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Barnas and Young reveal hate crimes in documentary

     In 1993 Roy Kirkland woke up to find a cross burned on the front lawn of his home in Willacoochee, Ga. After 16 years, Kirkland and his partner at the time, Doug Sebastian, began compiling interviews and newspaper clippings to tell the story of the cross burning and progressively worse threats and attacks in a profound documentary called “A ...

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Radio show gets financial beating and Fergie’s husband is accused of cheating

Pop Addict Brace yourselves Blazers! Hollywood has been really busy this week with its’ cheaters, baby makers, law breakers, and yes, stalkers.  I don’t normally put stories like this in ‘Pop Addict,’ but it’s just too bizarre and downright stupid to not inform you of this tragic incident.  A morning radio station in Sacramento, Calif., has been ordered to pay ...

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Give a big ole whoop for the Scoop

 The Spectator tasters ventured to The Scoop at 401 Northside Drive to try some sandwich shop-style lunch. The atmosphere didn’t disappoint, as the furniture, especially the mini bar, were simple and holdovers from the ‘50s. Thankfully, the food had a more modern edge to it and the ice cream made for a tasty, casual dessert.  Overall the service and the ...

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Michael Jackson’s Movie “This is it” is a hit,

Pop Addict MJ’s much anticipated “This Is It” movie finally hit the theaters last night, and resulted in rave reviews. The reviews not only came from various critics, but also tons and tons of celebrities who posted their thoughts on Twitter the very minute they left the theater.  Twitter buzzed with tweets all night long, starting with the first coming ...

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Medical illustrations displayed in Fine Arts

 From Oct. 21 to Nov. 6, VSU is hosting its first ever Medical Illustration exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, on the corner of Brookwood and Oak Street.  The Medical Illustration exhibit showcases pictures from the Permanent Collection of the Medical Illustration Department at the Medical College of Georgia. The artists displayed at the ...

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Uncharted 2’s excellency is under the radar

 2007’s Uncharted was sort of a sleeper hit.  Sure, developer Naughty Dog had quite the pedigree—titles like the PlayStation classic Crash Bandicoot series and last generation’s Jak and Daxter games were all critically acclaimed bestsellers.  However, Uncharted landed without much of a splash.  Maybe it was the new, unproven franchise that turned gamers off or maybe it was the crowded ...

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The Deep Release Poetry society

 Picture an old, historic building, lit by candlelight, and a winding staircase with a bow overlooking the common area. Kind of screams “eerie,” doesn’t it? Glancing downwards you might notice an array of individuals dressed in costumes, sipping on apple cider, surrounding around a microphone. This type of setting seems to be just the right fit for ghouls, ghosts, and ...

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Five must see horror flicks: movies to die for

 If there is one thing Halloween does well, besides getting women to willingly walk around half-naked, it’s taking us out of our mundane lives for a few weeks. A good scare gets all the right bodily juices flowing, especially if it involves a severed arm courtesy of an axe-wielding psychopath. With only a few more days left in the season, ...

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Jessie’s has good eats and treats

This week I was short one Taster, but I still headed downtown to Jessie’s Eats and Treats on 111 West Central Ave.                 The atmosphere of this place was nice. There were mirrors all over the wall and it had a really young kind of feel. It had your basic whiteboard menu with café style tables and chairs. I also ...

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