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2016-08-25

NBC Universal Signs Deal with Snapchat

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer NBC Universal signs deal with Snapchat to produce original content and episodes within the app. Yes, that means your favorite app, famous for those amazing filters just got much better. These two companies are no strangers to one another. NBC already has an existing deal with Snapchat where they showcase the 2016 Olympics in ...

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Intramural field gets a facelift

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer VSU has changed a good bit over the summer aesthetically. Among the new additions is the recreation field behind Centennial. In the recent years, flag football games have had to be postponed due to the field being rained out and too muddy to play on. Now, the entire field is made out of turf ...

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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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Michael Phelps’ medals deserve respect

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Phelps has had a few scandals during his 16 yearlong swimming career, but his accomplishments have outshined those scandals. Phelps has made mistakes, but during competition he followed the rules, unlike some of his fellow USA Olympic athletes. Phelps’s popularity is why most people know about his past marijuana use, not because he is ...

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Kenny Moore is ready for Saturdays in Valdosta

Written by Ray Pack, Staff Writer From the concession stand to becoming an NFL Draft prospect, Kenny Moore is set to lead the VSU Football Blazers to a playoff berth. Before Moore’s senior year of high school, he played soccer, basketball and track and field. During the football season, Moore worked in the concession stand with his coach until he ...

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Pokémon Go impacts society in best and worst ways

PRO: An app that can heal Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Pokémon Go has multiple health benefits for those who play it. Though video games and apps are often seen as a poor choice of a pass time, Pokémon Go has been created differently. It forces players to exercise. Sure, the Wii used to be known for its ability to ...

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New Interim President focusing on student success

Written by Mayah Cantave, Managing Editor In two short months, VSU’s new interim president is already making history and breaking through boundaries as the 11th president in VSU’s 110 year history and as the first woman to spearhead the university. Brown started her journey as VSU’s interim president officially July 1. She accepted her new role with honor and humility. ...

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Peonia riding high after GSC first team nod

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer At 6 ft. tall, Susanna Peonia stands out in the crowd. The Italian born volleyball player is starting off this year in the spotlight as she was voted as All-GSC on the preseason polls, an honor only 7 others received throughout the Gulf South Conference. “I feel awesome,” Peonia said. “It’s always an honor ...

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