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VSU will say goodbye to long time professor and mentor Shirley Hardin

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer VSU will bid farewell to yet another great professor. Dr. Shirley Hodge Hardin, Valdosta State University Director of African American Studies and Professor of English, will be retiring after 40 years of teaching. Effective on January 1, 2016, Dr. Hardin will officially be a retired great, but not without celebration. A committee of Valdosta ...

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VSU welcomes international artist Masayasu Iizuka

Written by LaShawn Oglesby, College Life Editor To those who aren’t sleep, ceramics is therapeutic and it has been shown to help calm the nerves. Ceramics is an ancient—yet still socially acceptable—and awesome way to get together with your friends and create some stress-relieving art. Recently, Masayasu Iizuka, who is a world renowned Japanese potter and ceramic artist, decided to ...

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VSU adjusts well to time change

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer It’s hard enough to get the rest that is needed each night, but with the end of Daylight Saving Time, everyone can finally get their precious extra hour of sleep. For college students, chances are they’re not getting enough sleep. On average, most college students get 6 to 6.9 hours of sleep per night, ...

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Theater and dance group put on production of women

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer On Oct. 22 through the 28, Valdosta State Theatre and Dance held a production of The Women of Lockerbie in the VSU Lab Theatre. Set in the backdrop of the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster, the play begins in the Scottish hills of Lockerbie on Dec. 21, 1995 in the style of an ancient ...

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Campus Diet: Does VSU do enough to cater to different groups of people?

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer There is more pressure now than ever to live healthy lifestyle in America. The obesity rates in America are at an all-time high and Georgia in particular is number 20 on that list. Everyone from Beyonce to Michelle Obama has advocated for healthy living and exercise. But as a college student, it’s very hard to ...

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Just in time for Halloween: Top Underrated Modern Horror Flicks

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor 28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later A contagious outbreak makes its way across London turning unsuspecting citizens into rabid, blood thirsty monsters. Creator…went outside the prototypical slow movie zombie archetype and turned his creations in a human-esque version of a dog with rabies. These films also feature what happens to be my favorite movie score ...

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Costume Responsibly; Keep cultural appropriation out of Halloween

Written by Mayah Cantave, Asst. Opinions Editor Halloween in the recent years have taken on a life of its own. Apparently there cannot be Halloween without the racist, stereotypical costumes.  There seems to be no regard for race, stereotypes, and professionalism when it comes to Halloween. One of the biggest problems with Halloween costumes in this day and age is the ...

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Just in time for Halloween: Top modern day Scream Queens

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor There have been many highly acclaimed scream queens throughout the years. Neve Cambell, Sigourney Weaver, Jaime Lee Curtis will always be known for their classic portrayals….They all share many things in common, but the main similarity? They’re all bloody amazing at making us scream. So in honor of FOX’s Scream Queens, we take a ...

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