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2016-09-15

10 essential dorm life gadgets

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer In the last few years, technology has created and improved new inventions that some of us now cannot live without. Ever thought about how different our everyday lives will be if it wasn’t for technology. Students tend to benefit more from the improving technology and have taken full advantage of its rewards.   Smartphone: Whether ...

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Exercise on your own time

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor It can seem almost impossible to schedule a workout into a week full of classes and hours at a job, sometimes it can even seem like trying to work out or be on a sports team is more stressful than not. “Throughout the day it can be stressful because there is no ‘sit ...

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Volleyball focusing on GSC

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer The VSU volleyball team is off to an unsettling start this 2016 season. Winning the first game against Brevard, then losing the next four and pulling out a win against Lees-McRae at the Barry University Classic, the Lady Blazers seem to be adjusting at a slower rate than expected. The Blazers delivered their best ...

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Five Mobile Games to pass the boredom away

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer   Its break time, you have an hour before your next class and decide to go get a Starbucks coffee. While you wait in line, you might get on your phone to see what games you have to pass the time. The question is, what is a good game to play to relieve the ...

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After school camp for kids comes to VSU

Written by Taylor Collins, Staff Writer Due to the demand from parents and camp-goers to offer programs through the years, Program Coordinator of Continuing Education, Suzanne Ewing, has expanded the Campus Discovery program into an afterschool version. Starting on Sept. 15, Camp Discovery: After School Edition will kick off with 2 classes, Crazy Science and Fun With Spanish. Crazy Science ...

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New band director leads Blazin’ Brigade

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer The Valdosta State University marching band, known as the Blazin’ Brigade, has been entertaining their fans with their sounds since 1993. The Blazin’ Brigade consists of woodwinds, brass, percussions, color guard members, and the Red Hot dance team. You can always count on the Blazin Brigade to lead our team to victory during each ...

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VSU golf finishes second in its first tournament

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer VSU Golf is ready to tee off on another great season. The Blazers finished second out of 18 teams in the Kiawah Island Invitational, which was the team’s first tournament of the year. Olav Zandveld led VSU with a two-under score for the tournament, which left him tied for sixth overall out of 88 ...

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Infant simulators are an ineffective and outdated scare tatic

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Infant simulators that are used to prevent teen pregnancy may actually be causing it. Schools should just stop using them. These simulators mimic live babies in both looks and maintenance. The doll will cry until a key representing a feeding, diaper change, or other form of care is inserted into the back. The doll ...

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Wake up and make the most of your morning

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor Waking up in the morning can seem harder as the semester progresses, but there are a few ways you can make getting out of bed easier. Planning ahead of time may be what you’re missing if you have trouble waking up. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggests that having trouble waking up ...

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EpiPen is too expensive: Patients don’t have many options

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Mylan Inc.’s well-known product, the EpiPen, has increased in price 600 percent in the last several years– raising the price of an individual EpiPen from about $50 to over $300. According to Market Watch, a drug price-comparison will show that the cheapest option for EpiPens now is a two pack for over $600. Unfortunately, ...

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