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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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