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Part 2: Meet The Models

Note: this is the second half of a story on the Divinity Modeling troupe. For part, one, start here. Now that leadership of the Divinity Modeling troupe has been introduced, the models need to be introduced. Here are the models for the 2024 spring modeling season.  Elizabeth Williams, a junior business and management major, has been modeling for two years. ...

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New Looks, Same Goal: Meet Divinity Modeling Troupe

Divinity Modeling Troupe is one of the fastest-growing organizations on campus, with a recent rebrand and mission to show that beauty is not just in how you look, but in how you act and how you interact with your community.  Divinity is an on-campus modeling organization, focused on creating a community for those interested in what modeling has to offer. ...

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Red Alert! VSU free speech in danger

VSU has earned a “red light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, the worst rating we have ever received. Here’s what it means for the university community.  The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, or FIRE, is a national organization dedicated to the preservation of free speech. They have helped college campuses in particular since their inception ...

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Deadpool and Wolverine Trailer Breakdown

After six years of owning 20th Century Fox, Disney is finally bringing “Deadpool 3” back onto the big screen. The new trailer for the film was released during the the 57 Super Bowl. Fans of the franchise were more than excited to see Ryan Reynolds return as Wade Wilson and Hugh Jackman’s return to reprise his iconic role, Wolverine. The ...

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Lady Blazers upsets Union, again

The no. 8 ranked Lady Blazers defeated the Lady Bulldogs 74-56 on Saturday afternoon for their second win over Union this season. In a game that has many postseason stipulations, the Lady Blazers faced their toughest test of the season against the Lady Bulldogs. These two squads have played once prior, in which the Lady Blazers ran an offense that ...

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The Day the Music Died: TikTok Removes Music from UMG Artists

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Universal Music Group accused the media platform TikTok of providing insufficient compensation for music and permitting AI-generated recordings on its platform. After the announcement, TikTok users noticed that some videos no longer played the attached audios and had a statement at the bottom of the video that stated, “Sound removed due to copyright restrictions.” Due to ...

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Kalifa Ford’s journey as a student-athlete-mom

Kalifa Ford is a 22-year-old from Bono, Arkansas, managing three different lifestyles while aiming for one goal: a comfortable life for herself and her family. Ford is a junior guard forward for VSU’s women’s basketball, an accounting major and a full-time mother to her 10-month-old daughter, Elleauna. After playing three seasons at her previous school, Oklahoma Baptist University, she realized ...

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Album Review: Music for the Masses

Independent traveling musician David Jacobsen debuted his new album, “Music for the Masses,” making his mark in Valdosta with his creative take on music. “Music for the Masses” is a concise and diverse assortment of songs, blending humor and contemplative moments while embracing contradictions. The initial track mocks the idea of composing a song about the French Revolution, later in ...

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Blazer Athletics Hall of Fame is one for the books

The 27th annual Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame induction took place this past Saturday, and it was filled with many esteemed individuals. It was a room filled to the brim with Blazer legends, such as softball’s Thomas Macera to baseball’s Tommy Thomas. Some of the names that highlighted this year’s class were current Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II, ...

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New addition to Valdosta Mall leaves shoppers curious

The Valdosta Mall is gaining a new store by Feb. 29.  Construction is seen taking place where Bed, Bath and Beyond once was. There is much discussion over what the store could be, as it is hidden from the public.  James Dolen, the Valdosta Mall’s general manager, says adding stores will allow for growth.  “We have a new 20,000-square-foot store ...

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