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College-based music app offers free music to students

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor We’re college students, so most of us aren’t rich. Yet, a lot of us love music and can’t always afford to pay for a monthly subscription. How can we have all the access to the music we want without breaking the bank? There’s a new free music app that’s combining easy access to unlimited ...

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‘Black Chalk’: college story with a twist

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer For some people, books are not the ideal way to spend free time, especially when you have little time to spare in the first place.  However, if you find the right book to read, you may discover that it is just the escape you needed. Black Chalk by Christopher Yates will certainly keep you reading.  ...

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Sex ed that includes all students: VA school district adds transgender education into curriculum

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, , Staff Writer   Fairfax County in Virginia recently announced its plan to add transgender and gender identity education into its middle grades Family Life Education curriculum. While some rejoiced, others like the Traditional Values Collation are not pleased with the decision. According to the Washington Post, the Fairfax County school board voted 10 to 2 in approval ...

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Armed robbery suspects still at large

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer As of Wednesday evening, the Valdosta Police Department has released no new information concerning the armed robbery that occurred last Saturday night at approximately 9:40 p.m. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, a nineteen-year-old female student was robbed at the corner of East Jane Street and Williams Street in front of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, a ...

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“Scream Queens”; A bloody, campy laugh fest

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Things are about to get bloody and bitchy. FOX premiered its highly anticipated new series “Scream Queens” this past Tuesday and the two-hour premiere left viewers gagging. Literally. “Scream Queens” follows blonde terminator Chanel (Emma Roberts), who gives Regina George a run for her money in the mean girl department. Chanel is president of Kappa ...

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VSU looks to dog it out: Blazers return home after a winning streak on the road

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer After coming off a dominant 31-3 victory against the Winston-Salem University football team, the Valdosta State Blazers are set to face off against the Cumberland University Bulldogs this Saturday. The Blazers are coming in at a perfect record of 2-0 while the Bulldogs stand at a record of 1-2. Defense has been a key ...

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VSU’s got talent: Introducing Jamila Chambers, ElementX’s new director

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is an institution known for its extraordinary students and their even more extraordinary talents. VSU is also home to some very notable alumni—Kip Moore, Nancy Grace, Pauley Perrette from CSI, and former NFL player, Jessie Tuggle, to name a few. With all of the amazing athletes, performers, and scholars that have attended ...

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Ignite out, VS(YOU) arises from ashes

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Valdosta State is blazing the trail with its new marketing campaign. Beginning earlier this semester, Valdosta State rolled out a new marketing campaign titled “VSYOU”. The basis of the marketing campaign started back in 2013. Former President William McKinney’s term gave funding for an identity study. “The point of [the study] was to see really ...

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Editorial: VSU works to accommodate students of all gender orientations

Celebrity advocates Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox are shining light on an invisible population of transgender people, and now so is VSU? The additions of gender neutral bathrooms throughout the campus show a sign of progression for the university. Since 2011, VSU has offered a program called “Safe Space” that provides a more appreciative and nurturing environment for LGBT people ...

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