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SpecTech Review: The iPhone 4S

This week I will review one of the most talked about and best-selling phones—the iPhone 4S. It has been reported that the iPhone 4S sold over 4 million units during its launch weekend, which isn’t surprising since it is available on two new networks at launch. All Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T stores in Valdosta were sold out when I asked ...

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Occupy Valdosta exceeds participant’s expectations

I don’t consider myself an extremely political person, but I do believe that people should stand up for what they believe in. The Valdosta community has recently come together to do just that. On Friday, I participated in the Occupy Valdosta march with over 100 students, teachers, and other members of the Valdosta community. I was excited that I got ...

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Homecoming brings pep rally, parade, step show

   Despite the constant threat of rain, many students considered homecoming week a success. The week’s events, including a pep rally, parade and step show, brought forth crowds of students full of school spirit.A pep rally was held in the PE Complex on Thursday. This year the pep rally included a themed lip sync contest.The performances were comprised different themes ...

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Local haunt brings scares to town

October is halfway done, and I bet all you readers are wondering where you could fulfill your primal urges to get the literal crap scared out of you. There are always the staples of Wild Adventures or the tourist traps found to the south of us in Florida; but since most of us can’t be bothered to drive 30 minutes ...

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Blazer Gardens: Feeding students’ minds and bodies

Hungry students and a loving heart led Blazer Gardens President, and senior sociology student, Bobbi Hancock to reach out to the campus community and start Blazer Gardens—a garden in which produce is grown organically, and the leadership teaches students how to grow their own food—an idea conceived in fall of 2010. “I was working with Volunteer Services at VSU when ...

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PopAddict: AMA noms. released, Urkel gets a new gig

Season 4 of Bravo’s hit show, Real Housewives of Atlanta, starts Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. How’s everyone enjoying homecoming week? I know the rain is threatening to make the week a bust, but don’t let it take your school spirit! A real blazer isn’t scared of a little water! Let’s jump right in on the celeb gossip, because I ...

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SpecTech: Updates on Microsoft, Android, others

This week was about more tablets, a new phone, Netflix figuring out its next move, and Microsoft is all about streaming content. Microsoft has revealed a huge line up of streaming content for its Xbox 360 gaming console. Upcoming content includes CinemaNow, Bravo, Crackle, Dailymotion, EPIX, HBO GO, iHeartRadio and Manga Entertainment. MSN with MSNBC, Syfy, TMZ, The Today Show, ...

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‘Dralion:’ Where East meets West

Picture acrobats soaring through the air, gymnasts performing amazing stunts while bouncing off trampolines and contortionists bending their bodies in ways unimaginable—this isn’t your average circus—it’s Cirque du Soleil. The internationally-renowned circus performs permanent shows in Las Vegas and Orlando, but also tours various cities. Having always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show, I knew I had to ...

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Google+ threatens Facebook

Social media is now a driving force behind our culture. Yet, the medium may be in store for a radical change of scenery as Google releases its new social media service Google+ and Facebook makes a number of changes to help secure its dominance. Google+ has been recently opened to the public but is still technically in beta. It has ...

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Top companies, big announcements

This week had a lot of device announcements as well as company updates. Both Apple and Amazon had huge keynote announcements this week. Let’s dig in! Let’s start with Apple; I will say I am not impressed, but here is what you need to know. Apple had updates for the iPod Nano, Touch, and iPhone. The newest iPhone is called ...

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