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From Africa to Italy: An Immigrant’s Story For A Better Life

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Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: During his interview with Kesselring, Christopher chose to keep his full name private.  Kesselring is currently studying abroad in Italy. Similar to the United States and other developed countries around the world, Italy has seen a recent spike in immigrants coming in search of a better life. According to National Geographic, in ...

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Dr. Rogers Steps Down as Provost

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Written by John Preer, Editor-in-Chief  Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Hudson Rogers, has stepped down from the position in order to resume teaching in the classroom.  Dr. Rogers will continue teaching as a tenured member of the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration faculty.  Before taking on the role of provost, Dr. Rogers served as finance ...

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Diddy’s Embarrassing Arrest, Tay-Tay vs. Apple and Paris Hilton Bro Breaks Into Exes’ House

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Written by: Kayla Stroud, Web Editor In “Well, THIS Is Embarrassing” News of the Day: Diddy arrested for fight involving college football coach According to a UCLA police report, Sean Combs aka Puffy Daddy aka Diddy aka Puff Man was arrested on UCLA campus Sunday afternoon for attacking UCLA assistant strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, with a kettlebell. Yes, ...

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BREAKING: Bond appeal decision in Sheppard case not made

Photo courtesy of the Valdosta Daily Times.

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  The decision for bond on appeal for Eric Sheppard has not been announced as of Wednesday. Sheppard, 21, was transported to the Lowndes County Jail, after being arrested last month. Sheppard was denied bond earlier this month. Sheppard was arrested on June 4 in Tampa, FL, after hiding from law enforcement. In April, Sheppard was charged with ...

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Zenobia Harris’ Study Abroad Trip to Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher

Photos taken by Zenobia Harris, Copy Editor  Copy Editor Zenobia Harris recently went on a study abroad trip to Ireland, with some of her fellow Mass Media peers. While there, the Mass Media students, along with Mass Media professors Marie Elliott and Frank Barnas, shot footage for a media workshop course and toured numerous destinations in Ireland. This is the ...

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Daily Strange: A battery made from… wood?

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Written by: Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Batteries can grow on trees apparently. According to an article on ifls.com, a group of scientists have recently invented two high-capacity batteries from a simple material: wood. The batteries have a sponge like appearance. This causes the batteries to be able to absorb both shock and stress. According to the article, this is a feature that ...

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Caitlyn Jenner, a hero for transgender rights

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Written Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Members of the Kardashian family are no strangers when it comes to headlines and media buzz. However, one member of the Kardashian clan is grabbing headlines for an actual reason now. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair; her coming out as a woman. Social media was ablaze after ...

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BREAKING: Eric Sheppard arrested.

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Eric Sheppard at the April 20 rally.

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor  Eric Sheppard was arrested Thursday morning in Tampa, Florida. After being arrested, Sheppard was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail. He will remain there until he can be brought back to Lowndes County. Authorities have been searching for Eric Sheppard since April 22, after he allegedly brought a handgun onto Valdosta State’s campus. Throughout ...

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Daily Strange: Solar panels the new concrete?

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Written by John Preer, Editor-in-Chief  Could Solar panels replace concrete pavement? Scott and Julie Brusaw seem to believe so.  The couple’s company, Solar Roadways, is based in Idaho has spent nearly a decade developing and testing their solar powered road panels.  Although, these panels could potentially serve multiple purposes, there are still many critics that doubt the panel’s ability to ...

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