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Bloo Woods: developing career in photography

 Edrick “Bloo” Woods, junior mass media major, is an up and coming photographer at VSU.  Woods began photography in high school. However, he did not get serious with it until 2009 when he was able to save enough money to buy the camera he wanted.  Woods’ mother, a former model, raised him around photography all his life.  “My inspiration comes ...

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Breakfast Club reunites, fashion world mourns loss

 On Monday at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the fashion world mourned the death of stylist Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in Feb. just days after his mother died.  The city took time during its Fashion Week to commemorate the life of the British fashion designer and four time winner of the British Designer of the Year Awards.  ‘Vogue’ editor ...

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Songz comes back, gets personal

    Tremaine Neverson, better known as Trey Songz is back again with his fourth studio album, ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’. Released on September 14, 2010, ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’ is what Songz says is his “most personal album to date”.  This album is one of the better R&B albums of the year with mostly smooth and seductive songs on the ...

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Valdosta brings PRIDE to LGBTQ community

   Valdosta PRIDE promises to be a crowd pleasing festival of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community, featuring games, demonstrations, and guest speakers among other festivities.  Valdosta PRIDE is modeled after other PRIDE functions that take place both nationally and internationally. The events promote awareness, acceptance, unity, diversity and education about members of the gay community.  “It ...

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VMAs: Gaga delivers, Handler fizzles

 On Sept. 12, the annual MTV Video Music Awards was held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.  The celebrities were dressed to impress at the awards as usual. Standouts included a dazzling Taylor Swift in a gorgeous dress and a very Barbie-luscious jump suit worn by none other than rapper Nicki Minaj.  The always dynamic and controversial dresses ...

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Larry Turner: student entrepreneur

�  In a mall where kiosk owners attack shoppers with less-than-fragrant perfumes, Larry Turner takes a more civil business approach.  Turner, VSU marketing major, owns his kiosk in the Valdosta Mall by Foot Locker and Spencer Gifts where he sells Roommates Peel and Stick reusable wall decals.  “I found this opportunity on the mall’s website and decided to try it ...

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Hopper late night dining gets mixed reviews

Hopper Dining is now open for late night dining Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. After coming back home from a party or a late night study session, Hopper Dining provides a place on campus to grab a midnight snack. Freshmen Rico Russell is pleased with the new dining hours. “I think Hopper has been a success ...

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Oprah, Sir Paul to receive honor at Kennedy Center

This holiday season, a grand gift waits for a few select individuals. Tune in to CBS on December 28th to watch as five tremendously successful individuals are honored as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts throws their 33rd Kennedy Center Honors gala. The honorees are talk show host extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey, country star Merle Haggard, Broadway composer ...

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2010: Year of Music Videos, Comebacks

When you listen to music on the iPod or radio, your ears are pleased with the sounds of your favorite artists; specifically artists you haven’t heard in years. 2010 has proved to be the year of The Comeback. But what actually defines a comeback? Is it when an artist has a powerful single? (We saw this with R&B legend Sade ...

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