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2016-04-13

Nintendo tries new venture with “Miitomo”

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Nintendo’s first smart phone game app, “Miitomo,” has been gaining quite a bit of popularity over the past few weeks. You can link Facebook, Twitter, and Google + to it if you do not have a Nintendo account. The free to use app allows customize your own “Mii” character in the Nintendo universe. The ...

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5 Top Best and Worst Dressed Athletes

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Our reporter Erin Martin offers her take on professional athletes and their styles: Dwayne Wade has great fashion sense whenever he steps off the court. He comes in first on public polls, and in the popular opinion of many fashion critics. Wade along with his wife Gabrielle Union were named the Best Dressed Couple in ...

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College student saves money by creating own dental wear

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Who needs a dentist when you can fix your teeth from home? A digital design major from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Amos Dudley, may have found a way to cut his dentist bill in half by successfully designing and creating his own orthodontic aligners using a 3D printer. According to Dudley’s ...

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Same-sex couples still facing discrimination

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer With the legalization of same sex marriage, 2015 was an eventful year, especially for those in the LGBT community. The world went into a frenzy when it was announced that no matter your sexual preference, you could get married in the United States. Many people welcomed this change with open arms, while others fumed ...

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Blazers offense unplugs Chargers

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer The Atlanta Braves may not have had the best weekend, but the VSU Blazers made up for it with a tide-turning series win. With seven wins in a row, the team was hot going into this weekend’s huge Gulf South Conference matchup against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. The first game of a doubleheader took place ...

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Big money ruins democratic process

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer For decades, the country’s wealthiest individuals have been donating money to candidates that will protect their assets and promote their agendas. This mutually beneficial relationship unfortunately affects the country negatively and comes at a cost to the American people. The country is not on the same page as Washington, D.C. when it comes to ...

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Court date set in Sheppard

trialWritten by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Months after his indictment, Eric Sheppard’s court date has now been set for the week of May 2. The former VSU student was arrested on a firearm charge last year after a gun was found on campus days after his infamous flag demonstration. VSU police and the Valdosta police department say that they linked ...

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Robert Leedy Donates Watercolor Painting to VSU

Written by Julie Jernigan,  On Tuesday, Valdosta State unveiled an original watercolor painting titled “West Hall,” which was generously donated by alumnus Robert Leedy. This painting is 40 years old, as Leedy painted it while he attended VSU. Dr. Staton thanked Leedy among fellow alumni and friends. Leedy, who graduated in 1979, grew up in Winter Park, Florida, where he ...

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