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2016-03-10

Braves prepare for upcoming season

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of a rebuilding process that turned Turner Field into a ghost town. They fired general manager Frank Wren and have made 11 moves since 2015 including trading hometown hero Jason Heyward to the Cardinals, 4-time National League saves leader Craig Kimbrel to the Padres and Platinum Glove ...

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Letter to the editor: A huge mistake

In the aftermath of what happened last week at the Trump rally, it is clear that there are many opinions of what happened. While I only speak for myself, I would like to say that it obviously was a huge mistake to have allowed someone with such politics to be allowed to use a facility on our campus. At the ...

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Softball looks to build off of sweep of UWA

Written by Aldean Star, Staff Writer The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. VSU opened the year gaining 11 wins against their first 13 opponents this season. Although ...

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Campus Carry: Pro/Con

PRO: Bring them on Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Much speculation has gone on concerning the bill on whether concealed weapons should be carried on a college campus. As citizens of the United States, we have the right to bear arms. States that implemented “shall-issue” concealed carry laws reduced murders by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, aggravated assaults ...

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Biologist to speak at annual lecture

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor The 34th annual Connell Lecture will be held Thursday March 10 at 7:00 pm.  This lecture will take place at Jennet Lecture Hall, Room 111 of Dewar College of Education and Human Services building.  The Clyde Eugene Connell Visiting Lecturer Program welcomes Dr. Reed F. Noss as this year’s speaker. Noss will be ...

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Do I have to go back to school? How to get back in school mode

Written by Mayah Catave, College Life Editor It’s hard to jump back into focus after spending a week partying, relaxing or Netflixing on your couch. It’s very easy to stay in vacation mode and forget about everyday life activities. School is the last thing you want to think about when you’ve spent the last 7 or so days relaxing. Here’s ...

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IVF allows Teigen to choose the sex of her unborn baby

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer In recent celebrity news, people have started talking and forming strong opinions on the famous singer John Legend and his wife, and model Chrissy Teigen, after deciding to use in vitro fertilization to choose the sex of their baby. A few weeks ago, the couple announced that they would be having a baby girl, ...

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Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences builds momentum with two new labs

Written by Michaela Leung, Staff Writer The Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences Department now has a Plasma Lab and Geochemistry Lab on campus. The department put in the request to convert classroom 30151 in Nevins Hall into two small labs. Construction for the labs began in the summer of 2013 and the grand opening was November 2015. Students can choose to ...

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In need of groceries fast? Amazon uses drones to deliver groceries

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Amazon is about to eliminate the strain of shopping and loading grocery carts. The big thing in recent technology is drones, and Amazon is about to change the grocery game with their new grocery-delivering robots. They have plans to expand Amazon Fresh to include delivery by drones. The drones will not be like the ...

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