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Column: Five defining moments in 2020 Politics

When 2020 began, many of us were not expecting just how life-changing, unprecedented and groundbreaking the year was going to be. Through racial unrest, political division and a global pandemic, we are ending the year anticipating that the next year will be a lot better. To look back at some of this year’s biggest moments, here are five of the ...

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President Trump to visit Valdosta this Saturday

According to a press release from the Republican National Committee, on Dec. 5, President Donald Trump is set to visit Valdosta on behalf of Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The event is scheduled to take place at Valdosta Regional Airport at 7 p.m., and doors are set to open at 3 p.m. Alongside Trump, Perdue and Loeffler, the ...

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Column series: What it’s like being a student journalist during a pandemic

As a student journalist, I’m charged with the responsibilities of collecting and delivering concise, accurate information to readers who desire it. It may seem like an easy job to others, but, in reality, it consists of various obstacles and steps to achieve the ultimate goal of delivering correct information. This semester has been a series of revelations for me. I’ve ...

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The Movements: Civil Rights vs. Black Lives Matter

History is repeating itself as the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor sparked nationwide protests over racial issues similar to those that happened during the civil rights movement. The protests are the result of the police brutality against African Americans including, but are not limited to the deaths of Floyd, Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, . According to data published ...

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Mood 4 Eva: ‘Black is King’ Review

On July 31, Beyoncé released her anticipated musical film visual album titled Black is King, a companion piece to her 2019 album titled The Lion King: The Gift. The film features special appearances from an array of Black artists and actors, including Beyoncé herself, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Lupita N’Yongo, Pharrell Williams, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Jessie Reyez and more. The story ...

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Pop Addict: Justin Bieber, Jenna Marbles, City Girls

Hello, pop addicts of Valdosta State, and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. It has been awhile since our last discussion, so without further ado, let’s jump right into it! Pop superstar Justin Bieber has filed a lawsuit against two girls, who are being identified as “Kadi” and “Danielle,” for $20 million following sexual assault accusations. After the ...

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Throwback Thursday Album Review: The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

“We have a special need/ To feel that we belong/ Come with me inside/ Inside my velvet rope,” Janet said in the opening lines to the title track of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album titled The Velvet Rope The title of the album serves as a metaphor for emotional boundaries and an individual’s need to feel special. A genre-bending ...

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Pop Addict: Normani calls out Cabello’s past racism

Hey guys, and welcome to another edition of Pop Addict. As always, I am excited to discuss pop culture with you guys. So without further ado, let’s get the tea with T.J.! Former Fifth Harmony member, Normani, recently gave her opinion on her former bandmate Camila Cabello’s past racist comments. She explains that she was hurt because it took Cabello ...

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College courses could stall student graduation

Often, many college students worry about graduating late because the class(es) they need are only offered at certain times. For example, if you need to take ENGL 4500 to graduate the upcoming fall semester, you would have to wait  until the spring semester because that’s when the course is offered. According to the Valdosta State Office of University Advising and ...

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Pop addict: Get the tea with TJ!

Hello, my favorite pop addicts at VSU, and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. This week has been kind of dead, but there are still things to discuss. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the tea! The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony took place of Feb. 9. The award show honored some of the best films of ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!