oct. 18. “Prism” is a trip of love, inspiration and youthful energy. The deluxe version offers three additional tracks: “Spiritual,” “It Takes Two” and “Choose Your Battles.” The lead single, “Roar,” opens the album. Generally, albums either create a new sound ...

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VSU club makes Valdosta Shine

Written by: Khiry Clements With the holiday season approaching, we need to take a step back and ask “How can we give back to the Valdosta community?” The VSU chapter of Habitat for Humanity is way ahead of us as they raise funds, educate students about the need for homes in the Valdosta area and provide volunteers to build homes ...

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VSU table tennis proves to be a fierce competitor

Written by: Jordan Barela The VSU Table Tennis Club is becoming a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the often-overlooked sport of table tennis or “pingpong,” as it is often called. Recently, the club won in a tournament that was held in Lakeland, Fla. Kyle Smith, vice president of VSU’s team, received first in his division, and ...

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Omnino 4 now calling for submissions

Written by: Brian Hickey Students can once again have the chance to become published writers thanks to the fourth volume of Omnino, VSU’s undergraduate research journal. Omnino, which is Latin for “altogether,” publishes students’ original research and brings it to a wider academic audience. Being published in Omnino also helps students make an impressive résumé. “It’s going to look real ...

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Complex Crazies pumped for new hoop season

Written by: Lia Armistead   With the start of the VSU basketball season less than two weeks away, Blazer fans are getting ready for the weeks to come.  Starting in the early 90’s, the Complex Crazies have been the Blazer’s most dedicated fans throughout every basketball season. The Crazies are a large group of students that come together under the ...

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VSU beats West Alabama

Written by: Neil Frawley After being on the road for over a month, the VSU volleyball team returned to its friendly confines on Tuesday night when it came away with a three set to one victory over the West Alabama Tigers. “It’s great to be back home,” Head Coach Mike Swan said after the match. “We needed it so bad ...

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Lady Blazers back on the floor

Written by: Chris Kessler  Basketball season is right around the corner, and the VSU Lady Blazers have high expectations of winning the Gulf South Conference. “I think we can compete,” Head Coach Kiley Hill said. “Can we win it? You just never know. You got to have some breaks, but we can be in a position to do some very ...

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Intramural Update

Written by: Steven Quinn The flag football and futsal seasons have come to an end, but there is still plenty coming up this semester and next. Imleagues still offers table tennis and the popular five-on-five basketball. Registration for both table tennis and five-on-five basketball is open now but closes on Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. Next semester offers four-on-four flag ...

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