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“Non-Stop” Delivers

Written by: Chris Kessler Without Liam Neeson, international travelers would be doomed. “Non-Stop” is a perfect mix of Alfred Hitchcock suspense with Hollywood’s top action star, Liam Neeson, doing what he does best. Neeson stars as an air marshal aboard an international flight that has been threatened by terrorists. An anonymous texter tells Neeson that a passenger will die every ...

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VSU serves global snacks

Written by: Rikysha Williams The Society of International Students will be hosting the 38th Annual International Dinner March 29 at 6 p.m. This semi-formal event, entitled “Journey Around the World,” will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms. Faculty, staff and students as well as members of the community are invited to come out and celebrate the plethora of cultures ...

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Florida ‘Keys’ open doors for VSU student research

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Ah, the beach. Dr. Thomas Manning and his students will be there−but not to play. Dr. Manning, a professor of chemistry at VSU, will travel with a group of students to the Florida Keys March 14-22.  The main purpose of the project is to try to produce a biodegradable material that will create a new marine ...

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Pressed for play-time

Written by: Hillary Straba One month, two plays, $400. That’s the challenge faced by students participating in the Immediate Theatre Project (ITP). The ITP is sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary dramatic fraternity, and is completely student-run. “We take student-written works−10-minute plays or so−and we produce them ourselves, direct them ourselves, cast them ourselves and we put them ...

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Pokemon ‘catches `em all’: Website surprises with response to multiplayer gaming experiment

Written by: Joseph Albahari The Infinite Monkey Theorem states, “With one thousand monkeys typing on a typewriter, eventually one will write Shakespeare.” That deduction was considered when an anonymous programmer decided to create a program that allowed multiple people to play the same game simultaneously.  The social experiment named “Twitch Plays Pokémon” began on Feb. 12 and was hosted by ...

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‘Blazer Buddies’ work to spread literacy

Written by: Jessica Ingram With the help of VSU student volunteers, the Sullivan Literacy Center is helping local children learn how to read. Dr. Gina Doepker, Sullivan Literacy Center director, said the goal of the center is to increase the confidence, motivation, and skills of children in regards to reading and writing. “Our mission is to be an integrated system ...

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Academy Awards spark Twitter outrage

Written by: Isaiah Smart High-energy tweets full of government scandal and angry Oscar reactions fueled timelines in the last week. The popular ABC show Scandal returned to the spotlight Thursday after a two-month hiatus and picked right back up where it left off. With Sally looking to resign, the team scrambled to find a potential replacement. Huck, a fan favorite, ...

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VSU hosts first annual NEDA walk

Written by: Sydney Devine Take advantage of the sunny spring weather by taking a stroll through VSU’s beautiful campus while supporting a good cause. In partnership with The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), VSU will host the first annual NEDA walk March 8 on the VSU Front Lawn. Tori Baldwin, SGA senator for student affairs, is the event coordinator who ...

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New event speaks out against violence

Written By: Abbie Baggerly   Women’s and Gender Studies will be presenting “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” March 6-8 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.   “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights.  VSU students will perform the monologues to raise ...

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Dig in: New Remerton pizza buffet offers food and fun

Written by: Eric Jackson If the thought of fresh, doughy specialty pizzas doesn’t grab your attention, then take one step inside Remerton’s new buffet restaurant, and you won’t leave without a full stomach. The Mill Pizza Buffet and Games opened last week in the Remerton Mill Plaza across the street from the decimated construction area that was once the Strickland ...

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