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2014-02-20

Officer 699: Man of Mystery

Written by: Matthew Sullivan The life of a VSU parking attendant is racked with peril. “I had just bought a drink from the Student Union and had set it down to write a ticket,” Officer 699, a VSU parking patroller of two years, said. “When someone walked by, they snatched my drink, ran away and threw it in the creek.” ...

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Struggling VSU to host UWG

written by: Neil Frawley Dogs are often thought of as man’s best friend. But during tonight’s game against West Georgia, the Wolves will be anything but friendly. For VSU, who have just two wins since Jan. 6, the Wolves may be mistaken for vultures. This past weekend for VSU was a difficult one. All three teams they played−University of North ...

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Blazers attempt to sweep Wolves

written by: Shane Thomas Valdosta State (13-9) look to improve their standing in the Gulf South Conference when they welcome in-state rival West Georgia (16-9) Thursday night. The Blazers defeated UWG 72-64 in Carrollton, Ga. on Jan. 16. Blazer guard Blake Justice led the team with 25 points and VSU held UWG’s leading scorer Deonta Stocks to only 10 points ...

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Hollywood upgrades “RoboCop”

Written by: Chris Kessler After 27 years, a “Robocop” remake is a smart choice. Just like technology upgrades over time, the movie about a robot cop needed to as well. The original was praised for its special effects (in 1987 they were state-of-the-art), but they’re laughable compared to modern day effects. Visually, the remade “Robocop” is a masterpiece, but all ...

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Blazers going Cougar hunting

written by: Lia Armistead After falling to Columbus State last season, VSU men’s and women’s tennis teams look to bounce back against one of the nation’s best. Friday marks the sixth match of the men’s tennis season. They will be taking on No. 10 Columbus State in Columbus, Ga. During the last meeting, the men’s team had a close encounter ...

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Rugby takes the field Saturday

written by: Victoria Johnson The Valdosta State Rugby team is charging in full force this spring season. Saturday, VSU competes against North Georgia College & State at 2 p.m at the North Campus field. “This is the biggest game of the season. If we win this game we will be eligible to go to playoffs in Pensacola, at the University ...

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Robot band gives new face to music industry

Written by: Joseph Albahari Daft Punk is not the only musical robot group storming the media in 2014. Z-Machine, an all-robot band created by Yoichiro Kawaguchi, a professor at the University of Tokyo, and designed by Naofumi Yonetsuka, a fellow robotics engineer of the university, has come into the spotlight. Kawaguchi and the other creators worked with Squarepusher, a recording ...

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Food, music and nightlife can be found ‘Creekside’

Written by: Jessica Ingram Need the drink without the drunks? Creekside Tavern on Gornto Road is best known around Valdosta as a place for good drinks and live music, but the food should not be disregarded. The menu is small−only one page of meals and beverage offerings−and the prices range from $6 to $20 or more. For my meal, I ...

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Hopper Hall boiler meltdown still has students boiling over

written by: Joe Adgie The boiler issues at Hopper Hall have entered their second week, and President McKinney is getting involved. A couple of students tweeted McKinney on Wednesday, disgruntled over being without hot water. “I would like to know why I paid over $2,000 and I have not been able to take a hot shower in a month,” asked ...

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Ga. House O.K.’s bill lessening gun laws

written by: Joe Adgie The Georgia House of Representatives passed a significant law that, if also passed by the state Senate, will allow permit holders to carry guns in bars and churches and will significantly reduce the penalty for carrying a weapon on a college campus. Previously, a weapon on a college campus brought about criminal charges, but the bill ...

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