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2016-11-03

Amazon throws in its attempt to get into the streaming world

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer ITunes, Pandora and SoundCloud allow people to listen to their favorite music from a high-quality streaming app. Whether at home, work or on the go, these apps allow the user to find music that matches their current mood. Amazon has now entered the market by introducing their new on-demand music streaming service. Amazon is ...

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Students learn the sex signals

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Students learned about “bro-code” and the dangers of the “friend-zone” on Oct. 25 at Sex Signals, an educational program held at Valdosta State University. According to the program’s production company, Catharsis Production, Sex Signals strives to initiate conversations about social issues. It identifies itself as an engaging program that uses laughter and honesty to ...

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Odum throws novel party: Librarians kick off National Novel Writing Month

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer One thing many people aren’t aware of is that November is National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated as NaNoWriMo. On Nov. 1, writers who participate will begin working towards the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. There have been over 250 published novels that were spawned during NaNoWriMo, ...

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Election 2016: VSU ponders at the polls

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor “Why don’t Millennials vote?” asked one Washington Post article after Sen. Bernie Sanders stepped out of the presidential race back in March. The article went on to analyze voter participation data gathered by the General Social Survey in 2014. In the end, the data showed that Millennials are no less politically involved than ...

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Five cellphone options to replace your defect Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the best looking phones with the coolest features offered when it was introduced in August. The excitement was paramount–until it started exploding into people’s faces. That excitement quickly turned to horror. The phone was recalled swiftly afterwards. Phone carriers are now offering to exchange the Note ...

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Editorial: Be an educated voter this election

Social media can be a great place to get the latest updates on what goes on if individuals follow or ‘friend’ the right pages. However, most of what people see on their news feeds are memes, rants, propaganda or highly biased opinions without facts to back them up. To be a properly educated voter on the presidential campaign, individuals need ...

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Remerton shooting leaves questions unanswered

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief A man was injured by gunfire and the perpetrator remains at-large after an incident near campus Wednesday. The Valdosta Police Department responded to a shooting at Jackson Square Apartments on Melody Lane early in the afternoon. Investigator Derrick Sinclair confirmed a male victim was shot in the leg by an unidentified male aggressor. The wound ...

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Hill energized ahead of ’16-’17

Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Jeremiah Hill is a senior basketball player at VSU who has been proudly sporting his jersey while charging into his senior year. Hill is a Savannah, Georgia, native who graduated from Richmond Hill High School where he dominated in basketball programs during his senior year of high school. At VSU, during his sophomore season, ...

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Visit Valdosta haunted houses–Expect a good scare from everywhere

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer   Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year. People are either doing the scaring or getting out in the streets waiting for free candy. One of the main attractions around this time of year are haunted houses, of which the world we live in is not lacking. Unfortunately, Valdosta only has ...

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Five terrifying true horror movies based on real-life events

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Stories of paranormal phenomenon or killers on a rampage seem to be the typical plotlines for horror movies. Overdone horror movie tropes may bore audiences with flat characters and unlikeliness. However, among the plethora of gory horror movies are some films which are based on real terror-inducing stories, which can provide the reality that ...

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