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Apple to have new gear

Written by: Steven Setser Yet again, this week proved to be a week filled with rumors and new gadgets. Microsoft released a Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS that allows you to use your PC from an Android or iOS phone or tablet. Microsoft is working on a version for Windows Phone 8. If you did not update your ...

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Short film produced at VSU wins in New York

Written by: Cole Edwards A short film written and produced at VSU received the “Most Creative” award at the inaugural Central New York Short Film Festival on Sept. 14 in Syracuse, New York.  “The Chance” was originally developed for the VSU 48-Hour Film Competition held this past March. On the Friday evening of the competition, the team was given a ...

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Native American speaker encourages kindness and respect

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Dr. Carol Locust discussed Native American Culture and Wellness on Tuesday in the Bailey Science Center. “I was told I was to go toward the sunset because that was my destiny,” Locust said. Locust travels all over the U.S. and speaks to audiences about balance in their lives.  She said when you feel like you’re out ...

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Planetarium show attracts impressive crowd

Written by: Khiry Clements The VSU Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences hosted four public showings at the planetarium in Nevins Hall beginning at 7 p.m. last Friday. This year the planetarium is celebrating 50 years of Quasars. Each show began with a telescopic view of the Valdosta night sky. The show gave detail as to how the star formations ...

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Kanye puts a ring on media mama

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you all the pop culture events from last week that had us talking. First up this week, Vh1 premiered the highly anticipated biopic of ‘90s girl group TLC. Starring Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama, the film chronicled the group’s rise to stardom as well as their financial struggles. At one ...

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Traditional art collides with technology

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Traditional art and technology collide in VSU’s new art exhibit. “We Two Founts” opened on Monday in the Fine Arts gallery. “We Two Founts” is a sculptural video created by Derek Larson and Marc Mitchell.  A sculptural video is a flat shape sculpture where videos are projected that an artist constructs. In this sculptural video, characters ...

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Call boxes offer more protection than we think

Written by: Cole Edwards / Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   There are 28 tall, yellow boxes topped with a flashing blue light around campus. The boxes have “EMERGENCY” written down the side; however, the boxes are not only there for intense situations. “We get calls on everything from ‘my car is broken down,’ to thefts, to a student simply wanting ...

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Bryan welcomes 15,000 to the farm

Farm tour slideshow from VSUspectator   Written by: Sarah Turner The Academy of Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, performed in Valdosta Saturday night to a sold-out show of 15,000 people. The show took place at the fields of the Valdosta Wake Compound. “This is a Titletown kind of thing,” Bryan sang to an anticipating audience as ...

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New hookah bar opens near campus

Written by: Abbie Baggerly/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   Evenings are getting smoky as the city of Valdosta welcomes Vapor Lounge, the premier place to smoke hookah. A hookah is a tobacco pipe with a long, flexible tube that draws smoke from flavored tobacco through water that is contained in a bowl. Located on Baytree Road, the lounge is owned by ...

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