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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: VSU Theatre Department back with live shows

It’s a new year to enjoy the fine art of scripted plays and dances meant to incite laughter, sadness and all-around entertainment. The Theatre and Dance Box Office has issued the schedule of plays this year. Some are re-enhanced plays that have already been performed, while some are brand new to VSU.   “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferretino ...

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“Spring into Art” Exhibition at Turner Center for the Arts

Turner Center for the Arts kicked things off earlier this month at the opening gala for their latest exhibition, “Spring into Art.” Artists and patrons alike were able to enjoy the bold, bright, esoteric art accompanied by fabulous, jazzy music from live pianist Donte Flowers. The delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres were catered by Jessie’s, a local favorite. Georgia Beer Company ...

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Review: Huey Magoo’s is a must-try

On April 7, franchisees Buck and Brooklyn Harris cut the ribbon to unveil the brand-new chicken restaurant, Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders. The new restaurant is sure to bring you back for more at the Peachtree Plaza on Gornto Road. The menu features their one-of-a-kind chicken tenders that come in three-, five- and seven-piece options. They each come served with crinkle-cut ...

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Feature: VSU Theater Department continues to thrive

Many students have had a change in lifestyle because of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting in early 2020. VSU had to switch from face-to-face to remote learning almost instantaneously once students were sent home. One of the biggest changes affected the theatre department as their upcoming show was canceled, in-person rehearsals were put on hold and auditions were beginning to be ...

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“Guys and Dolls” to start shows soon

Guys and Dolls is a musical tale straight from Broadway, which is based on the story and characters famously written by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. The lyrics and scores featured in this classical musical were composed by Frank Loesser. The story unfolds in the form of a romantic romp through New York City and Havana, Cuba. The adventure is ...

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Betty’s Diner offers breathtaking breakfast

Here in Valdosta, it’s hard to find a real home-cooked style meal at a restaurant, but one restaurant makes that choice easier for everyone. Opening in 1950, originally as Bynum’s Diner, Betty’s Diner is one of the oldest restaurants still standing in Valdosta. The owner, Betty Daughtery, has been working here since Bynum’s was open. She hasn’t missed a day, ...

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South Georgia Film Festival 2021 to show 109 films this year

Life during a pandemic requires adaptation and understanding, and a festival during a pandemic requires even more. The South Georgia film festival has been hosted by VSU since it first began five years ago and will take place on campus this year as well. Though the title suggests exclusivity, the festival is open to filmmakers across the world and both ...

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Jessie’s Restaurant offers sublime Southern cuisine

Jessie’s Restaurant & Catering is one of the few and far between places around Valdosta with a quality, vegan menu. Something like this is next to impossible to come by in southern GA. There is even parking on the street in front of the restaurant for those who really are in a hurry. Two-hour parking is available all-around downtown Valdosta, ...

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Feature: VSU Student Uses Voice on Podcast

VSU student Taylor Richards, a freshman psychology major, shares words of encouragement through her podcast,“Melanin Teen Therapy,” in order for listeners to have a platform where they can relate to. “I decided to start a podcast because I knew that there were a lot of women and girls out here around my age that felt like they did not have ...

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People Poll: Do you prefer Xbox or PlayStation?

  Maegan Calhoun, freshman music education major “PlayStation most definitely. I just prefer the layout of the controller and it’s a lot cheaper for online gaming in my opinion.”   Dominick Jones, sophomore art major “PlayStation. I’ve grown up with PlayStation and I have never really changed. Also, because the controller is bigger than Xbox so it fits in my ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!