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2014-03-06

Pokemon ‘catches `em all’: Website surprises with response to multiplayer gaming experiment

Written by: Joseph Albahari The Infinite Monkey Theorem states, “With one thousand monkeys typing on a typewriter, eventually one will write Shakespeare.” That deduction was considered when an anonymous programmer decided to create a program that allowed multiple people to play the same game simultaneously.  The social experiment named “Twitch Plays Pokémon” began on Feb. 12 and was hosted by ...

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‘Blazer Buddies’ work to spread literacy

Written by: Jessica Ingram With the help of VSU student volunteers, the Sullivan Literacy Center is helping local children learn how to read. Dr. Gina Doepker, Sullivan Literacy Center director, said the goal of the center is to increase the confidence, motivation, and skills of children in regards to reading and writing. “Our mission is to be an integrated system ...

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Academy Awards spark Twitter outrage

Written by: Isaiah Smart High-energy tweets full of government scandal and angry Oscar reactions fueled timelines in the last week. The popular ABC show Scandal returned to the spotlight Thursday after a two-month hiatus and picked right back up where it left off. With Sally looking to resign, the team scrambled to find a potential replacement. Huck, a fan favorite, ...

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Heinz uses D-1 savvy at VSU

written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz has built two collegiate soccer programs from the ground up. Heinz started Winthrop University’s program from scratch in 2003 and at VSU in 2011. Heinz saw much different results between the two programs, however. During Heinz’s seven years at WU, the team compiled an overall record of 56-72-17. The ...

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VSU geared up for first-round of tourney

written by: Shane Thomas No. 7 Valdosta State (15-11) takes on No. 2 West Alabama (14-6) in Game A of the Gulf South Conference tournament Thursday. Reminiscent of last season, the Blazers enter the conference tournament having lost their last two regular season games. VSU lost to Christian Brothers 90-73 in the regular season finale. Thursday’s opening game will be ...

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Ultimate Frisbee growing at VSU

written by: Victoria Johnson With last semester marking their 10-year anniversary, the Ultimate Frisbee team has experienced an eventful year. The team has accumulated an elaborate group of competitors in the past, including UGA, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and University of South Florida, to name a few. Nick Collins, president of the Ultimate Frisbee team, has been a part of the ...

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VSU hosts first annual NEDA walk

Written by: Sydney Devine Take advantage of the sunny spring weather by taking a stroll through VSU’s beautiful campus while supporting a good cause. In partnership with The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), VSU will host the first annual NEDA walk March 8 on the VSU Front Lawn. Tori Baldwin, SGA senator for student affairs, is the event coordinator who ...

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Freshman phenom leads the way for VSU tennis

written by: Lia Armistead When it’s fall in Valdosta, it’s time for the VSU men’s tennis team to prepare for the upcoming season, which begins at the start of February. The coaches of the Valdosta State tennis teams sit down at their desks, prepared to see email after email−as many as forty−from students all over the world wanting to play ...

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SGA votes ‘yes’ to divest

Written by: Joe Adgie   SAVE’s (Students Against Violation the Environment) divestment campaign now has the support of the Student Government Association. The SGA voiced their approval at their Monday night meeting, a few months after SAVE failed to gain the SGA’s support. SAVE President Danielle Jordan attended the meeting and explained that divestment−meaning withdrawing investments−from fossil fuel companies would ...

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