E.T. unearthed in New Mexico desert

May 1st, 2014 | By

Written by: Joseph Albahari In 1987, an urban legend was born.   It was reported that 14 trucks of Atari products were taken from a factory in El Paso, Texas to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  The legend revolved around the failure of one particular game: “ET: The Extraterrestrial.”  Zak Penn, writer of “The Avengers,”
[continue reading...]



Box office turns up the heat with summer sizzlers

May 1st, 2014 | By

Written by: Chris Kessler For movie studios, summer is the biggest time of the year. Blockbusters filled with superheroes, sequels and superstar A-list actors will fill theaters for the next four months. To help you decide what you want see or skip, here are some of the biggest films of the summer. It shouldn’t come
[continue reading...]



Blazefest returns: VSU hosts local music festival

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Written by: Abbie Baggerly  WVVS-BLAZEfm is bringing back the popular Blazefest.  Blazefest is a spring music festival featuring eight local bands and musicians.  The festival begins on the front lawn at 2 p.m. and will last until around 8:45 p.m. It is free and open to all VSU students and members of the community.  Spectators
[continue reading...]



Internet lives on after heartbleed

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Written by: Joseph Albahari Are your passwords safe? That depends on when you last changed them. On April 7, it was made public that the security of the Internet was compromised by the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed, or CVE-2014-0160 as it is technically named, is an OpenSSL security bug that has affected about 17 percent of
[continue reading...]



New publication provides an alternative for women

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams More than 60 percent of VSU students are women, and now they have a publication that speaks directly to them. Launched on March 4, Her Campus Valdosta is an online magazine that empowers, enlightens and entertains VSU women. Ariel Hairston, president and editor-in-chief, started a Her Campus chapter at VSU because
[continue reading...]



Game of Thrones serves up more matrimonial carnage

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Normally, it’s uncommon for people to cheer when someone dies. But on Sunday, eager fans of the medieval fantasy show “Game of Thrones” were overjoyed when one of the main characters unexpectedly checked-out of Westeros. The second episode of season four reminded GOT fans of the unforgettable “Red Wedding” at the
[continue reading...]



‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Will Lewis/THE SPECTATOR

Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing
[continue reading...]



Get ‘Wet `n Wild’ with LASA

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams Party Puerto Rican style! The Latin American Student Association (LASA) will hold their annual Carnaval event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. on the front lawn. This year, LASA is celebrating Puerto Rico with a “Wet ‘n Wild” theme that features fun water-based games and traditional Carnaval activities. There will be a
[continue reading...]



Backers demand refund

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: Joseph Albahari With the help of generous Kickstarter donations, tech company Oculus VR was set to revolutionize the world of gaming. But in March, much to the dismay of the Internet, Facebook decided to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, commented on the deal after it was
[continue reading...]



Catching a Dream: Ex-VSU student lends talent to Jamie Lynn Spears

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
TylerTomlinson

Written by: Veronica Dominicis Every kid dreams of being a rock star, but many never make it. Tyler Tomlinson made it. In 2010, Tomlinson was taking classes at VSU, but today he can be seen on the national stage. “Within the past two months, I’ve been in videos and articles featured on the front page
[continue reading...]