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‘Oklahoma!’: the review

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer Valdosta State Theatre & Dance’s run of “Oklahoma!” opened last Thursday to a nearly sold out theater and a well-deserved standing ovation. The first night of “Oklahoma!” at VSU marked the 73rd anniversary of the musical’s opening night back in 1943. “Oklahoma!”, a classic Broadway musical by Oscar Hammerstine II, follows the love story ...

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Blazers playing balanced baseball

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer The Blazers are playing their best at the right time. With the season winding down and the conference tournament in sight, VSU is trying to make sure they’re one of the top teams going in. Coming off the 20-5 blowout win at Georgia Southwestern, the Blazers have won four in a row and looked ...

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ObamaCare’s promise for access to birth control for all under attack again

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer In October of 2010, President Obama officially signed the Affordable Care Act into law and in 2012 the Obama administration put forth several provisions to the Affordable Care Act that would directly benefit women. The provisions were put into place to give American women access to the healthcare they desperately need and deserve. According ...

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Ten years ago, top singles were both annoying and addicting

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer We take a look back at the music that topped the Billboard Music Charts 10 years ago this week. Bad Day – Daniel Powter “Bad Day” was initially recorded in 2002 but due to finding a label situation was put it on hold. “Bad Day” was a pop single featured on Daniel Powter’s debut ...

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A change of culture

Written by Ronald Moore, Staff Writer Sports culture sexism shows itself through past male athlete’s objection to female journalists. Even today’s female journalists, such as Julie Dicaro, still experience unacceptable treatment. Women, contrary to popular belief, have not been absence from male dominated sports. Today’s prominent women include Michelle Roberts, Lesa France Kennedy, and Jeanie Buss; the accomplishments of these ...

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VSU student lands in rap song

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Donald Trump’s appearance at VSU in February made headlines after about 30 VSU students were removed from his rally. Now, over a month later, one of the 30 students removed from the rally is making headlines in the music world with an interview she gave after being kicked out. The day after the Trump ...

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Period shaming has got to go

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor Every woman can relate to the feeling of anxiousness her period produces. She thinks, “Is it leaking through my pants? Do I smell? Are people staring at me?” and the list goes on. Having a period has its downsides naturally: cramping, mood swings, and other pains. But to have society add even more ...

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VSU named fifth best school for online degrees in Georgia

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Valdosta State can’t stop and won’t stop reaching new levels of achievement for education. VSU has once again ranked among the top schools in Georgia for exceptional online degree programs according to TheBestSchools.org. The university was ranked number 5 on TheBestSchools.org due to the quality of programs, degrees offered, awards given, and reputation. Affordable ...

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Pain tolerance higher in men

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Considering childbirth, menstrual cramps, and the occasional and tragic broken nails, you would reason that women must have a high pain tolerance, right? Well, with developing technology and science, studies have revealed that women actually don’t handle pain as well as men do. Science is ever changing and almost always on top of things ...

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