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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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VSU’s Department of Art and Design presents Faculty Exhibition

VSU’s Department of Art and Design opened the Faculty Exhibition on Monday, Aug. 26. It was breathtaking. The gallery was filled with family members, faculty, students and professors who all came out to support and take in the artwork. Jazz melodies by the VSU Faculty Jazz Combo floated and intermixed with little comments on the pieces around the room. Two ...

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2019 Video Music Awards Review: Why Is This Still a Thing?

From the underwhelming red carpet looks to the lackluster music performances, this year’s MTV Video Music Awards adds to the narrative that the award show gets more and more mediocre every year. This year’s big event included a variety of celebrities in attendance including rising stars in music like Megan Thee Stallion, pop superstars like Taylor Swift, and industry legends ...

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Remembering a legend: Selena Quintanilla-Perez

On this day, 24 years ago, legendary Tejano popstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez drew her last breath. Although Selena’s life was cut short, her legacy lives on, not only through her fans but through her achievements and unique personality. Selena was murdered in cold blood by Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995, at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas. Saldívar ...

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Review: VSU Screening of The Hate U Give

Truth be told, I am not the biggest fan of films that explore social issues. This is because I find many of them to be quite clumsy in the way they portray their messages to the point that their narratives are unrealistic at best and downright implausible at worst. Especially considering the polarizing climate the country is in right now, ...

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