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Unbelievable. The only way to describe this series.

“Unbelievable” is a Netflix series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” about a young woman, Marie, who was sexually assaulted and reported it to the police in 2008. However, the police dismiss her case, and her family and friends don’t believe her story. Everyone doubted Marie so much that eventually she believed she made the situation ...

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Hustlers: edgy and quotable

On Sept. 13, the highly anticipated movie Hustlers was released in theatres. Directed by Lorene Scafaria, who also directed movies such as “The Meddler” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, “Hustlers” featured a star-studded cast, with Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Cardi B, Lizzo, and more. Usher even makes a surprise ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

Angel Austin, junior international business major “I like the Strawberry Acai with apple juice instead of water and three cups of strawberries,” Austin said. “Apple juice makes the drink sweeter, also light ice so that they don’t rip you off from the drink.”   Randy Spires, sophomore mathematics major “I usually go and get their peppermint mocha frappe. It’s coffee ...

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VSU community targeted by phishing attempts

Don’t get caught on the end of this phishing hook! Recently, VSU students have received a third notice regarding phishing attempts in their student email accounts. Phishing emails are attacks used to steal user data, login credentials, and credit card numbers. The attackers usually disguise themselves with deceptive email accounts that resemble a business or someone that you know and ...

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Editorial: College campuses are not immune to the threat of mass shootings

Odessa and Midland. Dayton. El Paso. Gilroy. Virginia Beach. Aurora. Each city hundreds of miles apart—some thousands—from the next, with one thing in common: mass shootings within the last nine months. One hundred sixty-one casualties. Sixty-three fatalities. These incidents prove that Americans can’t travel, have a night out, grocery shop, attend a festival, pay bills or work at their jobs ...

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Conference slate begins for Blazers Volleyball on Sept. 24

VSU women’s volleyball team will open the 2019 Gulf South Conference slate Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Shorter in Rome, Georgia. The Blazers will then return to The Complex to host Lee and West Georgia on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, respectively. The Blazers hold an 8-5 overall record and  went 3-1 last weekend at the Pacer Invitational, hosted ...

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Dave Chappelle’s ‘Sticks & Stones’ tests First Amendment freedoms.

Dave Chappelle’s latest special, Sticks & Stones, was edgy, controversial, and pushed the limits of social acceptability: Mission accomplished. In classic Dave Chappelle fashion, he takes jokes at the expense of many different groups of racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity. He has made a living (a very successful living mind you) as never holding back at the expense ...

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‘One Voice, One Message’ draws attention to new polling location

A new polling location at the University Center makes it easier than ever before for student’s voices to be heard, but a recent meeting hosted by the Caribbean Student Association revealed that many students are unaware of the new polling place’s existence. The CaribSA held “One Voice, One Message,” an informational session for voters, on Sept. 6 in the Student ...

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City of Valdosta ready to skate ‘n play

The long-awaited Skate and Play Family Fun Center is finally here. Its grand opening was on Sept. 5 and many local residents are excited about the new addition. The initial family fun center, Jungle Jym, was bought by the owners of Skate and Play, Janki and Neil Patel, in January. Construction began around April and ended on Sept. 1. Shannon ...

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People Poll: What are your thoughts about parking at VSU?

Payton Pritchard, freshman mass media major “I think there should be more on campus (parking)  options,” She said. “Sometimes even trying to get to your dorm, you have to make your own parking spot because there are no more options.”       Ciara Gilbert, sophomore mass media major “(The parking is) terrible! It’s never enough space. Students park in ...

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