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Mumford & Sons delivers passable second album

Mumford & Sons new album “Babel”, released Sept.24, is one of the best albums in 2012 Mumford & Sons is an English folk rock band that hit the music scene in December 2007 and has been making history since. The first album, “Sigh No More” was released October 2009 and set the music world on fire. The new release “Babel” ...

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SpecTech: Apple announces new iMac, two iPads

Hey Spec Tech readers.  Welcome to a new week with shocking news from Apple and Android about launching some new devices. This week Apple gave another press conference where they announced the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display for $1699.  It has a 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage.  It also has a FaceTime HD ...

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Women are Republicans too

As we move closer to November and the political theater intensifies; we are constantly being faced with radical new claims and accusations created by the candidates. “The war on women,” an exaggerated and worn-out phrase by the Obama administration is used to describe the Republican Party’s attitude towards women’s rights and their involvement in politics. This overly simplistic stance has ...

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Blacks for Romney unfairly targeted

I recently turned to Headline News and watched my first episode of Piers Morgan. He is not someone I look to for newsworthy information, but the topic being discussed sparked my interest.  His guest was actress Stacy Dash, most known for her role as “Dionne” in the 1995 film “Clueless.” She addressed the backlash she received on Twitter for being ...

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Fresh season tips off

NBA fans worldwide have been waiting with anticipation for the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Well wait no more. The season starts Oct. 30 at Miami with the defending champion Heat taking on their rivals the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the conference finals. This meeting is sure to be good by adding more bad blood to the ...

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Fuel your day with food

Two o’clock hits and you’re ready for a nap–problem is you still have two more classes to attend followed by a five hour shift at your job. How are you going to make it through the day? The answer is food. What you eat can boost your energy levels and even help you avoid that blah 2:00 feeling all together. ...

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Alumni recognized for success

                The College of Arts and Sciences held its second annual Alumni dinner in the UC Magnolia Room on Oct. 18 to honor VSU graduates. The winner of the Outstanding Alumni award this year was John C. Robbins, an internationally known criminal defense lawyer.                 The event was organized by Dr. Connie L. Richards, dean of the College of Arts ...

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Forgotten subtle art of sarcasm

October is the month for awareness—breast cancer, domestic violence, autism. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get bogged down in all the calls for donations, wearing colored ribbons and attending a different event every week. But we at the Spectator feel the need to ask the students and faculty for just a little bit more of their ...

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Blazers must finish on a high note

Let’s give the Blazers a round of applause. The “six-game schedule” that the Blazers geared themselves to following the loss to West Alabama refocused their attention for the second half of the season. VSU has won four straight games since and been picked fourth in the Division II Super Region 2 rankings. After dropping two games in the first four, ...

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‘Seven Psychopaths’ not worth full theater price

Seven Psychopaths is about a struggling screenwriter played by Collin Farrell who gets caught between the Mob and his friend who steals dogs for a living. Woody Harrelson plays the Mob boss who is desperately trying to get his dog back from Farrell’s friend–causing murder and mayhem along the way. Other than the basic plot, Seven Psychopaths has some issues—there’s ...

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