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MAG to showcase talent

Written by: Khiry Clements

Whether you are good with a camera or have the voice of an angel, Media Arts Geniuses may be for you.

Singers, rappers, photographers, cinematographers and spoken word artists are just a few of the many talented acts that make up the 25 active members of the organization whose goal is to showcase talent at VSU.

“If you’re looking to perfect your craft, you should join MAG,” Taylor Ratliff, public relations coordinator of MAG, said. “If you don’t know what you have to offer the world, we can definitely help you out with that.”

MAG has several upcoming events starting off with the Pre-Function, which is a charity showcase that will take place next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union ballrooms. Attendees can pay an entry fee of $1 or donate a canned good to event coordinators at the door. Proceeds will go toward the VSU Food Pantry and LAMP, a non-profit organization fighting poverty and homelessness. This event is set up as the introduction to MAG Week which will take place Sept. 23 through Sept. 28.

MAG Week will begin with a “Wild N’ Out” event which is a rendition of the popular television show. The week will continue with a different performance or competition each day including a dance competition and a dodge ball tournament.

“As far as talent goes, we make sure that the execution is always in a unique way,” Abriel Blake, MAG talent coordinator, said.

MAG hopes to become a worldwide organization as they continue to recruit more “geniuses.”

“We want them to learn resilience and to never accept the fact that (they may not be) good at something,” Ratliff said. “You should have that determination inside of you.”

Requirements to join MAG are a GPA of at least 2.0, a background in event planning or public relations and talent in various media fields.

Anyone interested may attend MAG events and follow the organization on twitter at @MAGVSU or visit www.magvsu.com.

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