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‘Work It’: Sabrina Carpenter dances her way into the spotlight

Finding a good Netflix original film has always been touch-and-go.However, one Netflix original that should be on everyone’s watch list is the newest film “Work It.” “Work It” is a jukebox dance comedy directed by Laura Terruso and produced by Alicia Keys. It stars Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher, Liza Koshy, Keiynan Lonsdale and Michelle Buteau. When genius high school senior ...

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Music Industry

It’s no secret that something like a pandemic would ruin things for the entertainment business. Among many other things that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected, the music industry has taken quite the blow as well. The global music industry collects two main income streams, the first being live music and the other being recorded music. Live music events, as ...

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Chadwick Boseman passes away due to colon cancer battle

Actor Chadwick Aaron Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 on August 28, 2020. His death came as a shock to the world when it was announced in an Instagram post on his page. The post said, “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.” Boseman had privately married his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, ...

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Opinion: Should celebrities run for public office?

Celebrities running for political office have been a sight that has been seen for decades. Before Ronald Reagan became the President of the United States, he served as president of the Screen Actors Guild and had a successful film career, starring in over 50 movies across three decades. Arnold Schwarzenegger served as Governor of California for eight years while also ...

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Editorial: VSU isn’t giving us enough information on COVID-19 numbers

On Friday Aug. 28, Valdosta State University finally began posting their numbers for COVID-19 cases among students and faculty. As of Sept. 4, there have been 27 new positive cases, bringing the total number of active cases in a 10-day period to 47. VSU has done a great job coming up with a way to update students about active cases ...

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How has COVID-19 impacted the film and theater industry?

Known as the “Hollywood of the South,” Georgia’s film and performance industries added a whopping $9.5 billion to the state’s revenue in 2019. However, after the country was overrun with the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s film industry took a major hit. After big productions such as Lionsgate’s adaptations of The Hunger Games and AMC’s The Walking Dead showcased many of Georgia’s ...

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Mood 4 Eva: ‘Black is King’ Review

On July 31, Beyoncé released her anticipated musical film visual album titled Black is King, a companion piece to her 2019 album titled The Lion King: The Gift. The film features special appearances from an array of Black artists and actors, including Beyoncé herself, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Lupita N’Yongo, Pharrell Williams, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Jessie Reyez and more. The story ...

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Taylor Swift Shocks Fans with Surprise Alternative Album

On July 23, Taylor Swift announced a very unexpected eighth studio album would be released that she had been working on while in isolation due to COVID-19. The album has spent four straight weeks as no. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album has a very melancholic vibe as opposed to her previous mainstream, pop albums, Lover, reputation, ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!