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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza returns for 2022

On Aug. 18, the Office of Student Diversity held the widely anticipated Multicultural Extravaganza, an annual event that celebrates the diverse array of cultures and heritages that make up VSU. Several booths were set up around the ballroom by student organizations and volunteers, offering food, cultural resources and activities like balloon animals and henna stains. “I kept getting emails about ...

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The Scrum for Glory: VSU’s rugby club sets their sights on the SCRC

The VSU rugby club entered a new chapter in the short but successful history of the team. The rugby club has moved conferences, leaving the Georgia Rugby Union, which the Blazers have been members of since the club was founded in 2010, to the SEC’s rugby league, the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference. Additionally, the club started a women’s team in ...

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Editorial: Biden’s plan to forgive student loans

On Aug. 24, Biden announced via Twitter his plan for forgiving federal student loans, a campaign promise he made during the 2020 election. According to the plan, up to $10,000 of your loans can be cancelled if you didn’t receive Pell Grants, and up to $20,000 if you did receive Pell. This only applies to those earning less than $125,000 ...

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Guide: Top 5 ways for College Freshman to Succeed

College is such a little word with so much meaning behind it. You can plan for months and even years ahead to be prepared for your first day, but in reality, you can’t really be prepared for college until you’re in it. Here are the top five tips for college freshmen that can lead to success: 1. Don’t Procrastinate It ...

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Demi leaves rehab with their latest album

On August 19, 2022, Demi Lovato released their eighth album titled “Holy Fvck.” In this new 16-track album, the singer opened up about their struggle with rehab, addiction and mental illness. Holy Fvck has a more hardcore pop-punk vibe as opposed to their previous albums, such as “Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over,” in 2021 or “Tell Me ...

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Ashley Cinemas lights up the night one last time

On July 22, VSU posted to Facebook stating that Ashley Cinemas would be lit up for the last time on July 23 and July 24 so the community could have a final farewell before demolition begins. The red and white lights shined bright on the dark parking lot pavement as movie-goers from Ashley Cinemas’ past sat and reminisced on good ...

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OPINION: Big Ten expansion brings uncertainty for college athletics

On June 30, the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) made a seismic decision to leave behind their longtime conference, the Pac-12, for the Big Ten in 2024. This move is easily the most surprising in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics. However, it has since been widely seen as one ...

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SCOTUS overturns 49 year old abortion rights ruling

On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v Wade, a ruling that protected a woman’s right to an abortion. Ever since the overturn, people all over the United States have been protesting, donating and posting on social media to reverse the decision. Many debates have sparked for both pro-choice and pro-life opinions. However, what ...

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The Queen is back, and she’s already pulling the unexpected!

Beyoncé is in a new era, as she has released her new single titled “Break My Soul,” which serves as the lead single for her upcoming album “Renaissance,” set to be released on July 30. This will be her first studio album since her critically acclaimed, game-changing project “Lemonade.” “Break My Soul” sees Beyoncé like we’ve never seen her before. ...

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“Stranger Things” review: back into the Upside Down

“Stranger Things” is back, and with it came a new cast of characters and a twisted dark side. Season four picks up with a time jump to January 1986, a few months after the closing events of season three. In season four, the Hawkins gang has officially begun their freshman year at Hawkins High School. Despite their close bonds in ...

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