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Daily Strange: A Cat Video A Day Keeps the Negative Away

Photo from mctcampus.com

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief   Most of us are guilty of doing it. You are scrolling through Youtube, watching random videos and in the suggested videos is a cat video. A cute and cuddly feline doing something even more cute and cuddly that someone just had to record. So, you click on it and watch. Or, you are the ...

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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 ...

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Zenobia Harris’ Study Abroad Trip to Ireland

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?

Photo Credit: ifls.com, Max Hamedi

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


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.

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?

Photo Credit: solarroadways.com

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 endure ...

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A phish out of an email; a recent phishing attack sent through VSU emails

The malicious email that was sent to VSU email users.

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief    UPDATE: Shawn Merdinger provides more clarity on a statement in the article. He states that “this particular phishing attack email did not contain a malicious attachment or contain embedded code that would compromise the user.” Merdinger also states that “users should be wary when opening any email, especially attachments like .zip and .doc files, ...

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Finals Week: Top 5 Campus Study Locations


Written by: Erin Martin, Staff Writer  With finals approaching, students need somewhere to study and concentrate on final assignments and papers. When you need different scenery or some peace and quiet, VSU has plenty of different places to study outside of the usual places we go. The University Center The UC is located on Patterson Street, walking distance from the Fine ...

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