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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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Steve from “Blue’s Clues” sends reassuring message to fans: “I never forgot you. Ever.”

After nearly 20 years, Steve, the original host of Blue’s Clues, returned to the network to provide his now adult audience with tearful, heartfelt words that many desperately needed to hear. Blue and her owner, Steve, were a staple of children everywhere for many consecutive years. However, in 2002, after only four seasons, children were forced to watch the host ...

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“Cinderella”: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bleh

From the countless adaptations of “Cinderella”, the movie has come a long way for her to get her “girlboss” title. But at what cost? “Cinderella” has been a tale told many times, starting with origins in China as “Yeh-Shen” and Greek mythology as Rhodopis. However, many know the story for its Disney iterations of the classic tale: poor girl who ...

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“Candyman”: watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it

As a seasoned horror veteran, I had never watched the “Candyman” series, and jumped at the chance to view both films. I was appalled at the 1992 film, as it was lacking any true scares, but daring to call itself anything other than a waste of my time. The lighting and visual effects were acceptable, but there was nothing else ...

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Marvel raises the bar for future movies with “Shang-Chi”

Marvel released the new movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, starring Simu Liu on Sept. 3. The movie’s budget was $150-200 million; however, according to Forbes, the movie has topped the domestic box office for the second Friday in a row making $9.7 million and $119.5 million for the domestic total. The main character, Shaun, works as ...

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South Georgia Selfie Museum opens in Downtown Valdosta

The South Georgia Selfie Museum, located in downtown Valdosta, opened in July for visitors to take selfies for fun. The museum is owned by Kwinetta Morre and Jazmine Rainge. The two got inspiration from going to a selfie museum in Miami. “We knew Valdosta had to have it,” Rainge said. When you first enter the museum, you see several exhibits ...

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McDonald’s Saweetie meal: the Icy girl coming in hot

After the success of sales and media from the international “BTS Meal,” McDonald’s has come back with another celebrity endorsement meal: the Saweetie meal. Saweetie, an American rapper, rose to prominence in 2017 with her RIAA-certified platinum debut single “Icy Girl”. However, it’s theorized that it’s not Saweetie’s music that caught McDonald’s attention, but her bizarre eating habits which have ...

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‘Donda’ leaves fans wanting more

Kanye West dropped his 10th studio album, “Donda”, in remembrance of his late mother, Donda West. The drop of this album came with a lot of antics, and when actually listening to it, it becomes a cohesive body of work. The beginning of the album starts with the song ‘Donda Chant’. It is an eerie chant of West’s mothers name ...

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Leaked ‘Spider-Man’ trailer sends Marvel fans spiraling

The new trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home has been leaked by an unknown source to the biggest media sites. In the leaked trailer, certain bits and pieces from the film were revealed. One piece from the trailer that has fans excited was the glimpse of Doc-Ock, one of the main villains from the original Spider-Man ...

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Cancel Culture: Has DaBaby gone too far?

The effectiveness of cancel culture remains in debate as Gen Z grapples with the best response for holding influencers and celebrities accountable. Cancel culture is the mass withdrawal of public support for a celebrity or public figure—typically after the person says or does something that the public may deem as problematic. The act of “cancelling” has become a hot topic ...

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Passage 2 India gives South Asian flavor

Passage 2 India, a family owned traditional restaurant, stands tall but does not stand out. When I arrived at the restaurant with my best friend, the smell was apparent the second we got out of the car: Spices and home recipes wafted all the way down the block. When my party came inside, we were greeted with traditional music and ...

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