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10 songs for a relaxing fall semester

With the commencement of the fall semester and return of in-person classes, VSU has come to life. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused students to become more easily stressed with the balance of school, work and social lives. Everyone handles their stress differently: entertainment like television or social media, exercise to release energy and meditation. One method stands out and is ...

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When We Were Young festival or Fyre Festival 2.0?

On Jan. 18, Instagram user @whenwereyoungfest posted a new photo of the lineup for the upcoming summer music festival ‘When We Were Young.’ This three-stage music festival lineup includes 65 iconic emo bands like Paramore, Mayday Parade, My Chemical Romance and 3OH!3. While these bands scream nostalgia to millennials and emo kids everywhere, people can’t help but question the legitimacy ...

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Review: Ghostface gives fresh take on old series

Paramount Pictures have released a new and highly anticipated film, “Scream,” on Jan 14, having horror junkies alike come together. The film takes place 25 years after Billy Loomis terrorized the town with his Ghostface antics. After a similar attack as the original from 25 years ago, two sisters have reunited in hopes of discovering who is behind the attacks, ...

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10 songs to start your spring semester off right

Between the stress of Omicron cases surging, due dates approaching fast and keeping up with the world, everyone needs an outlet to relieve their stress. Many people find relief in different activities like drawing, reading and other activities. A common theme around campus is those walking around with headphones in, blaring music. Music helps keep some people focus on work ...

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Is TikTok affecting this generation’s music industry?

TikTok has become one of the most popular apps in recent years since its release in 2016, and it has already made its impact within the music industry through helping underground artist gain more attention and getting their songs to trend world-wide. TikTok’s number of downloads has increased rapidly since its release. Many users have been entertained by the countless ...

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We don’t talk about ‘Frozen’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Encanto” song, “We Don’t Talk about Bruno” is number five on the Billboard charts, passing “Let it Go” and is Disney’s first top five song since 1995. Miranda’s song debuted at number fifty on the Billboard Hot 100 list and has climbed to over 12 million streams. “Let it Go” is still winning in the streaming category with ...

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Review: The Weeknd brings back the 80s with ‘Dawn FM’

On Jan. 7, The Weeknd dropped a new long-awaited album, “Dawn FM,” which showcased some new vibes and voices in comparison to his previous albums that left listeners with mixed feelings. “He’s a good artist, this album is different but good,” Miriam Flores, a freshmen education major, said. The album starts off strong with an eerie opening track: “Dawn FM.” ...

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VSU parody accounts surge in popularity

Got a crush? Need words of affirmation? Want to know the best food at Palms? Chances are, there’s an Instagram account for that. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, VSU has seen the rise of parody accounts among the student body. For many followers, the intrigue is all in the knowledge that they provide. Others want to see themselves posted on the ...

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Pop Addict: Jan. Album Releases

Hey there, pop addicts! It’s your entertainment editor, Madison, here to tell you the monthly goods of 2022. For this edition, I’ll be sharing some great album releases and future releases of January, so you don’t miss out. First and foremost, one of the best albums that was released so far this month was Dawn FM from The Weeknd. This ...

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People Poll: When is the best time to prepare for the holidays?

Kayley Stevens, a freshman communications major “I think you should start some time in November, but the bare minimum should be Thanksgiving.” Andrew Barnes, a senior communications major, said right after Halloween is the best time to prepare. “It gives you more time to enjoy the holiday, and you don’t have to scramble to get decorations up.” Scott Tillman, a ...

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Spectator Favorites: Thanksgiving Pie Edition

TJ – None “Pie is a disgrace to pastries everywhere.” Madison – Sweet Potato “It’s sweeter than pumpkin pie, and my aunt used to make one special for me during the holidays.” Bailey – Pumpkin “Pumpkin pie is like the perfect balance of tart and sweet, so I love it because it doesn’t make me sick after I eat it.” ...

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