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The Yik Yak Comeback

Yik Yak was an app that rose to fame back in 2013-2014, as an anonymous way to talk with anyone in a five-mile radius of you, in real time. A common app used among college students at the time, many users at the time utilized it in friendly ways and used it to engage with their community. In 2017, the ...

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10 songs for a relaxing fall semester

With the commencement of the fall semester and return of in-person classes, VSU has come to life. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused students to become more easily stressed with the balance of school, work and social lives. Everyone handles their stress differently: entertainment like television or social media, exercise to release energy and meditation. One method stands out and is ...

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Hobo Johnson seeks ‘revenge’ with his fifth album

Artists and bands have been incorporating their names into their albums for years: some known and some barely heard of. One artist, Hobo Johnson and The LoveMakers, is an up-and-coming star in the indie hip-hop scene. Many great hit albums have been “Who’s Next” by The Who, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” by Black Sabbath, “Aretha” by Aretha Franklin and “Bobby” by ...

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Clairo’s classic sound touches fans with “Sling”

Professionally known as Clairo, Claire Cottrill is a queer culture, indie pop icon, most known for her song “Sofia.” Her latest album, “Sling,” does nothing short of keeping her LGBTQIA+ fanbase intrigued and in love. “Sling,” released in mid-July, is exactly what you need to add to your cottage core, internet café and study playlists. Critics are surprised at her ...

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‘A Quiet Place II’: sequel tiptoes to the top

As it turns out, silence is not enough anymore. Following the first film and the death of the patriarch, his wife and children must continue in search of ways to survive on their own. Releasing during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while daring, didn’t hinder or trouble this film’s success, as noted by the gross amount of 16 million ...

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Review: Huey Magoo’s is a must-try

On April 7, franchisees Buck and Brooklyn Harris cut the ribbon to unveil the brand-new chicken restaurant, Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders. The new restaurant is sure to bring you back for more at the Peachtree Plaza on Gornto Road. The menu features their one-of-a-kind chicken tenders that come in three-, five- and seven-piece options. They each come served with crinkle-cut ...

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Feature: VSU Theater Department continues to thrive

Many students have had a change in lifestyle because of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting in early 2020. VSU had to switch from face-to-face to remote learning almost instantaneously once students were sent home. One of the biggest changes affected the theatre department as their upcoming show was canceled, in-person rehearsals were put on hold and auditions were beginning to be ...

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Alumni Association offers opportunities for graduates

Graduating from college does not mean you have to leave your friends and memories behind. The VSU Alumni Association is a great way to stay connected to many of your former classmates within different chapters of the association. The VSU Alumni Association is a close-knit group that provides an easy way for graduates to stay connected to their peers and ...

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Student raises funds to aid the homeless

Since COVID-19 started, Savannah Croft has had to get creative with how she will do her part in giving back to the community by hosting a donation drive for two outreach programs from Mar. 22 to Apr. 2 at the Honors House. Croft, a junior psychology major, has partnered with The Children’s Advocacy Center and Living Bridges Ministries to start ...

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Betty’s Diner offers breathtaking breakfast

Here in Valdosta, it’s hard to find a real home-cooked style meal at a restaurant, but one restaurant makes that choice easier for everyone. Opening in 1950, originally as Bynum’s Diner, Betty’s Diner is one of the oldest restaurants still standing in Valdosta. The owner, Betty Daughtery, has been working here since Bynum’s was open. She hasn’t missed a day, ...

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