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Students go “Into the Woods”

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer After weeks of rehearsals, the grand drapes will finally part tonight at 7:30 pm to reveal students’ work on “Into the Woods,” a musical hosted by Valdosta State University’s Theatre and Dance departments. The haunting melodies of the second act of the musical fill the halls of VSU’s Fine Arts Building in the week ...

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Odum throws novel party: Librarians kick off National Novel Writing Month

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer One thing many people aren’t aware of is that November is National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated as NaNoWriMo. On Nov. 1, writers who participate will begin working towards the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. There have been over 250 published novels that were spawned during NaNoWriMo, ...

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Going Viral: How easy is it to fool people online? Rise of social media leads to hoaxes and memes

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Often times while scrolling down the newsfeed on Facebook, it is inevitable that someone will have once again shared the privacy hoax that says Facebook will share profile’s information with the public. Every single year, more people fall for it, even though Facebook has long since assured the public that if any changes were ...

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Streaming music has become the norm for students

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer College students have come a long way from streaming and downloading music off LimeWire and Napster. The desire to have music on at all times only spiked with the creation of the iPod in the early 2000s. The small pocket devices soared in popularity and young adults everywhere were racing to have the chance ...

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Emergency alert system essential for students

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Before last week, many students had forgotten about the alert system they signed up for at the start of the new semester. Upon opening Banner, students are prompted to enter a contact number for what is called a campus alert system. During an emergency, the campus uses the number to mass contact students about ...

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Starting fall too early: Stores push customers away

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Every year pumpkin spice, bonfires, and football games sneak up on the unsuspecting public, their quiet arrival marked by the decorations that seemingly appear overnight in the windows and aisles of department stores everywhere. For most people this is a welcome change. A craze is experienced over the decorations, the smells, and the change ...

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Why is mental health not treated like physical health?

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Two girls walk into a hospital, both with legitimate medical concerns. One tells the nurse that she fell down and broke her arm, the other says that she suffers from depression and is on the verge of a mental breakdown. Yet the hospital only treats one of the girls. Society makes it no mystery ...

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History lesson: when people stood against sexual assault

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer The color teal may have been extremely prominent on VSU’s campus this month, and many students are wondering what it represents. Teal is the focus color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which takes place every April. All throughout the month of April, teal ribbons and the slogans, “It’s About Time to Prevent Sexual Violence. Speak ...

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The remedy for a bad day

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer There once was a painting my freshman year roommate made that said, “No matter how you feel…get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” Being in my third year of this adventure called college, some days this admonition is easier said than done. You know the kind of day I’m talking about. ...

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