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2016-01-28

New way to search Netflix

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor The price to take a date to the movie theatre has nearly doubled in the past ten years. Because it’s now roughly $45 for two adult tickets, two large drinks and a large popcorn, Netflix is becoming a substitution to the traditional movie date. The Netflix movie date ideal has become extremely popular ...

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Weekly Weird: Olive oil to cure HIV cancer?

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Olive oil is an essential household item. It’s used for cooking, hair, and is often used as an anti-aging skincare product. How shocked would you be if you found out that olive oil can even be used as a cure for HIV and cancer? If you’re having a difficult time believing this, it’s because ...

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Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo justifiable

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Is El Chapo a master drug dealer or grand champion at hide-and-seek? He was born Joaquin Guzmán Loera, is a Mexican drug lord who is known for evading police and has even escaped jail a couple times. His last escape was through a mile-long hole in the bathroom of his cell that led to ...

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LSD to increase focus and creativity

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer You might associate LSD with the 70’s or the rave scene, but the drug is getting a new face. Young professionals—most notably business men and women along with electronic coding workers all over the United States— are experimenting with sub-perceptual doses of psychedelic drugs to boost performance and creativity. The new trend, dubbed “micro-dosing” ...

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New app ‘Once’ to revolutionize college dating

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer For those looking for easier ways to connect with potential matches, the Once app on iTunes is for you. College students will gravitate to this app the due to its ability to generate one potential match a day. This can give someone time to connect with the match and hopefully gain a connection as ...

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Are words the problem? The debate over politically correctness rages on

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Growing up as a child I was always taught not to call people names on the playground. I was always a rather quiet and soft-spoken child, so taunting and teasing was never really something that crossed my mind. However, the older I got, the more I learned that it wasn’t simply harmful words that ...

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Entrepreneurial student launches own brand

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Taylor Morrell, 21, a senior mass media major from East Atlanta, Ga., has created Hallelujah Trends, a brand that promotes individuality, creativity, and people being true to themselves. Upon meeting the Hallelujah Trends founder, you are almost instantly affected by the positive energy that she gives off. Taylor’s brand is a reflection of her ...

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Letter to the editor: More transparency needed

The Editors, Sorry that I am rather behind the times here, but I still want to express my thoughts about a couple of things going on at VSU. First, I want to congratulate the previous editors of the Spectator for their excellent coverage of the issues leading up to the resignation of former Pres. McKinney.   Spectator coverage was far superior to that of the ...

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Keep the kids in mind when reforming education

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer In a new and digital age, it’s important that classrooms promote open discussions so that students can not only learn fundamental information, but learn to form healthy opinions and communication skills. Considering my personal education and upbringing, I remember having a lot of questions that went unanswered; being inquisitive about the world and thirsty ...

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Blazers hoop shoots to rebound at The Complex

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer After dropping two games on the road in Alabama, the Valdosta State Blazers men’s basketball team (11-7, 7-6) looks to improve its record against the Shorter Hawks (9-10, 4-9) and the Lee (Tenn.) Flames (5-13, 3-10) during this week’s home stand. According to Blazers head coach Mike Helfer, it is tough to defeat an ...

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