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Premature Babies Awareness Month

One out of eight babies is born prematurely, and many experience long term damage because of it, including learning disabilities and serious health challenges. Even the best care can’t always save preemies from these lasting effects. Premature birth is also the leading cause of newborn death in the US. Like any other major disease, change will take a long time. ...

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VSU’s Newest Art Exhibit Offers Something for Everyone

The newest exhibit in the gallery at VSU’s Fine Arts Building offers something for everyone. In the gallery is a photography series titled “Abandoned in Place,” featuring the work of photographer Roland Miller. According to Miller’s website, “Abandoned in Place is a photographic exploration of the American space-launch and research facilities that played a crucial role in the early period ...

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Review: ‘Apocalypse’ continues to impress

Since the first season’s release in 2011, FX Network’s “American Horror Story” has been shocking and exciting viewers across the nation. It’s no holds-barred storytelling, graphic violence and occult themes have kept it at the forefront of American television popular culture. “Murder House” was jolting, edgy. It was definitely an outlier on the broadcasting scene. The second season began the ...

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Review: ‘A Star is Born’ lives up to hype

It’s in the dying embers of a star that one will find the perfect ingredients for a new celestial body, and after watching “A Star is Born,” you’d probably think this doesn’t just apply to the stars in the sky. In the newest remake of the 1937, “A Star is Born,” a film loosely based on the 1932, “What Price ...

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MAT Students Thriving After VSU

Success is born from hard work, but there is always helping hands along the way to make sure the birth goes well. Recently, VSU bore witness to such a story of success within their resident masters of art in teaching in music education program, where the first cohort of graduates found themselves with a 100 percent job rate. All of ...

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Cemeteries: Scary or Respected?

The time of Halloween is upon us, and that means it is time for spooky things such as witches, ghosts, and cemeteries. However, the question arises of why a place meant to honor the deceased have become somewhere “creepy”. This misconception came rather recently. Despite what we learn when we are younger, cemeteries usually aren’t hidden away but rather in ...

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Know Safety? No Pain. Here’s Some Killer Halloween Survival Tips

Let’s creep it real: Between the candy, costumes and parties, people do not give their general safety too much thought on Halloween. After all, it’s the nom to scare yourself to death by witnessing acts of diabolical brutality and totally wicked sorcery in the form of horror movies. Dumb teenagers getting mutilated by Freddy Kruger or Jason Voorhees and random ...

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Scariest Halloween movies ranked

Pumpkins are available, costumes are on sale, and aisles are flooding with candy and decorations in anticipation for the end of the month. But what’s Halloween without some great horror films? If you plan to watch them, take Deadpool’s advice and make sure to wear your brown pants just in case. 5. “Alien” (1979) It would be a shame to ...

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The Problem with Women’s Halloween Costumes

For horror fanatics such as myself, Halloween is the best time of the year. It is a time of tricks, treats, and costumes. However, for women, costumes seem to have one constant – being “sexy”. Let it be known that this is by no means an article on “slut-shaming”, but simply on why people expect females to be dressed a ...

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Save the (Boo)bies

October is finally upon us, and on every street corner, we can find simple, pink ribbons adorning the blouses, handbags and nail-art of women worldwide. This pink ribbon marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month utilized to spread breast cancer awareness in hopes detecting the tragic disease in its early stages. Breast cancer, next to skin ...

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