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Andrew Jeschke wins fi rst place at VSU’s 48 hour film festival

Written By: Brittney Penland Andrew Jeschke, senior mass media student from Alpharetta, won first place overall and first place fan favorite in VSU’s 48 hour film festival on Oct.19.   “The film [Strange Fruit] takes a twisted look on realism through the lives of three individuals linked through extra-ordinary occurrences,” Jeschke said.   The three requirements for the film were ...

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Students, faculty protest future pipeline

Written By: Brittney Penland Protestors gathered on Oct. 31 at the corner of Park Avenue and Patterson Street to argue against the building of the Sabal Trail gas pipeline. The protesters were associated with VSU’s Students Against Violating the Environment and Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy. The costumes they were dressed in for Halloween attracted honking and “thumbs up’s” from ...

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Uber offers an alternative to cab fare

Written By: Brittany Penland Pulling up the Uber app on a smartphone is seemingly much easier than attempting to hail a cab during rush hour. Even in a town as sparsely populated as Valdosta, the taxis are few and far between. A commuter student would have to go through the mundane task of sifting through various cab services in search ...

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New Equipment To End Overloaded Servers

Written By: Brittney Penland Students trying to log on to campus computers last week may have experienced trouble due to the server being overloaded, but the university has purchased $1.2 million worth of equipment to fix the problems with the wireless network.   “At the time we were experiencing the overloaded server issue, 21,000 devices were trying to connect to ...

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VSU Student Makes Discovery

Written By : Brittney Penland VSU grad student, Fiifi Agyabeng-dadzie, develops Restriction Associated DNA Tags (RADTags) for the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine serving as the foundation for identifying genetic markers in organisms. “Agyabeng-dadzie’s initial project for his thesis looks at a little hidden fish in VSU’s aquatic lab,” Dr. John Elder, Population and Molecular Genetics professor, said.   The ...

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