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Nintendo tries new venture with “Miitomo”

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Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Nintendo’s first smart phone game app, “Miitomo,” has been gaining quite a bit of popularity over the past few weeks. You can link Facebook, Twitter, and Google + to it if you do not have a Nintendo account. The free to use app allows customize your own “Mii” character in the Nintendo universe. The ...

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Games Corner: 5-29-16

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Print this out and see if you can complete our Sudoku X game. Complete the grid so that every row, column, diagonal and 3×2 box contains every digit from 1 to 6 inclusive. Good luck! (Solutions: Click Here) Find the words hidden in the grid of letters. (Solutions: Click Here) “Bruster Rockit”

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Five senior biology graduates honored

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief On May 7, five VSU students graduated having made school history. The VSU biology department gives an Annual Senior Award to the graduating senior with the highest GPA. Since 2006, the honor has been bestowed to one individual. In 2016, it’s breaking that trend. Jake Croft, Reanne Harris, Jayme “Erin” Parker, Hannah Pittman and Jesse ...

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Communications, VSU trending upward

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief “Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up.” That quote, made famous by the late comedian George Burns, recognizes the reality that unfavorable conditions don’t always improve. Recently, VSU has undergone what most schools would consider unfavorable conditions. Since 2011, the university has ...

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Blazer baseball bounces back against Delta State

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Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer After getting swept by West Georgia in their last series, the VSU Blazer baseball team looked to bounce back against another conference rival in Delta State University. The series started last Saturday with Game 1 of an afternoon doubleheader, where the Blazers couldn’t get back in the win column. VSU would get out to ...

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The Heavy Pets rock Ashley Street Station

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor One of the hottest and most versatile jam bands in the country was in Valdosta last Friday night as The Heavy Pets took the stage at Ashley Street Station. The Heavy Pets, who are from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have been releasing music for about ten years. The band has released three albums and four ...

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Interim President Cecil Staton leaving Valdosta after serving one year

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Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Interim president Cecil Staton will soon announce his selection for the new Vice President of the office of Student Affairs. Upon his arrival in July 2015, Dr. Staton had appointed Dr. James Gregory Archibald to the position as Interim Vice President. In an email sent out to the students and faculty, Dr. Staton stated ...

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Editorial: What we want in a new president

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On June 30, the president’s chair at Valdosta State will be vacant. Again. On Wednesday, Interim President Cecil Staton was appointed as the new chancellor of East Carolina University. Until June 30, Dr. Staton will still serve as the Interim President of VSU. We at The Spectator want to congratulate Dr. Staton on his great news and wish him nothing ...

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Blazers looking to exceed expectations

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Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer VSU football is still grinding. The Blazers started spring practice about a month ago and the players are starting to get on the same page with the new coaching staff and what is expected of them. “It is going good,” Sharmaine Washington, senior linebacker, said. “Everybody is getting to know each other and figure ...

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‘Hush’ thrills even horror vets

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Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor After receiving critical success with his surprisingly-enjoyable mainstream attempt with “Oculus” (2014), director Mike Flanagan returns with “Hush.” Last month, it premiered to a packed house at the SXSW Film Festival but as of April 8, the film can be found on Netflix. “Hush” follows Maddie (Kate Siegel), a young women who went deaf ...

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