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Indestructible Nokia makes a comeback, snake included

Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Nokia released a new version of its seemingly indestructible phone, the 3310, which is based off a model that hasn’t seen the light of day in nearly two decades. The company has taken the back seat over the years, occasionally releasing newer models to compete in the rising demand for smartphones. Now, the ...

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IWD brings attention to women’s issues

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor In honor of International Women’s Day, millions of women around of the world sacrificed a day’s pay to rally together and protest President Donald Trump and gender inequality, such as the wage gap, on Wednesday. Dubbed “A Day Without a Woman,” the strike’s purpose was to highlight how women keep businesses and households ...

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Review: ‘Get Out’

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” meets “The Stepford Wives” in Jordan Peele’s directing debut movie “Get Out.” This satirical movie effectively combines his comedic side with his perception of a white and black relationship. The racial dynamics are prominent in this film, as they reflect the discrimination and disapproval of an interracial couple. The ...

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Writer branches out to VSU

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor Prospective student writers learned from a Georgia Hall of Famer on Feb. 23. Janisse Ray is the author of six books and a collection of eco-poetry. Her latest non-fiction book, “The Seed Underground: A Revolution to Save Food,” has won five awards and deals with the exploration of the seed-saving community. She was ...

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Spring Break savings

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Spring break doesn’t have to be expensive. With these helpful tips, you can save money without skipping the fun. 1. Skip the hotel and stay with friends or family Avoid paying $100 or more on hotel costs by calling friends or family who live or have vacation homes in the area of your ...

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Fans get a decent buzz

Written by Kevin Paul, Asst. Entertainment Editor Thundercat’s clarity presented itself in in his newest release, “DRUNK.” “DRUNK” has 23 tracks, featuring contributions from R&B icons Flying Lotus and Kenny Loggins. Hip-hop artists Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa also offer their talents. The album plunges into the perspective of both sobriety and intoxication. The album’s first quarter opens in a ...

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News class prepares students

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Eighteen years ago, the city of Valdosta received its own news station, and since then, it has been the only Valdosta-based news cast in South Georgia. Head of the program, Professor Frank Barnas, runs News Valdosta, along with the students, providing local news to the community. “By default, the students working here are the ...

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Erin’s Food Corner

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Bust out the eggs and bacon. These tender on the inside and crispy on the outside potatoes are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning; the process is super easy, and most importantly, it’s delicious! Ingredients: 3 russet potatoes 1 teaspoon seasoning salt 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) ...

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Students discuss juggling school and family life

Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Many students at VSU find it hard to balance getting good grades, making it to work on time and balancing a social life. Some students, however, have one more important responsibility to handle: parenting. Stephanie Oliveira, 20, is an early childhood education major at VSU. Her son Jonathan is 4. Oliveira said that ...

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A review of Mama’s Best

Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Valdosta State students gathered on Feb. 20 in support of Black History Month by attending Mama’s Best Cook Off & Neo-Soul Concert. Mama’s Best Cook Off & Neo-Soul Concert is an event hosted by the Theta Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated to showcase multiple dishes and deserts based on traditional soul ...

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