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Dear black people: Stop begging for a seat at the table

A couple of weeks ago, social media went into an uproar because the Academy Award nominations seemed to include only white people. That is nothing new: a few years ago, #ocarssowhite was trending on Twitter for similar reasons. The end goal of the hashtag was to make the Academy more inclusive, which they were. That lasted about one award season. ...

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Pop Addict: Get the tea with TJ! (Grammy/Super Bowl Edition)

Hello to all my fellow pop addicts at VSU, and welcome to another edition of Pop Addict! We have a variety of topics to discuss. So without further a due, let’s jump right into it. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 26, 2020. While there are a few things I disagreed with in terms of the ...

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La vida Valdosta: Underrated hot spots in the area

Valdosta may not be a big city like Atlanta, but there are still plenty of ways for students to get out of their dorms. One cool thing to do that I don’t hear many college students talk about is going to a trampoline park. While a trampoline park may seem a little juvenile, college students can still enjoy all the ...

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Hahira hosts the annual “Honey Bee Festival”

The Honeybee Festival happens every year in the little neighboring town of Hahira. The festival boasts travelling shops, food trucks and activities for guests to enjoy, never failing to attract a large number of people from all around South Georgia. The beautiful little town, with Main Street decorated with tents, bright signs and smiling faces, dedicates the first full week ...

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Album Spotlight: Brockhampton’s GINGER

Brockhampton has come out with a new album titled GINGER and the fans are going crazy. The band teased fans on social media a few times throughout the months coming towards the album release and it is finally here. So let’s talk about it. GINGER was released on August 23. The album consists of 12 songs, all with different flows ...

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Pop Addict: Nicki Minaj, It Chapter Two, Ariana Grande

Hello to all the pop addicts out there at Valdosta State! This has been a slow week for pop culture, but let’s see what tea we can get into this week! Undoubtedly the biggest story in recent news: Nicki Minaj announced her retirement via Twitter. This came as a shock to many people, especially her fans, as it was a ...

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“It Chapter Two” – cutting edge horror or simply controversial?

For a movie whose opening scene includes the brutalization of a young gay couple, you’d think that the writers just wanted to catch your attention quickly with shock value writing. In the case of It Chapter Two, you would be sorely mistaken. One of the first lines you hear in the movie is, “you got a problem [explicit]?” A young ...

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Remember the Legend: Tupac Shakur

On this day 23 years ago, the hip-hop world lost one of their most iconic figures in Tupac Shakur. Tupac was shot on September 7, 1996 as he was going to watch a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand Hotel when someone drove by and shot him four times. He was taken to a hospital where he was in ...

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Playing Chess or Playing Dirty? The Jay-Z Drama in Full

There’s reasonable doubt as to whether Jay-Z is either a sellout or a strategic businessman. There is no middle ground, at least according to social media, Fox and MSNBC. Lately, rapper Jay-Z has been receiving backlash from the public regarding his decision to team up with the NFL, whom he has been vocally against. The deal that Jay-Z made with ...

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National Chicken Month: Who has the best chicken?

September is everyone’s favorite month for one reason: National Chicken Month! Ever since the Popeyes chicken sandwich has become the talk of the times, a huge debate has arisen on the Internet involving Popeyes vs. Chick-Fil-A. Such commotion could only lead to one question: who is the best fast-food chicken connoisseur? I have chosen nine of the most popular fast ...

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