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Clairo’s classic sound touches fans with “Sling”

Professionally known as Clairo, Claire Cottrill is a queer culture, indie pop icon, most known for her song “Sofia.” Her latest album, “Sling,” does nothing short of keeping her LGBTQIA+ fanbase intrigued and in love. “Sling,” released in mid-July, is exactly what you need to add to your cottage core, internet café and study playlists. Critics are surprised at her ...

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‘A Quiet Place II’: sequel tiptoes to the top

As it turns out, silence is not enough anymore. Following the first film and the death of the patriarch, his wife and children must continue in search of ways to survive on their own. Releasing during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while daring, didn’t hinder or trouble this film’s success, as noted by the gross amount of 16 million ...

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VSU Campus after COVID-19

A new school year brings new classes, friends, events and a new campus life. COVID-19 changed the way campus looked and felt last year but those restrictions have come and gone. Masks, social distancing and smaller class sizes became the new norm at VSU but that has slowly faded away. Class sizes have returned to full capacity, social distancing stickers ...

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A.C.T.I.O.N Speaks Louder than Words

A Chance to Initiate Opportunities Now (A.C.T.I.O.N) is a student-led organization here at VSU. Originating in 2018 by David Davis, it has been making significant strides in the VSU and Valdosta community. As a community-oriented organization, they dedicate themselves to the social issues in and around the campus. A.C.T.I.O.N is trying to make a stronger connection between the student population ...

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The Happening returns to normal Fall 2021

The Happening is an annual event that takes place at VSU every fall semester, which will take place on Aug 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the front lawn. The event helps freshmen and other students get information about clubs and organizations offered at VSU on the front lawn. Over 200 businesses, communities, organizations and department exhibitors are ...

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Here’s to the return of football and a bit of normalcy this fall

Last fall was a dark one in the halls of VSU. The thrills and excitement of a Saturday down south, or rather a Saturday down in Valdosta, were nowhere to be found as the football team was forced to forgo their 2020 season. We all know how pervasive COVID-19 has been throughout the world, and we have all felt its ...

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New addition to “The Conjuring” series frightens fans (again)

The Conjuring Franchise has once again made fans jump out of their seats with the recently released movie, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.” Michael Chaves, the film’s director, also directed “The Curse of La Llorona,” which is also part of the Conjuring franchise. Chaves hasn’t had extensive experience with directing, specifically in the horror department, but his ...

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Virtual parking permits phase out physical parking permits

VSU Parking and Transportation will transition from physical permits to virtual permits through a vehicle license plate. Anthony Bryant, assistant director of Parking and Transportation, said that virtual permits make management easier for both permit holders and parking management. “Virtual permits increase flexibility for permit holders, increase safety, are more sustainable by removing waste created by using physical permits and ...

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The VLMPO has released Valdosta’s 2021 crash report

The most dangerous intersection in Valdosta is located at North Valdosta Road and Country Club Drive. Between 2016 and 2020, there were a total of 207 crashes at this location. That was one of many findings in a report released by the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization recently. The report analyzes crashes recorded from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2020. ...

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Disability Pride Month holds deep significance

July is considered Disability Pride Month to positively acknowledge the diversity among disabilities and to remember how far we’ve come in making the world an accessible place. On July 26, 1990, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed to prohibit discrimination against disabled people, and according to the ADA anniversary website, the first Disability Pride celebration was in Boston ...

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