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Ditto app lights up tech life

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Ditto is the brainchild of inventor Robert Bye and a fellow colleague.  This concept design is very simple with a mirror that attaches to the top of your laptop and allows your webcam to view and record what is in front of you. It is a great product for students, because they can record ...

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Munch on Menchie’s: Menchies freezes Valdosta’s taste buds, variety of sweets for perfect froyo toppings

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Valdosta welcomed a new business that is offering a sweet, cool way to beat the South Georgia heat with a mission to “make you smile.” Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opened in early September at the Valdosta Mall. It offers a weekly rotation of fourteen low fat or nonfat yogurts and sorbets at their self-serving station. ...

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VSU protestor indicted on weapon charges

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer Eric Eugene Sheppard, Jr., known for his avid protesting of the American flag on Valdosta State University’s campus, has been indicted by a Lowndes County grand jury for carrying a weapon in a school safety zone. Sheppard will be arraigned on October 16, according to Assistant Southern District Attorney Brad Shealy. Although Sheppard created ...

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Best birth control options for college students

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer There is no denying that both high school and college students have sex.  Yet, a lot of students were taught in their sex ed classes that the best birth control is abstinence.  This leaves sexually active young adults uninformed. And unfortunately, just knowing the basics won’t always keep them safe. One of the most ...

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New smart kegel pairs with phones to help women exercise ‘lady parts

Written by LaShawn Oglesby, College Life Editor There’s now a smart kegel women can use that pairs with their phones known as kGoal. The interactive training system exercises the pelvic floor in women. kGoal was designed to be used by various body types and anatomies. During testing, kGoal was found to be comfortable for use in 95 percent of the women ...

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Ben Carson: The controversy surrounding his most recent comments

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer Ben Carson is a renowned and well-known neurosurgeon. Now retired, he has chosen to take on another chapter of his life, which is politics. Carson is a presidential candidate for the Republican Party, he along with Donald Trump, Mark Rubio and Chris Christie all have the aspiration and goals of becoming the leader of ...

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Why Defund Parenthood?

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree Staff Writer Planned Parenthood’s funding is among today’s most contentious political issues, with politicians on both sides of the issue taking passionate stances. The question is simple, should the government fund Planned Parenthood? The answer is similarly simple, absolutely not. This is for three reasons. First, Planned Parenthood is principally an abortion provider, it is ...

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Teens’ condom detects STD

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Three British teens have proposed an idea for a new type of condom that could detect sexually transmitted diseases.  The proposal won the trio a prize in the U.K. The teens, 13-year-old Muaz Nawaz, and 14-year-old Daanyaal Ali and Chirag Shah, said that the idea came to them after discovering how big of a problem ...

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SGA discusses Project Pink and school spirit

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer The Student Government Association had a general assembly meeting at 8 p.m. in the University Center Cypress Room earlier this week. At the meeting, SGA discussed things such as the Fill-a-Truck food drive, Project Pink to address breast cancer, and decorating the stadium red to show school spirit. Nicole Njoku, committee head for student ...

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