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Rated R is an understatement for this new CD

On Nov. 20, 2009, Rihanna Fenty dropped her much anticipated album, “Rated R.” The album is the culmination of her growth as a self-proclaimed “bad girl.” The album’s name describes it to a T, considering the very raw nature of the lyrical content. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Billboard ...

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Spotlight: the Ultimate Frisbee club brings home some wins for VSU

The Valdosta State Ultimate Frisbee Club hosted a tournament last weekend with 12 other teams attending. Officially labeled In the Heat of the Huck, the Blazer club team played exceptionally well, placing second and falling only to a talented Florida State team. The tournament started with pool play on Saturday to determine seeding for the championship on Sunday. Teams then ...

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Diet pills are ultimately a waste of money

The idea that a pill could make me lose weight quickly has always been somewhat appealing, despite FDA bans, poor research on my part, and fine print cons. Living in such a lazy society that is stuck on the “ideal weight,” sometimes it’s hard not to get sucked into all the fast fixes. Over the last three years, I have ...

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Know Your Professor:Peguesse uses the unconventional

One of the first things you will see upon walking into Dr. Cheré Peguesse’s office in the Student Success Center is a large poster of Billie Holiday on the back wall with a line from her song, “Strange Fruit”: “Southern trees have strange fruit to bear…” This dog-loving English teacher has been known to practice belly dancing for stress relief. ...

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Oscars changing in response to lower viewership

The 82nd Academy Awards are upon us. A much-debated, high-pressure, and often hairy event, the Academy Awards captures both the industry and the public attention throughout the season, when nominations are announced, through campaigning, and then at the big kahuna itself. Needless to say, the pressure is on the nominees, and anticipation is building among both casual movie lovers hoping ...

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Lindsay Lohan writes her own book, Pattison is where Tussauds looks

Tragedy struck Hollywood this past week when two suicides where confirmed. “Growing Pains” star Andrew Koenig, who had previously been missing, was found hanging from a tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Marie Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil, jumped from his apartment building after leaving a suicide note. Both victims suffered from depression. May they rest in peace. In honor of her ...

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Hibachi Grill comes out average

This week we went to the newly opened Hibachi Bar & Grill on Baytree Rd. It opened March 1 and we were there for the first day. This is basically an Asian buffet with a few regular buffet items added in. The atmosphere was one we’ve seen before. It looked nice in some ways, but a lot of the decorations ...

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Take it from Stephen Foster: head down to the Swannee

Suwannee River State Park, just south of the Florida line and only an hour’s drive away, has activities for all types of people. Almost every kind of outdoor activity imaginable is at your fingertips. For the person who wants a weekend away from the stresses of classes and work, the cabins available do not come with telephones or television, so ...

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Natural High offers alternatives

Some think that drinking and partying are an inevitable part of college life and should be accepted, but sometimes these activities aren’t just fun and games. Many things can occur while under the influence of alcohol or drugs that ar regrettable. That is why VSU sponsors a club that will guarantee a safe, substance-free environment. The Natural High Club is ...

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Braves’ spring training really makes for an affordable trip

Baseball fans, you have an amazing opportunity this month in Orlando, Fla. March 2 marks the beginning of the Atlanta Braves’ spring training, and through March 31, Braves fans will have a chance to see their favorite team during their pre-season games. For an inexpensive weekend full of baseball, peanuts, and crackerjacks, you will root, root, root, for the home ...

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