Have you ever noticed that every month has one of those national *whatever* days that are funny, weird or downright bizarre? This column is dedicated to spotlighting those “holidays” and show there’s more to the year than just July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. With these lists, we’ll keep you celebrating the holiday spirit all year long! Here’s what’s going on ...Read More »
Pop addict: Get the tea with TJ!
Hello, my favorite pop addicts at VSU, and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. This week has been kind of dead, but there are still things to discuss. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the tea! The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony took place of Feb. 9. The award show honored some of the best films of ...Read More »
People poll: What hot spots/stores need to come to Valdosta?
“I think we need a technology hub that students and young adults in the area can go to. It needs fast Wi-fi and multiple charging ports. Like the game area in the Student Union, but more accessible to Valdosta and open to the public. Having a centralized place would be beneficial to everyone in the community.” “I would like to ...Read More »
Black History Month playlist: 10 essential songs
Throughout history, musicians have used their art as a form of communicating messages. For minorities, not only can music relay a message, but it can be a form of protest, a call to action, a celebration of cultures and more. Black artists have used their voices to create an everlasting impact in the music industry through genres such as country, ...Read More »
Don’t waste your money: Majors to avoid next semester
Everyone’s path to success in life will be different. While you need a college degree to get your foot in the door for most jobs worth a lick, that doesn’t mean you should go for just any major, either. After all, you’re in college to make money for your future. Why would you spend thousands of dollars going to college ...Read More »
People poll: What was your sweetest Valentine’s Day ever?
“A guy got me a giant card that was just really heartfelt, and I got some flowers.” “When I was back in high school, either my junior or senior year, my friend and I had gotten together about a month beforehand. We spent a really wonderful Valentine’s day together. We had dinner, a movie, and we had a nice walk ...Read More »
Dear black people: Stop begging for a seat at the table
A couple of weeks ago, social media went into an uproar because the Academy Award nominations seemed to include only white people. That is nothing new: a few years ago, #ocarssowhite was trending on Twitter for similar reasons. The end goal of the hashtag was to make the Academy more inclusive, which they were. That lasted about one award season. ...Read More »
Things to do for New Year’s
The countdown has begun until winter break is here and then New Years is just around the corner. This year being the end of one decade and the next being of a new one. What kind of events will be happening that can set 2020 off with a bang? Jacksonville Beach Polar Plunge at the Seawalk Pavilion. 75 1st St ...Read More »
Refuel with Huel?
Huel is a brand that wishes to offer students in the United States an alternative way to get their daily nutrition through meal replacement. Based in the United Kingdom, Huel started in 2016 with the idea to help people get their nutrition in a way that is both easy and tasty. Leila Hughel-Deeds, Director of Sports Nutrition for VSU, spoke ...Read More »
Opinion: Instagram and Facebook likes are really done
Recently, social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook have decided to test the removal of likes and make them private notifications. This has sparked a lot of conversation, with many people discussing the positive and negative effects this may have concerning engagement and influencers. The test began with Instagram users in select countries, such as Australia and Japan, with ...Read More »