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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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New additions coming to Wild Adventures in 2022

Wild Adventures Theme Park has announced new additions to be shown in the new year. These additions include a new restaurant, live music venue, partnership with Georgia Beer Company, new and expanded festivals, new nighttime events and new animal attraction. “The newest additions to Wild Adventures in 2022 will be a new restaurant and entertainment venue called Water’s Edge Brews ...

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Wind ensemble performs for the first time since start of pandemic

On Thursday Sept. 30, the Department of music’s Wind Ensemble had it’s first performance since the pandemic started. Dr. Benjamin Harper, director of the band, said it has been a total of 19 months since the last live performance. “We have tried to do some pop-up performances back in 2020, but some were cancelled during the winter season, and with ...

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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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