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Governor’s Chief of Staff makes Georgia history

Lauren Curry made history by being the first female chief of staff for the Governor’s office in Georgia.  Brian Kemp announced on Jan. 12 that Curry will assume the role permanently beginning on Jan. 15.    Curry has served in numerous roles before this position, allowing her to gain experience and prepare for this job.  According to Gov.Georgia, Curry has worked ...

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New addition to Valdosta Mall leaves shoppers curious

The Valdosta Mall is gaining a new store by Feb. 29.  Construction is seen taking place where Bed, Bath and Beyond once was. There is much discussion over what the store could be, as it is hidden from the public.  James Dolen, the Valdosta Mall’s general manager, says adding stores will allow for growth.  “We have a new 20,000-square-foot store ...

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Photos: CAB Hosts Recoil Student Takeover

VSU’s Campus Activity Board hosted a takeover of the Recoil Trampoline Park on Jan. 17. The event featured a student-only environment, where participants were given free access to a trampoline park, arcade games, laser tag, and free pizza. The event had a large turnout, with students partaking in activities from 6:00 p.m. to closing time at 10:00 p.m.    “Events ...

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Elton John achieves EGOT glory

During the Emmy Awards, musical legend Elton John secured his fourth major entertainment award, making him the 19th person in history to obtain EGOT status—someone who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.  The 76-year-old singer took home an Emmy after winning the Outstanding Variety Special category for his concert film, “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.”  This ...

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The Best and Worst Moments of the Golden Globes

This year’s Golden Globe Awards was filled with many heartfelt and historic moments, and many controversial and cringe-inducing moments as well. Here are the best and worst moments of the show. Best Moments: 1. Lily Gladstone makes history Lily Gladstone made history at the Golden Globes by being the first Indigenous person to win best actress. Gladstone spoke in Blackfeet, ...

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Unspoken Rules in College: A Guide for Making College Life a Little Easier

In college, there are some rules that are worth knowing, even if they seem a bit ridiculous. These are the top five unspoken rules college students should know to make campus life less stressful.    Rule #1: Unassigned assigned seats  During the first week of classes, students usually pick a seat that they feel comfortable in. This seat may be closer ...

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VSU to collaborate with Georgia Film Academy

Following the VSU mass media student groups’ trip to Trilith Studios in Atlanta, VSU has finally gotten the opportunity to have a collaboration with the Georgia Film Academy.  Georgia Film Academy has partnered with multiple schools in the University System of Georgia, including University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and many more.  Because of certain roadblocks in the way of ...

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VSU STEAM center opens exhibit on weather

On November 16, VSU’s STEAM Center unveiled their new interactive exhibit, The Art and Science of Weather.   The exhibit featured several topics regarding weather and weather-adjacent phenomena. These include the water cycle, extreme weather, wind currents, and even rainbows and light refraction.  The entire event was interactive, meant to not only be seen, but touched and walked through. There were ...

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No Nightmares Here: Divine Modeling Troupe is a Dream Come True

The Divine Modeling Troupe left heads turning in their stunning show on November 16, titled “Dreams and Nightmares.” The runway show served not only as a display of talent, but as the finale to their sixth season of Next Top Model.  The final show of Next Top Model was used as a final challenge of three. Prior to this show, ...

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“Keep loving, El Paso”: Film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s young adult novel stuns audiences following public release

One year, two months and 13 days after its premiere at the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” began streaming to audiences on November 14. The film follows Aristotle Mendoza (Max Pelayo), also known as Ari, a 15-year-old Mexican-American growing up in El ...

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