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Spring 2014

Blazers lose third straight game

Written by: Neil Frawley Shots just didn’t fall for Valdosta State Thursday night. North Alabama overcame a 35-32 deficit at halftime to outlast VSU 79-63 in the P.E. Complex. VSU has loss its last three games. VSU’s shooting percentage fell from the 40 percent in the first half to just 30 percent in the second half; the Blazers settled on ...

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White gets dethroned in Sochi

Written by: Isaiah Smart This week, television is running cold.  Entranced fans of the cold-skin, death-walker infested show “The Walking Dead” were revitalized on Sunday for the mid-season premiere of its fourth season. The zombie apocalypse continued on AMC at 10 p.m., wrenching viewers through a winding rollercoaster ride of disappointing decisions, victorious zombie beheadings and Carl’s character development. Rick ...

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Take back your health

Written by: Jessica Cooke Students, it’s time to come to your senses and take your health back−while you still can. After CAB and AKA’s Heart Day forum on Feb. 4, thoughts concerning personal fitness and health reconstruction have certainly been at the forefront of some students’ minds, especially after learning that a poor diet and lack of exercise could contribute ...

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Athletes don’t need pay

Written by: Jordan Hill CBS News recently reported that Northwestern University football players are petitioning to get paid for the “job” they perform at NU, and many other university players are closely watching this ongoing battle with the National Collegiate Athletics Association. It was hard to read the article without rolling my eyes. These football players want to be paid ...

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Student charged for the death of ‘Lizzie’ Lohmar

Written by: Eric Jackson and Jordan Barela VSU student Michael Laslie turned himself in Monday morning at the Lowndes County Jail after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. The warrant was issued for homicide by vehicle in the second degree, which is a misdemeanor that could result in Leslie serving up to one year behind bars. ...

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Gamers big losers in the flap over ‘Flappy Bird’

Written by: Joseph Albahari Sometimes, what is created must also be destroyed. Flappy Bird, one of the most downloaded games of 2014 across IOS, Windows and Android marketplaces has been removed this week at the request of its creator. Created by Dong Nguyen and developed by DotGears Studios, Flappy Bird was first released in May of 2013, but the game ...

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Everybody has somebody

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby Don’t consider yourself #ForeverAlone simply because you don’t have a significant other. Who’s to say that you’re automatically disqualified from enjoying Valentine’s Day or that you’re supposed to hate the holiday because you’re living the single life? Love not only comes in all shapes and sizes but also from many unique sources and forms of affection. ...

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More protection for pedestrians

It takes approximately 9.8 seconds to cross the pedestrian crossing at North Patterson Street and East College Street. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lohmar, 21, was struck by a truck Feb. 5, during the 10 seconds it would have taken for her to cross the road. She struggled at South Georgia Medical Center for the following three days before succumbing to her injuries. ...

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Students ‘filled with love’

Written by: Abbie Baggerly February is about more than flowers and candy. Sponsored by the Sigma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) at VSU, the third annual “Filled with Love” fundraiser helps provide clothing and food to various shelters and organizations around the Valdosta community. This year, APO has joined with the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) to expand their ...

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‘Monuments Men’ a monumental flop

Written by: Chris Kessler Movies based on World War II are generally action-packed and violent, but “The Monuments Men” trades in bullets and guns for paintings and sculptures. “The Monuments Men” tells the true story of a group of men tasked with the mission of going into Germany to rescue artwork stolen by Hitler and the Nazis.   Not only ...

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