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CORE haunted trail a success

The outdoor CORE challenge course looks innocent enough in the daylight, but as the sun goes down the cackling of evil clowns and the screams of terrified students can be heard for miles. The annual haunted trail ran ended Tuesday, but not before everyone got to experience this year’s circus theme. “Since we’re on the center of town, we wanted ...

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‘Bring It On’ actress dead at 32

Hello World—Anthony here, back again to bring you all the latest celebrity news that had us all talking this week. Kicking things off this week, country/pop princess, Taylor Swift, released her long awaited fourth album. The album sold 1.1 million copies in its first week making it the singer’s biggest debut to date. In a world where people download music ...

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Beanery, VSU hosts ‘Coffee Lovers’ class

Starbucks move over. The Beanery and Continuing Education at VSU invites students, faculty and staff to take the Coffee Lovers class on Saturday at 9 a.m. The event will take place at The Beanery, located on Williams Street where students of the class will take part in many activities based on the fundamentals of specialty coffees. The class was created ...

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Lamar releases potential classic album

Rarely does a record come along that is so careful in its construction that it feels like an album and not just a collection of songs. Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” uses all the tools that make a compelling hip-hop record which create an interesting and emotional narrative as it flows through its 12 tracks. By ...

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Sandy dampens Google debut

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Now stuff your face with candy and read about Google and Microsoft in this issue of Spec Tech! Due to Hurricane Sandy, Google had to cancel its event to announce new devices, but Google revealed these devices online anyway.  The first new device is the LG Nexus 4 smartphone.  It has ...

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The black swarm hosts Javelinas tonight

Valdosta may be cooling down for winter, but the Blazer football team looks to continue their hot streak. After a 37-6 win in Rome, Ga last Thursday versus Shorter, the Blazers (7-2, 4-1 GSC) set their sights on the Javelinas of Texas A&M- Kingsville. Javelinas are also known as peccaries or “skunk-pigs” and are related to hippopotamuses. The Blazers are ...

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SPLOST, spending for the future

Imagine if everyone contributed a few cents or dollars with every non-food and prescription purchase, and then said contribution went to help all citizens of Lowndes and the surrounding counties. Think of all of the incredible new public works and institutions that would be available to everyone. For the last several years, the Special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) has done ...

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Lowndes walks for healthy hearts

Tie up your laces and grab a bottle of water because Saturday marks the date for the American Heart Association’s annual Lowndes Heart Walk at 8 a.m. at Mckey Park.  This year AHA is hoping to raise $10,000 for critical cardiovascular disease research and education. There are only eight teams registered, but everyone has the option to join a team ...

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Miss VSU pageant returns

For the first time since 2008, one young woman will hold the title of Miss VSU.  Thirteen young women will vie for the coveted crown, but only one will become the face of the university. The Miss VSU Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Whitehead Auditorium. Alisha Stabler, director of the Miss VSU Pageant, has put ...

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