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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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VSU students get career experience with Groundhog Shadow Day

Navigating the course load of your major is stressful enough, but then there is also the future job search to contend with. VSU’s Career Opportunities helps students alleviate these issues in several ways, including their annual Groundhog Shadow Day. Since 2015, this event has helped students gain successful career exploration by shadowing local professionals. “It’s a pun,” Phenix Culbertson, Career ...

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SGA proposes GPA calculation changes

This may only be its second meeting of the semester, but the Student Government Association is ready to get down to business for the semester. A final resolution to the Speaker of the Senate vote (tabled during last Monday’s meeting), a new Chief of Staff and the induction of 19 new senators were just the tip of SGA’s iceberg. After ...

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City of Valdosta battles homelessness

Valdosta is bringing in the new year with a community service project: The Points in Time Homeless Count. At its core, the project involves city officials and volunteers to get a count of Valdosta’s homeless population. This year’s project will see the Georgia Department of Community Affairs spearheading the count by utilizing citizens’ smartphones and tablets for mobile surveys. Vanessa ...

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‘Hallelujah’: VSU Mass Choir wins $1,000 Competition

VSU’s Mass Choir is singing all the way to the bank as it earned a $1000 prize in the Warren Jemarcus Williams Scholarship Fundraiser in Lilburn, GA. Performing “Hope” by Dexter Walker and Zion Movement, Mass Choir managed to beat out Georgia State University’s own team for the prize. According to Aria Dinkens, junior alto, it was the group’s positive ...

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Turn It Off: 5 TV Episodes That Killed Their Show

That’s it. It’s cancelled. Well, not really, but you’ll be wishing it had once you get to these episodes.Granted, if a show runs long enough, it will have a few duds here and there. That’s no justification for these types of episodes, though. They serve no purpose other than to taint the audience’s view of characters and plots they have ...

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Registration Trouble? Not with VSU’s Visual Scheduler Builder

Aside from the final stretch of classes, VSU student now have a new issue to contend with: Registering for next semester. Unlike high school, whenever you meet up with your academic adviser, they do not schedule your classes for you. You have to do the leg work yourself. From what other students say, hunting for your classes is not easy. ...

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Know Safety? No Pain. Here’s Some Killer Halloween Survival Tips

Let’s creep it real: Between the candy, costumes and parties, people do not give their general safety too much thought on Halloween. After all, it’s the nom to scare yourself to death by witnessing acts of diabolical brutality and totally wicked sorcery in the form of horror movies. Dumb teenagers getting mutilated by Freddy Kruger or Jason Voorhees and random ...

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People Poll: Should Cellphones be used for Education?

“Yes, we should use them because they give us access to social and learning tools.” – Zeek Menefee, freshman mass media major “No, we should not use them because when I was in summer camp, we weren’t allowed on our phones. Once they were away, we actually got to know each other and get stuff done. Same goes for school.” – Leirica ...

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The state of voting: A look at the importance of college voters

“America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote.” This is a quote from 1970s Kansas City Star Columnist William E. Vaughn in reference to voter apathy in this country. September is National Voter Registration month, yet many college students, members of an underrepresented voting population, ...

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