VSU soccer season closes

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kristin Whitman The dark, thick, flammable liquid of the Rollins College Tars distilled over the VSU Blazers in the second round of the South Regional Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Blazers’ (12-7-2) run came to an end in the NCAA South Regional tournament with a 1-0 loss to No. 8 RC (17-2). The Blazers
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VSO gives award-winning performance

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Cole Edwards It was music to our ears – and theirs: The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra’s recent win of the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the community orchestral division was a sweet sound of victory. The national prize was given in October in honor of the VSO’s live rendition of Pyotr Ilyich
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A Spectator’s view: Pokémon battle showdown

Nov 20th, 2014 | By ,

Written By: Jordan Barela and John Preer This week’s RetroSpec is a little different. Jordan Barela, social media editor, and John Preer, features editor, are two avid Pokémon fans. What do Pokemon fans, especially big fans like these two editors do? They figure out who has the better Pokémon team. There is only one way
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Study-abroad program growing at community colleges

Nov 19th, 2014 | By

By Patricia Alex / The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) / (MCT) HACKENSACK, N.J. – Most community college students haven’t left their counties for school; now a push is under way for them to leave the country. Bergen Community College in New Jersey is one of more than 240 schools that are part of an initiative by
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Streaming poses a dilemma for musicians, fan

Nov 17th, 2014 | By

By Dan Deluca The Philadelphia Inquirer / (MCT) (Adam Orchon/Sipa USA/MCT)   To stream or not to stream: That is the question. Back in July, when Taylor Swift was plotting the pop-music takeover that culminated in sales of almost 1.3 million copies of her album 1989 in its debut week, she wrote an op-ed for
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DEBATE: Award winning team adds to long list of accolades

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Marquez Slaughter VSU’s Speech and Debate Team may be considered the underdogs on campus when it comes down to the school’s competitive activities against other universities, but the team brings wins as well as championships to the university. Members of the Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team consider themselves the homecoming champions from their
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A rich history: First person shooters, a staple for gamers

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Seeing the action unfold through the eyes of a character is an experience that can be lived when playing first-person shooters. The first-person shooter has been around since the early 1970s. Two of the first games in this genre were “Maze War”, which was a game in which players rambled around in a maze battling
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Whistl phone case gives user added line of defense when in danger

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Cole Edwards A new smartphone case created to help ease the number of sexual assault cases, particularly on college campuses, is soon to be available.   The Whistl is described as an iPhone case that aims to prevent sexual assault and violent crime by giving the user a case where one click of a
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The ‘Social Media Killer’ sets his sights on cyberbullying

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

Written By: Marquez Slaughter Cyberbullying is a nation-wide issue that is at the top of the chart when it comes down to suicide and death rates. The award winning novel, “Lure to Death: The Social Media Killer,” focuses on the issue from the victim’s point of view. Blair London, the author of the novel, bases
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Benefit and Wellness fair at VSU

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kristin Whitman Flu season is in the works—are you prepared?   The 9th annual Benefit and Wellness Fair took place this past Tuesday on the third floor of the Student Union and included free massages, prize giveaways and free or inexpensive flu shots.   There were over 60 exhibitors at the event handing
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