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Munch on Menchie’s: Menchies freezes Valdosta’s taste buds, variety of sweets for perfect froyo toppings

Menchies opened up in Sept. of this year at the Valdosta mall. To promote their business, they gave out free frozen yogurt at VSU's The Happening with flavors like red velvet cake.

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Valdosta welcomed a new business that is offering a sweet, cool way to beat the South Georgia heat with a mission to “make you smile.” Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opened in early September at the Valdosta Mall. It offers a weekly rotation of fourteen low fat or nonfat yogurts and sorbets at their self-serving station. ...

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Social media may be affecting your sex life

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Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer If you are spending too much time on social media, it is possible that you are not having as much sex as you would like to. According to leading sex experts, studies show that an unhealthy fixation on social media can prove to be detrimental to your sex life. One reason that this is ...

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Top Hollywood Sex Scandals of the past decade

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Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor 2005 to 2015 was quite the decade. From “leaked” sex tapes to extramarital affairs, no celeb seemed to escape without being linked to some scandal. Outside of Kim Kardashian’s tape, Cosby grossness and other obvious selection; here are some of the other top sex scandals that started a media storm this past decade. Tiger ...

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Successful DWE week paves way for future traditions

DWE member from left to right: Daneesha Edwards, president Taranesha Wright, Nina Singleton, Kierra Lindsey, Alexis Outlaw, Sedrice Young, Ariel Roddy, Kimberly Taylor, Gabrielle King and Elesha Cole.

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Distinguished Women of Excellence had their first annual “Week of Excellence” last week. The week consisted of numerous events ranging from church and community service to a movie night and “Ladies’ Night” event. DWE is striving to set their members up for success in all aspects of life while having fun doing it. “We ...

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The Visit Review: The most comedic terror of the year

Olivia DeJonge plays the role of Becca in "The Visit." (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures/TNS)

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Night Shyamalan, the same director who brought us “The Sixth Sense” brings us yet another psychological thriller with “The Visit”. It may not be the scariest movie of 2015, but it can’t be denied that it is definitely a good, entertaining movie that will have your cheeks hurting from laughing. You’ll constantly have to ...

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‘Black Chalk’: college story with a twist

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Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer   For some people, books are not the ideal way to spend free time, especially when you have little time to spare in the first place.  However, if you find the right book to read, you may discover that it is just the escape you needed. Black Chalk by Christopher Yates will certainly keep you ...

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VSU’s got talent: Introducing Jamila Chambers, ElementX’s new director


Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is an institution known for its extraordinary students and their even more extraordinary talents. VSU is also home to some very notable alumni—Kip Moore, Nancy Grace, Pauley Perrette from CSI, and former NFL player, Jessie Tuggle, to name a few. With all of the amazing athletes, performers, and scholars that have attended ...

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Commonplace for college career choices to change

300 dpi Rick Nease illustration of a psychic. (The Detroit Free Press/MCT)

  Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer For most students, college may be a transitioning phase of life. And for this transition, new opportunities, friendships and obstacles may be created. Before college, a student has no idea what to expect. There may be fear of a fresh start with no guardian or excitement. Either way, college will help a student ...

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Weird College Scholarships

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Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Writer & Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer Finding scholarships can be difficult enough, but the key is finding a scholarship that’s specifically for you. The way to do that is to not always apply to the scholarships that you would assume everyone else may already be applying for, but the overlooked ones as well. There’s pretty much ...

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Ballin’ on a Budget without breaking the bank

300 dpi Rick Nease illustration of graduation mortarboards made out of U.S. currency; can be used with stories about student loans. (The Detroit Free Press/MCT)

Written by Zenobia Harris, Copy Editor Many people can attest to the fact that, as a college student, you don’t have a whole lot of money to spend on the stuff that you want or the things that you need. Even after refund checks drop, it’s hard to keep track of money. There are a number of ways that you ...

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