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Dr. Carson event tonight

Written By: Cole Edwards The anticipation surrounding the appearance of Fox News personality Dr. Ben Carson will finally be satisfied tonight as Dr. Carson is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. inside Whitehead Auditorium while a multitude of protestors demonstrate outside the facility.   Dr. Carson is expected to give a speech entitled “America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made this ...

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Boyhood Shows Passage Of Time And Faces Of Actors

Written By: Cole Edwards “Boyhood” is an extraordinary film about the ordinariness of life. Director Richard Linklater, known for art house gems such as “Slacker” and “Before Sunrise,” took 12 years to shoot his remarkable cast, who would meet to film three to four days each summer. As a result, the film is both effortless and complicated, much like life, ...

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President Won’t Cancel Carson

Written By: Cole Edwards Due to overwhelming debate over a scheduled Sept. 11 appearance by Fox News personality Ben Carson at VSU, President William McKinney released a letter stating he supports Carson’s appearance and will not rescind the invitation. “Our public colleges and universities exist to serve the public good through the free and open exchange of ideas,” Dr. McKinney ...

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Foxs News Personality Coming To VSU

Written By: Cole Edwards Controversy is brewing over a scheduled Sept. 11 appearance by a Fox News commentator for which VSU is paying $43,000. Titled “An Evening with Dr. Ben Carson,” the event is billed as a non-partisan fundraiser. A pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author, Carson plans to deliver a keynote speech titled “America the Beautiful: Rediscovering ...

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Shoot for the Moon, Land Among A Small Georgia Town

Written by: Cole Edwards Watermelons, peaches and friend chicken more often than not come to mind when considering Cordele, Georgia’s “claims to fame,” but rarely is space travel or rocket ships generally associated with the small Southern town, located two hours below Atlanta.   The Gas ‘n Go gas station right off the interstate may sell Moon Pies and Orbit ...

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Wishes grow on trees

Written by: Cole Edwards The Holiday Helper Tree is in bloom once again. Students interested in fulfilling a child’s Christmas wish list need to come by the Student Life office on the third floor of the Student Union to choose a child’s list from the tree. Gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 6. “This is the largest number ...

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ABC ‘fosters’ VSU alumnus

Written by: Cole Edwards Myles Grier used to watch TV, and now he is on it. Myles Grier, a 2011 VSU graduate, got his big break with a recurring role on ABC Family’s “The Fosters.” After a standard audition, producers booked Grier for one episode, which eventually led to his recurring character named Garner. “The Fosters” is a new show ...

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Hypnosis meets humor

Written by: Cole Edwards   Students became the great and impossible last Monday – or so they thought. The Campus Activities Board hosted the Comedy Hypnotist Show on Monday evening in the University Center theater. The show was led by hypnotist Erick Kand who has been in practice for 12 years. Kand has hypnotized over 15,000 people over the course ...

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Play to find love on stage

Written by: Cole Edwards If you think the hunt for true, romantic love is a quest today, imagine how difficult it was in the 17th century. The VSU theatre and dance department will premiere Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The play explores the nature of love and the often-bumpy road it takes to find love. The play will premiere this ...

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Short film produced at VSU wins in New York

Written by: Cole Edwards A short film written and produced at VSU received the “Most Creative” award at the inaugural Central New York Short Film Festival on Sept. 14 in Syracuse, New York.  “The Chance” was originally developed for the VSU 48-Hour Film Competition held this past March. On the Friday evening of the competition, the team was given a ...

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