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“Moana” the new black face: Disney thankfully recalls costume

Written by Mayah Cantave, Managing Editor In light of Disney’s upcoming release of the movie “Moana,” Disney has halted its sales of a costume inspired by one of its characters. The costume is based on the depiction of Maui, a main character whose attire is in the custom Polynesian culture. The costume featured pants and a long sleeve shirt covered ...

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Covergirl introduces its first male spokesperson

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor On Oct. 11 CoverGirl tweeted out an announcement of their newest CoverGirl, who just so happened to be a boy. The newest face of CoverGirl, James Charles, known to his followers as jcharelsbeauty is a 17-year-old Instagram-famous beauty guru who, according to his Instagram account, has only been using makeup on himself for a ...

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Visit Valdosta haunted houses–Expect a good scare from everywhere

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer   Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year. People are either doing the scaring or getting out in the streets waiting for free candy. One of the main attractions around this time of year are haunted houses, of which the world we live in is not lacking. Unfortunately, Valdosta only has ...

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Registration made easy

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Many students are frustrated with their advisors messing up their class load, so individuals take matters into their own hands only to end up with the same results. Registration has begun and students are trying to get the perfect class schedule. But in order to sign up for classes, students must meet with advisors ...

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Tax loopholes hurt working class citizens

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer When it comes to taxes are we all paying our fair share? According to Presidential candidate, Donald Trump that is not the case seeing as he and many “smart” business men like him have been taking advantages of loopholes to get out of paying taxes. There has been a lot of talk about taxes during ...

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Inappropriate hurricane jokes should cease: Deadly storm should not be fuel for Internet comedy

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer Hurricane Matthew was initially formed from a tropical wave that pushed off the African coast on Sept. 25 (Weather.com). Once Matthew reached the eastern Caribbean, it rapidly intensified. Its peak was Oct. 1 when it reached Category 5 with 160 mph winds. Matthew covered over 3,000 miles, reaching past the Florida coast. On Oct.7 ...

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Owners accountable for dogs’ actions

Written by Tianna Foster, Staff Writer Dogs that are allowed by their owners to run loose or dogs that attack people or other animals have become a big issue for the people and the communities in which they live in. There has been a law created in an attempt to ban certain breeds of dogs. According to ASPCA a BSL, ...

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Being in a relationship in college

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer When is the right time to be in a relationship? One may never know the answer to that question. Many people believe you meet your spouse in college; the rest of us want to focus on achieving our college degree and building a foundation for ourselves before we commit to a relationship. College is ...

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Was Christopher Columbus a fraud?

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Did we spend our holiday on Monday celebrating a man who wasn’t the first non-native to land on American soil. Truth-out.org states that Columbus was not even the first non-native to land in the “new world;” evidence has shown that Vikings and Polynesians came long before him. Many of us learned in elementary school that Columbus ...

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