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2016-02-04

Ebroji: The new way to text

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Ebroji is “bringing language to life”, with their new GIF text keyboard and making those texts that we second guess, easier to send. Co-founder Jesse Williams felt that text lacks tone and texture, and GIFs inject a contagious joy into any thread. Different from other keyboard apps, Ebroji uses gifs to replace emojis and ...

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Tanked: Gas prices extremely low in Valdosta, lowest since 2009

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer You’ve probably heard that gas prices have, well…tanked. The last time gas prices were this low was in 2009, and many VSU students were just starting high school.  According to GasBuddy, on Sunday, Valdosta’s lowest price was $1.64, which is up seven cents from last week, but all stations are still under two dollars. ...

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Shuttle program to offer assistance for those in need

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer A new public transit system is coming to Valdosta this year that could help students without access to cars get off campus and into the city. The route mapped out by the new shuttles will include nine stops but won’t come directly to VSU. JD Dillard, coordinator of the Transit and Mobility Department of ...

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Keep cable, or jump in the stream?

Television is more dependable Written by Meaghan Bitters, Staff Writer With all of today’s streaming, people may wonder if they should cancel their cable subscriptions. While streaming sources like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime are great, there are a few concrete reasons to keep your cable. Cable television allows you to watch certain channels such as ESPN, MLB, NFL, E!, and ...

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Weekly Weird: Weed affects verbal memory?

Written by Tierra Bell, Staff Writer For years, the argument that marijuana doesn’t harm the body in any way has been going around. However, new research finds that, despite becoming legal in some states, marijuana may not be as innocent as everyone thinks. A recent study published in a JAMA Internal Medicine article finds that over time, long-term marijuana users ...

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VSU baseball opens the season winning two of three

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State baseball team has started the season winning two of three heading into this Saturday’s match-up with Wingate. The Blazers started the season on the road last Saturday afternoon against the #15 North Georgia Nighthawks at Bob Stein Stadium in Dahlonega, Georgia. The two teams played a double-header and split the match-ups. ...

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Researchers Predict Undiscovered Planet in our Solar System

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Recently, it was discovered that there may in fact be a new planet in our solar system. Some have called it “Planet 9” due to its potential position in our solar system. Like many times before, there have been instances and reports of new planets, sometimes called “Planet X.” There are many clues that ...

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Waist Trainers, the new diet?

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer A public service announcement to all the women struggling to attain the perfect Kim K hourglass figure: It is OK! Put down the green juice and just breathe. Next, ask yourself, is it really worth it? What will you actually gain from this? Will you improve your life in any way by setting unattainable body ...

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EJ Hilliard prepares for NFL opportunities

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor As the great Walt Disney once said, “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” For Valdosta State quarterback EJ Hilliard, that dream in pursuit is an opportunity in the NFL. He got his first taste of such when the signal caller competed in the Dream Bowl in ...

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VSU hosts Courageous Conversations

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Courageous Conversations is an event, hosted by VSU Student Planning Committee, where students and faculty get together to discuss racial problems in society. Last Thursday, Jan.28, was their first event of the semester called, “The Path of our Narratives.” The event began with students sharing their personal experiences with racism and how it ...

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